Archive for August, 2011

Buying tools.

August 8th, 2011

On Saturday I went for a drive out to the Toolbarn to see what old spanners they had there. Fascinating place. All sorts of old tools and bits and pieces there. I bought some nice wooden handled screwdrivers, including one that takes hex bits, some pliers, some Whitworth spanners of various brands and a really […]

Further dismantling.

August 2nd, 2011

After my day at Hampton Downs I was keen to do more on the car so I continued stripping things off the chassis. First the steering rod that had me so confused before. Talking to people at the track I learned how it works. You don’t undo the joint from the arm. You remove the […]

Hampton Downs.

August 2nd, 2011

Last weekend I went for a trip to Hampton Downs which is a new racetrack less than an hour south of Auckland. I drove down in Vicky topless. Well Vicky being topless, me being wrapped up. Not wrapped up enough though, I was bloody freezing! By the time I arrived I was shivering! The heater […]