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Jeff Leah@ 15:02 08-18-2020
Hi All
Just received confirmation that the Classic Car Show at Capesthorne Hall on 30th & 31st August will go ahead with various measures to safeguard social distancing requirements. Sue and I are hoping to be there on one of the days - most likely the Sunday rather than the Bank Holiday Monday. Hope everyone is keeping well and hopefully we can meet at CAFT on 6 September, and who knows maybe some of us at Capesthorne. Regards Jeff and Sue xx
Jeff Leah@ 08:16 07-22-2020
I guess we all know now what it's like to be a Tortoise coming out of hibernation and discover what has changed! In the absence of car shows I thought I would update my PC managed this but still struggling to update my ability to use it and get to grips with Windows 10. Looking forward to being able to see my Mum again - was last allowed to visit her on 22nd March and the welcome news is Nursing Homes are to start admitting visitors soon.
Now really hoping the rescheduled shows at Capesthorne Hall on 30 August and Bodrhyddan on 6 September do go ahead in some socially distanced form. Also enjoyed a haircut this week and now have a hairy face mask!
Best Wishes to all - Keep well and Safe Regards Jeff and Sue xx
Tony Hallworth@ 17:03 06-26-2020
Well the lock down has eased considerably, but I still am wary about going out. I think from a safety point of view it’s too much too soon. As we see on the tv as soon as you give a little freedom they take advantage and go mad after so long we don’t need another spike which I am sure will happen unless people use a bit more common sense.
Rant over what have you all been doing to keep occupiedhave you taken up any hobbies other than cars or are you like me now resigned to loafing about and enjoying the weather
Time for another G andT .look foreword to seeing some more interesting posts
Cheers keep safe Tony
Brian Richardson@ 12:02 05-24-2020
Hello all. I've typed this out once already but went to do something else then lost it. Anyway here we are in the mid sixties (days in lockdown that is). Think I'll try to get a job as an advisor, you can go where you want then it seems. Should have been going to Gawsworth Hall Young Timers Show tomorrow. That's a no show like every other but I haven't got a car to go in anyway. Still the welding's almost done I think. Moss are open again for telephonic orders ('collect it from the back door') so I should be able to get those springs, lever arm shocks; (should I stump up £300 for telescopic shocks on the rear and how much will they improve my track day lap times) handbrake cable, clevis pins and anything else I've forgotten for the rebuild.

Feelings of deja vu here. When I was sixteen I bought quite a good bike frame for 12 guineas. I kept in my bedroom for 12 months while paper round, Xmas, birthday and holiday monies funded the bits to turn it into a bicycle. I've still got it (the bike that is)
after 58 years.
I was going to rabbit on about reading up on Ethanol which seems to be coming up a bit recently (didn't know it had recreational uses!). But I think that had better wait as there's jobs what need doing.
All the best to everybody.
Brian and Jean
Graham Moores@ 11:32 05-01-2020
Hi all, hope everybody is ok and managing to survive the boredom. Looking forward to meeting all again as soon as possible. With reference to Tony's last post I add a product : Lucas Ethanol available from ebay to the first and last tank fill up every year and this keeps the petrol perfect without any harm to the fuel lines, tank or engine. If you add it to your tank before the next "essential shopping trip" in the car it will self mix and keep the petrol fresh until it is all used.
Best regards for all Graham.
Steve Rawson@ 14:36 04-29-2020
Well three cars sat there, not taxed or mot'd and looking as fed up and bored as i'm getting. I've done a couple of jobs on the Samba and am waiting for a fuel tank sender unit to arrive and see if it cures the erratic gauge readings, then give the beamer a polish and hope I can get it out before the end of the year.
Stay safe everyone - Steve
Update-sender unit just arrived.
Tony H@ 16:41 04-26-2020
Just spent two days polishing the Stag in the forelorne hope that I might get the chance to use it this summer.I still can’t understand why we can’t go out for a run as long as we don’t stop or take a car full of passengers . I suppose cleverer people than me made the decision so we will have to stick with it.Right moan over have you all sent on the the pics of your cars. I had a difficulty finding a decent pic because they’re in the camera and the battery is dead so this will have to do.I filled up the Stag ready for the spring nun in March so it’s sat there with a tank full of fuel slowly turning to varnish still it will run on it once I get it to start.
Hope everyone is keeping well and safe and looking foreword to more good weather at the end of the week
Cheers for now Tony
Jeff@ 17:06 04-19-2020
Hi All hope you are all keeping well and safe. Lovely weather and cheaper petrol that we just can’t take advantage of - we haven’t put any fuel in the cars since early March. Looking for permitted ways to take the old cars out we now use them for our shopping trips - took the MGTD to Tescos today - Pete and Tony note you can’t much shopping in your TD and coming back down the M67 a big bird got Sue but at least it missed the car’s paintwork! Not seen many modern classics about but assume many have not been taxed for the summer. Plenty of classic car programmes on TV and at least I don’t have to compete with football - nice to have some TV availability in the football season!
Tony H@ 10:08 04-18-2020
Well we’re all starting another three weeks of lock down.I don’t know about every one else but the last three wasn’t too bad although I still have a few jobs that have been waiting for ages but it’s difficult to raise the enthusiasm .I have worn out the charging lead for this IPad now waiting a replacement(hope it’s that and not the charging socket).Today I’m going to vac out the car.once I get out of this chair that is.Right that’s it I’m off cheers keep laughing and keep safe
Tony
Jean Richardson@ 10:55 04-16-2020
A belated Happy Birthday to Bernice Ann and Karen
steve pearson@ 13:17 04-13-2020
Happy Easter to all the gang
hope everybody is well ,Not Long Now Keep Batting
kind regards Steve Pearson
Steve Rawson@ 10:51 04-13-2020
R.I.P Sir Stirling Moss
Probably the greatest F.1 racing driver never to win the world championship!
Tony Hallworth@ 10:45 04-13-2020
Yes Happy Birthday to Bernice Ann and Karen . They say that the sun shines on the riteous well what a lovely day you’ve got We’ve been trying to keep busy but are running out interesting things to do.I’m presently trying go get my garage into some order but I know when
it’s finished I’ll never find anything again! Well it’s nearly coffee time. Let us know what you are all doing.Have fun and stay safe
Tony
William Collins@ 10:38 04-13-2020
Happy Birthday Bernice. Happy Birthday Ann. 22 now eh?
And a happy birthday wish to all the ones we missed as we had trouble on the computer recently. We are both keeping well but There is only so much gardening you can enjoy. Best wishes to all and keep safe Irene and Bill.
John Ogden@ 10:28 04-13-2020
First of all “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to the two birthday girls. Like many of our members the stress of being confined to quarters has been taking its toll as on certain occasions I’ve had to prise Linda’s fingers from around my throat! However, on the upside, we have managed to do many of the little jobs around the place that have been hanging around for far too long and we have realised that there are jobs we’ve no intention of doing (that’s if we’re being honest). Take care all! Cheers

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