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Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

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About Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

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    Learner Driver
  • Birthday 22/03/1958

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    Westfield XI - All Done and On The Road!
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    Oxfordshire

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  1. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Morris' XI Build

    I had an old handbrake (1973 donor MG Midget) so I welded a lug onto it to take the Moss switch (nice small unit) The small aluminium plate is a guard to protect the switch / cable and the passenger's leg from sharp edges behind the carpet. Simon
  2. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Anyone got some duct tape and cables ties going free ?

    None of those to give away, I am afraid (too useful) but I do have some T-Cut left in the garage somewhere! Simon
  3. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Stoneleigh 2019, R U going?

    I've got a stage rally to be at on Saturday, but I shall be there on Sunday and Monday. Simon
  4. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    XI seen for sale

    I had BMW 2002s over 30years ago and great cars they were. A Ti engine should yield 120bhp and is a cast iron blocked engine with an alloy head so the weight addition should not be too catastrophic. It will have much more torque than any A series and I think would drive well. A Ford Anglia axle can be made good for 170bhp so the combination should work and have potential. The roll hoop will not comply with Motorsport UK's requirements but Rob has come up with a hoop design that does. The link now says "This listing was ended by the seller because the item was lost or broken" - careless! Simon PS - BMW Motorsport sent engineers out in the eighties to comb scrapyards for 2002 engines for them to use as the base for the 1000bhp+ turbocharged F1 engines of that era. Well used road blocks were suitably de-stressed and more suitable for the ridiculous upgrades to F1 spec than new castings.
  5. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    IVA 1st February !

    Good Luck Today! Take it easy in the snow.
  6. Tomorrow night is the last Wednesday of January so here's a chance to get out of the house for some Westfield specific and general chat. The WSCC North Oxon monthly meeting takes place at the Rock of Gibraltar from 7.30pm. Rock of Gibraltar PH A4095, Enslow, Kidlington. OX5 3AY I look forward to seeing folk tomorrow evening. Simon
  7. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    New member in Winchester

    Welcome from North Oxfordshire A Westfield will be the ideal car for you based on that description of your potential use. Enjoy! Simon PS - Coincidentally, just stopped off at the Winchester Tesco Extra at the M3/A34 junction on the way back from looking at a site to our office just south of Newbury. Nice and sunny it was - the sun almost being too much as it was low.
  8. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Morris' XI Build

    Hi, Morris, My MG Midget handbrake was welded similarly to yours. Simon
  9. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Happy new year

    Happy New Year to all in Westfield World! Looking forward to seeing lots of you in 2019 Simon
  10. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Happy Christmas Day Everyone

    Never mind the turkey - Pigs in Blankets are my weakness! Merry Christmas Everyone Simon
  11. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Merry Christmas everyone!!

    No more sleeps! Merry Christmas everybody. Simon
  12. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Morris' XI Build

    Hi, Morris, My engine came with a randomly numbered plate silicone fixed to the block. This quickly fell off so I had MiniMail (www.minimail.co.uk/) make me up a replacement. Their website details the various VIN and engine plates that are available. They also supplied the hammer in fixings to secure it (as the original) to the block. I would have thought that a self-stamped plate would be acceptable as suggested above - at IVA it seemed to be viewed as a tie up between the paperwork and what was being examined and not examined for authenticity. Simon
  13. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    IVA date 14 of December

    Hi, Chris, North Oxfordshire meet at the Rock of Gibraltar pub at Enslow, on the A4095, north of Kidlington on the last Wednesday of every month. As we had our Christmas Supper last Wednesday and not thinking that there would be much take up on Boxing Day, our next meeting is Wednesday 30th January. Simon
  14. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Car blower

    Hi, Thrusty, No cat was harmed in the process - my desperation over-ruled any other concerns. Even Mrs Marks thought that the "wind machine" was the perfect encouragement for Chumley! Before then, she was all for leaving him at home and booking him in for another day so he could have another afternoon of misery. Simon
  15. Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO

    Car blower

    To add one vital compressor task in our household: When the time comes round to take the cats to the vets for annual check ups / innocculations, Chumley (jet black, smooth haired b*st*rd) cottons on as soon as he is kept in for the afternoon and doors close in the house. He then searches out every hiding place in the place. Behind the sofa and under beds necessitates moving furniture but behind the upright piano in the hall means run the airline from the garage into the house and giving him a quick blast. Straight out from the other end and into Mrs Marks' arms. Gather together a couple of spreadeagled legs and the cat is in the basket and ready for the trip! Simon
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