Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Saltire » Sat 11.02.2017, 20:35

I'm on the same sort of schedule as Kathryn; Google Maps says it's an hour and 20 minutes (Chippenham / Melksham /Trowbridge and on down). See you all then!
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Kathryn » Sat 11.02.2017, 22:02

Thanks Bern. I've read up on it and tried moving the actuator rod with long-nosed pliers but it won't budge (or I'm doing it wrong) so i think the heatshield etc will need to be removed. I don't like to take things apart in case I can't get it back together again! Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've got no boost at all! :(

I've just nipped up to the chip shop in the Elan and I'm glad to see the council have gritted so I'm not so worried about leaving in the morning now. I go Devizes - Trowbridge -Shepton. Not the quickest according to google but it's the way I know.
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 12.02.2017, 00:08

Kathryn wrote:Thanks Bern. I've read up on it and tried moving the actuator rod with long-nosed pliers but it won't budge (or I'm doing it wrong) so i think the heatshield etc will need to be removed. I don't like to take things apart in case I can't get it back together again! Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've got no boost at all! :(

I've just nipped up to the chip shop in the Elan and I'm glad to see the council have gritted so I'm not so worried about leaving in the morning now. I go Devizes - Trowbridge -Shepton. Not the quickest according to google but it's the way I know.


'Long nosed pliers technique' is hard work and inconclusive. Saw your problems so posted a method using a pump which is much easier ---- easy wastegate function check
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby MPx » Sun 12.02.2017, 15:59

Actually managed to get along to this for an hour at Lunchtime. Sorry to have missed you guys. I did a bit of hovering, but having been around the show was finding it a bit cold! I guess the Cortina MkII club and Gilbern Club probably did better, but your line up of four M100s was one of the more impressive displays there I thought. Sorry that the Esprit just behind was taking all the punters attention 8) :lol:
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Bern » Sun 12.02.2017, 16:20

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It was good to meet you all, we'll have to arrange something else.

The second picture gives me an idea of how my car would look with a cream roof!!

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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Bern » Sun 12.02.2017, 16:27

Wow, we had an Elise on the end of our group as well! Neither it nor the Esprit were there when we arrived, or when we left!
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Saltire » Sun 12.02.2017, 18:41

Excellent day - if about 20 degrees cooler than any of us would have liked. And I was particularly impressed that we arrived in convoy, in style, with roofs DOWN. As is only right and proper.

By the way, Bern, your dad was right. I had intermittent headlight problems on the way home. Have just spent a chilly half an hour out in the garage and traced it to a loose earth connection on the LHS dip feed. I will fix it properly when I do a headlamp rebuild at some stage, but for now I've just gently compressed the connector and refitted it on the terminal. Couldn't get the headlamp fixing screws out, so was reduced to scrabbling around left-handed underneath the headlamp itself. All well now though - for the moment :D

Looking forward to our next outing :gathering: :m100:
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Kathryn » Sun 12.02.2017, 19:17

I enjoyed it too. Was great to meet you all and our cars do look good together. I got a tiny bit of boost on the way home so you guys must have loosened it a little!

Let's hope the next meets a bit warmer!
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 12.02.2017, 19:23

Saltire wrote:Excellent day - if about 20 degrees cooler than any of us would have liked. And I was particularly impressed that we arrived in convoy, in style, with roofs DOWN. As is only right and proper.

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No buggers in shorts though... what's wrong with you?
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Artaban » Sun 12.02.2017, 20:38

Who's that grey haired old bugger eyeing up my car?.......oh its me. :(
My wife's just divorced me because I wouldn't open the car door for her!
To be fair I panicked and swam straight for the surface.
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Saltire » Sun 12.02.2017, 21:08

GeoffSmith wrote:
Saltire wrote:Excellent day - if about 20 degrees cooler than any of us would have liked. And I was particularly impressed that we arrived in convoy, in style, with roofs DOWN. As is only right and proper.

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No buggers in shorts though... what's wrong with you?


Always room for Magaloafers to join in - with or without shorts. We didn't want our knees to scare off the punters :lol:
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby dapinky » Sun 12.02.2017, 23:33

GeoffSmith wrote:
No buggers in shorts though... what's wrong with you?


Shorts are obligatory at Castle Combe......
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Re: Points West (Wiltshire) LEC - Potential Get-Together

Postby Bern » Mon 13.02.2017, 21:03

I enjoyed it too. Was great to meet you all and our cars do look good together. I got a tiny bit of boost on the way home so you guys must have loosened it a little!

Let's hope the next meets a bit warmer!


Maybe we should try this one next:

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After letting me loose on your car, it's good that you made it back at all, and a bit of boost was a bonus!!

No buggers in shorts though... what's wrong with you?


Maybe I should've worn shorts as well as everything else!?
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