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  3. Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AO

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  1. 17 points
    FINALLY. After shielding since mid-March I could wait no more. Blat in the hot sun to a country pub, a big burger and a pint of Peroni in the pub garden, just like normal. So good to once more drive my gorgeous baby and stretch her legs, to grin like a loon and feel human, even if it was technically two days early (screw it). Happy days that I wondered if I’d ever see again.
  2. 16 points
    A huge thank you to @Andy Banks , our freshly retired and illustrious former Chairman, for all your hard work on behalf of the club. You’ve done a top class job in both good times and bad, especially during this worldwide crisis. We also remember your sterling work before that and famously as the man who saved Stoneleigh at short notice and improved it several fold. Well done mate 👍👏 I hope you’ve found the experience to be as enjoyable and rewarding as I did, and I look forward to sharing a few jars, stories and laughs with you at Stoneleigh next year. 🍺🍺 Thanks as well to @John Dolan - Chairman for stepping forward to take on the mantle of Chairman. I know you’ll join me in agreeing that he’ll do a great job for us all and we look forward to the future - well done, sir. Best of luck to you! Just think - soon you’ll look just as handsome and distinguished as Andy and I (recent photo below):
  3. 14 points
    Today in the North Yorkshire Moors.
  4. 13 points
    New top bracket made in mild steel with radi in the corners- Steel bush pressed into Alternator lug All bolted back together and absolutely no rock on alternator in bottom bracket. Top bracket will removed and given a coat of paint after road testing
  5. 12 points
    Loaded onto trailer ready for journey back home, Outside Barony Castle Hotel after great weekend on Lowlands Mystery Tour, over 200 miles covered yesterday, thoroughly recommend this event, hopefully another one next year.
  6. 11 points
    Winnats pass today what a great day to be driving round the peak district. Out with my daughter we had a brilliant day and yes that is a 2CV actually making it up Winnats pass.
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  9. 10 points
    High in the hills looking down on lockdown land 😭😭😭.
  10. 10 points
    Evening chippie run out to Mersea Island with @Kevin (Mr T) and Jim @Fat Thor
  11. 9 points
    Road testing Dads pinto. Runs lovely. Thought I’d snap out local castle!
  12. 9 points
    Strange things happen at car meets, small plastic bags of springs and nails appear on the breakfast table, better than the small foil packages we were handed last week! full of homemade flapjack not drugs I might add. Thank you Andrew for helping to fix the windscreen wiper, which thankfully/unbelievably we didn't need today. Breakfast arrived, I tried something a bit different, posh pancakes. Anyway, here we are at The Bull I Thorn, BillyPee came too in the Porsche but he was too posh to park with us, take note @Andy_R, you will have to park with him when you come. Bagpuss has a new camoflaged alternator bracket. Bonnets Off, a must at a car meet, especially off that wonderful Honda lump Next up it was time to motor, away from the tourist hot spots the roads were empty and we barely saw another car on our way to Wetton OTR We arrived at Wetton and parked in our usual spot And then Photo Bomber Bill came with his Porsche, take note again @Andy_R, I don't want any of this naughty behaviour from you! In the cafe there was more naughty behaviour, from me this time, I seem to have become a 'cake magnet' oops Trifle, now where in the world can you buy trifle, mmm it was lovely, mmm it was Glen's too, but he is a good husband and shared a little bit with me. The Invisible Man was first to leave Cool Box Bill admitted that he was calling in at Tagg Lane Dairy on the way home for big tubs of ice cream, now there's a good idea! Andrew and us took a route home through a fairly busy Matlock Bath. The day didn't end there for Glen and I though, we had a new Coolex radiator waiting to be fitted at home. I knew I would drop my Allen Key in that dish of old antifreeze, and blooming heck, I did. Slippy, slimy stuff, tastes horrible too. We ordered a radiator with Epoxy Resin on, the bobbins were from Westfield. The job was soon done After a good burp it was time to take a test drive in that lovely evening sunshine. The ambient temperature was 19 degrees, so still warm, with empty roads I could get some speed going and the temperature stayed at 80 degrees, remarkable don't you think. Thanks to those that came, I hope that those that couldn't make it enjoy the photo's and maybe we will see you next time. @RobH72 that was an epic day yesterday so I am not surprised you couldn't make today but Wales, oh how lovely Wales is, lucky you.
  13. 9 points
    That grin when it's a beautiful day, you find an amazing road and you're in the Westfield 😁😁
  14. 9 points
    first problem free run out this year, didnt think to stop to get a photo with better background as i was enjoying it too much
  15. 8 points
    I Met up with @Barrie Giles a new member from Bristol with a new to him seight (sounds amazing) for an early Avon gorge run out. The layby in Bristol was lovely, we got going, oooh it looks cloudy. Bit further and its spitting. Well it then got very wet..... i mean really wet, the kind of wet that makes you laugh(or you might cry). When we pulled in for the snaps it had just stopped. By the look on Barries face I'm quite glad I'm was not running a large V8 on 888r 😁. These are the drives you remember though 👍.
