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Egdik 9th June 2019 19:44

Kits & Classics on the 'Crick' High Wycombe
 
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Just spent today at a show called Classics & Kits 'on the Crick' at Naphill near High Wycombe. It might be called this because it is a couple of football pitches which are not dead smooth . . .

Entries of all sorts of cars & Motorcycles are accepted and cover about 75% of the area; plus a music / announcement stage and catering on the other 25%.

Warm and sunny for the most part with about 350 vehicles. Very well organised, friendly, easy going and not crowded. Visitors were notable for being careful and fellow entrants were chatty and pleased to talk about their cars.

We were there from 10.30am to 3.30pm, took a picnic and met up with some friends. A good day out, culminating with a visit to the stage for a Bronze award in the Custom & Kit Car category - hopefully there were more than 3 entrants.



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Welshkiwi 11th June 2019 05:58

Awesome work Kidge, and the trousers ain’t bad either! Congrats on the Bronze and the activity with the car....Great to see.

Paul L 11th June 2019 08:41

Congratulations on the prize. :cool:

And as for the Brighton run photo...

:hippie: It all looks groovy man! :hippie:

Egdik 19th August 2019 21:56

Owners Club Meeting
 
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Owners Meeting

Saturday September 7th

Lunch at The Pelican Inn


Froxfield, on the A4 between Hungerford & Marlborough

www.pelicaninn.co.uk

We are welcome and booked from 11am with lunch at around 12.30pm

There are two spacious car parks, where we can have a drink and talk Tribute Cars.

Afterwards you / we can drive round a bit of Hampshire to the


Silk Mill at Whitchurch

for tea, overlooking the river Test, last orders 3.30pm.

www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

If you are interested the Pelican Inn also has a room or two overnight on the Friday and or Saturday. We are staying there Friday night.

Please let me know if you will attend or at least think about it.

Egdik 19th August 2019 22:10

Reply on this site OR the Owners site OR PM me OR email me please

Egdik 28th August 2019 18:32

Total Kit Car magazine
 

Good to see a four page spread on the car in Total Kit Car / TKC September / October issue - most of it is old news to readers of this thread.

Fine publicity for Tribute . . . especially now that they are making 275GTB panels for kit builders.

Of course the car will be on show lunchtime on Sept 7th at the Pelican Inn west of Hungerford, plus tea at the Whitchurch Silk Mill.

Egdik 9th September 2019 17:44

Tyres
 
The GTB uses 15" wheels and for some time now we have used Vredestein Sprint Classics 215/70 15 on the rear wheels [and Conti Premium Contacts on the front 205/60 15].

The Vredesteins have been fault free and no worry, with quite good enough grip in all conditions and have lasted for almost 18,000 miles. At about 200GBP EACH they are expensive, but the tread pattern looks fine and they fill the arch well to give a 'period' style. I admit to having little idea as to the top speed of my car, but within reason they are stable as well as comfortable . . .

We have just fitted a second pair to the rear wheels, but the front tyres have plenty of tread left, after 12,000 miles
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Egdik 9th October 2019 12:56

Holiday in France
 
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Found 9 days for a french trip. Eurotunnel [good on the way out but silly delays on the return]

Stopped overnight beside the river Loir in the Auberge du Port des Roches at Luche Pringe, far side of Le Mans - about 300miles from Calais. Then motored down to the Vezere and Dordogne valleys for a week. Stayed near Montignac & Lascaux. As usual the car was great but used a bit of oil around the smaller roads but hardly any on the autoroute. The french are doling out tickets for very little over the limit . . . 118km in a 110 limit

Visited the replica Lascaux caves and paintings and learnt quite a bit about ancient / pre - history. Here's a painting and one of the Beynac Chateau, on the Dordogne. Both places worth a visit.




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Egdik 22nd December 2019 14:42

Headlight cover rims
 
In response to a PM:

The headlight cover rims were cut out of a 3mm sheet of brass then drilled, countersunk and later chromed.

I used slightly curved top stainless screws of a coarse thread - through to some captive bent metal nuts. A second attempt with the next size up was an improvement but not yet perfect. Too much force on the screws can crack the TVR covers

Sealing these rims and covers is very difficult. My local TVR garage use a black silicone sealant, but the gaps around my rims and covers still allow water ingress. Tried using a neoprene gasket but this made it too thick for the screws in use.

Happy Christmas,

Kidge

Jaguartvr 22nd December 2019 14:46

I damaged my TVR Griffith a good few years ago and it took the TVR specialist about 4 goes before the headlight was sealed properly. Before they cured the problem it would condensate.


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