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One week to go

With only one week to go, its been all move around with the cars here. Whilst I am away I am taking advantage of the month to get the exhaust fitted to the GT, which means sending it back to Retropower to make and fit a 2.5 inch single pipe...

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Viva GT Brake lines

Part two of the picture heavy updates for the non face bookers amongst you. The brake have been sat awaiting some brake lines for a while, and last week a full set of aeroquip hoses, some master cylinder pots and a nice neat way of hiding the post away, that...

Viva GT Fuel tank update

This post if very picture heavy, but as they say pictures tell a better story than words (who is this they ?) right in the last post I showed a couple of pictures of the fuel tank and its mods. The longer story is as follows, (all pictures © Retropower):...

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Update on the GT

The GT has been gathering dust for a few months, whilst I played with other toys. Several reasons for this, but mainly because I wanted to have a summer with time to myself, the ability to visit nice places and do things. Not feel so fully committed to feeding the...

Front screen fitted along with chrome strip

GT Front screen

This one has been waiting just a while, the screen was made in 2007 and today It was fitted… Its a loverly laminated Pilkington Glass screen, obtained from my chums in the Viva Outlaws Club. As expected the Rubber from Australia isn’t a perfect fit, But I am happy to...

GT Electric steering and bias pedal box

As I am getting old, and because I wanted it, the steering on the GT is now power assisted. Not with the normal hydraulic setup, but using an electrical assisted motor on the steering coloumn. Its made from a Vauxhall Corsa B EPS unit and a Opal Manta steering column...

GT brake callipers

The front and rear callipers are now all fitted and looking the part! The wheels fit, so thats a results at last. Big thanks to the Viva outlaws club & Martin for the design’s of the brakes.

More steps forward

Today I spent the morning cleaning up a rear boot rubber that I had rescued off an old HB a few years back. Its in rather good condition so on the car it went. Cleaning it using some chemicals did make me smile (fumes I guess) and after masking up...

GT gearbox crossmember

More work from those loverly chaps down at Retropower, this time a gearbox crossmember, and I am very happy to see it bolted up and ticked off the list of things to do. Its a strong, well designed layout, using the original chassis mounts and make room for the bazooka...

GT Rear Brake brackets

Okay so its take two on the brake callipers and brackets, the first design although sweet as a nut didn’t allow me to get my wheels on the car, very easy in hindsight to say what a CHOD, but when your at the coal face swinging your digital pick at...