Monthly Archive: October 2018

Viva GT CAD part 2

So the CAD design work was a success and low and behold thanks to my local bracket making man (Cockwomble Metal Brackets Inc Kenya Division) I now have the bracket in bare metal ready to Tig weld up, mark up and drill. Last will be some paint / protective coating,...

CAD Design – Cardboard Aided Design

A new skill set for me, I have been playing with a CAD design tool, for the Fuel pump and filter layout. I have come up with a design to try on the car (before we convert money to metal). There is a gap of around 8 inches between the...

Viva GT Fuel injection final fit

This morning I shot down the road to “Jim’s” machine shop and got some help chamfering the cut fuel tube, then push fitted the tube into the fuel rails as instructed in the instructions. Yes I even read the instructions. From here it was push the injectors into place and...

Viva GT Throttle linkage

The correct throttle cable bracket arrived today, so this evening I have assembled the linkage kit onto the throttle bodies, lots of small bits and bobs, so easy to drop one or two. I am so glad I removed the manifold, I imagine if this were on the car, many...

GT Fuel injection throttle bodies

Okay so this mornings post was a bit sketchy to say the least, electrical fires and horns aside, I have gone back to the throttle bodies and after some hints and advice from those folks in the Sunbeam lotus owners club / other friends I have removed the studs which...

GT a close shave

Today I am sad to report the GT nearly went up in flames this morning! I was sat in bed reading the news when I heard a car horn going, after a few minutes I thought it was about time I found out whose car it was making all that...

GT Fuel injection, first moves

Well today was the start of the fuel injection fitting to the GT. This is going to be a lot harder and take longer to finish than I imagined. lots of odd jobs to sort out, so this is just today efforts. I have spent the last week writing down...

Viva GT wiring update

Okay so it has taken a lot of time to get the main wiring loom into the GT, not so complex, just the chap is so busy. But the car is now back at my garage and I can now look over what has been done, I already have a...