a bit more safety

and better for the car…I have put another pair of axle stands under the car, ahead of where the axle should be…this means there is no ‘bend’ in the chassis, as happens when there is just one pair of stands at the back…with just the pair at the back, the doors rub a tad when you open and close them: now, with the extra pair taking much of the weight, the doors are fine.

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Mog on holiday

It used to happen around this time of year…the dry stone wall affair, Beecher’s at Aintree, a couple of sprints/hillclimbs, but this was totally uncalled for! Took the axle and all the bits to Billy Bellinger’s yesterday, had a very informative chat with one of the engineers there…just now got to wait a few weeks now, until it’s fixed…
Here the bits are, ready to go…

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the joys of motoring!

driving back from Sheffo last night, along the newly resurfaced A61, all of a sudden, the headlights went out! No dipped, no main beam, but when pulling the arm thingy towards me, as in used for flashing, the main beams worked.

I HATE VEHICLE ELECTRICS!!!

The Landie is now at Excell Automotive. They are superb problem solvers!

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Any decent welders around?

Found the root cause of my axle noise and lockups…

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warning!!

Don’t stand in front of a hydraulic hub puller that is under a lot of tension!

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Clowne Motor Club

Today, 14th July was the Annual Clun run, a 100 mile round trip taking in lots of country roads and lanes in the area, following the instructions in the tulip guide, This was the 9th they have organised, and the 7th I have taken part in…usually in the Mog, but today in the Landie! On our return to Clowne, we get lunch, and there is a car show. Always well-attended, and great fun. Thanks to Chris Mills, my regular navigator. Pics following show just the start, and some of the cars at the show, though not all have taken part in the run…
nice refreshing pint at the endPorscheCobraratty VWCorvetteVauxhall CrestaJaguarsignature collecting Jagreally a motor bike kit car  JSV

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New bonnet strap!

Mog now sports a new matching bonnet strap…the previous one had become excessively play-worn!

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busy weekend

A couple of shows: on Saturday, the Coal Aston Gala, for which I made a quick clip-on table for the Mog to display wares for sale, and managed to sell a few nest boxes, Christmas trees and notepads, and on Sunday to the Ridgeway Car Show, but this time in the Landie, and managed to sell a few old car spares! The sales funded my habit!

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Wildlife Camera

a brilliant thing….Originally set it up as we thought we had a hedgehog in the garden. Well…not only hedgehogs..

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Sheffield Steam Gala

was this weekend…steamies, model steamies, tractors, classic cars, trucks, stationary engines, birds of prey, even a mint VeloSolex and Landies…and ice creams! A great couple of hours here… Superb waffle cone, very nice oatie biscuit thingie,but didn’t see anyone I knew. A must place to go next year with a gang of us…

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