Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Genuine Milage . . . . . . HONEST


You may recall from earlier posts I changed the speedo cable and that didn't fix the problem so a job that has been on the to do list for ages is to replace the speedometer. Found the right model New Old Stock (NOS) on ebay in the states so time to change it out.

Tonight I pulled out the old one and had a play at resetting the odometer readings as I want to keep it consistent.

Old one in very sorry state.

Out and opened up.

Strip the dials.

And back together, lots of pieces, glad I practiced with the old one.

Richard B.

Next . . . . . . New speedo as soon as it arrives and I then have to re-do it again but for real.

Fun in the sand.

Hi All,

Sorry for more non MG stuff but still lots of fun. I have just spent a week in the dunes of Liwa helping Newtrix racing as Chief Mechanic (actually only mechanic) in the 2013 Abu Dhabi desert challenge for 1300 km of desert racing.

The car is a Nissan Patrol with a LS2 V8 corvette engine fitted and it runs in the FIA T1 modified category.

 We had our share of problems, lack of spares limited the amount of repairs that could be done so Ian had the struggle on.

My work base for the week.

Sheared bottom front shock mount.
Burning HT leads at the rate of one a day.

 Rear body mounts to the chassis cracked.

 But it was all worth it in the end.

Completed, everyday with zero penalties and finished 16th overall and 2nd placed GCC entry which was an amazing result.

Richard B.

Next . . . . . I have just ordered a new speedo from the states so I will be cutting my hands to ribbons under the dashboard.