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TheBean

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  1. I am just in the process of updating all our platforms, your quick to see that yes, show has been postponed due to weather. We have limited hard standing so public would be parki g on super soft grass and this isn't a viable option. New date to be announced soon.
  2. That's great you will have the car back. Your right, the weather looks a bit hit and miss at the moment. If yiur feeling brave or it improves then it would be great to see you there. If not we should catch up on a nice day for a blat some time.
  3. Wetayer looks to be improving, so fingers crossed. Exhibitors can arrive between 8am and 9.30am. Gates to the public open at 10am. Hope that's OK.
  4. Fingers crossed, if not, next time!
  5. Hey everyone! Just a heads up, show is still going ahead and looking to be a great turnout! If you are hoping to show with us, let me know here or by email Events@owstonhall.com Exhibitors get a free lunch and drink to say thanks for coming along. Exhibitors to arrive between 08:00 - 09:30. Gates to public open at 10:00, show to run down by 16:00. Hope to see a few of you guys there!
  6. Thanks for that info, I will contact them. Not going to do a sprint section for 2021, keeping it small and simple. But for 2022 when we plan to make is a 2 / 3 day event we will definitely be taking a much better look at getting that sorted!
  7. Brett gets my vote. I know him personally and he has worked on a friend of mines pinto in the past, work was good and he's a nice chap.
  8. Ok so.... Event confirmed as 8th August, starting 10am. Exhibitors will be offered a free drink on arrival and lunch will also be provided by the hotel. If you would like to show your car then drop me a PM and I will get you allocated. Hope to see a few of you there!
  9. I will certainly keep everyone posted as the details become clearer. Date is set for 8th August!
  10. Hey guys, One little thing I want to iron out with my car, everything else seems good. When driving along, if I am cruising with my foot barely on the throttle she coughs through the carbs, I assume this is something to do with the switch from idle to main jets? Difference to big or something like this? Runs well at idle and runs well when accelerating/ keeping some power on for hills, just happens when floating on the peddle, say cruising through town at 30mph or similar.... Any advice is much appreciated.
  11. UPDATE - Event date looks like it will be Sunday 8th August. Those of you that are interested in showing off your cars, drop me a message and I can get more details over to you as they come in! Everyone welcome!
  12. I semi agree. I do think that one offs and more unique vehicles do grab more attention but kids do love to come and see that car from the tv they hear so much about or have on their wall. This is why as much as we have super cars available from our members I also want kits and hot rods there too as I feel this will broaden the appeal. I have spoken to a few people and it looks like we will be going ahead in August some time. Likely a Sunday. Just one day this year with the plan to make it a 3 day event in 2022 once things settle down and we have time to build an official brand, webpage and sop forth for the event. Watch this space for the date in the coming days.
  13. Yes we are looking into all of that side of things at current. It would really finish the event off if we could do it but as its only a 1/4 mile section we have to weigh up the input to output. Just by floating the idea by some of the golf club members here we have a potential lineup of 10 supercars inc Several Ferarri, Porsche, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and more. One of the members 'MAY' be interested in bringing his F40 down for show but is less inclined to bring his La Ferarri and who can blame him, its worth well into 6 figures!
  14. I am sure we can do something on room rates for people showing cars. I want to make this happen in 2021 but may be sensible to do it in 2022. Its just a floating idea at the moment but I think it has scope to become quite a good event. Like you say, a mini Goodwood.
  15. Hello Guys and Gals, I have this vision of doing a kit car weekend here at the hotel and golf club I work at. The idea would be for people bring their cars, show them and generally have a good time. We have loads of space for showing and I have an idea in my mind of using one of our entrance roads for potential timed ‘high speed’ runs, the road isn’t overly long but enough to have some fun doing timed Point to Point. The idea would also be to advertise to the public and to get a turn out of a few hundred people over the weekend. Several of our Golf Club members have supercars and similar and are showing an interest in getting behind this idea. Do you think this may be something our local members may be interested in attending? We are based in Owston, Doncaster, DN5 0LP. It would be great to hear your thoughts and if you think members might be interested.
  16. I that's what I have fitted and it's aboit 30mm bellow the gearbox bell housing. I have raised the engine up on the mounts but the rocker now knocks the peddle box so I'm looking back down the shorter sump route. It work as it is but it's not ideal so tempted to swap my alloy one out. Not sure yet.
  17. Looking for a pinto 2.0 sump. Shortened. With or without big wing. Side drain bung. This is to fit my Robin Hood S7. I have found a company that sells them with no exchange unit (premier motorsport developments) but having heard pretry horrific reviews about their service and items never showing up I don't fancy sending them £170 for potentially nothing.... Open to a new or used unit.
  18. Hey guys and gals, Now that the sun is poking its head out from behind the wintery clouds and the car is ready for action once again its time to head out on the open road. I am based in Doncaster and was wondering if anyone can offer any decent routes or roads for a local blast around? I often head out to the peaks climbing so am familiar with the roads around the peaks beyond Sheffield / Eccy road. I am looking for some more local stuff that if I just fancy a 1hr blat after work or whatever, I can. All advice much appreciated!
  19. OK wow, what a difference! I have my car back!! So I headed out today and took toolsdl to adjust my vernier, I tried advancing it slightly, sluggish performance. I the retarted it, holy moly, what a difference!! 1st gear, spin up, 2nd gear spin up... How she used to be! I kept retarding until I hit the max adjustment so decided to head back to the garage, remove the cam belt, move the vernier one tooth and the reset back to zero. Headed back out and made a few minor adjustments but the difference is night and day to before I did this.... SO SO SO PLEASED TO HAVE MY CAR PERFORMING AS SHE USED TO. THANKS NICK!!
  20. OK so I thought I would update the thread with my progress. I removed the coilovers and if I went any further they would have been hitting the top over bumps making the ride terrible so left them as they were. My next move was to remove and raise the engine mounts. I removed them, cleaned them and realised I could only gain a few mm if I just raised the engine on the 'spike' so opted to raise the entire block. I did this and now have some great clearance under the car, I would say its almost double what I had which is now plenty. I will be looking at a more 'professional' way to raise the mounts but getting a custom CNC cut mount raiser plate cut. This will ensure the loading is evenly spread to avoid any additional stress anywhere. Just waiting on my low profile oil filler cap to arrive and I can then get back out in her. Thanks to all for their input and advice.
  21. Good shout, I only saw the fancy chrome one which looks lovely but the price less so!
  22. Oh, I already have the short ones, have done for months. Just never shifted these ones when I removed them. Thanks anyway!
  23. Looking to raise my engine a bit so need one of the low profile oil filler caps for my pinto. No real preference to colour or anything.
  24. As new condition. Came with my new carbs but needed shorter ones. 3 available. Genuine weber items. Total length 100mm
  25. I may look at a lower profile filler cap too. As that will allow me to raise the engine a good extra inch or so.
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