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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
Anyway; my car's thread is here.
And a random video of it is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HC2qrnOl4I
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
Got the shells out of the moulds today after a bit of a fight. The consequence of the quick and dirty design of the moulds, especially the return flange on the top edge.
Not bad really but I will give them a bit of a tart up to get rid of some of the bumps and lumps and evidence of rust and paint runs from the original steel doors. I'll also tidy up the area where the door latch goes so it's more suitable for the Mk1 latches.
Next job though is to trim and then match them to the door skins.
the TR 4 pot engines started life with TDC drilling (early TR2).
This gave possible oil starvation due to centrifugal forces. This was soon changed to a cross drill design.
This cured the oil starvation. BUT!!!! the TR 6 pot has TDC drillings in the Big-End journal.
I suspect the oil pump was the main issue all those years ago,
As for deep drilling etc - the workshops could do almost anything.
However one oddity - When they changed over to cross drilling they adapted the original oil gallery drilling which gave an awkward dog leg. The new TR 4 pot crank has a new drilling design which removes the dog leg
Cross drilled crank. Nice, but why?
(I'm looking for a debate here....!)
I think early production would use it because the accuracy of the long gun drilling would not necessarily be set up in a refined machining process. The cross drilling could allow some error (drill 2 ways: main into the big end journal 'well' and big end surface into the 'well'). I'm not sure it was done for performance reasons?
....but it does give some performance advantages. As I see it this would be nice perpendicular oil feed from a 'well' in the centre of the journal. Plus oil feed for the big end could be placed at the optimum radial position. Can't recall all the science here but you would feed the oil in just before the point of maximum pressure (a bit after TDC). Not sure that that is what has been done here?
Perhaps the main oil drillings are one long straight drilling all the way from main to big end which trashes my theory......
Any other thoughts?
It leaves you with a nightmare cleaning job though John!
Finally getting to the bed rock of clearing out my late fathers garage/workshop,store/den. Found things that haven’t seen daylight for at least 20 years and in some cases considerably more.
have found, and need to move onto a good home for a small consideration rather than sending to the scrap man!
1.Denford viceroy educator lathe model TDS 1
2. Pair of stainless wheel trims average condition
3.Spitfire alloy radio frame, plus knee pads
4. Spitfire 3,4, 1500 stainless tubular exhaust. Think it might be a Bell item
5. Inlet manifold think for later spitfires, usual problems with the water tubes
6. Herald/Vitesse LH boot extension
7. Pair of stainless mirror backs and replacement glass
I have more photos if required.