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  1. In Wasdale, English Lake District
    13 points
  2. After 11 years off the road and at least 3 years of restoration, my 30 year old is back on the road having passed its MOT this morning. Cosmetic bits to finish on the interior, suspension set up etc but it moves! Thanks to all the tips and guidance from this forum and members which has been invaluable.
    13 points
  3. Just a few pics of the 23 cars at our meet tonight! Of that number, 21 were Westfields, Chris's fantastic Midlana and a Lotus Elise........oh and a few of us in tin tops. Great turnout tonight, sorry I couldn't get to speak to all of you but thanks for coming, hope to see you all next time!
    12 points
  4. This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how you return your work gear when you’ve packed it all in! 😄
    12 points
  5. a small video of where the Lola is at as of today please excuse the commentary chris
    12 points
  6. Took a trip out to the local cider mill today and made it a 47 mile round trip with a pub lunch😋 Beats going to work 😎
    11 points
  7. Made it back home safely in the end. Fuel pump packed in as we left the garden centre. Spluttered to a stop just before the first roundabout in Ashbourne. There was no clicketty-clack from the fuel pump. Checked fuse and it was fine. Checked wires were still connected and they were. So assumed that fuel pump had packed in. RAC man checked over the car and established that there was power to the fuel pump so it was that that had given up the ghost. Just had to wait for a trailer then. Was quite warm so waited under a nearby tree. Thanks to those who stopped from the club. And especially the lady who brought us a couple of cans of pop because she passed and thought we looked thirsty! At least it is a quick and easy fix and shouldn't keep us off the road at all.
    11 points
  8. Thanks for coming everyone, nice to meet all the new faces and I hope everyone managed to get home safely without cooking too much. We had the 'Andy cake off' and without a doubt it was Andrew-ABC who was the winner, with Andy-aeg coming in second, leaving Andy Westwood a challenge on his next visit. The boyish good looks will have to be on top form, oh and ordering a double sized piece of cake helps too. Here are the rest of my photo's, please add yours too. At Fairway's Garden Centre, Ashbourne our meeting place this morning. Thank you to Dave and Ian for trying to sort out my engine woes, I think you are right about the air leak on the manifold, there is a big sooty section on the right throttle body. Good job Ian has 3 arms and can be a brolly dolly as well. We went our run out on the back lanes of Dove Dale which were just wonderfully empty, skirted Bakewell to finish at Quackers Cafe for cake. Our resident cat, Bagpuss, was missing from Ian's bonnet today, good job that I dressed accordingly, although I don't think I would do well on the bonnet! The Westfield Tractor, like a Lamborghini one only better Another cracking Peak District run out, thank you for joining us and hope to see you next time XXXXXXX
    11 points
  9. Between Tan Hill and Barnard Castle
    11 points
  10. Drove the Westfield to work today. Slipping away early to visit a customer. 😉 I stumbled across this Farm.
    11 points
  11. Out and about in Stratford on Avon at my favourite pub - what a difference a year makes
    11 points
  12. Nothing is NOT AN OPTION, so it’s pointless to even discuss. Our word as a Club has already been given to other parties (not Stoneleigh) for whom we’ve made clear commitments. It’s a question of what our amazing team can pull off in the time available, and what support the Club has from the members. There are many things, compressed time scales aside, that they need to take into consideration, but as soon as announcements are ready to be made, they’ll make them. We have sign up sheets as per usual, for volunteering, but again, until we know what Stoneleigh can provide, and precisely what format the event will operate in, we can’t set out the sign up forms. Please be patient, and please be understanding. The Club is aware that the timing will clash for some, is short notice for others, and that we will have members who do not feel able to attend events like that in person just yet. That’s OK.
    11 points
  13. Spent a good amount of time on some of my favourite Welsh roads today. The Royal Air Force came out to show their approval too.
    11 points
  14. This is obviously going to be a build of sorts but before I do lets start at the beginning...... I built my first Wessie in 1998 and registered it as a 'Q' in 2000. It had a Zetec 1800 to start with but at the end of the 12 years of ownership it was 2 LTR with head work and cams but always had twin Webers, Oh how I loved the noise. I did a few track days and a couple of sprints and the car ended up stripped out and it was like driving a trolley jack, awesome on the track but awful on the road. I sold that as it sat in the garage with bikes that I also tracked and raced so the Wessie was surplus so I sold it. Moving on 18 months my wife hated me racing bikes so after a lot of grief I sold everything and built car number two an S2000 powered one with shed loads of carbon full cage and throttle bodies which was the dogs doodars but everywhere I went it rained and it just annoyed me so after owning it for three years I sold it for what I paid for it....and built another. Number three is based on a MX5 MK2 but I'm only using the drive train, all bodywork, electrics, interior are new now I love the 1800 with 150 BHP and it goes great but needs a bit if bite. I thought about super charging and it would be a great project but I wouldn't get the induction roar of throttle bodies that I'm used to. I thought about turbo and it would be a great project but there lies a problem. Please forgive me on this bit but this is based purely on my opinion.....Not a fan of turbos in kit cars. Bike powered ones OK but the induction noise is pants, too much low end torque to chuck you off on islands and what's with the pops and bangs? Maybe I should have paid more attention to fast and furious. Remember....Turbos are for men who want a V8 but don't like to feel the rumble through their vaginas. Again......Personal opinion🙂 So I want a project that has a bit of a challenge, adds a bit of occasion IE noise and attitude and a bit more wallop to boot would be nice so with everything Wessie related that I have experienced I have opted for....... And for those who may not know that's a AJ30 engine. 3 LTR V6 out of a Jaaaaaag, what's not to like. If its the ideal upgrade for a MX5 then its ideal for me and I might get a bit more oomph while I'm at it. Now I am a bit of an engine tart so its going to need a serious makeover.
