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South East, East Berks Area news

02 May 2019

E.Berks May News

Me, Richard, Steve, Don, Colin, Paul and Chris at the Shire Horse. SH still have their log fires burning, wow was hot, certainly gives you a thirst.
Colin has replaced the diff on his Spitfire and came in it tonight. Quick work.
Chris was also in his Stag, he showed us pictures of his progress on his other car, the Toledo, which looks stunning.
Steve is having trouble keeping his engine idling, he suspects the Strombergs, could be fuel starvation, or the dread rubber slivers blocking the valves, or old fuel, or all three.
Don’s is still “recommissioning” his Vitesse, he needs some deadlines. We’re threatening to tow his car to the Twyford Village show if he’s not ready in time.
Paul is making progress with his Spitfire, brakes are done and an MOT booked for Sunday week. He’s having trouble fitting weather strips to his door windows despite buy the “special” tool. Colin’s done the job so we had a look at his Spitfire and he told us how he did it.
Richard brought along another of the American heater valves, this one is going on his Atlas van and is common to London Taxis.
I’m fitting new GT6 carpets, to my surprise the spray glue doesn’t smell, I was expecting Evo Stick intoxication, but no. I’ve had to cut a hole for the foot rest and use some binding tape. Quite pleased with my sewing, fortunately it’s down by my feet so no one will see it. However it’s slow going due to the weather and an attack of gout.
We had a debate about tyres, the government propose to ban tyres over 10 years old on large vehicles, coaches, busses, lorries etc, but not yet cars. Our cars generally do low mileage and generally have plenty of tread after 10 years. However rubber hardens and loses grip with age, manufacturers say change at 7 years.
We discussed what we might do for drive it day, unlike us! We never go anywhere.
Doug
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