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alantoon

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About alantoon

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    North East Area Secretary
  • Birthday 06/29/1950

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    Robin Hood 3a.
  • Full name
    Alan Dawson

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    Male
  • Location
    Cramlington, Northumberland

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    alandawson1@sky.com

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  1. An enjoyable night at the Church Mouse on Wedensday, half the members attending came in their Kits which was pleasing. Allan brought along a prspective new member Pebbles originally from Barking and she seemed to enjoy the evening although she seemed a little ruff and if she got behind the wheel of a kit she could end up getting her "collar felt". She did enter into the Halloween spirit and enjoyed the treats on offer. Ok I'll get my coat
  2. 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. I will be there in the Kit as usual.
  3. I am going to make my own as the ones I have seen seem to be way too expensive for what they are, will probably end up making a couple try them out and then modify out any problems . It will be much stiffer than the standard but I don't know how stiff I can go before noise and vibration become a problem.
  4. Winter to do list Finish rebuild on spare engine Fit bike carbs Fit new engine Modify And fit new gearbox mount Remove seats and relocate seatbelt mounts Fit new seatbelts Fit new carpet. Modify handbrake lever mount to lower the front of the lever Make new steering cowl Modify steering boss and fit new wheel Repair rear subframe to floor mounts Tidy wiring behind dash and recover dash Fit a rear fog light Repaint panels All to be done without the aid of a garage and without having the car off the road for more than three consecutive days
  5. I am coming down and I hope that i can get Harry to bring his car down as well anyone who wants to come down I will be leaving Cramlington at 6pm and I will be travelling down the A19 and stop at the Shell garage just after Sunderland sometime between 6-20 to 6-30 anyone who fancies going send me a message and we can make firmer arrangements. Hope all is well with you Allan, see you Thursday,
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. I had the same problem once, I sprayed a small burst of WD40 into the switch and it cured them.
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