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Viva GT: seatbelt and door lock

Okay so yesterday I said things were not going right. Thats true and I also said I was stopping for a bit to recoup. Today is one of those days in the week when I tend to get up late fester around a bit and it gave me time to...

Viva GT: stopping work

Right sorry to report this is one of those disappointing posts, the car has again stalled due to more issues. After fitting the seats I discovered the top seatbelt mount is way too high and as a result a new mount will need to be welded in. Using reel belts...

Viva GT: Front seats done (sort of)

So the seats are in and now they are ready to come back out again to finish off the carpets handbrake and centre consul correctly. But the main message is the passenger seat went in very quickly no mucking about unlike the drivers seat. As always when you have done...

Viva GT: Front seats

As always every time I move the GT it rains or snows, cue the flatbed cue the downpour of rain. Once the car had been moved to another garage, that is a lot wider than mine, Martin and I were able to look at fitting the front seats. We started...

Viva GT: water pump again

Good news, a nice man in a lorry dropped off a parcel this evening so I was straight out to the garage to get it fitted. The water pump is back rebuilt, tested and ready to refit. The pump was very quickly sealed then fitted to the bare clean block,...

Viva GT: what a year

Last year was the first time the GT had been shown to fellow viva owners, it was not finished, but it was important to make the effort to get it to the 50th anniversary of the Mk1 GT (being thats this is whats it is). It feel like I have...

Viva GT: Brakes and Clutch

Well after a frustratingly hot afternoon with the GT, out of the garage on axle stands, with the wheels off, it was only then possible to get the brakes and the clutch bled. Sounds all simple but not having a 7mm spanner didn’t help (the rear brake bled nipples are...

Viva GT: leaking water pump

You know it was bound to happen, its been all put together for a few weeks, and all going in the right direction. Then something from 2017 bites you and its all back apart again!! Having put some coolant in the car a few hours ago, I went back outside...

Viva GT: laser engraved lids fitted

Well those lids came out great, after seeing the video yesterday I was very excited to receive the actual items this morning. The laser did a cracking job, cannot even feel an edge to the engraving! Here they are on the car itself, ready for tomorrow, when Scott and myself...

Viva GT: Turning engine, brakes & clutch

A huge hurdle was crossed today, the engine turned over on the starter (plugs out) it was only a few seconds, as the battery was almost flat. The battery is on charge, but it was a special moment to hear the starter crank the engine over with no real issues....