Just a quick reminder that the Eastern Section April meeting is on Sunday April 8th, meeting in the Snug at the Buttercross Pub in the Market Place in Bingham, Notts.. We meet at about 10am until about 12 noon. As it is a Wetherspoons pub it opens at around 8-30 am, so come early and have an excellent value “hearty breakfast” ! All welcome, so come along to meet the new Yowl Editors. All will soon be revealed, if they turn up that is….
I have heard from a reliable source that the new editors will be in attendance.
😀 😀 😀 If Nick Sloan comes too, that will be two new Editors and two ex-Editors in the room !
Hello all, Delighted to report that 14 folk attended the meeting this morning, an all-time record… With Eddie Shermer, Nick Sloan, me, and the two new Editors, Keith and Chris Dickinson, we had five editors and ex-editors in the room together, which must be another record !
The Snug was bursting at the seams by 10-30am, and the only snag is that at least half a dozen different, unrelated conversations happen at the same time, and I get a headache trying to hear snippets of all of them all so as not to miss anything especially interesting. Objects to be inspected today included a new Three-Speed Super long undertray, a dismantled carburettor, a clutch pressure plate, and a mystery object for identification, found in a box of Scott bits, wearing a Lucas ID and part number, which turned out to be an early diesel fuel injection nozzle, totally unlike the pencil-slim types of today.
Great meeting, thanks Brian. Had a great discussion with Mike Fennell about ‘Loftylube’. I can feel a project coming on ! Sorry the old banger took 4 kicks to light up today. Andy
Yes, it was a brilliant meeting so thanks Brian! Chris and I have been humbled and a bit surprised by all the positive support we have received since offering ourselves up as editors. We came away with enough material/ideas for a few articles so that is nothing short of brilliant!!
Mike Fennell must win some sort of prize for that monumental drive and for his efforts to keep Lofty Lube alive and kicking!
Keith & Chris
& indeed thank you for including my article in the current Yowl, well done.
I’ve often had an urge to visit the Eastern section meetings but always daunted by the 270 mile round trip!
The latest one with such a collection of Club grandees including the new Editorial partnership was irresistible.
Thanks to all concerned! Yes, the Loftylube journey has been a long and taxing one; lonely too at times, especially since the passing of Harry Beal in 2010. Good though to talk with at least two interested parties! It still has legs!
I totally missed that Loftylube conversation and valve demonstration !!
Could you ask Scottparts to do a video on the subject —-
Very good suggestion. Thank you. I’ll talk to Richard Blackburn for advice on that.