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  1. 4 points
    Great day at Curborough even though i didn't have my car ready. Link to some pictures of the day. Its all raw and unedited! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1J9Bamuyr1NSpQvrshkTKf1SWOb4hGvVi Definitely got my mojo back to get mine finished now!
  2. 3 points
    Anyone got the CKC magazine? On page 14, they have an article on Stoneleigh, with a photo of our stand front and centre AND (obviously more importantly), my car right slap bang in the middle! This is about as famous as I get...
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    Onward up the banks of the Loire we travelled on the following day --- time for lunch said Stephen ( Its always time for another feast he says ) Parked up along side the river & went looking for a bistro/cafe/restaurant --- he spied one across the busy cross-road. Lunch ??? NON we closed 5 minutes ago. We spread out searching N-E-S-W of the junction & I spotted another eating establishment -- only 100 M away. We all piled in to this new venue -- they were happy to see 6 hungry English. The menu was as to be expected this far south -- just in french & no english version available. Never mind we are on a motoring adventure so meals are part of that. We all ordered & most decided on the " Cheese Salad" --- seemed a safe bet --- just something to tide us over until dinner ( & more wine ) Our meals arrived --- we all looked in amazement at the plates --- heaped high with RED CABBAGE & a few hidden pieces of cheese -- no other veg, just RED CABBAGE Although to be fair Mo said she found little (TINY) bits of ham. So that was it came to France & found probably the only place that served just RED CABBAGE for lunch. No pictures of this meal, we were too shocked -- but we were hungry enough to eat most of the plate. This is NOT the location of the Cabbage cafe.It was behind us as we left the area,full of cabbage.Our next hotel was somewhere near here, cabbage dulls the brain. The following day after many drinks & meals which did not contain any cabbage, we visited two chateau, bought wine at one & more wine at the other.Very impressive buildings, this is a dry moat 18 M deep. Such skilled craftmanshipPrecision gardening !! I've run out of space again. More tomorrow, can you wait ??
  4. 3 points
    To all attending, the club will be doing a BBQ for lunch. Burgers and hot dogs will be available for a small donation. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
  5. 2 points
    Cracking day, cheers all for organising it! I need to add suncream to the tool box! There were a couple spins and @Matt brown offering an off-road experience but everyone made it off the track ok! This event was 1 car at a time so the only danger is your right foot. Plenty of space to get it wrong and come out the other side ok as you find the limits of your grip/talent.....like I did haha
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    Hi everyone. So issues are fixed! Here is a run down... So fuel pressure regulator helped a bunch, new leads and spark plugs too. I took it to a local guy who works on old cars (even back to ~1930's stuff). It ended up with: a new battery (just to be safe). Carbs cleaned in a ultrasonic cleaner, reassembled and balanced. New coil Head removed, two exhaust valves were slightly bend (1000th), others weren't seated properly. New head gasket and bolts new cover gasket new timing belt ignition timing done. Now it runs perfect like a dream Thanks for all the advice!
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    Where was I ? At the chateau, yes; very beautiful ornate buildings. Shows what can be done if you own a large lump of France & grow tons of grapes. Would not like to be a craftsman there though, as soon as done one side of building the other side needs repair; due to the local soft white sandstone. The slates on the turrets are tiny (viewed from the ground) from a short distance they appear to be a bitumen covering, so close are the fit & over-laps.BIG HEAD!!!Hard top e-type not in good condition.Every stately home runs a classic car day.Older & better transport. We left the huge stately piles & purchased some more wine, fortunately Adrian's boot could hold a few dozen bottles. Another day, another drink or two before dinner.1923 Bentley at our hotel with a dozen modern ones.Lots of Bentleys to left & right of Florin. This hotel was just a few short miles from the port of Ouistreham for our journey home, a seven hundred mile round trip with not a single hick-up from Florin. Great time as usual, I like driving in France & Spain; the roads are so quiet compared to England; & the trip was shared with friends who guided us from point to point. Except when I over filled Florin with oil --- they were too polite to say but they were grateful when we travelled at the back of our small convoy. The Words, pictures & music may not be in exactly the right order, but the essence of our latest European Trip is there, many thanks guys & gals it was a pleasure for Mo & I.
