Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Cream Tea Run

Molly and Beatrice go to Finchingfield (again) for scones and jam and cream.  

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Molly's Rockers Defrocked

Molly had a new engine in May, and Peter decided it was time we checked the valve clearances.  We removed the rocker cover and jacked up the rear, leaving the car in gear so that turning a road wheel rotated the engine (plugs out, of course).  Most of the gaps were between 12 and 15 thou.  Stuck a new cork gasket to the rocker cover and torqued it down very carefully, not like the MG Owners' Club did a year or so ago!!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

National Restoration Show

Peter and I went to Stoneleigh Park to look for bits for our MGs.  He bought a bargain hydraulic jack for my birthday and two headlight surrounds for Molly, while I bought a small clock for Beatrice.  

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Fisheye Fun

Yesterday at Coton Orchard.  Bug makes a bee-line for whatever Sadie's interested in.  Got to be careful with the fisheye lens, or feet get in the edge!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

MOBA Part Two

The Miles M100 jet trainer that challenged the Jet Provost, and the complete Dart Herald G-APWA with its clean cockpit.  Finally an apocalyptic sunset from Reading Morrison's car park.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Museum of Berkshire Aviation

The museum (a large tin shed) is all that is left of one of England's oldest airfields, Woodley, near Reading.  It has the unique Fairey Jet Gyrodyne, the precursor of the Rotodyne.  There is a lot of history of Miles Aircraft and Gannet props, plus an almost complete Westland Wasp/Lynx/Scout, of which the above is the cockpit.  

Friday, 11 October 2013

MG Racing

A striking paint job on an MGB GT and an exploding engine on a modern MG at Snetterton last weekend.  It was sunny and breezy, perfect weather for spectating and racing.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Matt's 40th

The rally karting was a surprise for him, and six of his friends turned up as well.  I drove him to the venue in Beatrice and he came back with Peter in Molly, so it was a petrolhead day all round.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Kicking Off October

Sadie and Meredith photographed today at Julia's house.  Bug is walking more and more, but actually decided to sit down before grasping the cup (middle pic).