Category: Vauxhall History

Campers

last night I spotted a tiny 650cc Van that would of made a great solo camper van, I didn’t bid on it, much as I would of loved it, but it did get me thinking about the Viva and its cousin the Bedford Roma Van. A 1960’s camper for three...

History time 1939

I always keep my eyes peeled on ebay for the odd interesting item that might contain more on testing at Vauxhall. Well on Ebay last week was a book written dating form 1939 entitled Vauxhall Engineering Leadership. Being a fool I bought it and its has a great middle section...

Cut Away Engine

Its moving

Here is a Video I made today of the cut away engine in its full glory, its not a great video, it was dark in the garage and the camera man was a bit useless. But I forgive you martin as you are far far better and making cars than...

Paul Newman, cut away engine

Cut away engine finished

Its taken a few months of cleaning and painting, but the cut away engine is finally complete now the gearbox is finished and all back together. I have reassembled the engine back on its frame, but a new frame is being made, that raises it up higher, so people don’t...

CUT AWAY ENGINE

Cut Away engine

Did a trial put together this morning, as the weather was grim and I was going to watch some racing at Mallory Park, fearing a wasted journey I got on with this instead. There are still loads of things to tidy up, bolts to replace and touch-ups left right and...

Cut away engine

Cut away engine (cont).

Apart from the great news the GT is painted in the Le Mans Blue, I talked about in the last few posts, I am almost at an end with another project that required paint. The cut away engine project should be done in a week tops, all it needs now...

Cut away engine

Secret

I have had this a while now, and been working on it for a couple of months on and off (like I haven’t got anything else to do). Story goes I was at a car show and a chap mentioned to me the existence of a cut away engine for...

Cutaway Engine

Over the last month or so I have been working towards obtaining this cut away 1256 Viva engine, it includes the gearbox. Alas its dirty from storage and some rust is viable on the crank, but it turns over as designed and complete. Over the next few months I will...