Author: paul.bottomley

In case it isn’t obvious

Okay so not a lot of car updates, mainly as its now winter and I have buggered up my shoulder doing things on the car, so it’s resting up (both shoulder and car) for a while, and I will be back on it in the new year, in the mean...

Old Computer: Acer Aspire 400mhz, Win ME

Another non car related video sorry for all of you who are here to read about the GT, it’s cold and wet, so for now I am keeping busy with these videos. This Acer Aspire tower was rescued from a car boot (£10), it had all the normal suspect software...

Annteak this and that

You can see as time goes on my tastes and interests tend to move around a bit on this site, but its always on the theme of old stuff. Moving around isn’t true most of my interests have always been there just not always expressed on here as much as...

Old Computer: Apple G4 tower (part 2)

Last week I cleaned and put back together one of the old Apple G4 towers, only to find the PRAM battery was dead. A quick Amazon purchase latter and a new battery was posted through the letter box and I was able to fit it and rest the time clock....

Old Computer: Apple G4 tower

As I explained in earlier posts I am adding some different subject matter to my blog, its new to the channel but not to me. Today saw the finish of the latest you tube post, which was about an Apple G4 tower unit from 2001. I found this on Friday...

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...

Welsh Highland Railway

I needed some time out, so popped over (as you do) to the steam railway that runs Caernarfon South to Porthmadoc and back, unlike previous trips it was First class all the way! Alas not many images on route as I fell asleep on the outward leg and a great...

Annteak: Changes

I am now down to a 4 day working week and hope to drop to just a 2 day week mid next year (if I can get it past the company), as part of my retirement plans, and as such thought it was about time I resurrected one of my...

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...