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#378394 Leicestershire Area Meeting 15Th November 2017

Posted by Smig380 on 14 November 2017 - 08:47 PM in Events

Can't make it due to work commitment in London, sorry




#377416 Fitting Wipers For Mot

Posted by Smig380 on 07 October 2017 - 12:51 PM in Fitting & bodywork

I put a screen and wipers on a couple of years ago. Went for mini system on eBay as GBS were a bit pricey. It wasn't a quick job, hints on this blog were very helpful but beware your screen position may be unique to your car so there's a lot of trial and error positioning the wipers themselves and they had to be cut to size. Used a basic CBS washer bottle kit which was the easier part, but measure up your space for the bottle first as there are size options. The elation at getting an MOT pass was pathetically worth it though, best of luck !

If you opt to remove screen for a quick hit MOT don't forget to mount your wing mirrors somewhere.



#377414 Fitting Wipers For Mot

Posted by Smig380 on 07 October 2017 - 12:19 PM in Fitting & bodywork

I put a screen and wipers on a couple of years ago. Went for mini system on eBay as GBS were a bit pricey. It wasn't a quick job, hints on this blog were very helpful but beware your screen position may be unique to your car so there's a lot of trial and error positioning the wipers themselves and they had to be cut to size. Used a basic CBS washer bottle kit which was the easier part, but measure up your space for the bottle first as there are size options. The elation at getting an MOT pass was pathetically worth it though, best of luck !

If you opt to remove screen for a quick hit MOT don't forget to mount your wing mirrors somewhere.



#377123 Leicestershire Area Meeting 20Th September 2017

Posted by Smig380 on 20 September 2017 - 05:36 PM in Events

setting off now




#376015 Midlands Run To Wales 2017 Videos And Photos

Posted by Smig380 on 15 August 2017 - 04:29 PM in Kit car related

Glad the sun came out in the end, nice vid. Hope I'll be on the right side of the world for next year's




#375139 Leicestershire Area Meeting Wednesday July 19Th

Posted by Smig380 on 18 July 2017 - 06:24 PM in Events

Planning to be there



#375034 Hoodstock

Posted by Smig380 on 15 July 2017 - 05:42 PM in Events

Thanks to Andi for the brilliantly planned route and thanks to Kerry for the awesome pub venue. Sorry we can't stick around for the Barrie, hope you enjoy yourselves !



#374572 Hoodstock

Posted by Smig380 on 04 July 2017 - 07:05 PM in Events

Just back from hols, should be ok for the Saturday run and maybe even an overnight if M'll bring the van over




#373952 Leicestershire Area Meeting Wednesday June 21St

Posted by Smig380 on 16 June 2017 - 09:56 AM in Events

Apologies, I can't make next week as we are on hols in Florence.

 

Hope to make Bull's Head in July, at least it's far enough to warm up the Pinto !

 

If anyone's cruising in Leics. over the weekend please drop in on St Botolph's Festival at Ratcliffe on the Wreake Saturday 11am to 3pm for refreshments, although I know a lot of you are heading to Wales so hope you can make the most of the weather.

 

Simon




#372582 Leicestershire Area Meeting Wednesday May 17Th

Posted by Smig380 on 14 May 2017 - 06:08 PM in Events

If I can bodge a rear bracket for my new alternator in time I'll join you for a shake down run



#372457 Side Doors For Rh 2B

Posted by Smig380 on 11 May 2017 - 07:18 PM in Fitting & bodywork

Salut Olivier,

I found some side doors for my zero on eBay last year for less than half the cost with GBS. They would probably work on a 2B but an expert is welcome to contradict me. I can find the link for you if you're interested. Some of the local owners here are proud of their bricolage efforts too.

Bonne chance

Simon



#371691 Leicester To Stoneleigh

Posted by Smig380 on 29 April 2017 - 06:14 AM in Events

Was planning to but scuppered by my alternator packing up. Don't think I'll have the time even to swap in one of Derek's kind loan items, bit frustrating...



#371379 Stilton Run 2017

Posted by Smig380 on 24 April 2017 - 08:54 PM in Events

Glad you had fun. Gutted to break down when even Keith didn't ! Hope to get time to put an alternator on for a bit of Stoneleigh



#371170 Ford Sapphire Dohc Starter Motor

Posted by Smig380 on 20 April 2017 - 08:28 AM in Wanted

I have a spare 800w starter for a Pinto (ex Sierra) with a Type 9 gearbox if that's any use. Free if you come & pick it up.




#371131 Leicestershire Area Meeting Wednesday April 18Th

Posted by Smig380 on 19 April 2017 - 02:28 PM in Events

Thanks Keith, I'll pootle over when the dog's knackered. Nice to be able to warm the engine up this time, hope my oil change hasn't uncovered anything untoward. Meeting some Angolans will be an added bonus

Cheers

Simon



#371127 Leicestershire Area Meeting Wednesday April 18Th

Posted by Smig380 on 19 April 2017 - 01:39 PM in Events

Exactly what time is the meeting please ? Sorry to be confused but I've got to work around some serious puppy-sitting this week and he's too young to jump in the navigator's seat yet ! I can get there a bit after 4 if that's what Andi's cryptic message means

 

Cheers

 

Simon




#370939 Gbs

Posted by Smig380 on 13 April 2017 - 02:53 PM in Chit chat

Very exciting. When I had a think about this last year I reckoned putting Tesla gubbins on  was going to double the weight , so I look forward to what they'll pull together at Boughton. Could be a route to tax free hobby motoring !




#369843 Leicestershire Area Meeting Wednesday March 15Th

Posted by Smig380 on 15 March 2017 - 07:09 PM in Events

Apologies for tonight, M has a meeting and wehave a new Irish terrier pup to attend to ( my son has got a new job and gone back to West Bridgford!). See you next time



#367869 Stilton Run 2017

Posted by Smig380 on 10 January 2017 - 09:29 PM in Events

Hi Derek,

 

Please put me down for one at The Bell, I've got my paperwork for the run. Can I give you the deposit next Wed ?

 

Cheers

 

Simon




#367602 Rally Events

Posted by Smig380 on 03 January 2017 - 09:57 AM in Events

Some of us are doing the Stilton Cheese Run in April, have a look at the thread in the Events section of Forums for details. It is a bit up in the Midlands for you, though less than 10% of the cost of your Brighton run.

 

Cheers




#367580 Happy Hangover

Posted by Smig380 on 02 January 2017 - 08:11 AM in Chit chat

Sounds like great fun (that was the first single I ever bought). Just a mild 'geule de bois' for me as we had some folks round yesterday afternoon and a bit of decorum was required in the parsonage. HNY everyone

Simon



#367140 Leicestershire Christmas Meal 14/12/16

Posted by Smig380 on 15 December 2016 - 06:53 PM in Events

Mary and I had a great time and I echo the thanks to Andi and Claire

Simon and Mary



#366232 Leicestershire Christmas Meal 14/12/16

Posted by Smig380 on 04 November 2016 - 10:26 PM in Events

I can't make the next meet as I have boring meetings in the South of France. Mary's confirmed as my +1 for the Christmas meal so I'll email choices to Andi in the near future. Wish me luck for MOT tomorrow morning ! S



#366152 Some Of The Cars I've Owned

Posted by Smig380 on 01 November 2016 - 09:45 PM in Chit chat

Ha ha, I did have a GT6 in my youth !



#366106 Super Fog Specs

Posted by Smig380 on 31 October 2016 - 05:59 PM in Chit chat

The power of prayer I imagine, probably didn't notice the fog because they were distracted by a text :)