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Archive for April, 2012

26
Apr
12

NSU TT – Blyton Park Shakedown

My good friend and favorite Northerner Jonny (Big Dog) made it out yesterday for testing in his fresh-built NSU TT.  After being rescued from wrack and ruin in Spain and painstakingly re-built by Jonathan over the last, erm, more years than I’d like to remember, it turned its first wheel at Blyton park.  Unfortunately the day ended with an engine bearing letting go which is unpleasant, but not the end of the world…unless you’re out for your first race on the 5th May…which he is (Donington park Historics).  The only set of bearings in the UK are in the post to him as we speak:  Come on Jonny, you can get her there!!!!!!

Photos: RSVP Photography

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21
Apr
12

Project Herald – Carbs & Cruising

This just in: The Herald has hit the road on its new wheels and suspension…but I can’t tell you about that just yet…Check out the June issue (out 10th May) of Retro Cars Magazine for the full scoop.  As soon as it lands I’ll post up some more, but for now here’s a teaser! (if you really can’t wait there’s another pic floating about on twitter – @racereightysix)

In other news I’ve done some engine stuff too; I finally spent some time setting up the twin SUs; what a difference!  I found this brilliant old Car and Car Conversions (I miss that mag!) guide to step through the whole process.  Check it out HERE available for download in handy PDF format.

21
Apr
12

Porsche 904

21
Apr
12

CSL

21
Apr
12

V-4

07
Apr
12

Project E28: A Recipe For Success

Luckily success isn’t measured in CCs or number of cylinders, because if it was I’d look junior management at best.  You see, being a 518i she ain’t fast, but she is frugal (over 36mpg so far).  That said frugality isn’t sexy; Low ride heights and split rims BBS wheels are though, so get a load of this:

 

07
Apr
12

Project E28: Diet Build Montage

Maybe I tool the whole “luxury of not having to build it while driving it” thing too far, as messing about with the old land shark has taken far longer than I ever anticipated.  Not because there was more than I was expecting to do, just having the time proved more challenging that I first thought…that and some snow, which made one weekend particularly unpleasant.  Anyway, I’ve done loads and taken pretty much no pics, but the following (start singing the Team America montage song now) montage covers most of what went on, though not strictly in any order anything like any sequence of events:

You kinda get the gist…Apart from the above, it got waxoiled, new floors, OEM mats (flash I know!), new rear bumper, engine detail, service, too much money spent on it, new front suspension arms and bushes, spacers & spiggot rings, stripped, cleaned and painted the brakes, new plates and the moon on a stick. …you know how these things go….