Thursday, May 31, 2007

Club Triumph - Lincs

Wednesday night at the The Coach and Horses, Hemingby, Horncastle.

What a friendly lot! The evening combined two of my favourite things good food and Triumph cars.

Several interesting cars in the car park despite of the rain. A serious looking big saloon caught my attention.

The only disappointment was that the overdrive has starting playing up again.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Overdrive - cured

More oil seems have sorted it. No obvious leak that I can see. So is the pressure building up resulting in blowing out of oil when the overdrive is working hard. Must find the pressure release.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Crich - tramway museum

An excellent if modest show. I was pleased to meet up with some old friends and meet some people whose cars I have heard of but never meet.

A modest turn out yes, but a good selection of cars. A concourse Acclaim and a TR7 rally replica were my favourites. With free entry to show cars inluding my Vitesse and a welcome drink from the organisers I was well pleased.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Overdrive - the cure?

Looks like it just needs the gearbox oil topping up.

The speedo cable had nearly let go. The rightangle drive was being held against the overdrive by the tension in the cable... so I screwed it back on. Why did it come lose? Everything looked OK just not fixed together properly.

Also found that the heater distribution box was not attached on the passenger side.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Camping & Overdrive

Went to the TSSC Lincoln meet yesterday. Plans for the forthcoming camping weekend over the August bank holiday were discussed. TSSC HQ have produced some flyers. I will post a copy here when I get my scanner working again.

The J-type overdrive would not engage must investigate. I had forgoten what a difference its makes particularly at speed. Most of the run to the meeting is along a straight A road I was still keeping up with the moderns but it was much louder.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Some beautiful Italians

I went to Roverto to see an exhibition at their modern art gallery about car design. It was fab. The were 75 cars inside and the day I was there a group of modern Maserati and Ferrari turned up.

My Vitesse is three times as fast as a Lamborghini

Saw this whilst on holiday in Italy. Max speed 50kph! So my Vitesse is at least three times as fast as a Lambo.