I have recently supplied thrust bearings to a couple of our members and have also had a request for a 1098 type but I am running short of usable carriers and would ask if you could put out a request to NW Area members for any previously used items that could be converted.
I have a particular need for the 948 type but although if not available to recycle I will need to buy some new ones from Moss as it is not readily practical to make from solid although I am investigating further however I am not prepared to use a welded assembly in such a vulnerable location !
Andy has sent me this email , I have asked him if I can share it with you and hopefully fine a club member to finish the car that means so much to him.
Just wanted to keep in touch.Apologies for absence,really wanted to be at last meeting I don’t know where Ian gets these interesting people from.He certainly has some good contacts, bet I missed a good night would have been really good in particular to see what Spridget racing photos he had.
Wanted to let you know that after weeks of soul searching and with a heavy heart (trying to build the suspense up now !) I have decided to sell the race Midget.
I have basically not done a thing to it now for at least 6 months and have lost all interest .I will not race it due to lack of finance,time and I have to admit bottle so even if I did carry it through what would I do with it ? To be honest Neil I was involved in an accident in the works van a while ago and don’t enjoy driving as much as I used to and can’t work up any enthusiasm to use it on the road.
I’ve only emailed Paul Goodman (he is Chairman of MG Car Club and runs the racing championship)at the minute as I know he has people approaching him for suitable cars and would rather it go to an enthusiast via the MGCC or MASC rather than some fool who knows nothing about them buying it on Ebay for peanuts (if they turn up!).
Feel a bit odd Neil in that MGs have been a big part of my life but now is the time to move on.Although my wife has put absolutely no pressure on me regarding this (she has been very patient) another thing is that we are considering a house move and unfortunately all the properties that we can afford that give us a quirky character countryside or coastal cottage with views don’t always give sufficient garage space.
I don’t know if any of MASC NW would be interested but if you could put word around I would be grateful.It is the very good basis of a hillclimb or sprint car quite easily.It has been featured in MASCOT and MG Enthusiast Magazine March 2018 but can obviously forward photos to anyone interested.There is also a photo of it in Chris Harveys book Spridgets.
Hello Everyone, The festive Season is creeping upon us as I speak ( or write actually !!) Which is the very reason I am writing to you all as in my new role as “Social Secretary” I am now responsible for anything to do with Social Events, leaving Neil a little more time to do with all the “other stuff !!”
We have been asked by the Manager of the Browns Restaurant to have all our lunch choices in For our Christmas Lunch by 26th November 2018, this enables them to have adequate time to sort our orders out. Thank you to all those members who have already given me theirs, but there are quite a few of you that havnt made up your minds yet !!! , I know its coming up to a very busy time of the year and already some of us are out there Christmas shopping making the best of pre Christmas bargains,!! But, while you are relaxing over your tea or coffee well earned break, possibly even today, could you go to our website click on Browns Festive Lunches ‘ choose what you would like to eat from their delicious menu and send it. That would be wonderful, fantastic and brilliant and thank you all very much. Hope to hear from you very soon. Our next club meeting this Wednesday, looks to be even more interesting than usual, as we are having the pleasure of a Guest Speaker, Alan Cox who has been organised by Ian ( Thank you very much Ian Great stuff !) It is going to be a very busy evening with some friends of our speaker coming too. So if you can arrive by 7.30pm you can get the best seats!!! Hope everyone is Well, and coping with the dark mornings and even worse evenings!! and not besieged by colds, coughs and Sciatica (Like Fraser bless him hope that’s improving !)
See you all bright and early Wednesday from Shelley
Spridget DVD . The story of the Austin Healey Sprite & MG Midget.
This can be obtained from the Club website, by clicking on Regalia and place your order. £12.00 .
See you next Wednesday at Club night when Alan Cox will be showing his motor sports photos, we will be having a earlier start at 7.30pm . Ian has arranged for the Kilton to arrange a more suitable seating plan for us , as we expect a very good turnout.