Checking the oily bits

Hoiked the car up onto the axle stands last night to “quickly” check the gearbox and diff oil levels, which I’ve kind of sort of been meaning to get round to for rather a long time I even had the right tool from Laser but for some reason it didn’t fit the drain plugs Had…

More shineyness

After a nice break to Madrid and then on to the Canary Islands, the obvious antidote to all that lounging around is to spend the day hunched over a Capri with a polishing machine and a bucket of soapy water For want of a better strategy, I’ve continued doing the rest of the car with…

What’s in your boot?

4drmatt asked “Great read  Good to see the car being used too. when you go on your long trips do you take a lot of tools/spares with you? The thought of me driving long distances in my car when it’s on the road scares me “   I knew there were a couple of bits…

Can we make it shiny?

I had a look at the short-term section of the “to do list” whiteboard. This was from the start of the year and I’ve crossed more off than is left – see it’s not just random stuff that I do Having put the nice clean carb back on the engine, I couldn’t help noticing how…

Often it’s the simplest things

Right, well, erm … with some help from graham I worked out why the engine wasn’t firing It turns out that the float height was set bang on, but when I finally re-assembled everything I put the float in upside down. Easily done as it’s not readily apparent which way is up, but it meant…