Saturday, August 25, 2007

Seaside run

The good weather made us decide to go to the seaside. I forgot how far the Lincolnshire coast is from home. Had intended camping but did not hit the coast until 9.30pm. Thought of parking up in the dunes and sleeping in the Vitesse.

Found a B&B "Sunnycroft" with a vacancy and a pub still serving food at 9.50pm in Sandiland. Any way why am I saying all this - this a car blog. Where are all the classics? A beautiful sunny bank holiday weekend and we only saw 2 classics a Morgan and a great big limo of some sort.

Why do people not use their classic cars?

Friday, August 24, 2007

eBay virgin

I have bought enough stuff over the years. Think I will have ago at selling.

Got some wire wheels a while back from a garage I cleared out. Tried offering them via Club Triumph classified but no luck. Lets see if eBay is any better.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Completely tyred

Got the back two done this morning. What a difference turning up first thing on a week day compared with a Saturday morning. No queue so car was sorted quickly. So now have 4 new Vredestein T Trac tyres fitted.

Before buying these tyres I did a little surfiing and found these test results which seem to be all Dutch which I suppose is to be expected for a Dutch tyre maker.

ADAC Motorwelt - 3/2002
Comparative Strengths - Dry Performance
Gute Fahrt - 3/2002
Comparative Strengths - Aquaplaning, Circle Tests
Comparative Weaknesses - Rolling resistance, Comfort
ADAC Motorwelt - 3/2001
Comparative Strengths - Dry Performance
Comparative Weaknesses - Wet Performance, Rolling Resistance

So they should be a good comprimise with strong dry performance possibly at the cost of comfort and economy. I do not drive my Vitesse to save petrol.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

TSSC Leicester Sunshine rally

A great day out with an interesting mixture of cars. It was good to see the TSSC shop there.

I found a bargain Brixtax racing harness in the autojumble which I can now try to work how to fit. Also bought a new rotor arm from Bill Davies of Rarebits4classics

Was good to meet up with some old friends from the West Midlands. One of the most impressive cars for me was this recycled herald

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Half Tyred

I have at last got around to replacing the front tyres on my Vitesse. Had the tracking checked and it was at 7.5 rather than 1.5 toe in. How did it get like that? Normal wear and tear occording to the tyre bay chaps at Selecta Tyre Ltd. 2 Vredestein T-Trac 175/70 for £55.56. Had them inflated with nitrogen just like F1 for an extra £1.25 a tyre. Total with balance and tracking £108.53, not bad I reckon.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Newark market place

Unfortunately I could not make it to the TSSC Robin Hood rally this weekend. But they came to the market place and I meet them and their cars there. Sorry no pictures this time.