Author: paul.bottomley

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...