- Part 7
Mid June saw a trip to the Kit Car Show at Newark, combined with a trip to Stainby Quarry - a few pics here.
pleased that the engine had been improved by the cam-timing change - not a
huge difference but a definite improvement. Most noticeable is the increase
in vacuum (about 50% !!) which indicates a better state of tune and in turn
means better brakes (more servo assistance). It also stops the brake warning
light coming on every time the pedal is pressed.
The sump baffles seem to be doing their job too - no more oil-pressure warning light after a heavy stop.
- The battle against the gaps continues!
The aluminium panel-work is painted and now seals the full length of the sills from arch to arch. I also made panels to fill the awkward gaps in the rear corners.
The next task was to seal the gap between the bodyshell and bulkhead under the windscreen. This opening into the engine bay causes various problems with heat, noise, fumes and screen misting. I used foam strips for the majority of the gap, and then expanding filler for the awkward bits. It is a huge improvement as I found out going to Langdale Quest.
Another improvement is spring clamps, having popped springs out on both previous trips!
with it the MOT and Tax, plus the club holiday at Llanerchindda
The MOT was straightforward - I had to adjust the front wheel bearings and reseal a couple of exhaust joints.
For the trip I waterproofed the roof (I hoped) and fitted some new "aero" style bonnet catches bought at Newark.