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Roy Kemp's Blog – April 2016 Archive (3)

Standard pre-autotest blog entry

Evenin' chaps,

Out playing again tomorrow - my "home" event at the farm where the car's kept so no fudging about with trailers and towcars, just arrive and drive!

It was totally reliable last time out and handled well, so hoping for another solid day tomorrow. Got a new ITG air filter to fit, as the old one was utterly bogging and probably about 50 years old. Other than that, check the tyre pressures are correct (25 psi front, 60 psi rear), launch some fuel into…

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Added by Roy Kemp on April 30, 2016 at 20:56 — 5 Comments

750MC April Autotest, 17/04/16

So, yeah. It didn't go all too badly in the end. Actually, come to think of it, it went really well. Car was super reliable all day. Nothing broke, nothing needed tweaked. Oh, I needed to duck-tape a headlight back in place. But, other than that, it was perfect.

Managed to get the front brakes bled after a few goes. How many times did I let the poxy wee reservoir run dry in the process and have to start again? About four. Anyway, despite chucking the caliper back together with…

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Added by Roy Kemp on April 19, 2016 at 14:36 — 1 Comment

Autotest tomorrow. Usual shambles.

Hello again, my fellow men.

Entered in an Autotest tomorrow, with co-owner Steve also driving. 

After my last blog post where I said I was going to do various things to improve the car, I've done precisely none of them. I have bought adjustable bottom arms, however. Went to fit them last night and noticed (of course) that the ones on the Dutton of course have the welded bracket for the bottom shock mount. As my adjustable ones don't have this, they've gone back…

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Added by Roy Kemp on April 16, 2016 at 19:18 — No Comments

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