Archive for April 3rd, 2011

03
Apr
11

Project KP30: Relocation Station Part #2

So, this weekend battery relocation escalated… Six weeks later here’s how it sits!

I got carried away and re-painted the bay and rocker lid.   That’s not what took the time though;  There’s been the usual mix of real life getting in the way of play time, but I did end up spending a whole week chasing electrical gremlins.  I knew me and wiring was a bad idea.  The problem turned out to be a combination of a dodgy earth and a (subsequently) fried voltage regulator (sorry, phone pics).

A massive shout has to go to Luke at WOSP Performance who sorted me out with a plug and play electric regulator (and a spare mechanical one).  I never thought I’d get one to fit the car second-hand, nevermind an upgraded electrical one.

Oh yeah, this pic shows how it was before.  I’ve moved everything under the wing and built a new loom to keep everything in the bay clean.

LSD plans have taken a back seat for now.  Thanks to everyone who helped me out on this.  I think I’m going to convert the axle to a 5.6″ over next winter and with that get some new wheels.  Now the weather is better I don’t want the car off the road!

03
Apr
11

Curborough Sprint Course: MG Club 03-04-11

I’ve been gagging for the sprinting season to kick off at my local track and last week it did.  Except I couldn’t make it, so with some actual good weather and at least one of my cars in working condition I flew up there in the KP this morning.

I know, MGs aren’t going to set the world on fire and yes, they are still the preserve of the flat-capper, but, and I’m throwing it out there, I think they are cool.  Everyone is so obsessed (myself embarrassingly included) in being fashionable, rocking the right wheels and having the freshest stickers all over their cars that I can’t help but think we’ve lost sight of what’s actually so good about cars.  It was refreshing to see proper, lightweight, old skool british sports cars.  No frills, just fun.

I’ll just climb off my soap box then, and show you some pics….