SafetyFast! Notes – March 17

As there are still no recent events to report on, I will move straight on to future events which are also detailed on our website. Indeed our super, brand new website, all put together by one of our committee members, Ian Bennigfield, so please take a good look.

South West Centre AGM. Tuesday March 7 2017 at 8:15pm. Come along to the Natter at the Ring O Bells. Compton Martin, and its a few hundred yards walk to the Old School Room, next to the Church, where the AGM will be held. Please come along and support your committee and let us know your views as after all its your centre.

Wye Valley Social Run Sunday 7 May 2017 Start at Symonds Yat in the beautiful Wye Valley

Kimber Classic Trial Sunday May 13 2017 start at Lanes Hotel, West Coker Yeovil. Please volunteer to marshal if you are not entering. I cannot emphasise strongly enough our requirement for marshals at this event. With 10 hills requiring 4 marshals per hill, the need for willing volunteers is obvious, otherwise we will be unable to run the trial. As several competitors will be coming from Holland specially for the event, you can judge the popularity amongst our many regular entrants. The good news is the time spent marshalling is only for a few hours, so the rest of the day can be spent socialising or spectating on another hill. This event is great fun in glorious countryside with a very interesting collection of cars, and most marshals make it to the pub at the lunch stop. No matter which hill you would be marshalling, you can be assured the drive there in an MG would be superb, along roads which our cars were built for. No motorways in Dorset!

Unusually I’m penning these notes two editions in succession and last month I gave a brief synopsis about the rebuild of Sue’s much-loved and well used MGB GT. I crave your indulgence whilst I bring you up to date. During the last four weeks I have not been able to allocate as much time as I would have wished, but he engine has been running with all gears selected, not before I had to replace the brand new clutch master cylinder with another brand new cylinder! All electrical circuits have been checked and are working and most of the interior has been installed. The car is still on its axle stands and I keep checking underneath for any possible area where more seam sealer and/or metal protection is required. For the underside I prefer to rely on paint covered with Dynax UB with Dynax S50 in the box sections. All this will be checked annually. Hopefully, about three full days on the car will see it ready for MOT and back on the road. In the meantime the Midget fulfils the role as our second car.

Andrew Owst

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