Saturday, August 30, 2008

One solution - another problem!

On the Little Devils the glove box lid kept falling open and we had to stop it doing so by using tank tape! Here's the solution.

So that's one solution.

Now, we also had a problem with a split heater hose and ended up by-passing the heater completely.

So, I replaced the hose today. In fact, both hoses and fitted new clips with the aim of building in some reliability.

Unfortunately, this didn't solve the problem as the actual heater pipework looks corroded beyond repair.

To fix this I either have to do without a heater or replace the whole thing which I know will be a minimum 10 hours workThumbs Down

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A devil of a mess

I'll put a write up here on the Little Devils after it has been published in Club Triumph's magazine "Club Torque".

I can say that I have just about recovered though and started work on BRP again.

First off I have replaced a blocked in-line fuel filter but the car is running a little rough so I think I'll need to check that no bits and pieces have found their way into the carbs.

The outside of the car also looked a bit grubby too which is not surprising after the awful weather last weekend which turned the farmyarrd tests into mud baths.

There's a picture of one of the wheels and also of the co-drivers foot brace which also shows how the mud got into the car as well. The brace also looks slightly bent so maybe Sarah got a little tense a couple of times!

Now I'm no polisher but the car needs cleaning up, especially the wheels which were covered in farmyard muck - possibly corrosive over time.

So out came a new pressure washer to clean them off along with the underside of the car. It was that good though that some of the underseal came off as well under the rear wheel arches!

I'll need to really clean all the underside of the car and then get some Dynatrol over it but I'll wait until we finish fitting the roll cage as there will be some welding needed yet.

Immediate needs though are to replace a heater hose and to fit a strap to the glovebox lid to stop it falling open - we used gaffer tape on it during the LD to hold it shut!

Not bad at all really on the car side of things.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Little Devil's

It's going to take time for this weekend to sink in but here's a video of us on the first test to be going on with

Thursday, August 07, 2008

I don't think I wanted that to happen!

Passing the MOT and getting a RFL for BRP was what I wanted to happen and it did.

Then this evening I thought I would re-torque the cylinder head - all OK there.

Re-fitting the battery though the clamp on the earth lead split! It is quite secure and the car started no problems but will it stay that way over 25 tests on saturday afternoon?

I think a visit to the auto-electrician is in the cards tomorrow

Saturday, August 02, 2008

BRP back home

It's great to have BRP back home.

Lots to do, no time to do anything - no changes there then!