Davrian Dash Update

I can't believe it's been a fortnight since I last gave an update.

Anyway, the dashboard shell is all trimmed up and ready to be reinstalled in the car.  There's a photo below, but as I painted the bare shell black (hoping it would mask any mistakes in the trimming) and I've used black vinyl for trimming, you'll be hard pushed to spot the difference since last time.  

2023 Q2 Davrian Update

I know it seems unlikely but we've actually begun work bringing the Davrian back into use.

The last job we did was to strip out virtually every piece of wire we could find from front to back. Having got fed up of chasing electrical faults all round the car, we've bitten the bullet and decided to install a completely new loom

2023 Q1 Robin Hood Update

After an embarrassingly long wait, the Robin Hood cockpit has finally had some attention. 

A new GPS speedometer has replaced the old unreliable mechanical one, and a new Tachometer replaces the old disfunctional one.

Updates and future plans

I have been doing some mods to the engine on the kit, as I was finding problems when the car was running anywhere near full revs, I have fitted a vernier pulley on the uprated cam I fitted and taken off the air filter whick I think was resricting the air flow and fitted ram pipes which have made a big difference, and they sound great.

I am planning to fit new coilovers to the front as I am still using the modified classic Mini ones supplied by Robin Hood and I am going to have a change of colour for the new season, as usual it will be very subdued as I don' like to get noticed

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.


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