St Christopher’s Classic Car Show 2014

September 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Last weekend I took the MGB to St Christopher’s Classic Car Show. This local car show has now been held twice and it is run by and in support of St Christopher’s Hospice.

Over 300 cars turned out for the show and the weather held off, even if it did get a little chilly at times.

There are more photos online at: Demotix

Coolings 2014 and Brake Adjustment

August 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Yesterday was the Coolings Classic Car Show at one of our local garden centers, Coolings.

I went to the show last year and found it to be a nice, friendly event so went again this year. Once again a nice day out with a range of cars on show. It seemed busy again and the weather was excellent, which given that it’s pouring outside as I write this was great. Met up with a couple of people I spoke to last year as well as talking to some new people as well. I really must remember to take a folding chair to these events as it would be nice just to sit and watch the world go by some of the time and sitting in the car is not ideal!

After the show finished I took the car for a short run before heading home.

brake spannerOnce in the garage again, I thought I’d have a look to see if Dad had a special brake adjusting spanner at all, since I need to adjust the near side rear a little as it rubs on the drum sometimes. I had a feeling that he might have one somewhere as he tended to collect tools etc. After a bit of hunting around, lo and behold look what I found. It’s a Melco BK/2 (British Design Application No. 914862) brake adjusting spanner. Looks like the 1/4″ square end has seen some service, probably on the MGB, but hopefully I’ll be able to use it as well.

 

 

Run in the Kent countryside

July 28, 2014 2 comments

Making use of the nice weather again – took the car for a spin up to Ide Hill and back via Crockham Hill and Westerham.

Nice drive along country roads, and several other classic cars out and about as well. It’s really nice seeing old cars out and about and getting a pleasant wave from their drivers.

Might have detected a slight gripping of the near side rear brakes, so I’ll need to have a look next weekend. Need to be ready for the Coolings Classic Car Show in a couple of weeks time.

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