It's been awhile since my last blog entry due to it being winter and not using the car much. It's been safely parked up out of the weather and salt in a garage since the NEC show
I did release it in February to have the scuttles, wiper arms and the roof beams painted.
The pictures don't do it justice as it was a bit dirty!
In preparation for my birthday road-trip (on the forum as the national road-trip)
I bought a few GoPros as some of you will know. The fi
I just got back from the Classic Car show at the NEC and WOW, what a weekend, but more on that in a minute!
If you remember from the previous blog that damage was going to be fixed by a company that my employer had arranged, so I went over to drop the car off on the Wednesday (1 week before the show). Here is a transcribe of the conversation:
Me: "Hi, I'm here to drop off my car"
Matey: *pokes damage* "I can do that, but it will be a different colour" (no self introduction)
So I haven't posted for a while, since my holiday actually! Not much has happened recently, until now!
I went with some of the club members to the Go Japan! show at Brands Hatch which was excellent and will definitely be going next year. Here are a couple of photos of the car that day, more photos can be found on the thread in the forum...
After some discussions it was decided that I would go to the Classic Car show at the NEC this year to help out with the stand and to sho
September has come around again meaning one thing: My holiday!
This year due to COVID we decided to stay within the confines of the UK and rented a cottage in the Lake District. We drove up to Stoke-on-Trent and stayed two nights with friends that we knew from China and then up to the Lakes for 7 nights. My brother lives in the Lakes, so he was our guide for a couple of days. We did the usual Wrynose and Hardknott passes (among others), but we also saw a few new things such as Cathedral cav
So during a few days away, the car landed at Jims for a full service, timing belt change, gearbox flush and refill and a few other jobs that Jim very kindly completed! I was very happy and impressed with Jim's service and will definitely be using him again. I just hope my wife and I didn't annoy him too much with all the chatting!
When picking up the car, Jim showed me the old bits and pieces that had been taken off, it turns out that the old timing belt was actually the original factory f
Over the weekend, after my shift, The engineers at work put my car up in the air to have a look underneath, we were all impressed with how it looked. I then took it home to give it a clean and a first layer of polish. I tried to get some of the scratches and marks out left by the car cover which worked to a certain extent, but will need more work and/or a professional.
1) Up we go!
2) Boot floor and fuel tank
3) Rear subframe
4) Under en
This is the start of a blog of my new purchase of a Nissan 300zx. I recently sold my two cars; a 1991 twin turbo manual in red and a black manual NA (Almost sold) to raise the funds for my new purchase. A few reasons convinced me that this was the right thing to do;
1) I realised I hardly ever drove both cars and when going to meetups, I always picked my red TT,
2) The wife was getting upset I was using her Audi TT for trips to the tip and other messy/dirty jobs and suggested owning on
I have now removed the Clifford Concept 60 alarm, intellistart, smart windows, sense and tell, 2 x external 128db sirens, 1 x internal 128db siren, 1 x pager unit.
I have now replaced the 20 year old alarm system and completely re-wired under the dash and bonnet. Fitted even cleaner than the old one and harder to get to or even spot.
I have also replaced the drivers door actuator, fitted the chrome interior door pull handles with LED lighting and wired up, lubricated the window mechanism
New paintwork looks beautiful 😍, brings the front end up to the standard of the rest of the car.
Such a shame about that damage, what bad timing! At least it’s being covered by the company and fast tracked too, rather than the usual insurance claim which can drag out.
Look forward to the NEC photos.
Thanks Andrew, this was a big help! Spring clip was still there and functional. The lever needed a bit of adjustment and it works now, but the thick mats don't allow the lever to go all the way down, so I have to move the mat out the way to push the lever all the way down