Category: HA

DAR396B

Cheesy wheels found

It was a hell of a long time ago, and I forgot I had these two images, but here is Cheesy my first HA Viva saloon, wearing a set of 10×13 wheels. These wheels were bought by my Norwegian mate; Per. Needless to say the car looked the doggies and...

Kent 1057

HA Engine fitting Kent

Saturday saw me driving to Maidstone to install one of my recon’d 1057cc engines. It was a long day 5am start and back home for 9pm, 300 mile round trip and countless issues that each needed sorting. I had soem moral support form Nick Morgan, a local Viva owner who...

HA Brabham saloon

Heads up folks this just appeared on the Vauxhall Viva Owners club forum, that elusive HA Brabham that I have spoken about before. I don’t have a lot of detail on the car at this time, but I can see from the parts fitted it appears to be the real...

NTD890C

Colder

Well that’s this weekend written off Avon Park has announced its closed due to the weather, so racing with the Viva Outlaws is off. I must admit it is a wee bit cold to be stood around waiting for a run so maybe its a blessing? Anyway this warms the...

Goodbye Marvin

Well today was the day and its happened, Marvin has left my ownership and moved on to pastures new in Staffordshire, with a new owner; Mark. He has a large collection of vehicles and owns several HA’s already this will be a nice stable mate to his collection. Will I...

GKD395D as found in garage

Viva HA SL GKD395D

A couple of months ago I rescued a HA SL from a garage in Liverpool, that was at risk of being scrapped. I got it home and was going to break it up but after some poking about I realised its was too solid to break up so sought a...

NTD890C Avon park 2012

Marvin gets his picture taken

I was looking through some websites to find pictures to inspire me for a poster I am making for a club day and I came across this site http://www.ukdrn.co.uk its rather good and features amongst other things Viva’s. The best picture however for me is the one of Marvin leaving...

NTD890C Weber DCD

Carb up

Over the last few days I have taken the plunge to rebuild the Weber DCD on Marvin. Having removed the carb and stripped it down completely. I noted all the jet and tube sizes and left them all to soak over night in Meths. I have a spare DCD and...

NTD890C

Fuel pump

Today a new fuel pump arrived at HQ and after a trip to the hose makers I was ready to fit a new 8mm fuel line from the tank to the carb on Marvin, with the Electric Facet fuel pump and a filter mounted under the boot floor. It took...

Atherstone Village show 2010

MOT Time

Took Marvin for the annual poke about at the MOT station, one small item one wheel bearing a tiny wee bit loose but not a fail, so I have 12 months more time to play. Had the car on the axle stands tonight got down to the bearings and the...