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brucey76
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:18 pm 
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I've just travelled to Ayr 191 miles from Durham and used just over half a tank in the ze fully loaded with suitcases father in law and 2 kids. Struggled to get above 50 due to traffic for probable 75% of the journey and stuck behind tractor for 8 miles so it should be possible.


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Lerch
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:04 am 
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WOW can't beleive I've left it this long to update my thread!

Going back to Simply Jap weekend - we didnt try and do the whole run on one tank in the end, purely because we had some fun on the way to Simply Jap with the MCUK lot. However, we did do an MPG test on the way down to Gosport and managed to get 36 MPG which I was amazed with really.

Recent update - since JAE she's been garaged until next year, hopefully it'll help keep the rust monkeys away for a while. Although I'm not sure how much she will be out to play next year due to Rebecca and myself expecting a baby in May 2017.......we'll have to wait and see what happens I guess and how tight funds may be :/

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pitrack_1
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Hi Lerch,

congratulations on the pending new arrival! :wav:

Perhaps you will do better than me at finding little 'arrivals' curtail other activities... and also your perspective on particular risk taking activities. Oh, and if you've got your 'other half' on side with your activities you're well in front of me anyway!

I wish you all the best. Once again, congratulations.

Patrick


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Lerch
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pitrack_1 wrote:
Hi Lerch,

congratulations on the pending new arrival! :wav:

Perhaps you will do better than me at finding little 'arrivals' curtail other activities... and also your perspective on particular risk taking activities. Oh, and if you've got your 'other half' on side with your activities you're well in front of me anyway!

I wish you all the best. Once again, congratulations.

Patrick

Thanks man! Appreciate it :thumbright:

We've already got some plans in place to try and get the BA to shows next year but we'll see what happens i guess.

I'm hoping to get a bonus from work in April so I'll be putting a portion of that aside to try and help me attend the shows although it might be in the 6 and not the F until the other half goes back to work :)

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SerenaJ
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Excellent, warmest congrats!! :D

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Zippy
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Congrats Lee, that must be exciting times. You'll have to put the ISOFIX back in the BA :lol:


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pitrack_1
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Lerch wrote:
We've already got some plans in place...

Ohhh, man. Plans!!! :laughing6:

But seriously...as long as your plans are flexible, keeping on living is probably one of the most important things to do and one which I keep forgetting. Just no hot laps with the kid in the back (or the front)!!!

Patrick

P.S. And I only have one child. Though my wife reckons she has two, including me.


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Lerch
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:41 pm 
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Update time!

So we've figured our funds out and we're definitely hitting Silverstone track for Japfest woop! Hoping to make Japfest 2 also but with a 7/8 week old baby - this might be slightly more challenging! We should be able to drum up the funds but the logistics may be slightly more difficult.

I've created a small to do list so that I have some goals to aim for Japfest:
- paint and fit new bonnet
- re-fit side skirts
- flock the dash binacle (not essential but would like to)
- remove roof lining and sun roof

Thats about it I think....not much as funds are being used elsewhere now - grown up priorities bah!

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andym323
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Stop whinging and flock the dash Daddy :laughing6:

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da2el
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color mix is looking interesting
nice garage


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Lerch
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:48 pm 
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2018 show season update time :)

So in 2017 I trailered my car to Silverstone and Donington as it turned out to much cheaper than getting an MOT, TAX and insurance. The trailer place I used has moved to a bigger site which isn't owned by them so the usage policies have changed meaning I have to have the trailer for a weekend and not just 1 day doubling the cost. When I worked it all out it turns out to be only slightly cheaper to MOT, Tax and insure.......so back on the road she goes :D

I've slowly been working through the list try and get the BA back to MOT standard:

-CAT back in with new centre exhaust section - bring welded this week
-drivers side CV boot changed and re-greased
-new bumper springs (stretch the old ones when I hit the gravel at Donny)
-new battery
-oil & filter change with HLA treatment
-freed up the rear brakes - I left the handbrake on while in storage over the winter (what a length)! :roll: :lol:

Still got a small list to do:
-adjust wiper so it isn't in the middle
-wire up horn
-fit new rear view mirror
-adjust handbrake
-bleed brakes all round
-general checks

Quick question though - I currently have yellow tint film on my headlights.....is this a fail or does it matter whether it affects the beam strength and pattern etc?

Good thing about this is I should be able to bring the BA to more shows this year :) :) :)

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323F Rock
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:27 am 
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Great news matey!! :D

The tint film should be ok might be an advisory though

Looking forward to seeing Vulcan back on the road!


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