Monthly Archive: July 2019

Viva GT: New pedal box bushes

Its taken a little longer to make the new bushes for the pedal box, but they are all made and push fitted into the box and arms. This will not wear out like those useless plastic ones! First I had to obtain some SAE660 Leaded Bronze. The local metal suppliers...

Viva GT: Pedal box bushes

Yep thats right, taking it apart again, whilst I am fiddling with other so called finished bits, I removed the pedal box tonight and stripped it down to the bare case, the Brake arm and the Clutch arm. Long story short it’s all working exactly as it should but the...

Viva GT: earth calling

Today I have added a new earth to the car, so as well as the nice big earth post at the rear of the car, I now have a 110amp earth lead direct from the battery to the front chassis leg on the drivers side. From the battery following the...

Viva GT: what next?

It’s been two weeks I stopped working on the GT, and a week since the big show I was aiming for, its been a quiet two weeks of taking stock of things both with the Viva and some other very important decisions in life. I will not bore you with...

Viva GT: Bottom pulley

Okay I am back from seeing lots of folks who own Viva’s and its given the push today to have a look at the GT bottom pulley. Fist off I agree as a steel pulley its not going to be a clear a signal as an alloy pulley would give...

Lotus History: Another engine found

Having done an articles or two a few years back on the prototype lotus engine story and all the reasoning of why I wanted a lotus engine in my GT, I thought that was as far as I would even know about the story. To recap I put a Lotus...