  16. 8 points
    Well no going back now. The carbon infil looked awful. Just need some mesh now.
  17. 8 points
    A bit warm for me and the westy on the way down but we’re here. Looking forward to a cold one in a bit t shirt weather all the way down to the borders 😃 Now for a good weekend
  18. 8 points
    I've also decided some extra fan power is needed so I've upgraded to a Spal VA03-AP70-37A which is nearly twice as deep at 95mm and much heavier than the old only not to mention the quality data which supports it's performance. I would have liked the one with the AP90 motor but it was just going to be too deep at 115mm. I needed to make some new mounting brackets so decided to first try making a home made mill with my router... Not finished yet but getting there...
  19. 8 points
    I probably take the prize for the smallest garage, but the Westie fits...just! My car's been kept in storage since I bought it last September, which has been a real pain. 20 min drive to the storage place and then faffing around with ramps to get it in and out of the container meant that a short blat, or a quick job wasn't possible. However, there was a small space in between my house and the neighbours, just big enough to build a double garage for my westie and his bikes. Perfect lockdown project! Still got a few snagging jobs to do, but the car's now home and I'm £130 a month better off!
  20. 7 points
    What a fantastic day out, weather was overcast with sunny spells and saw 9 teams plus Brad and Diane who had organised the route for us and to whom we all extend our thanks for making a great day out on roads we wouldn’t normally have ever known about!! To the new members and southern interlopers and the regulars thank you for making the effort to attend and take part . We had one casualty to electrical gremlins at lunch time and we hope your home safe and well and the Caterham’s sorted soon To those who couldn’t make it watch out for next years event and come and have a great time in the Scottish Borders
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  24. 7 points
    Beautiful day for a run up the Peaks! Matlock, Chatsworth, on to Ladybower (stopped for bacon butties) and then a blat over Snake pass 😎
  25. 7 points
    Dads car all finished. MOT’d today. Fun doing figure of eights in the field too! 😎
  26. 6 points
    What a fantastic day !! 😁🏁.. Great to finally meet everyone and put a face to the many user ids lol .. Thanks to @BigSkyBrad and Diane for arranging such and enjoyable day and showing us so many great runs for the future. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 6 miles short of Peebles when the westie decided it was all too much and got a little hot under the bonnet 🥵.. feel bad I never made it to the Final destination 🤦🏻‍♂️ But thought I best head for home. Someone kindly stopped with a supply of water so got home safe and sound ... only a starter motor down so happy with that 😂.. Hopefully everyone else made it home or at least to a good pub 🍻... Sign me up for next year for sure Thanks again Jamie and Joe 🚗
  27. 6 points
    Beautiful weather for a run to the Horseshoe Pass 😎
  28. 6 points
    A bit of precision trimming tonight while hoping I didn't wreck a £100 fan! It went well and I'm pleased with my new tool.
  29. 6 points
    It is funny if you went into a bank wearing a mask they called the police, now if you don't wear one they call the police, some people are never happy
  30. 6 points
    I think this deserves a post on its own rather than being cluttered between other nonsense on the last update lol this is still only the finish as it came out of the mould - I need to touch a few bits in and give the whole thing a coat of lacquer for extra UV protection.
  31. 6 points
    Clement, please email parts@westfield-sportscars.co.uk all the information you have on the vehicle. Chassis number and engine type please. Due to the vehicles age, it wont be on the electronic database but will be in the books.
