Monthly Archive: September 2007

Stripped Marvin naked

So what am I going to find, as I decide to strip marvins old engine, I am awaiting new bearings for the 1159cc from Adrian, so its either watch paint dry, or get on with the other engine. So off I pop the sump to reveil perfect clean crank case, smooth...

1057cc

Engine Bearings (big ends and mains)

Well its harder than one think to find the right bearings in the right sizes when on is on a mission to keep things cheap. Thorntons seem to have all sizes on the shelf, and they have a large stock, but thats hardly a supprise when they want £32.60 plus...

MKW61P-Sportshatch-in-Yellow

MKW61P Sportshatch in Yellow

I went to Derby today to have a look at buying a Sportshatch, this ones is a bit different it that its Yellow. I didn’t buy it as it was realistically too much work for me to undertake.

1159cc freebee (but with issues)

I called John Sharp to ask about engine bearings, just in case he had some hanging around. He has not 🙁  But he gave me the number to Thorntons (no not the chocolate people), they should be able to find the bearings I need off the shelf. John also offered me...

Marvin has a new engine fitted

Got up and decided today was the day to drop the new engine (read Fred Dukes old engine) into Marvin, having fixed the hoist the night before. (tuned it upside down, drained the water out of the ram, and re filled with fresh jack oil) I started at 10am sharp,...

All your engines are belong to us (Part two)

Mike “Bulldog” has offered me an engine, horra another 1256cc lump. Only thing is its in Exeter, which is just so far away it will have to be a special journey of 700 miles round trip, not sure I can justify that right now. But Mike is happy to put...

Shackerstone Family Festival

Shackerstone Family Festival was on this weekend so I dropped over to see what it was all about, it was a rather good village festival. To call it a village festival doesn’t do it justice, its a large show more akin to a town and or county show, anyways as...