Having returned from Riviera Run, we had a couple of days off before going back to work, so spent a bit of time bunging a bit more paint on. There were a few Dulux moments, but the car is mostly yellow with a re-blacked roof.
Also... as the oil pressure has been a bit suspect I replaced the oil pump base with a Mocal remote take off plate, this has brought the idle pressure up from 10psi to a healthy 25 - which is nice. It also allowed me to move the filter up onto the brace bar to stop it rubbing on the flip front.
10th - 11th May, Action.
To improve the action of the gear change, and to make a bit more room for an apocalyptic exhaust system I have moved the gear shifter inside with a couple of Mollart joints to sort out the wiggles.
It took a bit of minor fettling (with a big hammer) to get things to work right, but the initial feel is a lot better and a lot less diagonal :-)
With the extra space under the car I intend to go back to twin 2" exhaust pipes, with a balance pipe near the front, each running out through a 2.5" bore silencer. In the meantime I have fitted the new shorter larger bore silencers, angled to exit near the sides of the rear valance, but for the moment they are fed from a single 2.5" pipe & Y piece.
Last job was to stick the orange wheels back on with some extra wide Gp5 arches to keep em a bit hidden.
18th - 19th May, DRIVING + London 2 Brighton!
I know it's hard to believe, but we actually took Doris out for 2 1/2 hours on Saturday for an afternoon drive, then clocked up another 180 miles on the round trip to Brighton on Sunday.
We didn't do the traffic jam from Croydon, so got in early and
parked quite close to the traders. As scabby looking hand painted cars go Doris
seemed to attract quite a lot of
The run home was uneventful apart from (1) the tack welds on the
gear stick breaking (leaving a 50mm long stick that had a sooper quick action
but required a deft blow from the passengers boot to provide enough force to
select gear) and (2) a spot of coolant loss.
24th - 25th May, Just some pics !
A bit of a cop out this one, but I needed to take some high res pictures of Doris.
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