Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

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Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby drumtochty » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:38 am

I hope and look forward to Joan and I being able to host another Tech Day at my Drumtochty Fettling Facility in spring 2016 and that we have as usual more than just the Grampian crew attending but if I can ask all existing and new attendees not to save all the jobs on your MX5 or Eunos until the Spring of 2016.

As those who attended last year will know the main choke point is time on the 2 post ramp.

Therefore can those people who want to do a full service or full brake change out or whatever that will take time please feel free to PM me and we can arrange a days lift time for you to do the work in a measured and non hurried way. Again if you are unsure of how long things will take PM me for info. Therefore you have say a good few months to get the work done outwith the Tech Day.

This leaves the Tech Day for shorter jobs that non technical people can look and learn on without getting too bored and also gets more cars on the lift for shorter times allowing especially new members who are a bit more bashfull that the existing long term crew to get their cars on the lift and have their questions answered.

The timing of the Tech Day and there can be more than one will be agreed at the various planning meetings later this year or early next year.

Some pictures from Saturday with Lorraine undersealing her MK4 and Alistair and Ian unblocking the cabin drains on Alistair's Mk3.

Ok and the lunch was Tuna and Cheese salad rolls and Joan's freshly baked scones.

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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby IanH » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:08 pm

Aye, blocked drainholes and an oxter full of water later should make for a drier car going forward :lol:
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby joeytalent » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:53 pm

That looks immaculate underneath!
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby drumtochty » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:57 pm

Should be Joey, it's a new Mk4.
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby joeytalent » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:22 pm

drumtochty wrote:Should be Joey, it's a new Mk4.


Hah, whoops! :lol:
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby drumtochty » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:17 am

Looking like a mid March date for the Drumtochty Tech Day.

As mentioned before the main aim is to get people together for a chat, some Bacon Rolls, soup, scones etc. and get a good number of people a chance to get their car in the air and allow especially new people to the community to examine their cars and get advice.

We will have time to do some jobs on peoples cars.

As usual the time on the lift will be limited by the number of people attending and wanting their cars in the air.

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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby Telly Addict » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:07 pm

You have PM. :wink:
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby drumtochty » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:03 pm

First bookings

Telly Addict Gear Box and Diff Oil Change
Malcom Underside Inspection
MGB Man Underside Inspection
Doug Underside Inspection and check drains.
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby liathach » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:15 pm

If there is time after the 5's have been seen to, I wouldn't mind putting the SLK on the ramp to see what difference there might be to the underside between now and two years ago. OK if I invite an MGB-owning friend along on the same basis?
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby drumtochty » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:17 pm

Not a problem Malcolm
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby dougaberdeen » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:12 pm

Wouldn't mind coming along to this if there's space, don't need any jobs done as I did a big service when I got the car but be nice to know if there is an easier way of doing things and finding out where the drain holes are on the car, I have an mx5 roadster 1.8 and would be nice to meet some local members

Additionally if any help were required in the kitchen department my wife's a chef if anything was needed for the day, I am sure she will thank me for volunteering her
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby drumtochty » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:23 pm

Fine Doug you are on the list and no if that is your wifes job she can sit back and let someone else do it.

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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby monty57 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:13 pm

Hi Eddie - would be interested in getting my Eunos up on the lift.
I gave the underside a going over with Bilt Hamber in summer 2014 so would be interested to see how its doing.

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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby drumtochty » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:25 pm

Your on the list Graham.


Telly Addict Gear Box and Diff Oil Change Mk2
Malcom Underside Inspection Red Car
MGB Man Underside Inspection MGB
Doug Underside Inspection and check drains. Mk3.5
Graham Underside Inspection Mk1
Snoopy General Underside Inspection Mk2.5
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby IanH » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:52 pm

Plan to be along for the Craic and take a few photo's, no lift time or jobs to do.
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby Snoopy » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:26 am

I and we would love to come along, where are you Drumtochty?! I have arranged a big service on our Mk 2.5 1600 as I don't want to leave it longer but I would love to learn more about the car and if and where and how to do the underselling that I think needs done...


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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby drumtochty » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:29 am

Snoopy

We are around 55 minutes from Tesco, Kingsway, Dundee.

7 Miles NE of Laurencekirk, just outside Auchenblae.

There will be a few people coming from Dundee on the day most likely, they do like being fed even nothing needs done on their cars!
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby Snoopy » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:04 am

Thanks Eddie That's great cos we're in Fife and that's a nice wee jaunt to yours. I'll look forward to the day out!


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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby dougaberdeen » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:24 pm

thanks Eddie, will look forward to the day and meeting some fellow members
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Re: Drumtochty 2016 Tech Day and 24 October Work

Postby Topwithens » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:25 pm

Good evening Eddie ,

I would love to pop round past sometime so you can maybe have a look under my Mk3, however I won't be able to make the March day and the cars SORNed till I get home at end of March

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