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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2014, 09:06:45 am »
i'll be fetching those wheels and tyres from michael  whstle

may fetch the no5 burner if icey ever answers his phone  ferme (big not so subtle hint there)


owt else to come up for the scottish contingent ?

see you there gene !

getting too exited allready  Celbrt
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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2014, 12:49:42 pm »
i'll be fetching those wheels and tyres from michael  whstle

may fetch the no5 burner if icey ever answers his phone  ferme (big not so subtle hint there)

see you there gene !

getting too exited allready  Celbrt


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Combination of late shifts and working in a environment where having a phone is heavily frowned upon  whstle

I'm back on 'Normals' this week IF youre passing at some point ...I can always bob out teatimeish and meet up near to motorway ...OR leave it in back of the landy if you happen to be travelling over woodhead at some point ???

 

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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2014, 03:00:32 pm »
Excellent work chaps. :-)

I've taken next week off to do some work about the place and give me a bit of time for final recce etc. Not had the paperwork back from FC yet so I'll be dropping in there tomorrow.

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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2014, 12:25:21 am »
Well that's the advance party in and bedded down, a good mix of S2C and SS folks, banter around the fire and a few refreshments. Prof was last in, 10.30pm due to a flat tyre enroute.

Expecting a few more tomorrow, I'll get some pics in daylight.

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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2014, 09:06:14 pm »
Have a fantastic time you lucky buggers  mfc
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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2014, 06:22:26 pm »
A brilliant day yesterday, great scenery, great drive and great company. Thanks to gene for organising.

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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2014, 09:00:19 pm »
Happy to say that the Weather played its part and was tremendous all weekend. A great bunch of people, from all over, Bedford to the Black Isle. 31 miles of tracks yesterday and another 15 today, a bit higher up and out of the trees. We were just below 600m at one point today :-)

A few pics to give a taster...





 

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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2014, 11:23:50 pm »
a top weekend was had with top company  whoo

big thanks to gene for the organisation  yrck

will post some pics later  blabl
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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2014, 11:35:03 pm »
....and thanks to Prof for the relay service,  5 tyres and a huge ex MOD cooker delivered safe and sound. Thanks also to Michael and Icey...

....now to work out how to use the cooker and what bits are missing...

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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2014, 12:21:58 am »
well the early finish idea failed miserably due to a pooley wagon having to be limped back home to the garage
so it all ended up in the usual last minute rush of throwing everything in the back of ermintrude and hopeing i hadnt forgot anything major
ermintrude was full - infact too full (more on that later) it needed a few re-tries before it all fitted a bit better
so with it all in the flask was filled the fags rolled and several tons of sweets/drinks for the boy and off we went
according to the satnag it was 166 miles which would take about 3 and a half hours - yeah right !
start time was 17:15
first pic is hamilton services (M74) this was 9 '0' clock and me,the boy and ermintrude was well - knackered
average speed was about 40mph - not good - there was too much weight in and the temperature was too close to the red to try harder
down hills was no better as it was sitting so far down - the handling was ridiculous
phoned gene at this point and told him i was running late but was still comming




next problem came as i came off the M80 and onto the A roads
handling was getting worse and i could hardly see more than a hundred yards - it was dark and the 'scotch mist' was making it worse (mental note - buy new lights)
then 'BANG' - yep you guessed middle of nowhere,pitch black a chuffing blowout
i crawled along and pulled it into a junction and got the torch out
jack out,wheelbrace out - off we go - the boy held the torch and i set to to change the wheel - but he wouldnt keep it still - so i looked up to tell him to keep it still
thats when i saw the cloud - a clould off midges - i've never changed a wheel so fast - i bet the little buggers must have got at least a pint of blood from me before i got finished
but hey-ho we were mobile again - handling was better but not great - so we plodded on and made it (well after a slight geographical incident) and made to genes for 22:30
say hello tent up,set up and straight to bed - knackered

next pics are saturday - let the pics do the talking























the early morning ritual of 'thawing out and sobering up '



made it back home in 3 and a half hours and only broke down once (10 min fix) no handling issues - but still a slight (but a lot better) over heating issue

top marks to gene and family - put me down for next year
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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2014, 07:00:22 pm »
Euro-leafing to infinity and beyond....

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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2014, 09:51:41 pm »
 No, John is on the wkd.
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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2014, 10:00:11 pm »
Some stonking pictures there Gene .....

I'm only a tad jealous that we couldn't join you ....Mind after the bloody SW's engine let go on the way to Wales ....Hmmmmm .

Hopefully I'll be going Tdi soon which will make next years trip up to you a much more affordable AND pleasant experience  Mbrns

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Re: Scottish Get-together 2014
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2015, 07:29:11 am »
could do with the dates for this year (2015) gene  whstle

you can book me down for a place again  wdesmle
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