Tagged: Mazzo

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...

Mazzo’s 1159cc engine final

I finished off the rebuild of Mazzo’s engine, sump is on, various odds and ends cleaned up including the head, I just need to drop it back in the car. No idea when mind! Looks untidy, but then its whats inside that matters. I also found some time to start...

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Mazzo’s 1159cc engine rebuild (part two)

following on from yesterday, I have moved forward with the bottom end of the engine, the timing gear is now fitted. I have fitted a new automatic adjuster to this engine, as the original apart from having to hand adjust was also eaten away. The time case cover has a...

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Mazzo’s 1159cc Engine rebuild (Part one)

I managed to collect the block back from Cylinder Rebores at Lunchtime today, they have fitted the cam bearings I provided and washed the block very clean. So let the rebuild begin. It looks scruffy on the outside, that doesn’t matter, as I will repaint it once its all back...

Mazzo’s engine

I built and engine for Mazzo some years ago. It was fitted to his HC late last year, you can read about that engine swap here. Everything almost went to plan apart form a small high pitched whine from the engine to which we just couldn’t locate. I did promise...

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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...

Bacon weekend

I had a small weekend of eating Bacon and some time to look in detail at RAY the HB with a friend Maz. The morning started well with coffee bacon sandwiches and a quick tour of the shed of plenty to get the tools out, a quick 30 seconds of...

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Weekend away

I left my house at 6am on Saturday with the engine from Fungus, a wiring harness and headlining for the HB. the traffic was great and I arrived by 8:45am. Exeter it appear felt closer than normal. After some awaiting Mike to get his arse in gear we shot down...

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Exeter

Right another weekend of fun, I went over to Bulldogs in Exeter this weekend to play with the Green HB we won off eBay. The car was moved down to Exeter for long term storage and to determine its future, washed and dried out the car is actually a lot...