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Engine updates

Following the failure of my uprated cam and followers last year I have been running a standard set up untill I got the head rebuilt. The cam and followers were bought originally from Brands Hatch Racing and after a bit of research they seem to be cheap Chinese knockoffs so I went out and bought a complete replacement cam, followers,posts and uprated springs with new gaskets from Kent cams. I went out for the FR32 fast road cam with the power coming in at 2000 revs up to 7000.

Potential Paint Colour?

Not really an improvement to our cars but we saw this while on holiday and wondered if we should consider this as a paint colour for the Davrian.

 

Davrian - We are not alone

Well.  It's a rare treat to see another Davrian at a motor show, but we were completely non-plussed to pass one on the road.

Having spent the day repairing (or not) the fuel gauge/sender on the Robin Hood (more of that in a separate blog) we spruced ourselves up (as far as we can) and headed off to Romanby Jazz and Swing Club in Northallerton to be entertained by one of the bands we follow - the Swing Commanders

2022 Season Opener

 

Nothing really changed. 

However, the Robin Hood is out of storage and taxed for 2022 and we're now preparing for an iminent MOT.

Looking forward to 2022 and some tinkering...

 

Davrian - Patient Breathes Again

Well, apologies for the delay - I seem to have created an entry and then not published it.  Oh well you'll get two updates for the price of one!

The picture shows the new engine mated to the gearbox but without all the ancilliary services reconnected.

Thanks to Nigel Heighton for giving up his time to help reconnect all the fluid lines before Brian returned to complete the electrickery.

Davrian - Engine Out

Big thanks to Brian Brown and Alan Dawson who gave up their Bank Holiday Monday evening to get down and dirty in Blyth.

The old engine is out of the car,  and all of the ancilliaries transferred to the new (old) engine which has been offered up and temporarily mated to the gearbox.

Bad light then stopped play but we'll return with a further update soon.

 

Davrian - Pre-Op

Many thanks to Brian Brown, who came round today to check everything over ahead of next week's engine swap.

Things went better than expected and we've made a start.  Engine exposed by removing the rear end bodywork and electrics and pipework all disconnected.

Engine out following the bank holiday break.  Planning to continue on Monday afternoon / evening if anybody wants to lend a hand.

 

 

Davrian - The Patient is Admitted

Well, the Davrian came home today (many thanks to Graham for the extra pair of hands) and awaits her engine transplant.

 

Davrian - The Long Awaited Transplant

 

We've been quite some time on the waiting list, but it looks like it might actually happen.

The Garage is ready and awaiting the arrival of the patient. 

The Davrian returns home tomorrow and we hope surgery for the long awaited engine transplant can take place next week.

 

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