Monthly Archive: May 2019

Viva GT: leaking water pump

You know it was bound to happen, its been all put together for a few weeks, and all going in the right direction. Then something from 2017 bites you and its all back apart again!! Having put some coolant in the car a few hours ago, I went back outside...

Viva GT: laser engraved lids fitted

Well those lids came out great, after seeing the video yesterday I was very excited to receive the actual items this morning. The laser did a cracking job, cannot even feel an edge to the engraving! Here they are on the car itself, ready for tomorrow, when Scott and myself...

Viva GT: Turning engine, brakes & clutch

A huge hurdle was crossed today, the engine turned over on the starter (plugs out) it was only a few seconds, as the battery was almost flat. The battery is on charge, but it was a special moment to hear the starter crank the engine over with no real issues....

Viva GT: update for this week gone

There are not a lot of images of anything new this week, much of the week was taken up with reworking things I had only put together loosely / badly. Endless undoing nuts and bolts cleaning them, dabbing with some Loctite, then doing back up, have taken at least two...

South Cornwall: Driving more

So after the last post where I showed images and put some words to the beeches of North Cornwall, which I visited on Wednesday, I though I would round off Cornwall with another post but about the South Coast this time. Thursday saw me leave Redruth, head back down to...

North Cornwall: driving again

Well as I said in my last post as soon as I knew I needed to get on with things I elected to stop and go for a quick break away, before the Bank Holiday and chaos. I drove down to Cornwall early on Wednesday morning as was on the...

Viva GT: More progress

The GT is back from the auto electrician, who has done a great job, still a few odds to finish at a later date. I now have a very clean engine bay, all the wires have been routed out of sight (on the whole). In the image below you can...

BSA Air 3: Curry gone to pastures new

Well it had to happen one day, but Curry my Green BSA Air 3 has been sold. Over the last few days whilst the GT has been up another workshop for some electrical work, I have bene busy getting Curry put together the best I can. this after noon I...

Viva GT: cover for main gauges

Somewhere in the move of houses a couple of years ago I ended up loosing the cover for the main gauges. I may of lost it previous to that, all I know is that when it came to the move of house I could not find it anywhere. A good...

Viva GT: centre consul part 2

Its always a tense time when one cuts into a 50 year old consul in order to fit the radio, but after a nights sleep on the work of yesterday, I decided the car is to be used and I like to listen to the radio, so best I get...