Customized Suzuki Intruder in French village
Photo: Copyright © 2014 Eelke Blok

No more comments and overall update

It has been a long time since the last update, as usual. I have been extremely busy. Demelza asked me to develop a site for her to get some professional presence on the web. It's coming together nicely, but between my job and the day to day work at the Mini Seven Club site I have very little time left for some development work. Something else that has been bothering me are spam comments on this very blog, so I switched off commenting completely.

CSS Woes

Recently, I've changed the way sponsors are displayed on the site of the Mini Seven Club Nederland. I used a fair bit of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for this, and I ran into two strange problems; it was no longer possible to select text in Internet Explorer, and text on the phpBB forum would be positioned incorrectly. Because it was hard to find information on these problems, I'm posting it on my blog, so that it may be helpful to others.

Koppie koppie

Het is wat laat om het te melden, maar sinds vorige week zondag zit de door Joost bewerkte kop op de Cooper. Uiteindelijk zijn er voor alle vier de inlaatkleppen klepzittingen in gegaan, omdat de andere kleppen ook niet goed gesneden waren (het was alleen niet zo duidelijk als bij die ene). Joost heeft ook wat tovenarij losgelaten op het flowen van de kop en hij denkt dat de kop op zich al een flink verschil moet gaan maken.


It's a bit late to report, but last sunday, the overhauled cylinder head as created by Joost went back on the white Cooper. In the end, valve seats went in for all four inlet valves, because the other valves were not properly cut either (was just not as apparent as with the one valve). Joost also performed some magic on the flowing of the head, and reckons the head should already make a good difference.