Category: HC

Mazzo's HC

Squeak no more

Its done and dusted, the engine is now refitted and back in Mazzo’s Viva. This time no squeaks that don’t go away! Long story for which I will not bore you with, but the original engine went bang on the M40 last year and we replaced it with a recon...

EYY260J new engine June 2014

Engine swap HC 2 door

Yesterday or today is the longest day of the year, and for me yesterday was an 18 hour door to door, another “Viva summer festival”. Having left my house at 6:30am and driven down to Reading for 9:00am to meet up with Mazzo and his Green two door HC. The...

2300 for Dan

Slant four for Somerset (part 2)

This morning I dropped off the rest of the moving parts of the slant four engine at the balancers, within a couple of hours I had collected everything and back home happy as anything. Take a Bedford CF crankshaft thats a bit worn, and get it ground (in this case...

The Beast

Slant four 2300

Well today I finally took the plunge to do something with the old 2300 slant four engine thats been in the shed of plenty for some time now. Its off at the workshop having a rebore to plus 40 (as I have a set of High Compression pistons at plus...

Mallory Park 2012

Mallory Park Track day

Went to meet Alex and Martin today over at Mallory Park for a track day with Lily (the V8 HC Viva) the weather was stunning, bright sunny and clear, so much for the weather forecasts! I arrived around 10 and Martin had already been out on a few laps, but...

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...

Chris Yearby

Electronic ignition

Chris an owner of a very clean 1300 Firenza popped around this morning and we fitted one of those electronic ignition jobs that fit under the cap, took about 20 minutes or so, worked first time. Was nice to just work on such a clean car, I even had to...

Darth

Darth gets a new engine

This weekend was going to be a full on engines (note the multiple) out of cars and into other cars session, however I didn’t arrive at Dan’s till Saturday AM, and by that time the rest of the chaps had already got two engines out of the cars (one out...

Izuzu Power

Road Trip

I went down to Somerset to collect a gearbox for a friend this morning and whilst there I also dropped off my Type 9 gearbox for some work with another friend, I also got to see the Diesel Viva in all its smoky glory. 1.7 Isuzu powered Viva HC estate,...

OHC axle

Sad nav

Today was a first and possibly last for me, My father came round the house earlier in the week so I could set up the on board computer in his new car and that included built in sat nav. Needless to say he then gifted me his old sat nav...