Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by artic-steel » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:24 pm

Is it Citroen only?, I have a load of parts cluttering my shed that need to go & this is not a million miles from me, i could bring them late Friday or early Saturday but it would be in the Volvo has my GT is nowhere near roadworthy.
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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by saintjamesy89 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:20 am

I may have to come in my astra as i'm unsure if the GT will be OTR by then. Which is goo din a way as the astra needs some stuff doing that I probably wouldn't be arsed to do otherwise!
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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:53 am

Sorry guys. I won't be able to make it :-( I had planned to come down on the Friday night on our way to Dover for a holiday, But then I remembered (OK, was reminded) that Lana has tickets to a horsey event in London at the beginning of September, which would make it a bit tight for time if we don't want to spend all our time on the road while we're over there (well, personally I wouldn't mind...) So I've had to bring the holliday plans forwards a little.
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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by catsinthewelder » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:28 pm

Thats a shame Matt, hopefully we'll catch up somepoint soon though and if the weekend goes well maybe it could become a regular thing.

Don't worry about turning up Citroenless guys, as it currently stands I don't even own one. Tinkering with other stuff is fine, just don't expect that we'll know the best way about it. If you want to bring parts to sell then great, we may well need some :)

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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by Kitch » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:59 pm

Hi guys, I'm a no-go now sadly. ICCCR is going to be my only trip up North in august. Got another one to do in September, and my northern mileage quota is already at it's limit!

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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by Wooscary » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:47 pm

I'm bowing out too. Back from a drive to France on the 18th and all holiday used up.

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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by mike22861 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:25 pm

sadly for me the making of Nissan cars ceases over the bank hol weekend which means Facility engineers like me get the joy of working 15 hours a day for the weekend to fit lines and robots for the new Leaf.The idea sounds great just bad timing
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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by catsinthewelder » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:22 am

No worries guys, looks like it'll only be a few of us but if it works out ok we can build on it

I fully understand your position Mike being as a couple of weeks later I'll be doing the same sort of thing setting up for a new years student intake at the tech weekend location. My mates stepdad used to work at the Nissan plant (I'm from Durham), I remember odd lifts in pre-production cars :D
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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by mike22861 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:13 am

Oh dear pre production primeras and almeras,
least said about them the better
cant see them achieving classic status.
The bluebird was a good car just a Japanese copy of the Marina with all the bad bits fixed and Japanese reliability and I think most of the Micras are still running you can't break them.

Interesting car is the Pinfarina designed austin 1100.
Ive had an 1100 and a 1300 nice cars except the hydrolastic, good idea badly engineered wouldnt they have been spectacular with citroen type suspension I also had it's big brother an austin 1800 MK2 S that was nice twin SUs went really well just needed new ball joints and drive shaft dounuts on a monthly basis and their grandfather the Wolseley 2200 auto probably one of the nicest cars ive had all walnut and leather with a shoehorned transverse A series straight 6 impossible to work on but a really nice car.That brings me on to the pinfarina a60s time to stop lol i could go on for ever BMC had some great cars apalingly built the japanese just copied them and fixed all the faults and added toys
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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:47 am

I don't think it's fair to say that the Japenese copied BMC. They never bothered with the ridiculous 'gearbox in sump' design for a start! The original Bluebird might have been inspired by the Marina but by the time they were knocking them out at Sunderland, they were just well engineered Japanese designs. Dull, but very capable. Hondas have never been clones of anything else really. They always went out on a limb, first with the bonkers, motorbike-inspired S800 on our shores, but even later Hondas were to a fixed Honda pattern. And so good that Rover ended up making them!

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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by mike22861 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:02 am

The Health and Safety manager here has 2 Honda S800s theyre mad cars quite rare now what a fantastic engine, you dont think it was a Volvo p1800 clone with a motorbike engine in?.
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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:09 am

mike22861 wrote:you dont think it was a Volvo p1800 clone with a motorbike engine in?.
I thought the Honda was quite a bit smaller, also didn't it have a separate chassis?
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:35 am

Aye. They're a LOT smaller than a P1800. Separate chassis and an insane engine revving to 9000rpm. Earlier ones with smaller engines even had chain drive!

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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by mike22861 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:42 am

It is an incredible little engine stunning for its era.
Incidentally i presume you know that the Ford Maverick is actualy a spanish built Nissan Terrano II, never quite sure how that tie up happened not much synergie between Nissan and Ford.
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1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
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Re: Tech Weekend Ludlow, August 24/25/26th

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Aye. Well aware of that. Only thing Ford about it is the badge! A time when a Ford could be a Nissan, a Mazda or even a Volkswagen. Curious times.