Bottom trunnion

Hi All. Steve has asked if I could send out this request .if you have such an item the contact him :

I have a thought for modifying the bottom trunnion to polyurethane bushes and am therefore seeking any defunct units that anyone may have retained.
However as the change will include increasing the hole sizes where the original threaded bushes are fitted will render them unsuitable for subsequent exchange.
So effectively only scrap units would be appropriate.


Classic Magazines / Handbooks

Hi All.

Matthew Lomas has asked me to send out the below message of items he has gathered over the year , as he will not be able to make our next club meeting due to back surgery he has just had on the 19th Jan, and is unable to drive for a while. We wish him well and a speedy recovery.

If you would like any items listed you can contact him : .

wondered if you could put an email around to our club members to see if anyone is interested in any of the magazines that have been passed down to me from my grandad.

I have in many cases full runs over decades (60’s – 90’s) for the following publications:

Classic cars
Thoroughbred and classic cars
What car
Auto car
Triumph world
Classic and sports car
Practical Classics
Practical classics and car restorer
Tractor and machinery

I’ve also got various car brochures including an original Triumph Stag handbook and original vitesse, spitfire and herald workshop manuals among others. It’s a fairly sizeable collection that I did start to catalogue at one point. There are some really early magazines from the 50’s too.

Happy to take enquiries about them.

Next Club Meeting 14th Feb 2018

Good morning All.

Let us hope the light covering of snow we awoke to this morning does soon go and the weather improves so we can all make it to the club meeting at the Kilton Inn on the 14th Feb (Valentines Day) and also hope this long spell of very cold weather does NOT hinder those of us that have booked to go on our Valentines  Day Run this coming Sunday 18th Feb. When we will be meeting at the Kilton Inn for coffee/tea from 9-30am then leaving to start the run about 10-30am.

Though this is our first MASC North West area club run this year, do feel free to come on the day in whatever car you feel the weather conditions permit,

Will you be in the clubs Support Vehicle Glenn ?

See you on Wednesday night.

Best regards . Neil

Bernie Needs a 1275 backplate

Bernie has asked me to send out to members this message below.

to Mobile: 07905 412265


My change of camshaft necessitated a slot drive oil pump. The new pump goes in OK, but I cannot refit the engine backplate as the new pump is wider than the old one.(1098 Sprite).
I am told that the answer to my problem is a 1275 backplate and pump cover.

So, has anyone got a spare 1275 backplate they are willing to sell? N.B. it must be a 1275.

This is urgent. I’m desperate !!

Best regards.

Valentines Run 18th Feb 2018

Hi All .

I have just spoken to the New manager of the Kilton , Andy and he has assured us we have our bookings in the conservatory for this year , the March meeting it was booked by another group, but as I said we have been meeting there for the last 17year, He now fully understands, as no information was left for him and he will now sort it .

On the morning of the Valentines Run 18th Feb, we will be Starting from the Kilton and he is going arrange drinks for us as we do For our Cars & Coffee Meeting at £2, buying your cups at the bar. from 9-30am for early arrivals, we hope to start the run at 10.30am.

Regards Neil

Windermere & Ambleside charity Classic car show ( For Info)

Dear Classic Vehicle Owners,

You are receiving this email as you are registered as an owner of a Classic Vehicle.

Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club is responsible for the annual Charity Classic Vehicle Show – and owners are invited to bring along their Classic Vehicle to the beautiful Grasmere in the English Lake District display your vehicle to the public and to fans of classic vehicles.

Since its inception this Lions event has grown year on year and has attracted some magnificent vehicles, lots of visitors and has helped to raise thousands of pounds for some very worthwhile local charities.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s event is scheduled for Sunday 17th June 2018 and we encourage you all to bring along your classic vehicles and display them to the public, and as usual we will be awarding prizes to the Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motorbike and Best Tractor.

There is a minimum suggested donation of £5 to enter your Classic Vehicle, which also gets two people into the show – all proceeds from our event are donated to very worthwhile charities.

If you plan to attend then we advise you enter now – before the end of May – as this will enable you to benefit from the lower-priced entry fee, and your name / vehicle will appear in the show programme. Entries on the day will be charged at £10 per vehicle.

If you are interested you can download your entry form here.
Please complete this form and send with your payment to the address that is specified. If you have already entered then there is no need to take any further action.

We very much hope that with your support the Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle show will continue to grow, and 2018 will be even bigger and better than ever. We very much look forward to welcoming you on the day – please let us know if you have any questions.

The Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club

Valentines Day Run 18th Feb 2018

Hi All.

This year the Valentines Day Run is on Sunday the 18th Feb 2018 .

We will be following a route starting at the Kilton Inn with Coffee/Tea 10am for 10-30am start. When we will make for The British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire. This is a distance of 60+miles.  Time can be spent looking around the centre were they serve light snacks , we will return mid-afternoon via a different route. Mike is busy working on the fine details for the day. We already have 15 cars booked in.

If you have NOT already given me your name as attending this event, please do so ASAP. just to give us an idea how many route books we might need to print. Thank you.

Best regards .



Club Calendar

Hi All.

Please use the second message on the Calendar to use the link , as first message was sent out with the link missing.

Thank You .


Oil pressure

Hi All

Steve has asked me to pass on this Info on oil pressure, Thanks Steve of all you work on the Calendar and the information on all  engine matters that you come across we value your input very much, Thanks again .

A sudden loss of oil pressure can destroy an engine in a matter of a few seconds and where the standard warning light switch is not triggered until less than 7psi which is usually too late to save the engine.
Whilst uprated switches have been available for many years, the quality of current products has been somewhat questionable until now as Mini Spares are offering a new switch for £18.60.
If you have not already addressed and do nothing else to your car over this winter period please consider replacing the standard switch.

Best regards