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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...

Viva GT: oil pressure

It’s another day and yet another problem spotted and cured, I dare say my mobile phone bill is rather high having phoned lots of folks asking them the same question. After having got the same answer from everyone, I hatched a emergency plan. Having filled the engine with oil some...

Garage of plenty

whilst its cold and I am getting over a bad chesty cold, I decided to sort out the nuts and bolts. Since I moved in to the house2 years ago, all the nuts and bolts were just in odd boxes unmarked all mixed up in a cupboard. Last week whilst...

Passing times

Dad I will miss you, but I know it was too hard and painful to hang on any longer Gordon Leslie Bottomley aged 19, 1950 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm

Honda P50

Honda P50 “The Little Honda”

Well it appears I now own several more mopeds than cars. I never thought I would enjoy riding one but I do. As always this is an infill project till the Viva GT is ready for its next phase of work. As you may or may not of realised I...

TR6 Body

Its been a little while since my last post here, I have been busy with two projects, one a TR6 rebuild helping next door and my little BSA Ariel 3 trike. More on the trike another time, but here is tonights update on the TR6. Not bad for 12 weeks...

TR6 (yet more)

Boring innit? But I do feel duty bound to document this engine build as the owner likes to know whats going on when he hears me shout from the shed. Tonight I re-checked the timing (happy as is) and refitted the timing case cover. The chain tensioner was a bugger...

TR6 Rings

The replacement piston rings appeared today, so the rest of the pistons were assembled and fitted to the block, the Big ends are now all tightened down, so apart from fitting the oil pump the sump is ready to fit. However the sump and timing case cover are rusty, so...

Parts mistake

So, after raving the other day about how nice it was to have boxes and bags of brand new parts for the TR6, I now find the piston rings are all wrong. It was a sealed box of Plus 0.030″ rings as specified but whats actually in the box was...

TR6 engine build (cont).

Today I managed to torque the crank down, add the rear crank oil seal and block filler plates. Not a great deal, but its none more bit done (and its Sunday!). Cleaning up the bolts and painting odd brackets seems to take more time that anything else.