Monthly Archive: August 2007

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1159cc SL90 stripped naked

Took the sump off the 1159 SL90 engine to realise changing the oil seal isn’t that easy, I will have to unbolt the mains and lift the crank shaft up to slide the oil seal out. Decided that I might was well strip and rebuild the engine fully, so I...

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1159cc SL 90 bought

I called Clara and had a chat with her about the 1159 SL90 engine she got off John Sharp, we aggreed that I could bye the engine off her to put in Marvin, but before I can fit it I have to remove the sump and replace the rear crank oil...

Bedford Gathering 2007 Huntingdon

Another year and yet another sunny show in Huntingdon, ale getting full of Travellers and the atmosphere is very much like a car auction, loads of people trying to bye and sell cars which are not Bedford’s. Not sure this is who I would want the show to develop in...

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New Engine hunting begins

Well after the Retro Rides show, its all to obvious that the engine is not in good shape, I have two options: One, remove the engine and rebuild it, leaving the car sat to one side until I have done just that, or Two, retro fit a replacement engine so I...

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Engine Flush

My eye is better, no thanks to my own stupidity. I went to Mallory park for a car show yesterday and on the way there the car sounded sick, on the way back it was terrible. I think its either the main bearings on little ends, once home I gave...

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Retrorides Show 2007 Mallory park

Well after all the months and months or work I finally got Marvin running and polished and ready to show, so I booked myself a weekend at the Retro Rides show at mallory Park. Will be meeting up with a few of the nice people on the retrorides forum. So...

All your engines are belong to us

I noticed Fred Dukes, is converting one of his Firenzas to slant four and has the engine and gearbox free… I better get hold of him sharpish as that engine could be the stop gap engine for Marvin…. Its a 1256cc out of a late 1975’sih car, but its been...

Eye Eye

OPPS I seem to have a sore Eye!!! Silly me somehow decided that my right eye was a good place to put all the metal ends and odds…. So I ended up spending a few hours in hospital last night whilst a doctor tried in vain to remove it all...