|2006 - 20 February 2006 at 15:19|
Well Christmas has come and gone and spring is around the corner. It still seems like ages away though. Monthly meetings have continued to be well attended during the winter months and always with a core band of 4 or 5 even though there have been no hoods in attendance. Barry did promise to bring his, but I talked him out of it the last twice due to it being his birthday in Dec and we had a drink in Jan.
Anyway it has been really great to see some faces from those that are between us and the
Personally I have been during some winter work. My old S7 came off the road in October as the clutch was obviously about to disintegrate. Whilst the engine was out I have taken the opportunity of doing some work. First was the gearbox. It whined a bit in top and occasionally jumped out of 3rd so off to a re-conditioner. At some point someone has fitted a drain plug. Very handy as itís not standard on a type 9, unfortunately a consequence of drilling the casing was to smash the magnet that was inside resulting in mangled bits of magnet floating around the box. Iím told this is not healthy for a gearbox. Anyway all sorted now. Then a new prop shaft was made to replace the one that retained a Sierra rubber doughnut thingy. I didnít fancy it shearing when itís right next to my leg. A new shiny black one was made by an excellent firm in
Back to the meetings, we discussed a different venue in the summer. Not permanently but a trip probably over to
Itís a shame that
Anyway thatís enough of me rambling. Hope everyone managed to sort out those winter jobs, hope builds are progressing well (Will we see Grizzlyís 2b this year??) and happy belated New Year to all. Bring on the springÖÖ.