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Archive for August 9th, 2009

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Aug
09

Project KP30: Retro Rides Gathering Prep Part #1

It’s almost time for this year’s Retro Rides gathering; Three days of awesome cars, awesome people all held at an awesome venue! Check out the RRG09 site for more info HERE.

So with a week to go I have started getting the KP ready for the 300 mile round trip (not including the laps I will be doing on the sprint course!!!). After a 120 mile shake down to visit a friend in Buxton yesterday It was pretty apparent one of the dampers has blown….again. So tonight I pulled them both off for a rebuild. I’m going to be trying a different weight oil in them this time too.

While I had the carbs off I decided to tidy up the bay again and in the process gave the rocker cover a fresh coat of  Toyota cherry red with some flake in.

Also got some new socks for the reservoirs. Neon colours are so in this season…

Still got a big list of stuff to do though; hope I get some free evenings this week…

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09
Aug
09

Project Roadster: Mirror Lover

The gradual tart-up of the Roadster this summer has so far seen me respray the hard top, mop the paint and refurb the SSR’s. The last bit to do was to replace the mirrors as they were badly corroded and getting worse.

Old Vs. New

Luckily I didn’t even have to remove the arch liner to get at the bolts inside the wing; The wheels has worn a nice access hole. See, being slammed has it’s perks!

Job done. Freshened up the front end nicely.

09
Aug
09

Project Chevette: Sold but not forgotten

Well, the time finally came this weekend; I sold the ‘Vette.  I couldn’t really justify having three cars (which I knew when I bough it!) and one had to go.  I couldn’t face parting the Roadster and I’m never going to sell the KP so, last in was first out.  I’d managed to cram plenty of fun into my 10 weeks ownership so I don’t feel too bad.

10 Weeks: 2 Shows. One Trophy. One Magazine Feature. One Rescue on a Flat-Bed. 500 Miles in Wales. 3200 Miles total: Good Times.

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Awesome Times in an awesome car!