Monthly Archive: April 2009

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Victory?

Today I popped over to meet a fellow Vauxhall fan, Jason who runs vauxhallclassics.co.uk is a few miles up the road from me, and was in need of some slant four engine parts, I...

Mr Mop

Seems I am reduced to tidying things up these days until Marvin comes back from the paint shop. I called today and they have not actually started on the car after 2 weeks, poor...

Matiz and Fungus

Today I finished off Mazzo’s engine, alas I am missing just one head bolt, a short 7/16th head bolt… I am sure I will find one? From somewhere, it appears I have 3/8th bolts...

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Paint

Marin was dropped off tonight at the paint shop, with 1 litre of paint, should take about 10 days or so maybe longer for the roof to dry fully and harden off before refitting...

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Weston Park

I went to Weston Park yesterday with a few friends from the Drivers Club, the three of us drove over in convoy which I am sure was a boring drive for the others as...

Pistons for FUNGUS

Spent an hour or so up the workshop after work having new pistons put onto FUNGUS’s conrods, the old pistons althought looking shiny were too seized on the conrod’s, luckly I had a set...

Shed of Plenty

Engine updates

Right after sorting the shed out this afternoon, I have decided to get some of these engines finished ASAP. I have three OHV’s on the worktop: Number one, just needs sump fitting and the...

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Tidy up Sunday

Well I unpacked the car, moved all the engines around in the shed, put in the new workbench and took a load of crap to the local dump. Good you would assume, but no,...

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Sunny Saturday

This morning and some of early afternoon was spent in Leeds assisting Kat to swap out the old 1256cc engine and replace it with a shiny 1159cc 90 engine. First job after a cuppa...

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Leeds tomorrow

Well yet again I am off to help another Viva owner, this time it back to Leeds with a 1159 90 engine for Kat, she owns my old Green HC estate that alas was...