Vauxhall Viva cold start
Looking through an old hard drive I found this old video of my 1976 Viva E.
Takes me back! Guess I never got around to posting it....
Its running terribly in the video as the distributor had worn its centre
bearing and was causing all sorts of ignition issues. I replaced that,
sorted out the timing so it didn't overheat and enjoyed it for a while.
The horrendous tapping noise wasn't valve clearances (they were set many
times, by many different folks who all swore blind they could shut it up).
Never found the cause as I swapped in a rebuilt good lump which gave the
car new life! Previous engine must of been down 20bhp! This car is now
awaiting a restoration in my yard while I do other projects.
Miss the old girl though.
Vauxhall Magnum 2300
Marko driving his group 2 Magnum at Kemora track 2007. At 6 minutes
connection rod bolt breaks causing big holes to cyl block...
Vauxhall Monaro VXR500
A 500bhp, supercharged special version of the Aussie brute. No wonder they
gave Tom a nappy.
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1974 Vauxhall Firenza Droop Snoot
The HPF comes out of hibernation, before being unfortunately sold. This is
the only footage I have of it in ten years of ownership and restoration.
This car used to belong to It's a Knockout's Stuart Hall when new. Ah
Note my other Firenza in the background, behind the puppy.
Vauxhall Firenza laps
Few steady laps in a classic touring car that I hope to get a seat in later
in the year.
VAUXHALL HP FIRENZA ORIGINAL PROMO FILM
This was the dealer promotional video used in what Vauxhall called the
"mini theatre" which was a free standing projector and built in screen,
most dealers had them but they were very unreliable. The quality and sound
are not brilliant here either but it gives an insight into the car which
was brilliant and 1970s fashion which wasn't!!
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