    10 points
  15. Scorching hot in Wales yesterday! Had to take the bonnet off after a particularly fun section of road.
    10 points
  16. Slight distraction this weekend from jobs on the car!
    10 points
  17. Enjoyed going to work today and the long way home 👍🏼👍🏼
    10 points
  18. It’s been a while since joining one of @Julie Hall - Joint Peak District AO runs, great to meet up with all of you today. Wow was that a hot day!!
    10 points
  19. Popped over to a local classic car meet on Tuesday night with @jumbojackand then got drenched on the way home 😂
    10 points
  20. I don’t really want to enter into an argument but I feel that the members should simply accept with dignity what is offered by the club volunteers and not complain. Just be thankful that we have volunteers and an event to go to and enjoy.
    10 points
  21. Wow out for 11 hours today with John and Kermit. What a brilliant day, the forecast said dry with a possible rain showers but off we went heading to applecross on the west coast. Fuelled up and stopping for a bacon roll we headed north and then westwards, on brilliant open sweeping roads through the glens, a wee bit of iffy road surface just before strathcarron where it was refuel and a nature break, before heading over applecross pass where to our surprise we got a clear blast up to the car parks, brilliant. From here it was on to applecross and then upto shieldig apart from a bike holding us up a wee bit there was again very little traffic to impede our progress. On towards kinlochewe and some very courteous drivers allowed us to have some fun along the way…. Then disaster…… the cake shop is no more 😪 so we had soup and coffee before turning east and heading homewards. We did stop off in Forres where we had a chippy and ice cream to make up for no cake lol All in all a brilliant day out with a great mix of driving, scenery and excellent company, happy days
    10 points
  22. Thanks all for giving me a hand. My relatives(Father's consin) running sushi restaulant in London. I want to go to the United Kingdom at least once. I'll try asking question after seeing the log. Everyone's story is interesting! Thanks. My westfield and my son.
    10 points
  23. 229bhp and 215lbft at the hubs. 190-200lbft now available from 2000 rpm.
    9 points
  24. The Stoneleigh show is the 28th and 29th August. After last year’s show was cancelled, this is an opportunity to get together, meet old friends and enjoy the best kit car show in the country. Our stand will be as good as ever, with some slight changes. Our marquee supplier has gone out of business, so we will have a smaller, more affordable marquee. Tea and coffee and cake will still be provided, but no hog roast this year. Overnight camping is available as always. Westfield Sports Cars will have a stand in one of the halls, always good to have a chat with the factory and they usually bring along parts at discounted prices, just as a temptation. So the date for your diary is 28th and 29th August, see you there. John.
    9 points
  25. Well ! What a scorcher ☀️ thank you all you our fun in the sun, here’s a few of our pics from the day engineers hiding under a brolly !! the quiet back roads the big blue sky and a nutcase waving his arms about 🤪 take care folks until next time luv Andy & Becky ps BillyP jnr and snr we’re still hiding in the shade waiting for the truck of shame to come and take them home, hope it wasn’t much longer 🙄
    9 points
  26. Somewhere in Perthshire.
    9 points
  27. Last time I posted on this the car was a chassis on tressles. Now almost IVA ready, Iam itching to go out 😎👍🏼
    9 points
  28. It’s going to be different but it is what it is. if you want to come….come if you want to help……help if you think it’s not for you this time or have other plans……not an issue But we need to be positive and make the most of we can do, not be full of doom and gloom with the naysayers
    9 points
  29. 5 3/4 carbon headlights First Prototype made still alot to do with the tooling and perfecting the laying up but looking good
    9 points
  30. Pleased with my work. Just replaced poorly fitted rubber edging on the rear wheel arch protectors. Liked this edging on a fellow members car. All the best HB
    9 points
  31. Here goes with another build diary....... Some background .... thanks to @SteveB21. I saw his chassis on trestles in late Jan, with the fuel and brake lines in, and thought out loud "Hey I'd like to do that". Much to my surprise this was met with no resistance by anyone including my wife! Whoops ... I better read a bit more before committing to anything :-)! After reading @SteveB21's diary and also @Benrobson2999 @MikeJG @BobMet 's and a few others I paid a deposit in the 2nd week in April and was given the 3rd week in June as a pick up date! I got the chance to visit the factory when picking up @SteveB21's body work to see the collection starting for my car! Got the garage tidy enough on one side.... And picked up on the 3rd week in June only to go on holiday for 2 weeks!! Managed to get this far without buying anything much except the trestles and a completely useless 200kg dolly with wheels which broke as soon as the engine touched the side of it on the tail lift! We had to drag the engine on some carpet from the van to the garage! So I have just returned from holiday and will continue another day...... IMG_6960.pdf IMG_6960.pdf
