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What are your plans for 2018 ?

Post by Davva » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:22 pm

I thought I'd run this again for 2018 just to see if any of us do as we say we will :roll: :lol: .

My plans are :

Get the bootlid and rear spoiler resprayed (if anything just to stop Add going on about it).
Fit the Koni's I bought in the summer.
Change the engine mounts as I know one of them isn't too good.
Do some brake mods.

And in non Coupe jobs :

Get the MG up and running and through it's MOT.
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Post by conductorwomble » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:50 pm

Mine is to fit the new bushes for the gear linkages on the Nightfire VVC, as I'm fed up with crashing the gears trying to get it into reverse! 😭

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Post by sworks » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:59 pm

My coupe and classic cooper S are in storage at a relatives house. My main aim is to knock my old garage down and have the funds to try and get both under cover at home

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Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

Post by Ravinder » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:51 pm

To get my coupe on the road. It’s been too long... :cry:

Deja Vu... :roll:
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Post by James3990 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:08 pm

Get the car road worthy and drive more than 1 mile in 2018 :D
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Post by RustyRuss » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:47 am

Get mine professionally under sealed and cavities injected with rust proofing and get to a few dry shows with it, use it sparingly on nice dry days etc. Start collecting "what if" spare parts too!!

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Post by kevinwillis » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:53 pm

Not so much plans but possibilities as I will never get them all done at least not in one year! If I get one or two done I will be making progress.

Lets start with at least one that will be achieved in 2018 indeed the early part off 2018 and demonstrates what can be achieved if we all work together!

1. See the rear quarter repair panel project through to completion.

Although this is a personal objective this really is a club objective as well and after the AGM it would be good to see some more added to this list so I will start my own personal list again especially seems the is another item that should be a joint No1

1. Probable one off the biggest if not the biggest question off the year to get my originally 220 coupe partly or fully resprayed as this late summer? early Autumn will mark its 25th and my 50th Birthday. Given the amount off cost potentially involved in this and the fact that other coupes that I intend to keep are far more in need off Body work than is one and to achieve this a number off other coupes would have to be left wanting, sold on or broken it is going to be a hard call to make. Now that we are in 2018 and given the lead times off some body shops the clock really is ticking. If it does not happen it does not happen but it would be nice if it did and a planned repeat if necessary at its 50th Birthday and my 75th should well cover my time behind the wheel if not in this world.

2.To sell at least two or three coupes on after getting them to a stage that they will not get stripped for parts.

3. To compete a stock list off all the spare that I have and work out what I need to keep and what I can allow to pass on to others to help keep coupes on the road.

4. To build more dry cool storage area.

5. To put up the two post car lift that I have had two years now which means even more building.

6. To try and instigate my one in one out policy that I decided was needed when i got to 30 car (Now at 36 I think) :oops:

7. Reduce the number off cars that I have off the same colour and head towards one or two off each colour rather than 3 or 4 off the same.

8. To save coupes that others can or will not and keep them safe until someone is prepared to fix them. Make shore only the worst die to help others with parts and the rest have a second chance.

9. To build the wife a kitchen diner big enough to park a coupe or two in. Please do not tell her what I have in mind :twisted:

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Post by wazz » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:16 pm

:iagree: great list good luck

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Post by martinhodge » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:19 pm

finish the fdh . build another engine for it and fit it before h fits his lol

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Post by Jimm » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:23 am

Mine in not particular order;

Collect more parts for my coupe to be properly restored.
Strip coupe to component parts.
Send coupe to be welded and painted.
Put back together again.

All the above depends on
Build massive garage - Planning is accepted, design is known just need to work out the base and get some men around to stare at a hole while not doing anything.

Put TVR back together with refurbed gearbox, sorted air con, new water hoses and performance manifolds fitted (because it wasn't fast enough). This hopefully will be done in a few weeks.

New shocks on the Saab

Sort brakes on the track car, speedo, other faffy bits. Mostly try to kill some tyres off and sell on some rims.

Lotus - leave it alone as it isn't broken.

Black coupe - get it finished and running. I.e. work out why the fuel isn't coming out of the tank.

Most importantly get Ravs car fixed up and back on the road and back to Rav. Anyone want to come weld some patches on the sills?

So another year of not doing much....
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Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

Post by Ravinder » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:58 am

Sounds like a fairly quiet year, Jimm... :roll:
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Post by droberts » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:35 pm

James and I will be racing again this year.

We are aiming to do some 750mc Roadsports (45-min) races, and 750mc Enduro (2-hour) races.
There will also be two races at Spa Francochamps :D :D :D

Provisional dates:
Mar 17 Donington GP - Roadsports
Mar 18 Donington GP - ENDURO
Apr 21 Brands Hatch Indy - Roadsports
May 12 Snetterton 300 - MSV Championship
Jun 09 Rockingham - Roadsports
Jun 10 Rockingham - ENDURO (3-hours!)
Jul 06 Spa Francochamps - ENDURO
Jul 07 Spa Francochamps - ENDURO
Oct 06 Snetterton 300 - Roadsports
Oct 07 Snetterton 300 - ENDURO

Looking forward to seeing some of you there again 8)
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Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

Post by Monster Hunter » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:48 pm

cure ABS fault ( again)
new down pipe when the bodge finally gets it
swap NS Hub again Bodge
refit trim
swap mirror over..
Drive more than I have the past 3 years..

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Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

Post by Jimm » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:54 pm

Add, Stace, Iz and I bumped into James earlier today. Dates are in the calendars. Hopefully, it will be a successful year.
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Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

Post by tompinney » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:18 am

I didn't meet any of my objectives on the car front last year, so I haven't set any for this year, that way I won't be disappointed when I miss them all again :P

Still doesn't change the fact that I have tons to do on all the cars :(

Looking forward to trying to get out to watch some racing this year though :D
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