MG Midget: Engine refitting

So gearbox now in hand it is time to stick the engine back in the car. I have my trusty guide, and have about 20 zip lock bags all labeled with nits and bolts ready to go. My first step was to fit my cylindrical clutch. I think this came off a SAAB but i may be wrong,...

MG Midget: Gearbox Replacement

So it turns out i did more damage to my gearbox then i initially thought. I knew the case was damaged , but i thought that it had been caused by the strain of the axle breaking free. In fact  the lay gear and first gear was shattered,    and i mean shattered. So one...

Review: Hidden Figures

It is not often i watch a film that has been put forward for so many awards without a little hesitation. At this time of year films come out the wood work with the explicit intention of seeping up nominations because they are released at the right time and sit more...

Review: Rent

Rent is a musical i have had on my “go to list” for a while and it finally came to Edinburgh.  I knew a few of the songs , hearing them on the radio and I had heard the second Act was a bit of tear-jerker, so hankies in hand I waited for the curtain to...

MG Midget: Engine Removal – Stage 2

Last week i left the engine ready to be taken out. I have an excellent engine hoist so moving that into place, it was a simple matter of putting two nylon ropes around the engine and lifting it out. with my car removing the engine is really easy as there is no front...

Review: Evita

I have seen Evita on a previous occasion and enjoyed it, but this production, with its set , lighting and costumes  took it to a whole new level. On a touring show you normally end up with a a few card board boxes, and a pot plant as the main set, and are asked to...

Windows Update Error Code 0x80072EE2

The other day, I encountered a bizarre issue when performing a routine setup on a refurbished (read: practically brand new) Dell Studio laptop. The problem manifested itself when Windows Update was run; rather than successfully connect to the Windows Update server and...

MG Midget: Engine Removal – Stage 1

So today was a productive day, I had my 14 step guide to removing the engine, and  i started as it were at the very beginning. I had the engine out about 5 months ago so things should go pretty quickly Remove Fiberglass front end : Nice and easy on my car the front...

Review: Jackie

The plot is simple: The film follows Jackie Kennedy in the days when she was First Lady in the White House and her life following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, in 1963. It focuses on Theodore H. White’s Life magazine interview with...

Review: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie Edinburgh Playhouse 1st Feb 2017 When it comes to the soap or Reality stars of today, or for that matter yesteryear, named performers rarely excite me. This show was no exception  Michelle Collins (EastEnders, Coronation Street)  was playing...