    8 points
  32. A bit of a charge about topped off with lard and a sunset! Bloomin marvellous!
    8 points
  33. I nearly got the 'sponge of shame' as I had a fuel leak this morning. New hoses and clips ordered ready for next weekend. It's one of those days I think, at least everyone got home safe. The photo's are lovely, we create quite a queue at a junction so that also makes for a good photo opportunity that I don't get. I will do that again where I give out a postcode for further on in the route, then at least we have a good chance of staying together. You all did well today, we must have looked quite a sight in a long line of cars.
    8 points
  34. Hi, we can’t make it because we’re here Catch you all soon luv Andy & Becky
    8 points
  35. Not much to report today. More cleaning of parts, wire brushing and painting but the new crank seal came so the crank pulley is back on.
    8 points
  36. So it’s been a long 6 months and came very close to giving up but after a engine rebuild amongst other changes its on the road and trying to get use to it 😬😬 big thanks Ricky Betty , rlm and to all that helped still got a few issues to sort mainly running hot but we will see how it goes at blyton
    8 points
  37. Not much physical doing over the weekend but loads of 'how to' things going on. Emailed off the Rocketeer who make the conversion kit to fit the AJ30 into a MX5 and Bruce got back to me yesterday with a price list so order placed, just need to sit back and wait now. Decided to make my own exhaust and engine loom. Both of these I have never done but @Steve (sdh2903)has been pointing me in the right direction. The inlet system will have to change as the Jag inlet manifold is huge so @CosKev knows a man that has a ST200 inlet that as the best of the bunch and will also fit under the bonnet. I know you all like pictures so here's where we are so far... Shiny,
    8 points
  38. Cars are all stickered up for Steve 🙂
    8 points
  39. popping in to see @Jim cunliffe
    8 points
  40. On the way back from MOT today, all good with no advisories😊
    8 points
  41. Selling my Westfield 11. A very special car in my opinion being one of the first cars ever to be produced at Westfield and ordered in red. 20k miles kit was purchased in 1982 and retains the 1967 age related plate that was fitted to the donar Mg. Power plant is a fully rebuilt 1600cc Lancia engine with larger cams and twin 40 Webber’s. Lots of interesting history with the car and lots of spares inc spare engine and gearbox. £22500 anymore information please contact me. located just north of Lichfield, staffs David 07836 22 55 06
    7 points
  42. Back on the dyno just to check the map after the engine swap. Chris the mapper had done some remote tweeks with the ecu hooked up to the laptop and then by 4g to get the map close until he could fit me in. I did also chuck in the new injectors seeing as though it was going on the dyno. All is well. Didn't make any more bhp but after playing around with the vvt settings he gained around 50-60 torques between 1500 and 2500 which is certainly noticeable. Chris still thinks it's got more to give up top but could be being held back by the exhausts or the inlet, but it's plenty lively enough for now until I get the throttle body project up and running again.
    7 points
  43. What great day thank you Julie and Glen. The route was great the was great and of course the company was great too. We meet Billy on the side of the road about 200 yards from the garden centre on the way home. (15.00hrs) wait for the AA truck. Hope you didn't wait much longer Billy.
    7 points
  44. At a bit of a standstill whilst waiting for parts. Somethings will have to wait until the engine sits in the car and I can get some exact dimentions. One this I can start is the engine side of the engine mounts. The offside is simple enough. The nearside needs a bit more input as you can see it covers the oil filter location so it will have to be shaped to suit. There is another mounting hole that I can pick up but it is at an angle I'll have to get a spacer machined for both sides welded on but I'll have to take it into work to use the TIG. Engine looks fairly respectable now.
    7 points
  45. “Alterations to your Westfield” Often born from necessity, a must have upgrade or in my case a personal dislike. Whilst I have been attending the many regional meetings, some lucky members have kindly listened to me sharing a few minor blemishes with my purchased Westfield. Nothing critical, but I notice them regularly enough to make me want to explain them away or attempt to hide. Today I would like to show you how I have resolved one of my dislikes. A common area for gel coat problems on a Westfield is the join between the sides and the rear boot. (FW) I have seen several with signs of cracking. Several members have covered this area in some way. The builder of my vehicle decided to remove a little of the body work to prevent this cracking. Whilst I share the sentiment I am not happy with the look. Mission hide! Initially I simply covered with a square. Today however I installed my solution. A plastic corner angle covered in a Carbon Vinyl Wrap & finished with the same edging placed on the wheel arch protectors. I am now very happy with the finished look. Please do share your similar alteration stories. Especially those that “get us out of Jail” Others to follow. All the best HB
    7 points
  46. *apologies to members with a Westfield equipped with the steering column from an Allegro
    7 points
  47. Second jab, nice day, it would be rude not to take the car
    7 points
  48. From this weekend at Croft
    7 points
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