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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby dapinky » Mon 12.03.2018, 11:00

I'll be in a big tin can somewhere between Heathrow and Hong Kong....... but hope to make the local (4 hrs each way) trip when the weather is Elan-friendly.
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby petezipp » Mon 16.04.2018, 21:33

:gathering: is anyone going thursday or will I be lonely :(
Hope you can make it the weather is set fair

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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Tuga2112 » Mon 16.04.2018, 22:03

petezipp wrote::gathering: is anyone going thursday or will I be lonely :(
Hope you can make it the weather is set fair

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pete.

i intend to be there. although you probably noticed since xmas i have been under a missfortunr spell, between multiple suspension component failures and a "forgot" event. I havent managed to make it since novemeber,

instead of sayin "ill be there" im going to say "i want to be there" and "will try to remmebre"

my celica is running, but i have a few things going on for theblue elan which may end up taking up my thusday. as between my 2 neighbors, im gonna get the outriggers welded and the windshield replaced, and if either of them as thursday afternoon free, those tasks are a priority in my list.

I look forward to show you guys some news about the interior of both my cars :roll:
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 16.04.2018, 22:05

a5gcd wrote:When and where are you meeting now, I will come along if I can.

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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby petezipp » Tue 17.04.2018, 21:07

me 2 :agree:
its the coach & horses, Weatheroack Hill. ( the one with topless waitresses)
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 17.04.2018, 23:33

Me too. :D
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby maz_r » Thu 19.04.2018, 08:02

And me too, all things being equal, which they haven’t been recently. Hope to see you later
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Tuga2112 » Tue 15.05.2018, 13:09

whos planning to be there thursday ?

my elan has both head gasket replaced and the interior fitted, although theres a 2 ton trailer with an MR2 in the way to the road..
i havent ran it at all yet, so theres always the possibility fo a clowd of smoke coming up as soon as i drive it down the road... fingers crossed.
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby petezipp » Wed 16.05.2018, 12:00

O ye of little faith :bonk:
I'll be there inspite of all my ailments, He He
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Tuga2112 » Wed 16.05.2018, 12:04

petezipp wrote:O ye of little faith :bonk:


well. it managed to survive a 20 odd mile trip to work this morning. although the engine is definitely not running right. it lacks power. and the alternator light is always on (even tho the voltmeter records the ideal 14v when running)
i can live with the alternator light issue, id call that pretty minor.
the engine power is where im not happy. had a word with Dave and he said its likely just a minor adjustment on the CAS will bring it back to its former glory.

does any of you guys have an elanscan by any chance ? im planning to adjust the CAS by sound today, but ideally id use the elanScan to get the setup right
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 16.05.2018, 12:18

Yes I will be there. See you all Thursday.

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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Tuga2112 » Wed 16.05.2018, 19:24

change of plans at this end.

the elan did get to work fine without issues, but the trip home was not so pleasant.

i may have some serious heat problem now, although theres really no way of knowing. I have got some help from dave to know what to look for and already ordered a compression tester from ebay to check for a possible second head gasket failure.

i dont think i will be in the mood for this meetup tomorow, not to mention i am planning to try to work on it to see if anything can be fixed before castle combe
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby maz_r » Thu 21.06.2018, 16:02

So today should be the day, but I see no one has mentioned it.

John is away. I am snowed under at work....

Pete - I hope you read this before you have another lonely evening in the pub!!
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Tuga2112 » Thu 21.06.2018, 16:21

maz_r wrote:So today should be the day, but I see no one has mentioned it.

John is away. I am snowed under at work....

Pete - I hope you read this before you have another lonely evening in the pub!!

i was making plans to attend but doesn seem like anyone else is ?
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby petezipp » Mon 16.07.2018, 21:17

Ok lets try this Thursday
cobwebs off
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Tuga2112 » Tue 17.07.2018, 21:53

petezipp wrote:Ok lets try this Thursday
cobwebs off
:poke:
peter

coil pack seems to disagree on the Elan.
the celica clutch master cilinder is not in the mood

im afraid im skipping this one again :(
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 17.07.2018, 22:11

I'm back and in one piece.

Intend to be there on Thursday..
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