Married. Car nut. Degree in Mechanical Eng from Loughborough University.
Chartered Engineer and Member of the IMechE.
Associate of the Chartered Mangement Institute.
I can weld, machine, fabricate, hammer, inadvertently set fire to things
and randomly get hurt by hot bits of metal!
Talbot Sunbeam Ti
Chapman Mercury 3
Triumph Gloria Southern Cross
Triumph Gloria Railton Special
Morgan 3-wheeler Super-Sports
And subsequently I've absorbed far too much useless information about
all the cars above. For example, I've learnt what front ball joints
an Elise uses, what Pilbeam wheel bearings are, how to set the tappets
on a Coventry Climax engine and a Talbot Horizon engine, how to time
a Chevy, how to make you 530D BM go very fast, how to fit Hillman Imp
brakes to a Morgan, how to keep a Scimitar cool, how to MIG and Arc
weld, how to machine aluminium and steel parts, how to change the exhaust
and lambda sensor on an Elise, how to fit a DTA engine management system
and set it up, how to design an oil system for a Judd engine so it has
proper oil pressure, how to fit and jet four IDA Webers on a Chevy,
how to align an engine and gearbox properly, how to solve electrical
problems, where to get proper water hose that isn't blue (!!!!), how
to almost roll a Talbot Horizon, how to do a swedish flick in a Talbot
Sunbeam, how to check measure and clean a triple plate AP carbon clutch,
how to solder back together a 3 series BM's HVAC control unit, how not
to fit a crushable spacer in a Scimitar axle, what happens when an engine
runs on brake fluid, why you can't place a liner over a big hole in
a Chevy block, where to buy Judd spark plugs cheaply.........
I still can't part-off things on my lathe without something going drastically
hunting for Chapman Mercury 4...............