Category Archives: Extra stuff

Things that don’t fit in the other catagories or have yet to be catagorised

Its gone!

Car sold, collected and gone. It was a great little car and taught me a lot. Hayley caught me on ebay looking for a replacement but I can’t think of anything that will be as good allround and I can’t … Continue reading

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New engine and MOT

Car drove well on way home. I couldn’t help myself and drove gently as if running in, even though I know its a good engine. My Dad rebuilt this engine for a Spitfire, including a a new crank. I drove … Continue reading

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Collecting car with replacement engine in about 2o hours

Very excited!

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New engine on the way and problem solved?

I’ve made a discovery and it has cheered me up. Long time readers will know that the current engine has developed a habit of destroying bottom end bearings. After several rebuilds the gap between running big ends has got smaller … Continue reading

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My trophy has arrived!

Unexpected package arrived at work today. I had no idea it would be so big! Its about six inches tall and made of glass. Hexagonal (MG) shape and very difficult to photograph. Not only is it transparent but it is … Continue reading

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Let the running-in commence

Pottering round the streets (so as not to keep revs at one particular point) running new engine in. Great fun even at this speed. Noisy though!

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Disastrous drive home

After a long delay for the final run Rob and I set of home from Prescott (near Gloucester) to Norwich. Car was getting smoky during runs (see below) but seemed to be running fine. Half an hour after we left … Continue reading

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Sporting Car Club of Norfolk Grass Autotest

My old mate Pete came all the qway from Sheffield for this one. My third autotest was on a ploughed field, baked hard by a long East Anglian summer. This meant that at times the car was going with the … Continue reading

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Silverstone event proper!

Silverstone! The most famous circuit in the country and one of the fastest in F1. Home of the British Grand Prix and scene of me and my Midget’s sprint debut. Just typing that has made my heart beat a little … Continue reading

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Sporting Car Club of Norfolk mixed surface Autotest

First up was the Sporting Car Club of Norfolk mixed surface autotest, held at, but not on, the Snetterton race circuit one glorious Thursday evening in June. Unusually, SCCON autotests require a passenger buy my usual rally navigator, Rob, pulled … Continue reading

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