Author: paul.bottomley

Holding

This post is just to say Annteak.com has not been abandoned, rather it is on hold for historical reasons so others might read what went on over the last 16 years. The Viva GT is still in my possession but on hold as it has bene for almost a year....

Viva GT: Front Suspension

Right just a quick update. As a result of the failure in Spring to set up the steering geometry because (as I was informed) the front ball joints are loose, the wheel bearings are loose and the steering rack has too much play, I was forced to abandon plans to...

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...

Viva GT: back home

Right so the GT is back from Northampton Motor Sport, with a long list of things to do before we try again. Four main items on the rework list Sort out the lower ball joints as without those fixed they cannot set up the front suspension geometry correctly, and I...

Viva GT: Fail :(

Thats right its a fail, but not the end of the world. the GT will not be driving to NON Billing nor correctly running, this week was the crunch week and its got too many issue on the “to correct” list to get done in time,(and its not over till...