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Barn find update....

PostPost by: Andiken » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:53 pm

Thanks Jim, I'll probably take you up on that. I live just south of M25 J6 and work in Sydenham.

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PostPost by: JimE » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:26 am

Perfect. I live between Sydenham Hill and Gypsy Hill stations. Let me know if you are at Brands tomorrow (I'll be there with my Tawny/White Sprint on the show and shine section) and we can have a chat. Alternatively, I'll be at the Edenbridge car show next weekend with the +2.
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PostPost by: Andiken » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:36 am

Well that's couldn't be better! I'm on holiday for a week but will be at the Edenbridge show, we have a stand there, Lingfield Classics. If the weather is fine I'll be there with my MGA, MGB V8 & Midget. I'll see you at the show! Look forward to meeting you.

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PostPost by: JimE » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:56 am

I was at the Kirkcudbright (SW Scotland) car show last weekend and there was a lovely MGB V8 in the not so seen colour of midnight blue. Quite mouthwatering when I asked the owner to open the hood to show the engine. I may be helping Richard out with the show and shine at Edenbridge. See you there.
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:03 am

JimE wrote:Perfect. I live between Sydenham Hill and Gypsy Hill stations.


Which broadcast antenna do you live under?
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PostPost by: JimE » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:25 am

Crystal Palace, not that I get all the freeview channels I'm entitled to :( .
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PostPost by: Andiken » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:51 pm

I'm not surprised, you're probably in the rf shadow of the mast.

I was considering entering the A in SnS, I've never done so before as I build my cars for me, not for others to judge, but maybe this time I might. Any words of wisdom for a teetering on the edge entrant?
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PostPost by: JimE » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:36 pm

I haven't discussed the criteria with Richard yet but it is highly likely that originality won't come into play. It is more about presentation so the better the preparation the better the chance. I believe you have to enter the S and S in advance of the day.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:41 pm

Now now Andy, no cheating! Although you can always bribe the head judge.:-)

Bring the A, See you on the 10th

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PostPost by: Andiken » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:48 am

Hi Richard, will do.

What is the head judges favourite tipple? :D :D

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PostPost by: Ian T » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:59 am

So, do you have the car at home yet?

Looking forward to seeing what you are dealing with. :-)

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PostPost by: Andiken » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:57 pm

It's getting closer Ian, I collect the trailer on the 15th and leave the village at 4am on the 16th. I hope to be on the farm in North Devon by 10am, loaded by 2pm and home by 9pm. I'll need to drop the trailer back on the Sunday morning and then the grand unveiling can take place. Expect a description and copious photos by the Monday.

I also have a web site that I'll be updating on a regular basis, Google for MG-heaven for petrolheads related waffle and the restoration of my MGA.
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:59 pm

Andiken wrote:Expect a description and copious photos by the Monday.


Looking forward to seeing the info and photo's.

Hope your journey to North Devon goes well; it will be a long day.
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PostPost by: Andiken » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:39 pm

It certainly will be a long day but worth it I hope!
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