Monthly Archive: December 2009

Quiet

Yea that’s right nothing, I dropped an engine off with a new owner yesterday, and a few other odds and sods, but on the whole its been quiet on the Vivas. Mainly due to me taking some time out to do something a little different for a change. Its nice...

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Xmas

Yea well all quiet here in vivaville, nothing new built broke fixed or failed… which I guess is a good thing. However the best Christmas present was on the mat when I got home form work on Thursday, a letter from the DVLA. I opened it and found a bright...

Chrimbo Holidays

I have not done anything this weekend just gone worthy of talking about other than freeze solid. I attempted to get the engine ready to drop into Marvin ready but it was so cold in the shed even with the fan heater on full that the ice on inside didn’t...

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D V friggin L of A

LOL it goes on and on this DVLA issue with RAY, first of all I send of the old V5 and they ignore me for 6 weeks. When I chase it up they say they cannot find anything on the system for the car and I will need to fill...

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Winter

Well that was the end of the workshop usage, thankful as I was, I am now down to weekend work only on the cars, so its back to the shed of plenty to play with parts. Tonight I dug out the 1159cc engine I am going to use in Marvin...

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Subframe on Horrah!

Well another 4 hours of laying on a workshop floor with my hands on a subframe and a spanner finally united the subframe to the car and all the relieved nuts and bolts tightened and the ball joints done up. In front of the car one can see the roll...

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Ball Joints

Today I did what I planned, I removed the last nut on the broken ball joints and removed the stub axle and drum assembly from the old sub frame ready to bolt onto the new subframe. I dragged the new subframe over from the shed and assembled it with cleaned...

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GRRRR Bolts

Tonight I decided it would be best to start the process of swapping the front subframes…. Ohh what joy, it all looks simple to remove 8 bolts, the brake lines and the steering boss… well that took 2 hours, as one of the bolts was cross threaded… I had the...

update

Tonight I managed to replace the fuel tank and bolt that back in, I also put the gutter chrome back on the car, which was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The carpet underlay was also relayed and its ready to fit the carpets. I am going...

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Home coming

Horrah! Marvin arrived home at around 6pm this evening, and was pushed straight into the workshop. I have until this Sunday to make the most of the workshop, so It going to be a long week! Where do I start? god knows, I do have a huge long list of...