Meet up September 28th

Meet up September 28th

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phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Thursday 29th August
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I trimmed mine. Piece of cake really.......arches were about three times as thick.


AceOfHearts

5,239 posts

136 months

Thursday 29th August
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phazed said:
That looks really good Lewis!
Thanks Peter thumbup

Yes I will probably end up having to trim my inner arches as well, although I think it will have to wait until spring as I am running out of time before I leave the country over the winter again. I am tempted by the Central TVR Mk3 headlight conversion so may get them to trim the arches at the same time ...

Classic Chim

9,366 posts

94 months

Thursday 29th August
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AceOfHearts said:
I've just realised I am away that weekend for my dad's birthday grumpy

My diff finally got finished and back to me yesterday, so I've been putting the car back together since.

The Hoosiers fit (just) although the body is slightly off centre so I think the left will rub on the top of the arch at launch. Definitely pushing my luck with tyre sizes hehe

Exhaust back on tomorrow and I can see what the new 3.08 feels like



Rear arch clearance



Chassis clearance



Even an ER100 or maybe 125 lurking, very very cool indeed.

I fear a burn out will expand those tyres and they will rub.

MT’s were about 10 mm off rear arches cold, scuffed like hell when doing a run, slowed me down frown

AceOfHearts

5,239 posts

136 months

Thursday 29th August
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I will bear that in mind, nothing is ever easy hehe

It my dads 1980 TS185ER, currently a running restoration

Classic Chim

9,366 posts

94 months

Thursday 29th August
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Bloody awesome.
I rode a TS125 to Bournemouth when I was 17,,,, from the Midlands rofl

AceOfHearts

5,239 posts

136 months

Thursday 29th August
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On a similar theme my girlfriend has just done her CBT and wanted to go on an adventure, so last week we went on holiday to the Lake District (from Hertfordshire)

The ride back was quite an effort, 280 miles, 9 hours and no motorways because she is on L plates hehe The ride up was a bit easier as we stopped the night in York.

I am on the Royal Enfield 500 and she has a 1995 Yamaha SR125. Not the fastest pair!


LongBaz

2,013 posts

162 months

Friday 30th August
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When running the M/T's I raise the suspension up by 1" seems to sort things out.

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Friday 30th August
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My wife passed her test years ago and bought a Honda CB 500.

It was really nice to go out for rides occasionally, I used to take one of the children on the back.

I must've done hundreds of thousands of miles on bikes, (road, trail, trials, enduro etc) over over a lifetime of motorcycling and apart from a minor accident when I was 16, never come to grief, even with most of it up central London!

By comparison, watching a late starter on a bike who was never going to be a natural always left me aware of how vulnerable most motor cyclists are. Just be careful.

DangerousDerek

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8,434 posts

165 months

Friday 30th August
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AceOfHearts said:
I've just realised I am away that weekend for my dad's birthday grumpy
that's a pity, can he not change it to another weekend?
Or maybe he could celebrate at the pod with the rest of us smile

AceOfHearts

5,239 posts

136 months

Friday 30th August
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DangerousDerek said:
AceOfHearts said:
I've just realised I am away that weekend for my dad's birthday grumpy
that's a pity, can he not change it to another weekend?
Or maybe he could celebrate at the pod with the rest of us smile
Haha I know, how selfish of him hehe

Centreparcs is booked apparently so no chance of sneaking away, I will be out in October though so will have to go on my own and post up times :grumpy :

2gins

1,635 posts

107 months

Saturday 31st August
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Peter, I'd really appreciate a nose over your PAS system if that's possible, assuming I can make it? I'm probably going down the Subaru route this winter.

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Saturday 31st August
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jojackson4

2,734 posts

82 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Classic Chim said:
Is a yellow car going to be ready,,,,, I hope not biglaugh

I hope it is actually I’m bored of being chased rofl
Diff back Saturday
New petrol pipes in roll over valve in
Just bushes and new top mount to turn up and it’s done
So Blackpool Saturday and we will see you in the rear view mirror old boy rofl

2gins

1,635 posts

107 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I should be picking up my new rack same day....

jojackson4

2,734 posts

82 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Hopefully there
All depends on stuff turning up
Looking like the new top diff mount and bushes are the bits that may balls it up
Fingers crossed I will make it

Classic Chim

9,366 posts

94 months

Tuesday 10th September
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jojackson4 said:
Diff back Saturday
New petrol pipes in roll over valve in
Just bushes and new top mount to turn up and it’s done
So Blackpool Saturday and we will see you in the rear view mirror old boy rofl
biglaugh

It’s gonna be tight as a drum. I’d run it in and change Dif oil before attempting to race cars capable of a 12.6 if I were you, takes commitment rofl

Good luck smile

AceOfHearts

5,239 posts

136 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Looks like I will be going down on the 5th or 12th October (weather dependent) so you will have to wait until then for my times unfortunately grumpy

DangerousDerek

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8,434 posts

165 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Great to see everyone is putting the effort into getting their cars fighting fit.

I have been given a place in the 'North' team at a drag race shootout at Sywell aerodrome for 'Pistons and Props' weekend on 21st/22nd.
2 teams of 8 racers from York and North Weald of old!

Hopefully I will survive the weekend but will be turning the wick up. Be great to see you guys come along for a little support if you can.
Looks to be a great weekend. Its not far from the pod, about 12 miles NW I think.

QBee

16,986 posts

89 months

Wednesday 11th September
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jojackson4 said:
.........bushes are the bits that may balls it up
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My experience too.....rolleyes

SILICONEKID 357HP

14,688 posts

176 months

Wednesday 11th September
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I want to go but it means taxing the car !

Seems alot of expense for two days .