Torque of the North May 2003.
Some 40 years after
completing my formal education and swearing that I would never go near a
class room again, I find myself sitting in an Adult Education class every
Wednesday evening learning how to improve my website design skills. The things one
does for the good of the Club! Readers can look forward to seeing some
changes and, hopefully, improvements in the not too distant future,
however I have no intention of incorporating too many bells and whistles
as I firmly believe that this can make a site less user friendly.
My wife and I enjoyed the May Bank Holiday outing to Skipton. It was our first outing in the rally Healey since spending the winter tarting up the inside, adding the luxury of Jaguar XJS seats and fitting a new soft top. The end result was well received by fellow members at Skipton and I will be posting an article on the website showing these mods as soon as time permits. Meanwhile here is the car on a dull day on the Yorkshire moors.
A lot of time is being taken up these past two weeks preparing for the Northern Centre Treasure Hunt in the Peak District. Although I have lived in the area much of my life I have discovered many roads new to me. I hope to see you out on the run on 8th June. If the weather is kind it will be an enjoyable day out.
have been exploring all avenues to whip up interest in the formation of
sub centres in the region. Although we had a breakthrough with Tyneside,
our plea for expressions of interest published in the last Rev Counter met
with stony silence. Only one phone call. However, that call from one of
our Cumbrian members bodes well for the possibility of setting up a sub
centre there. Do let me know if you are from that area and would like to
get involved. either in the organisation or just adding your presence to
the meetings. Yorkshire members seem totally disinterested in having a sub
centre again, I wonder why that is? Surely half the fun of owning a
classic car is to get together with like minded individuals.
No surfing tips
today, but for those of you have struggled to fit the window winder
handles on your BJ7 or 8 and to fit the door handles, you may find this tip
helpful. It was given to me by my hood trimmer, Richard Williams of Willtrim. I tried the technique and
it works perfectly.
1. Pre-assemble the handle, spring, plate etc.
2. Slide the fixing pin through the top hole but only as far as the inside top of the square hole.
3. Offer the assembly onto the square shaft until the pin holes are aligned.
4. Tap the securing pin home with a screwdriver.
And finally.... I
discovered a useful website the other day when I was seeking to replace a
part on my 60's door mirror manufactured by Tex.
I had often been advised that such wing mirrors were no longer produced. This is not so, Tex still manufacture virtually the full range of early wing mirrors, door mirrors etc.
Their website is www.texautomotive.com