Monthly Archive: September 2009

Twonk evening

There I am rushing home from work, putting aside for another day a pile of things at home I should do, in order to jump in the car and rush off down to Luton...

Vauxhall Mirror

Viva HA Day one

Yep its that time again I drop another snippets from Vauxhall Mirror into my blog, this time a press report on the launch weekend at Ellesmere Port of the Viva HA. I just love...

1159cc-for-Mazzo

Weekend roundup

Well that horrible 1159cc engine I got that was so god awful oily was thrown out on Saturday, the engine was to far gone for me to bother with, core plugs rotten, water jacket...

Thick Oil

Horrible oil

I hate the smell of old oil, tonight after I got home I stripped down the 1159 engine I got on Saturday, and thinking ahead I drained it of oil first. The old oil...

Somerset Sunday

Drove down to Haynes motor Museum today, and just like last year I spent so much time talking to people I ran out of time to actually look around the museum, OOPS. I will...

Soapbox

Saturday fun

Saturday was spent shifting and moving Viva parts as always (then again what more did you expect), I helped a friend sort out a spares car and obtained some of the parts for her,...

NTD890C

Undercoat

OHH I popped over to the paintshop for my weekly update and low and behold, there was Marvin sat outside with a undercoat (well I say a coat, more like 3 coats). Now its...

1256cc

Weekly report

Yea I know its late, Its just that I have been ever so busy doing lots of odd jobs. First on this weeks report if the 1256cc engine, I finished stripping the engine down,...

1256cc

Marvin

I went to collect a crank (for a 1159cc) today and as the workshop is close to the paint shop I thought I had better take the time to check on that car. I...

OHV 305 degree cam

Camshaft ahoy

Tonight off came the sump and lots of funny parts were found, the answer to the first question is the sump’s extra pipe is 100% a breather. the crank appears to be balanced (extra...