  32. 5 points
    Ahhh, we're home, car unpacked, and I'll give the ol' girl a sponge bath and tuck her into bed. Probably wash the car too. Thank you to everyone who made it the day it was - going by the smiles and kind words, everyone enjoyed themselves. I strive to link as many obscure roads together as I can - I like it when people say to me that they didn't know where the hell they were! After lunch, Diane and I had to leg it to the end to meet the first cars arriving, and as we were driving along, we said to each other how we were missing out on the fun and how would we fair as a team on such a run. But the fact that everyone has appreciated our mystery days is reward enough. Although his car is apart at the moment, Rab turned up at the finish to say hi and have a natter as the cars came in.👍 A special thanks to Alan & Helen and Alistair & Helen for making the jaunt north of the border. They weren't given body cavity searches by the border patrol and none of their cattle were stolen or raped by reivers, so they've pioneered the way for 'southeners' for next year! I don't know if Alistair is on the forum, but hopefully his Caterham is an easy fix, better still trade it for a Westfield.😉 We had an almost 100% increase in participants this year, lets make it another 100%+ on top of that next year. Yes, there looks like there will be a next year (Aug), because Gary posted 'watch out for next years event'! Thanks, Gazza, no pressure then!😵 But seriously, the event needs more cars - as I've said before the more cars, the more fun it is, 20-25 cars would do the job nicely. I spoke with the folks at the Barony Castle where we all stayed, and they are more than happy for us to return (they have other car groups stay too), and can put together a DB&B special group rate for us for next year, and dine us in one of their conference spaces. Plus they have a big carpark with cctv in front of the hotel, which is well into the grounds of the estate. But remember, you can just do it as a day run, there's no obligation to stay over. On the drive home, I was already thinking of route options. In January, I'll start a new thread for 2021. Lets make it a real good'un next year.👍
  33. 5 points
    Is this more like what you were expecting 😉
  34. 5 points
    Big thanks to Brad and Diane for organising one of the best days out in my 16yrs of Westfield ownership. Also like to thank Brian H.7 for the navigation. Had a great day, these are the days you have these cars for.
  35. 5 points
    Garage is pretty much prepared. Tried Dads car in there for size. Roll on Oct7th...
  36. 5 points
    If look closely you can see @Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO on a hot lap. He finished it last week!
  37. 5 points
    Mine had to have a new roof at the weekend !
  38. 5 points
    After being roundly condemned for acting too slowly and not quarantining people coming into the country in Jan, Feb and early March, during which time Spain had reported less than 2000 cases in total, the government is this week roundly condemned for acting quickly and quarantining people when cases in Spain spike to about 2000 new cases daily! The ‘Confusion’ over summer holiday plans must end - it seems we are disappointed in the government for not being able to tell this virus what to do and when, so people can book holidays with confidence! When the message went from ‘Stay at home’ to ‘Stay at home except in these circumstances’ the government was roundly condemned because the message was too complicated. On giving out the simple message ’14 days quarantine if you have been anywhere in Spain’ the government is roundly condemned for not taking a more granular approach’ Hey Ho!
  39. 5 points
    I got the chassis flipped over with the help of a mate last night, so all ready to start bolting the shiny stuff on now. Got a job done I wasn’t looking forward to tonight which was drilling the hole for the steering column. I started with figuring out the best way to get the positioning correct for the steering column hole. I just happened to notice that the household snow shovel handle was near enough the same diameter as the outer upper steering column. The snow shovel handle was soon sacrificed and the diameter was marked on the tunnel end panel. I replicated the bracket thickness on both ends of the steering column mounting. (See pictures below) I then drilled a pilot hole (7mm) then increased this to 13mm. I chose to file the hole instead of using the step drill. Then it was just a matter of trying the steering column for fit, then removing a bit more material until I was happy. I just need to source a blanking grommet and then it’s happy days. Hoping to get some good work done on the car this week as I’ve finished for college now.
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  41. 4 points
    Here's yesterday's route - though the first few miles is shown pre-road closure re-write. https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1150819
  42. 4 points
    What a fantastic day! 😁 Very grateful to Stephen for allowing me the pleasure of sitting in the nav's seat for the day, superb fun! 😎 Huge thanks to Brad and Diane for making another epic route around some great scenic countryside in the Borders. It's always great to meet old friends and to make some new ones. Will look forward to the next opportunity to catch up. Thanks again! 😊
  43. 4 points
    Massive thank to Brad and Diane for yet another superb Mystery Tour. Can’t thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into this event for everyone else’s enjoyment. Organisation was meticulous and pace notes were flawless (can’t say the same for my interpretation of them, should have known the M74 wasn’t likely to have played any part 😳). Loved meeting everyone old and new. Glorious roads and spectacular scenery. Had a fab day. Thanks again. Everyone else, put it in your diary for next year. Hopefully we’ll all be in a better place then.
  44. 4 points
    Happy Yorkshire day to all followers of God's own country. 😀
  45. 4 points
    Hi Luke, Rather than disturb yours. Let me check mine which is off the car in the garage. I'll then advise how impeller is fixed to shaft etc. I should be able to do this tomorrow and will put pics up etc. Best regards, Ian
  46. 4 points
    Bagpuss ready to roll and it's started to rain here..........gr..........
  47. 4 points
    Forgot to add its lowered floor and wide body...bit like the wife actually!
  48. 4 points
    Thats because @Stu Faulkner and I both like the same kind of pizza. It’s known as the Domino’s effect. 😛
  49. 4 points
    Can't get my head around wanting to fly and go on holiday. My attitude to the risk has stopped some way short of sitting in an aluminium tube for many hours with unknown persons.
  50. 4 points
    Front arches done just curing properly before final cut and polish then I’ll add the repeaters
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