Monthly Archive: November 2018

Viva GT Fuel pumps

At last the CAD (cardboard aided design) work is at an end, the new alloy bracket has had two coats of etch zinc, two coats of black and a top coat of chrome silver. I have then mounted the filters and pump onto the bracket with stainless fittings and some...

Viva GT Cam belt (yet another part ..)

So the on-going story of fitting the new cam pulleys and cam-belt continues.In my last post I talked about locking the stud into place and the plan to fit everything back together. Ive had a few down days due to sinus issues so it taken a bit longer than I...

Viva GT CAD part 3

The penultimate part of the corn flake packet aided design is here. After using the box to effect a design, a good friend bent up some Allow for me to the right shapes, it now has some holes and ready do a test mount of everything before painting and fitting....

Viva GT cam belt

I have been working away again on the timing belt for the Lotus engine and last weekend I had drilled and tapped the hole as instructed and was just awaiting the bolts to arrive. Earlier in the week the bolt did arrive and to my horror the hole in the...

Viva GT weekend update.

So another weekend has come to an end and again good progress has been made. For once I am upbeat and feel everything is going to plan, I just need to work at it one job at a time. Park all the known jobs for the future and just tackle...

Viva GT Electronic Ignition

Okay so the fuel injection is in place (awaiting fuel lines) so now it’s time for the ignition system. The first and most difficult part I am tackling today. The crank position sensor (36 pin out wheel) mounts to the block, using two existing studs, but those studs normally hold...