Tagged: Marvin

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...

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...

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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...

NTD890C

New wiring

Well over the last two days, I have rewired the engine bay of Marvin, fitted a new battery and mover the coil all in an attempt to cure the electrical issues I now have after 10 or so miles. Typically the new battery I bought was as flat as a...

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Marvin Winning

Right its time I started posting more fro this weekends fun, and to start with tonight we have a race between myself in Marvin and SOD (don’t ask) in his dad’s HB Estate, as expected I got him off the lights and it was all win from there. Thanks god...

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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 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...

Sunday recovery

It appears I was out in the sun for a bit longer than I thought, I had massive headaches last night and out for the count till 10:30am this morning.. But I now feel fine so now I have had a chance to look at the pictures I took, and...