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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.

 

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.

 

Bought a new engine

having boiled the original i have bought a replacement from ebay - which might be no better than the one i've got

 

 

Hello, I am Ellie

Hello,

My name is Ellie and I’m thirty seven years old.

I owe my sporty good looks to a Davrian Mark 6a body shell and my racy personality to a 1500cc Alfasud engine and gearbox.  After a happy childhood I spent a miserable decade with owners who left me languishing in their gardens or leaky garages. My present keepers rescued me six years ago and I have restored my ‘get-up-and-go’.  They’re even promising me a facelift sometime soon. 

I hope to see you at car shows around the region.

Ellie

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