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Northern, Cheshire Area news

02 May 2019

Cheshire May News

On March 10, I piloted Blitz the Vectra (containing two gearboxes, a workmate, many tools, many examples of broken bits) via Chateau Woodward to HQ and presented the second gearbox tutorial. Not quite as many people as the first one, but the day whizzed past and the gearbox came apart and went back together without a hitch (well, almost). One eagle eyed attendee spotted that the GT6 mkIII laygear with the teeth missing from 3rd gear has in fact had its bearings sleeved, a process that must be investigated. The teeth are missing because the wrong 3rd gear was used in the box. We do not know the origins of the box. Another tutorial is probable around October.
  At Cast Iron World Head Office, an engine stand has been acquired to facilitate the (re)building of an engine for the GT6. However last time I looked, the was a Peugeot Garden Ornament in the place where said engine would be built. At the Branch Office, Hark the Herald has received a set of inertia reel seat belts, which have received initial approval from the Management. Road testing awaits another sunny day, which seem to have gone out of fashion.
  On meeting day, we had weather, so I was happy to accept a lift from the MD. The man from Crewe had also looked at the weather and left the Spitfire in a warm dry place. Paul shamed us all by turning up in the Acclaim. Said man from Crewe proudly presented a receipt from The Post Office indicating that his Spitfire is now a ‘Historic Vehicle’ and is therefore tax free. On that sort of subject, I have just received a communication from those wonderful people at the DVLA, containing ‘Vehicle tax reminders’ for Hark the Herald and Blitz the Vectra. Both in the same envelope! Hark’s one says ‘this vehicle may require an appropriate test’ while Blitz’s one says ‘this vehicle requires an appropriate MOT test certificate’. Hark is booked for MOT next Tuesday (when booked, Tuesday was scheduled to be rain-free).
  There is more progress on the Herald Estate in Crewe, the seats are in place, some carpet has been placed inside, and most of the wheels are also in place. And we met Chris who has a GT6 kit, with the intention of turning the kit of parts back into a working car. The estimate for completion is several years. There was lots of advice from our resident GT6 owners.
  In May, we have Gawsworth on Monday 6th, Cholmondeley Castle on the 12th, Capesthorne on the 26th and 27th. There’s also a ‘Youngtimer’ bash at Gawsworth on the 27th.
  Spotty the welder has returned to his previous home in darkest Snagfordshire, having spent some time in leafy Cheshire being mended, and then assembling and fettling two bonnets. Apparently Spotty will be joining sills to a Vitesse.
  Our next meeting is on Thursday 2nd May at the Cock and Pheasant. Normal 8:30 start. I hope to be reporting on the Sandbach Festival of Transport and Drive It Day.
 Henry
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