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About alantoon

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  • Birthday 06/29/1950

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    Robin Hood 3a.
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    Alan Dawson

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    Cramlington, Northumberland

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  1. Due to holidays and other commitments the bulk of the usual members attending are unable to make the meeting this month, so it would seem sensible to cancel the meeting for this date and make a special effort to attend the the monthly meeting at the Old Farmhouse, Darlington on the 10th of October.
  2. Even if it is correctly registered it could cost you a fortune getting all the bits and pieces together to build it, so a rolling shell is only worth it if you have access to most of the parts. Personally I would look for one that is built but requires work it could work out better.
  3. Allan ,I am sure you realise that any holday taken during term time without permission from the department head will be liable to a financial penalty and I would never dream of being swayed by any offers of liquid refreshment to give said permission, See you Wedensday, Alan
  4. Hi Daniel we are there from 7-30 and are usually there till at least 9-30 as those that go have a fair distance to travel home.
  5. Its the monthly meeting on Wedensday and we wou;ld like to see a few more members at the Church Mouse Waldridge, Chester le Street, DH23RJ. Waldridge, Chester le Street, DH23RJ. It is so long since we have soon some members I have forgotten who is in the club, and I rave never met most of the new members, Lets not let the area die, if we had a few more active members I would arrange more, Alan If you come along you will get the chance to see the class winning car from the recent Cumbrian Classic at Dalemain House
  6. Sorry Allan I won't be able to make this one I thought it was next week so I started doing some maintenance on the car. See you at the next one, Alan
  7. I have a Robin Hood 3a with Protech coilovers 10.5 tnch open length and 9 tnch 180 lb springs which I feel are too stiff so I am considering going down to 160 lb springs . I am also thinking of dropping down to 8 inch length springs as at the moment I have no preload on the springs and the car is sitting too high (6.5 inches in front of rear beam mounting) does this make sense?
  8. Great to see everyone at the meeting last night, especially nice to see Harry looking so well and on the way to recovery. See you all next meeting. Alan
  9. It's that time again for our monthly meeting at the Church Mouse, Waldridge, Chester le Street, DH23RJ. It would be nice if some of the new members came along to the meeting so we could put a face to the webpage profile. Hope to see a good turnout. Alan
  10. I had the same problem once, I sprayed a small burst of WD40 into the switch and it cured them.
  11. alantoon

    Exmo Vs SS 2B

    The Exmo doesn't handle like a pig, I had mine for 5 years and really enjoyed the whole time with it, OK is not in the same league as the more expensive kits bot for a first intoduction into kit cars it is good fun especially if you can buy it at the right price. if you do decide to go for it the main place to watch is where the front end joins the bulkhead this is where mine eventually failed but that was after almost 60000 miles.
  12. Thanks to all who managed to turm out for the meeting last night, really enjoyable meeting, I had a really good drive down and back despite the usual road closures and diversions- I saw parts of Newcastle last night that even I didn't know existed, 110 miles round trip in the kit in t-shirt weather , whats not to like Hope to see you all at the next meeting at the Church Mouse Chester le street in a couple of weeks time.
  13. I live about 60 miles away if that's any help
  14. alantoon


    We have a meeting on Wednesday at Darlington, come and join us see the post for details, Alan
  15. Hi Allan' I would like to come down but I am waiting to see what the weather warnings we have actually come to anything. A sign of old age -loosing things ! I will let you know nearer the time if I am coming down
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