Monthly Archive: May 2011

Nikki Carb

Nikki

This arrived in the post today a brand new Nikki Carburettor all jetted up for an 1159 cc engine (same as Marvin) This I hope will become the mainstay of the fuel system and...

OHV big valve head

Another big head

Mike dropped off two OHV heads with me on Sunday, one was a head a sort of rebuilt a year or so ago, but it failed, appears one of the valve stems came out?...

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Dizzy Times

The dizzy arrived in the back of Mike’s HB estate this morning around 10:30am, which was great, but due to the weather being all blustery and like, we moved ourselves from the front of...

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lots done

Well i say lots done the truth be known a lot of nothing has been done, the building has started to grow, and we have bricks and sand and skips everywhere so its a...

Builders

Something has happened to the house today, came home and part of it is now missing!!! A whole new extension to the house is going to be built over the next 8 – 10...

Mazda 12A

Weekly update

Its been a slow week on the Viva front, all I can say is I have got Marvin rolling along a lot better than he was last weekend. But as we have building work...

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Progress of a positive nature

Today was a family day, alas the lack of affordable tyre places open locally (what do they think this is a Sunday or something?) did have a positive, it means I couldn’t go over...

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Unhappy Saturday

Today ended a little bit better than where I was mid-afternoon but on the whole not a great day. So what’s happened? Well Marvin for some weird reason has started to play up again....

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Bumble along parts

A few weeks back one of the regulars on the MSN chat pointed me at an advert on Retro-rides for a alloy rocker cover for the Viva OHV engine, me being me instantly said...

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Solex 1: Webber 0

Sounds like a football score but in fact its a change back to basics for Marvin. The Webber is great when giving the engine a hard time, and pulls like a train above 4000...