Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby 1234dist » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:03 pm

90% work done, and they lied.......the peak was -2 :blink

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby 220 GSi turbo » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:25 pm

GTiJohn wrote:The plans for the weekend activities include:-

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Front and rear bumper removal for application of rust prevention treatment
Front wing cavity clean

Streetwise
Accessory fit of sill extensions and lamp guards

Both
Basic servicing – plugs, plug leads, filters incl cabin, brake pads & shoes
Electrical earths clean up

K-series engine
Head off for inspection of mating surfaces & bores

Come on down, roll your sleeves up and get involved!


Additional tasks for the Turbo: Fit a new horn and repair front foglamp wiring while the front bumper is removed (I am hoping the inverter I have will power a soldering iron :)
And fix the water leak into the boot (rear extractor vents) while the rear bumper is off.

Additional for the Streetwise: change fuel spill pipes and look for other possible causes of a fuel leak in the injector pump area.

If anybody wants to bring along their valeting skills, I will supply the polish and cloths: both cars are suffering the effects of 'winter storage' :oops
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby 220 GSi turbo » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:50 pm

Three more sleeps until setup!

We have a few willing volunteers coming along on Sunday in return for a free entry ticket.

Anybody else??? :)

If anybody wants to experiment with cleaning or renovation techniques on a tatty grey front bumper (as long as it doesn't involve the use of electricity), I can bring one with me. I should also add that we won't have a running water facility, but I can give the bumper a good blast with the hosepipe before I bring it.

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby kevinwillis » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:45 pm

[quote="220 GSi turbo"][quote="GTiJohn"]The plans for the weekend activities include:-



Additional tasks for the Turbo: Fit a new horn and repair front foglamp wiring while the front bumper is removed (I am hoping the inverter I have will power a soldering iron :)



What Wattage is your inverter, I have a 300W inverter that I could bring on Sunday if that helps That Wattage is the soldering iron?

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby kevinwillis » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:52 pm

220 GSi turbo wrote:Three more sleeps until setup!

We have a few willing volunteers coming along on Sunday in return for a free entry ticket.

Anybody else??? :)


If you have any tickets left for Sunday I am good at polishing fuel filler recesses and the like. The bites no one else wants to do and am hoping to pick up a polishing machine while there. If it will would run on a 300w inverter I could flatten a lot off batteries!

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby montegoman » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:22 pm

Hungry for a Rover 200???

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Or a K Series engine?

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The stand is now set up for the weekend with a list of jobs to do on both cars and the engine. It would be good to see as many members visit the stand either to give a hand or just to say hello.
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby 220 GSi turbo » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:24 am

kevinwillis wrote:
220 GSi turbo wrote:Three more sleeps until setup!

We have a few willing volunteers coming along on Sunday in return for a free entry ticket.

Anybody else??? :)


If you have any tickets left for Sunday I am good at polishing fuel filler recesses and the like. The bites no one else wants to do and am hoping to pick up a polishing machine while there. If it will would run on a 300w inverter I could flatten a lot off batteries!


Kevin, you are more than welcome to join us on Sunday: I am sure we can find you something to do. (Which reminds me, must put our handheld Dyson on charge tonight :) ) Obviously it is too late to put a wristband in the post to you now, but if you send a text to zero seven eight one three, seven one one, seven six nine when you arrive, we can come outside and get you in :cool

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby 1234dist » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:47 am

next door to the 800's, good positioning (for extra help, if needed) they will know our pain of snapped bolts ect.

Hope the work cars have been sat in penetrating fluid over night.

Have a brill weekend guys.

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby GTiJohn » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:16 am

1234dist wrote: Hope the work cars have been sat in penetrating fluid over night.

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Let us spray... :laughing
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby 1234dist » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:55 pm

Bet 200 oc was the only work in progress stand there.. :laughing2
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby StubbornPatriot » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:12 pm

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby 1234dist » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:25 pm

:*laughing my fat rear end off* shiny cars everywhere and we are like, not losing an opportunity to work on my car.

But we are realist, we know we are never perfect, there is always something to do.

Was there much interest?
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby 220 GSi turbo » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:46 pm

Plenty of 'quality' visitors, more so than at the November shows (probably due to the 'Restoration' flavour of this show)
One visitor got a little more than he bargained for:
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"Please could you just put that pin through the hole while we lift and position the engine on the stand?"



I didn't get much work done, too many people to chat to :blushing but gave out quite a few membership forms.

Streetwise now has one rear mudflap, one serviced rear brake (with a nice shiny painted drum), one scrubbed alloy wheel, some cavity wax and a missing sill cover. The new ones we have had in the shed for the last couple of years don't fit :S swanndoggz thinks they might be for a 3-door. Taking the Dremel with me tomorrow, will make them fit one way or another.

I am hoping that the Turbo will have better brakes on the way home tomorrow than it did travelling to the show on Friday (that's the challenge for Howard aka cabriolet106 when he arrives)
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Finally, John got stuck into the 214 bumper that has spent the last 10 years buried in a hedge. After trying a variety of potions that we had collected together, he disappeared for a while. He returned with samples of plastic trim restorer scrounged from most of the major detailing companies exhibiting at the show :clapping more on this tomorrow :)
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby GTiJohn » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:02 pm

Great fun couple of days but tiring to do 2 full days.

Glad the 200/400 and SD1 were so close together!

Now we've got an idea of what's possible at this show we can plan for next year.

Just think what you can do in a huge warm workshop in 2 days with plenty of helping hands.... :clapping
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, 5-6 March 2016

Postby cabriolet106 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:26 am

The show was great, and a good advert for the club.


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