Lunchtime drive

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Check gearbox oil level

For anyone reading this who is building a car at the moment, for the love of God please think about future maintenance and access panels! Today's job was to check the gearbox oil level but I had to basically remove the whole interior of the car to get the centre tunnel cover off in order to access the filler plug on the side of the gearbox


Another quick job, found some scrap wood and threw some shelves up for spare Pulsar track day tyres



Wednesday, 9 November 2016

First MOT

Finally a cobra related post.

I can't believe that its 3 years since the cobra was finished and registered on the road. In the UK that means its time for the MOT. dun dun DUNNNNNN.........

I knew the car would be fine for everything but was a bit nervous about the emissions. I don't really know why as I have kept on top of engine running with in depth carb tuning so I was on top of everything. CO limit was 3.5% for my engine (1977) and HC limit is 1200ppm. Sailed through with 3.1%CO and 692 HC at slightly elevated revs (allowed by the test). Everything else was bob on.




Saturday, 29 October 2016

Another new car

It's 1996, Ace of Base is on the radio,  and the Nissan Micra is the chariot of choice for getting to work cheaply over winter :)




Friday, 9 September 2016


Tadaaa, Pulsar! Cobra looking on disapprovingly in the background









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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Pulsar GTIR

Continuing the theme of non-Cobra posts, we have a new addition to the JDM side of the family: a 1992 Nissan Pulsar GTIR. The Stagea with its auto box was just too hilariously bad for track days so we thought we would get a smaller manual car with a fair bit of power to take over track day duty