Category: HA

HA Project car GKD395D

I have had this wee ditty awaiting collection from Liverpool, down to my place, which nearly didn’t happen. Today around 2 pm it arrived on the back of a flat bed lorry. I had not seen it in the flesh but for the price it was impossible to say no....

NTD890C

Weight loss

Yesterday afternoon and this morning have seen me remove some of the electrical item from Marvin which make no sense to remain in the car any more. Mainly the stereo as with my loud exhaust I cannot hear a thing. Secondly the alarm system which no matter what I try...

NTD890C Weber DCD

Its a setup

Last night I managed to get a few things modified for Marvin and a few items made like new gaskets for the carburettor too. I also managed to get copies of the Haynes carburettor books which contained a load of settings for various models of cars. Alas it doesn’t list...

NTD890C Atherstone show 2008

Tappets better

The tappets are much better now I redid them using the rule of Nine and not the make it up as you go along method I employed previously. With that back to a manageable tap (see not 100% right) I am left scratching my head over the carburettor and its...

leave well alone

You know how things go with old cars, one step forward several backwards… Yet again the tappets on Marvin’s engine are defeating me, spent all of yesterday and some of this morning tweaking then, to end up with a rattling engine that is worse than previously? I am really confused...

NTD890C

Evening report

Tonight I have managed to refit the Webber, and nice and neat, I have modified the throttle cable mount (its still a mess but better). Before I fitted it all back on the car I modified the manifold, but grinding away loads of the aluminium towards the rocker cover so...

Trial carb fitting

Right as I said at the weekend this week after work I am doing to work on the Marvin. I have several things I want to get done before the weekend, some I have already done, like clean and re-gap the spark plugs. I noted that in the last few...

NTD890C

Weber back Nikki gone

This evening I spent a few hours around a friends garage with a bucket of carbs, manifolds, gaskets and spanner, and re fitted the 28/36 Weber, as the Nikki twin choke is doing just that, choking the engine. We have rigged up a throttle link made of old bits and...

Garage of plenty

Friday afternoon

Its so sunny and I have worked so very hard all week (shut it you) I felt it was time for some time on Marvin as he has been ignored so very much in the last few months. After coaxing life into him I got him home and set about...

NTD890C

Rolling along

Well had a quick opportunity with a fellow Viva owner to go and do a rolling road session, needless to say one of us is over the moon the other is not so much so. Martin with his V8 powered HC topped out at 181 bhp and around 200 pound...