Earlier this summer, we had a hiatus while Chip went to California and did the Motherlode 400! Nice work if you can get it, I say. The Datsun performed very well. The car sticks. I found this link of Chip’s car crossing a bridge in CA on Rat_fink’s flickr account. I hope he doesn’t hate me for using it. If he does, you may not see it very long.
So, if you live on the East Coast and are pondering a trip in your 510 to California, have Chip set up your car to make sure it will get there and back.
Having skills give you options, which means you can transfer everything from your first Range Rover to your second Range Rover when you feel like it. Chip feels like it. At Uk Motorsports, we specialize in these types of aggravating problems. It reminds me of the time my cousin got a new BMX bike, but he liked all of the stuff on his old BMX bike, so he moved it all to the new frame. Same idea,but bigger. Bottom line: The green Rover and the brown Rover will be trading a bunch of parts.
This Midget needs a clutch and isn’t currently running. We’ll give it the once over and see if we can bring it back to life and return it to the road for more miles. It’s still around after all these years, so we don’t think it’s right to just let it stay idle.
This black TR3 has returned, as the owner says it’s not running quite right. The good news is that we can handle that.
We’ll check the usual causes and see if we can resolve what ails her.
Well, after some car-related gallivanting around the country (more later), we’ve returned to our primary avocation, i.e. wrenching. This TR6 is in the glorious “put Humpty together again” phase, which always seems to take longer than you thought it would. It’s also the cleanest phase, which is why it’s my favorite. Dean is handling this resurrection. Dean knows his Triumphs, you see.
Clean parts are fun to look at…
So, I’m over at the shop the other day and there’s an Alfa there. I was glad because I have a secret desire that Chip will branch out into the Italian car world. Checking to see why it was here, I learned that the speedometer, odometer, and oil pressure gauge don’t work. I knew right then that this car would get along well here. I’m sure Chip or Dean will have the proper wiring re-connected in a jiffy and this Alfa can get back to hitting the road. Drive those cars, folks. It’s good for them.
The differential in this Stag is worn out. So, we’re going to install a Nissan/Datsun R200 differential in it, which will get us a positive-traction rear in the Stag. Nice, eh?
Mocking up things on the bench:
This 3 came in for basic “drive-ability” problems. The famous Schlemmer distributor treatment, among other things, got it pointed in the right direction. It’s almost ready to hit the road. Even years later, they still look good.
Engine is rebuilt and back in the bay. Looks easy, right? Dean can do these with his eyes closed, but doesn’t.
This is a no-start, no-stop situation. She needs a carb rebuild, fuel system attention, and brake work. Only fat-free, organic fluids were used on this Rover.