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    V5 is here, car is already taxed so nothing left for me to do. Insurance sorted, Halfords for plates and the weathers looking good for my first drive out tonight
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    Some more photos taken by Phil D are added here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nn9lzq15yyu4fwa/AABFY2NzLwBEK5U7fBqdPcmOa?dl=0
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    Pretty hardcore mate. You live a way away. Be great to see you though Andi
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    Mines the orange mudguards to the right haha I’ll take that
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    fantastic day, loads of track time, lots of fun, few slides and wobbles finding the limits. Would highly recommend for the next one. some great pics steve. Thanks to Richiee for organising and thanks for Matt & Jasmin for supporting the even with BBQ, Tea & Coffee ETC
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    Oh yes the Ferrari got beaten, by a whole 4 seconds I believe. Regards Tim
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    Sorry about the multiple images, tried to delete but added more. Old age, 'puter illiterate --- blame falls & numerous bumps to the head.
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    They tend to be absolutely fine with you entering/leaving via the paddock gate, just avoid the start area and the run up to the curve - as you say, speeds, but also they like to keep the start straight in good surface condition for the competitors (ie. keep it free of oil spills/etc)... So enter onto track via paddock gate and immediate right.
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    I have now had the carb off. Fully cleaned and rebuilt. Timing set up with a strobe. Goes Great now. Lots of muck in the carbs new filters and what a difference. The engine note from 4000rpm now sings sweetly
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    Just a word of caution , make sure the adaptor go's from a large p.c.d. to your OMP wheel NOT the other way round. You will need to remove the horn slip ring from the Sierra wheel and refit to your boss.
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    Do you really need a detachable 'wheel? Never had any bother with Florin in the last 8 years & the only anti-thieft device is the steering lock --- if I remember to remove the keys. £120 is a lot of money, why not make or have made an adaptor plate to fit your new 'wheel to the boss in the pics?
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    Le Pelican at Vernantes was a one night stay so just a little sight seeing in the local area, Stephen & Adrian found an alternative mode of transport before the sun set on another good day in France with friends. We seem to have run out of room for more photos so will continue tomorrow , if possible.Just one of the beautiful sun-sets we enjoyed.Before another evening of drinks & a few bits to eat.
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    A rather tenuous link to our recent trip to the Loire Valley in central France. Our small crew had neither the finances or equipment necessary for a re-make of the submarine saga, so instead we opted for ------------------- "The Hunt for Red Cabbage" Many hours ,miles,wine & food were spent in our quest which started with our group meeting in Portsmouth prior to sailing with Brittany Ferries to St. Malo Our crew was myself & my wife Mo, Stephen Alwasser & Leslie, Adrian & Linda, we journeyed through the pleasant French country-side to our first hotel avoiding as far as possible the major roads as we were in no hurry . An average of 45/50 miles/hour allows for enjoying the views. Our hotel for the first two days & local views The crew, Mo is behind the lens. Day two we explored the vast River Loire , a very wide stretch of water with numerous sand banks, our captain pointing out all the local wild life --- but no "Red Cabbage" The following day was more motoring in beautiful weather & country-side to our next hotel. To be continued.
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    St170 with twin 45’s, running with mega jolt and VVT Pro. I have purchased ME100 now so next free day I will fit with base map. Thank you
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    Hi Guys, It will be a while before Im hopefully behind the wheel again but Sarah said she will bring me along again this time so see you all there Harry
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    Hi All, Just wanted to let you all know that my RH is almost ready to go back on the road. Check it here Click the link above to see the transformation from silver/yellow.. to bleu with diffusor.
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