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  1. I’m really surprised that the torque reaction didn’t have the engine falling over or dancing across the floor.
  2. Sounds like the MCC’s Exeter Trial. First weekend in January. Yes it can be bloody cold. Sheet ice on all the back roads, snow cold winds...... I’ve also done it in an open car and we’ve had ice form on the inside and outside of the windscreen as we were driving along.
  3. Arse end a lot higher than the front.
  4. An interesting choice of car, but if you already have it, then that makes sense. Front wheel drive can be done successfully, with both a mk1 Golf Gti and Peugeot 205 doing well in recent years. They both have powerful engines, though, and whilst having greatly raised suspension they run a lot of rake. As I understand it, this , together with a lot of ballast at the front and lightening at he rear helps to keep the weight balance forward and give traction to the front wheels when driving up the hills.
  5. The Motorcycling Club owns the section of Blue Hills that is used in competition. The club has been going since the 1900s and organises the big 3 classic long distance trials, including the Lands End that uses Blue Hills. Their website has a section on getting started and a lot of other useful information. The ACTC is the Association of Classic Trials Clubs and has more information. the South West is a bit of a hot bed for trialling and several of the local motor clubs hold their own events as part of a championship.
  6. Oh dear, sorry but I’ve just come out in a cold sweat and shakes. Nurse bring the medicine and straight jacket he’s having flashbacks....
  7. Well done with the perseverance. Looks like lots of flushing, back flushing required. Are there any good specialist chemicals that you can add to the system to help dissolve the crud. Aside from the usual suspects of cheap cola, dishwasher tablets?
  8. Thank fk that’s over Not surprisingly I found more work was required but done now. I also have a list to tackle over the next few months....but it is at least ready for work this week. By way of a change I finished the machining of my cylinder head holder. This will allow me to hold the cylinder head from an old pedal and pop moped I’m building up, and skim it in the lathe. Too many projects and not enough time.
  9. Fortunately I have replacements, just hope there’s enough of the main chassis left to weld them to Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Oops, rotten right through. That’s supposed to carry the back of the fuel tank.
  11. It’s a lovely day to be swallowing dried mud and cow shit while fixing your rusty Land Rover
  12. Seeing this picture of a pub in Tavistock, makes me want to ask if the Ordulph Arms is still going? I worked in Tavi for 3 years in the mid 90s and lunches were often spent in the Ordulph as it made the afternoons pass in somewhat of a blur. The landlord had a Lotus Elan and a Lotus Carlton which he seemed to use as his daily. I remember briefly ( for about 400 yds) following him across the moors. Bloody hell it was rapid.
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