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Morgan the T2000 . An update

Following on from Andy Thompsons blog 3 years ago with Morgan the Conifer Mk.1. Now UK registered . Here are some recent-ish pictures from the cars highly successful exploits on the Club Triumph 10CR run last September. It performed faultlessly - a credit to Andy T for  carrying out such a fine recommisson   in 2017 . A lovely picture of Morgan with Andy T's brothers PI  parked up while the owners had a breather on the Autobahn heading north on the last day of the 10CR.

davidl

davidl

Temperature Graphs

Ok, finally sorted Megalog Viewer to show the temperatures I recorded on a 20 minute run. The car was already hot. The ambient temp was about 20C and this is shown as the blue line Temp6 from a sensor behind the grille. It does get slightly warmer after idling. See the bottom white line for RPM. Yellow line Temp7 was recordered at the heater air intake on the firewall under the bonnet and Red line Temp4 was stuck up into the heater intake air box through the water drain hole. The air he

dggt6

dggt6

......continued from http://dggt6.blogspot.com.au/

well it's been so long since I updated my  http://dggt6.blogspot.com.au/  , I can't get back into it. So now I have something to write and show, I thought I would host it here amongst the many friends who have tried to keep me sane. A major reason for megasquirting my car was because of the "measuring" that can be done. I ordered my MS2 with an extra coolant sensor because I wanted to measure the coolant temp coming out of the engine as well as the temp coming out of the radiator/going in

dggt6

dggt6

Metal Roofs Can Help The Environment

As consumers learn more about the importance of sustainable living, more homeowners are turning their attention to eco-friendly projects for their homes. As demand increases so does supply and there are many in the construction industry seeking for eco-friendly solutions to help consumers live sustainably. One of these solutions which has been growing in popularity is metal roofing.   The rise of metal roofing When you look at all the benefits of metal roofing, its easy to see why it's become

dyinalux

dyinalux

The Story So Far.

Hello all,   I've only just joined so I thought I would put a few words together. Ok, I've got a 1964 Vitesse 6 that has previously had its body restored, a 2000 engine from a MK2 saloon fitted along with a overdrive unit and a Swing spring at the rear. The interior was completely replaced and looked very good when I purchased it 2 years ago. Since owning, I've replaced the battery which failed 1 hr after buying the car, don't you just love some sellers. It also pulled badly to the left. Va

Steve's Vit6

Steve's Vit6

Freezing At -20C May Feel Banal, But Maybe Not Banal For Some

This one takes me to the studio in a grand old soviet style concert hall.   Russian trams take many shapes and sizes, most of them dating from 40 years or so ago. They only ever get stopped by the odd car that is stupid enough to get in the way.   (saw one the other day,a demolished brand new BMW. Unfortunately it blocks the trams solid for hrs while the insurers arrive in true bureaucratic russian style)   They have a great way of warming up the most important parts. Now why couldn't th

GT

GT

Efi Conversion

Fuel Rail Question...   So I'm in the middle of getting all the parts together to replace the Lucas Mechanical PI system on my car to a modern EFI system, more for reliability, ease of tuning and saving petrol than there being anything wrong with the current set up, and I have a question re the fueling.   I have the shiney new fuel rail ready to drill out and I was wondering if I need a pressure relief valve on the end of the fuel rail to keep fuel in the rail supplying the injectors or not

mrjpgray

mrjpgray

Some Progress Finally

finally I managed to get some things fixed on the racer:   - The silencer is modified to fit and in place. A custom big box (oval with 262x116 mm, with 350mm length to fit under the trunk) with some additional tweaks. I hope it meets Zandvoort noise restrictions without further mods required.   - I switched from rubber engine mounts to PU engine mounts. Shore 70. Not much engine movement left at the moment. I'm curious how long they will last or if the metal-PU bonding will detach.   The n

RK

RK

A First Blog Post

So, I'm going to start blogging about spitfire tweaking. I've been pretty busy last year with non-car related stuff (read: the business that pays my rent), so no racing, no fiddling, and not mutch Spitfire at all. Now I'm going to clean up the garage, reload the starter batteries, wipe the dust from the cars, and pick up again the work where I stopped: get a new TÃœV for the road car, build a new exhaust for the racer, and get the front suspension sorted: new dampers, modify the a-arms to get tr

RK

RK

Goodwood Breakfast Club

The theme this month was "Post 70s Sporting Legends" - pictures HERE.   Our Jag was almost sent away; they didn't believe it was 74! Ended up next to the new 500... not what I'd consider a sporting legend!!!   Also met up with my friend with the GT6; who lent me the caliper spreader - I "lent" him four pints of real ale   Aaron

Aar0sc

Aar0sc

Car Show

At Haslemere. Pictures here   Was great fun; and I managed to blag a ride in a Vitesse for the Tour; and have been lent a ball joint splitter too!

Aar0sc

Aar0sc

First Thingamajig

Hello!   Aaron here; I believe I may be the first person to take up residence in this blog section. If not; then I must be the youngest.   Right?   Anyway; my car's thread is here. And a random video of it is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HC2qrnOl4I   Aaron

Aar0sc

Aar0sc

Thought Id Be The First

Thought id be the first to start a blog.   With regards to the car, not much is happening, focus has changed. Car is going to be made as std racing spec as possible, classic race series is out my budget but if i make it stock performance i should be able to manage a hillclimb or two a year.   I got the all clear from the hospital yesterday, leg is now at 95% strength after 7 months of healing, however it still needs some work. As such a race licence is a no go for 12 months until the give me

mattius

mattius

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    • Good plan, Roger!  Also to catch oil?  Easily made up from some sheet steel.  It's not a coolant type lathe, that has a sump, but anyway.   I've noticed that machinists use  oil on the work sometimes, especially when thread cutting.
    • Hello John                    You also need to build a swarf tray or it will be Everywhere and it is somewhere to put tools etc that you using at the time! Roger
    • My Warco 240 has a spring loaded chuck key, which is a tad annoying to use, but negates the possibility of accidentally leaving it in. Ian
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    • A lesson learned by your own experience rather than that of others. My old workshop supervisor would remove the key and throw it into a rather large and contaminated grease pot and would stand over the person while they removed it with no tools.
    • Workshop supervisor at school used to get very worked-up about leaving chuck keys in chucks…… We were a bit “yeah, yeah, calm down man” then one day one of my scattier colleagues demonstrated what actually happens. Luckily it stuck in the wall (after a ricochet!) rather than than any of us  I’ll not forget that!
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    • Mea culpa!  I should say a prayer to Henry Maudslay, the inventor of the screw-cutting lathe, for leaving the key in the chuck, as shown above. Especially when I have an eye bolt in the wall behind as a key rack! I am chastised. John
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