Tagged: Marvin

NTD890C

Sunburnt and happy

yes that’s right, I have just looked in the mirror and I am sunburnt! Its mid October just what is going on? Today I spent at Shakespeare raceway with Marvin seeing if I could go sub 20 seconds. Well we didn’t quiet make that but 20.071 seconds is as near...

KJT455G

More GT shell work

Before I dive into the main part of this post here are the pictures of Marvin back on his Webber as promised yesterday, its not a cleaver and or good looking mount, but its functional and does the job for now, and that’s all that matters. Say it as one...

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...

Coventry airbase car show

Bit of a last minute spur of the moment end of season show, and considering the 80 degree weather it was a no brainier. It s a lovely museum with lots of V force aircraft, Canberra’s and Vallients plus an air worthy Shackleton and Nimrod 2, all of which one...

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...

Shackstone Festival 2011

I hadn’t planned to attend but did in the end, I arrived nice and early Sunday morning in the rain (not a good sign) but the weather got better as the morning went on and by 11 it was sunny and then cloud then sun again, which on the whole...

Ford type 9

5 Speed Marvin

Yes that’s right its almost about to happen, I collected the gearbox at Billing and I am eternally grateful to Craig and Si for all the hard work. Here is the gearbox as I got it, needs a good clean up and a lick of paint, the bell housing fits...

Dirt and Dust

Well I took this week off to get ready for billing, as if I needed to do a lot, but a break is a break, alas its been a bit noisy here today, at least 6 builders all over the house everywhere knocking holes in walls for new doorways, finishing...

NTD890C

Air filter finshed

Right last post on the air filter, today i removed the grille to see if it would fit under the grille and it will. For now I am not going to fit it under the grille as I would need to cut a 100mm hole in the bulkhead (that’s a...

NTD890C

Getting it ready.

Right the correct size air duct has arrived and it fitted to the car… the tin foil rubbish was the wrong size diameter but proved the design. This stuff is stronger and better material that doesn’t buckle when a butterfly lands on it. I still need to sort out the...