Akciddento estd. 2003

doing the things that we want to

Month: May 2006

  • it lives !

    doh ! while looking for other docuyments i found the mot of the devon double slider… i didnt knoe it was still in mot… so tax & insured in the aftern and off round bristol for a jaunt 🙂 it needs a new throttle cable (won on ebay last week, just waiting for delivery) and…

  • van west 2006

    leave croyde bay early and say goodbye to the sun drencheed morning and motor across to the haynes motor museum near yeovil for VanWest 2006 ! i found the place without too much hassle and was directed into an overflow carpark/field where i had a sudden realisation. the jetta is low. lowered and stuffed full…

  • beachiddento 2006 # 1

    friday night and off to the beach… jim and nicole and capt. botch arrive… jim has brought me an m8 x 1.25 helicoil kit ! joy ! beach and new tools ! there is a santa claus.. 🙂

  • tune up, heat up…

    popped round to thomas’ in the evening. he’d swapped the head on his golf syncro for a gti heat and fixed some other things but the timing was out so i dragged over the strobe gun to set it up…. … it’s almost impossible to see the pulleywheel on a golf if you’re used to…

  • real tools !

    i decided that i need to buy a helicoil kit… i don’t like the bodge on the engine and i know it will fail, probably on the way to the mot test or somewhere else important…. i’d never really looked at how a helicoil worked before – it was just one of those things that…

  • it lives !

    after three days of intense spannering on the new wedgee of doom the random 1.9dg motor is in, pipe up, fueled up and wired up. in the end i ripped off the original ignition system – its pants – and replaced it with the MSD system (its kevos and on some kind of loan .i…