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by peterc
Tue May 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Silverstone Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Silverstone Classic

Yes, as expected I have just had an email to cancel the 2020 event. Apparently there will be instructions issued during June to allow you to either have a full refund or to roll it over till next year. Clive, as you wrote the first posting on this you could perhaps amend the title to read - Cancelle...
by peterc
Sun May 24, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Cranleigh Classic Car Show - CANCELLED
Replies: 2
Views: 3442

Re: Cranleigh Classic Car Show - CANCELLED

Hi guys, I have just had an email from the Cranleigh Lions team who have made the decision to cancel this years Cranleigh Classic. Their missive reads as follows. Owing to the continued ban on mass gatherings and the uncertainty surrounding the future of large public events, the Car Show Committee r...
by peterc
Sat May 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sods law
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Sods law

My monthly car mag EVO ran an advert for a free copy of Octane and the advert showed Kevin’s latest acquisition the Fomoco blue demo car COB 1B Naturally I phoned to get myself a copy. It’s just arrived but features other cars and not Kevin’s. Bother and other suitable ruder words. Should have guess...
by peterc
Sat May 23, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tasks during the lock down
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: Tasks during the lock down

Maybe it’s the angle of the photo as I thought the door top would have been lower towards the rear for more elbow room on the XK 140 Anyway, very nice and I’m sure you will make an excellent job of it. Hopefully you will be able assembly all the pieces in the best order and not find access difficult...
by peterc
Sat May 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tasks during the lock down
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: Tasks during the lock down

Can I guess at XK150 judging by the door top profile?
Will there be room to keep it in your enlarged garage or will one of the others need to depart?
Peter C
by peterc
Sat May 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tasks during the lock down
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: Tasks during the lock down

Ouch! Hope you haven’t damaged your chassis lugs that take the engine mounts like John C has. He found his had snapped! When I have finished my current bolting up task I will be getting into the pit to check for cracks in mine. Apparently Gerry saw fit to add a re enforcing gusset sometime after 199...
by peterc
Fri May 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tasks during the lock down
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: Tasks during the lock down

I glad to say that I am nearly finished with the re assembly after fitting the modified heads. It appears the sting is in the tail in so much as the last job of bolting the exhaust manifolds back up is proving the most challenging. By way of a warning to others if you have ever bumped a sleeping pol...
by peterc
Thu May 21, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lancia Stratos modernised copy
Replies: 16
Views: 177

Re: Lancia Stratos modernised copy

Jan says she thought you had those already!
Peter C
by peterc
Thu May 21, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lancia Stratos modernised copy
Replies: 16
Views: 177

Re: Lancia Stratos modernised copy

Agreed,
I have often thought given the spare cash what cars would I have in the garage. I then realise that all of my dream cars I have never even sat in let alone driven. They remain just a day dream. I suspect a number of them might be less than special when they are driven.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu May 21, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lancia Stratos modernised copy
Replies: 16
Views: 177

Lancia Stratos modernised copy

I have not particularly had any love for Ferrari’s as I feel they are like the prancing horse on the bonnet - a bit highly strung. I do however appreciate the engineering that goes into getting an engine to rev that well. So why oh why would you chose to cut up a perfectly useable F430 or the F430 S...