Archive for October, 2014

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Minor mods.

October 30th, 2014

I’ve been doing a few small things to the new car and been practicing driving it. The weather has been rubbish lately but last night I got to go for a quick drive after rush hour just before it got dark (and rained). I sorted out insurance through the VCC so it is now safe […]

Ah, new acquisitions.

October 27th, 2014

I’ve been very slack lately. For several reasons. 1. I have been busy at work getting a release out. Actually people always ask what I do when I mention I fiddle with old cars for a hobby. I test this software. It’s not what they expect. And 2. I have buggered my elbow. Some sort […]

Random jobs.

October 12th, 2014

Just small jobs this weekend. The good news is a package of parts from David in the UK arrived. Lots of nuts and bolts and washers and gaskets. I was able to replace the gasket on my steering box and with that, and some Loctite 515, it now doesn’t leak (I hope). It was a […]

Cam bushes.

October 7th, 2014

One mod worth doing is adding o-ring grooves to the front cam bush (there isn’t quite enough space on the rear one). The bush fits into a hole in the crankcase so you can have oil flowing into the gap between the two rather than through the hole and onto the camshaft itself. There is […]

Oil gallery plug.

October 5th, 2014

Today I machined up an aluminium plug to block the oil gallery. This is so I can reroute the oil through an external filter. The plug was machined from a little piece of aluminium bar Ian gave me. That was a tight fit and was hammered home into the crankcase. The side of the crankcase […]

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