MGCC GLG SUNDAY SUPER SHED TOUR

PROGRAM & TIME SCHEDULE :
8.30am : Assemble at the MGCC GEELONG clubhouse 
9.00am : Depart the clubhouse for a 20 minute drive around the waterfront to BMC Performance 54 Sun St Moolap. 9.20am : Arrive at BMC Performance Host is Ben Connelly. Inspect Bens magnificent workshop and MG storage facilities: 9.55am : Depart MG Performance . 
10.30am : Arrive at Units 2&3, 23-25 Denbigh St Moolap. Meander through the Ryan & Geoff Thompson’s and John & Ray Abikhair’s MG collections. In particular this an opportunity to Enhance MGCC GEELONG members knowledge of Pre-war MG’s which will be on display at both garages. 
10.30am : Shaun owner of “Alfresco coffee truck” will provide free of charge coffee . A self serve Toast facility Will be provided to round off a pleasant MG Sunday morning’s social outing. 
12.15pm : Last coffee
Note:  “Ray is very keen for this event to be informal and friendly with members guests most welcome to attend. If you would like to bring a guest along to the Super Sunday Shed Tour,  please ensure your guest is registered via Google Forms or either of the other options advertised.”
 
Register to attend HERE

MGB GT Club Restoration Project April 2022

Another few milestones from last Friday

·       We received the welder including a very comprehensive setup  and technique and use session , Jeff arranged by Dave L was excellent if you looking for a welder or tuition he is avail .

The body group were all smiles after they had a weld each , this will be a very valuable tool for the project and other club work . The Shed manager will be assessing members and authorising those members to use the machine.  This is our overall policy with specialist equipment.

 

·       The other achievement was the engine team mounted the engine on the  test rig , kindly loaned by Chris Baraciolli for our testing stage thanks Chris B and Graeme Ruby.

With 2 working and a few supervisors  the installation  fell into place and there was long faces  when the  first short crank occurred  , there was long glances , but alas only a loose contact,  Ross Hutton elbowed  in and fixed this issue , Oil OK, water checked , all standing clear. Where’s the fuel? Can we afford it… Donated by !!!!

Ready set GO…..

 

·       BINGO on a second attempt  the engine burst into life after a tickle or two of the throttle and choke …

A cheer went up and  all looks good, as someone said  “bloody 62 PSI oil pressure is better than mine”

We are confident all is well with the heart of our baby.

Next task will be  to remove and  inspect the gearbox.

·       The body boys  after some  ogling at the welder removed a panel to inspect the inner hidden  structure. The body was declared ready for  sand blasting . This will be arranged ASAP.

Thanks to Charlie  we have a new LH door frame  but we still need to find a RH door , Please  pass the word . We will be preparing for the return of  the blasted body and remove  the floors and other unserviceable panels.

 

·       Mobile Tool benches

David Lowe and his helpers RH and DB installed the casters on the  mobile benches,  these are now ready for a clean and paint.

 

Our Tasks are on the white board , have a look when you are next in the club corner.

 

Because of Easter  the next session will be conducted on April 22nd at 0930. Letting me know who will be attending helps.

Thanks all again another productive session

 

Remember don’t miss the other technical sessions being run  by Graeme……

 

Regards

 

Don  and David L

Geelong Motorsports Complex gets some Tarmac

Event 4 of our Competition calendar takes place next Sunday at the brand-new sealed Motorkhana pad at Avalon. This event is being run in conjunction with the WDCC and the GMSC, and ifthe thought of having to wash the mud off your pride and joy after a grassbased event has put you off in the past, this  is a great opportunity tocome and try Motorkhana for the first time on the bitumen.Or for those of you who are Motorkhana regulars, here’s a chance to strutyour stuff without getting down and dirty.Either way, come down and support the club,  and give a hearty “well done”to the club members who have worked so tirelessly to get the pad installed.If you’re keen to have a crack,  attached the supp regs, entry form andself-check documents. Please note that we have had to increase the entry fee to $25 – which isstill a bargain. Please print and complete the entry and self-check forms and bring themalong to the event. You can also register  on the day. Entry fee payment will also be acceptedon the day.In years to come you’ll be able to tell the friends and family that YOU WERETHERE at the beginning…Hope to see you on Sunday!

Eddington Sprints

Eddington was a great day out as usual, with a strong contingent from the club present. A few cars weren’t running quite as they should, one choosing to become a 4 speed instead of a 5 speed, and another having ignition issues. Everyone did get a couple of runs in, and the cars weren’t any worse for wear after the event. Click on the picture above to find a video of the day.

Official results as follows:

Graeme Ruby                    MGB                      16.7

Peter Thomson                 MGB                      17.0

Brendan Sullivan              MGA                     17.2

Nick Wood                         MGA                      17.6

Chris Freeman                  MGBGT                 18.0

Graham Deahl                  MGB                      18.4

Shane Gezun                     MGB V8                DNF

Non Marque

Peter Castelow                 TVR                        16.8

Ross Hutton                     Clubman                17.9