Merged image of a V8 engine, Sherman Tank,  Clementine the Cat, and my MGA in the Alpes

VORD map

Cars: MGs, V8s, and Tanks

MGA restoration

MGA: details of the restoration I carried out on Helga my 1959 MGA 1600 Mk1. Also MGA Cooling problems, and adventures in the Alps. Also fun with fuel vaporisation, alternator wiring, hot starting, and making the seats comfortable.

MGB restoration

MGB Restoration: How I got carried away and did a V8 conversion on a 1970 MGB GT that was originally going to be a scruffy every day car.

MGB V8 Modifications

MGB V8 Conversion: A summary of what I'm doing to the MGB to make it go twice as quickly. This page leads to additional pages which give more details of the modifications: | Engine lowering | - | Engine Steady Bar | - | Weber 500 carburetor | - | Exhaust Manifolds | - | Wheelarch modifications for exhaust | - | Exhaust system | - | Fitting the R380 Gearbox | - | Shortening the gearlever remote | - | Front suspension telescopic damper conversion | - | Drawings of front suspension conversion | - | Setting up before rear suspension modifications | - | 4-link rear suspension | - | Panhard Rod | - | Coil over damper mounting | - | Upper trailing link mounting | - | Rear axle and propshaft | - | Door window frame modifications | - | Radio and speaker installation | - | Interior trim | - | V8 engine problems |- | Ride and ride heights |

609 Squadron Photographs including Images from Ramsgate, Broadstairs, and Drem, Photographs of pilots, Spitfires, early aircraft, a Handley Page Harrow, some bombs, and a book review.

Ralph and the big tank

Ralph and the Big Tank: An ex Israili army Super Sherman tank meets a Skoda. The Skoda will never be the same again. Complete with caption competition and emails of complaint.

Robert's Rochdale Repairs

Robert's Rochdale Olympic: Repairs Robert is making to the body of a very badly damaged Rochdale Olympic. Follow progress through 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Land Rover Chassis

Land Rover Chassis Swap - in a weekend!

Fire threatens VORD Garage

Firemen called to save the VORD Garage from destruction as a fire gets out of control on the farm.

VW Bus in deep water

VORD sinks a VW Bus during a tour of Europe many years ago.

Mobile Wood Mill

Mobile Wood Mill - big trees being made into big planks of wood.

Clementine's Renault 4 Garage OK, the Renault 4 stuff is no longer on this site - Clementine the cat stole it for the Renault 4 site. The new site includes a full restoration of a Renault 4 GTL.

Aston V8 Restoration

Aston V8 Restoration - Another offshoot from now to be found on it's own website.


Lucas Wiring colours - a handy searchable and sortable reference for British car enthusiasts.

Travel - Touring, Skiing and Parties


Tunisia 2006: Winter in Tunisia - Mosastir, Sousse and El Jem

Tour des Alpes

Tour des Alpes 2003: A grand tour in Helga the MGA together with a multi centre snowboarding holiday.

New Year 03

New Year 2003: Our New Year Celebrations at Loch Rannoch together with Extreme Jenga.


Oktoberfest 2002: A drinkers guide to the Munich Beer Festival.

McGonagall Night02

McGonagall Night 2002: A celebration of the works of William Topaz McGonagall, the great Dundee poet, on the centenary of his death.


Paris 2002: A few of us went to Paris for a leaving party - Nick has gone to work in Japan.

Burns Night 02

Burns Night 2002: Our alternative celebration of the works of that less well known Scottish poet. We were an amazing 3 months late this year and couldn't get hold of any Haggis so we had a barbeque.

Val d'Isere02

Val d'Isere 2002: Snowboarding and night life pictures from this years trip to the Alpes.

Morzine 01

Morzine 2001: Snowboarding from 2001 where John jumps over a tree.


Links to friends web sites (at the bottom of the Friends page).

About Me - Who is VORD?

about me - who am I?, where I live, family history with wartime photographs

About me: a few words about the VORD.

Where I live

Where I live: a few words about the farmhouse I live in. The best bit is that it has a barn for my cars.

Pheasant Pie

Pheasant Pie - Clive's country recipe

Breaking a wardrobe

The axe, the witch and the wardrobe - A short seasonal video (doesn't contain any witches).