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I have often looked at the approach to the Hindhead Tunnel and thought that it looks a bit like Telly Tubby Hill, especially before shrubs had started maturing. This, of course, now causes a problem in that I seem to have admitted that I know what Telly Tubby Hill looks like. I blame that on […]

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One of the big issues with the trike, when I first got it, was the lack of dampening on the steering. With both hands on the bars, all was good and there was no noticeable wobble. However, as soon as I took one hand off things would start getting tricky. Under 30 mph the wobble […]

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I am a very tolerant person, well I think I am. Anyways, if anyone disagrees they can bugger off ๐Ÿ˜‰ I started work on the the third engine for the trike and almost immediately it started to fight back. The first job was to remove the exhaust manifolds, to get it ready for swapping out […]

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Third Engine Lucky

I now have a third engine for the trike. This one came from ebay, and included a video of it running in a landrover chassis. The deal was done and it was off down to Swindon to pick it up. Today’s task was to get the replacement lump off the trailer and into the garage. […]

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2056 Some of you may remember a year or so ago I brought a trike. It is based on a 3.5l Rover V8 with a Borg and Warner 3 speed automatic gearbox, fitted to a XJS rear axle. It also happens to be dual fuel. I did run it for a few months, but the […]

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Steaming………….mad!

The last step on the trike was top add water, and coolant. It seemed to be running ok, though possibly still a bit “lazy”. What was needed was a test run. Once it was filled, I let it run up to temperature. It was running a bit hot, but then there was a big gurgle […]

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Not the sort of question that would cross your mind really. Or, if it did the most likely answer would be that you would run the battery down. Oh no. This is the trike we are talking about. It occupies its own private spot in the space time continuum, and specifically the little part that […]

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Never buy cheap tools

I was out and about today, which included a visit to Machine Mart. I was really tempted to buy a compressor, so I could do the leak test on the trike, but they did not seem to come with a hose let alone any tools. I had shouted out on a forum to borrow one, […]

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I have decided to step away from the trike, before I find the BIG hammer. I have changed the head gaskets. I was going to test the compression before I put it all back together, but could not find one of the connectors. I knew it had to be in the garage, but it was […]

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If you are going to do a job, do it properly! I have said this to myself many times and it is usually true. Well, in so far as I am not totally anal about it. When I was putting the heads back on the trike I had a bit of an issue. I had […]

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