Saturday, October 15, 2011

Some Jaguar pron

Changed over to the wire wheels and took a few pictures today.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Evening drive.

Old train station in Apopka.

Old train station in Apopka. 

Old train station in Apopka. 

Lake Apopka, Magnolia park.

 This is my trip around the block.

Just before sunset.

Very nice evening for a drive. Cooling down.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jaguar benchmark

Ran a benchmark. The first time was faster according to the speedometer, but the ground speed was less. So this run, I backed off a bit on the rightmost pedal so the air speed would match the ground speed.

Took a couple of pictures at Magnolia park. Note the camera tripod loosely mounted between the seats. I need a volunteer to work the camera.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Clutch and Brake pedal modification

Sunday the weather was perfect for a joy ride. Went a little over 200 miles of back country roads in central Florida.
Today, filled up with gas to check the mileage. 22.7 MPG! Short trips around town and using a fairly heavy foot, I got 16.8 MPG.

Also visited Tom Curren at  his shop, Coventry Classics. Forced him into doing a test drive to let me know what needed to be done that I was missing. He noted that the clutch and brake pedals were difficult to operate quickly due to being out to far and suggested a fix.

Clutch pedal and rod. I filed a new notch 2 inches up the rod.

Clutch pedal installed 2 inches closer to the fire wall. Brake pedal to be done.

 Both pedals modified and installed. Clutch still disengages fully but with a lot shorter throw. The brake pedal goes nowhere near the floor. I am happy with the modification...