May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by 2675 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:45 am

I see Alan and Sylvia have set the tone! My picture seems very tame in comparison. Having trouble loading it, for some odd reason, but I am here!
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat May 23, 2020 8:52 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:44 am
brilliant ! Hi Jay, nice to see you - how's the restoration getting on ?
Hi Sylvia.. Getting there... slowly! Next forum update will be engine related... All parts collected from powder coaters yesterday which was a boost unwrapping it all.

Look forward to seeing some more of your fresh paint photos.

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 am

Hi J
Alastair here, Sylvia's better half. I can't get on the forum, so I am chatting from Sylvia's comp. What a job you have to do!!!! That engine looks good. Have you rebuilt it? My cars are a GT 1994 and a turbo 1992 with the Robou mod and yes, it goes like hell. What is your car, I can't indentify it from the pic. Thanks for joining the meet, Sylvia and I do a meet or 2 every year. This year is disappointing, to say the least. She has put an awful lot of effort in organising the meets and no less this one. Hopefully we will see you when theis bloody plague lifts.
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Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 9:00 am

Just sorted Al's login so he's now on m616tls
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by m616tls » Sat May 23, 2020 9:01 am

Hooray, I am on the forum at b....y last. Hello 2675, are you the Kentish or Man of Kent Andrew?
480 GT Green Aug 1994 "Sven"
480 Turbo Robou Paris Blue Aug 1992 "Eva"
SAAB 9-5 HOT Aero estate 2008 Black "Kemosaaby".........weasel xxxx comes to mind.
Previous cars.
940 2.3 SE Turbo May 1995 Burgundy "The Spy"
850 SE 2.5 1996 Burgundy. "Mew"
940 2.0 White "Dexy"

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 9:05 am

Hi Sylvia.. Getting there... slowly! Next forum update will be engine related... All parts collected from powder coaters yesterday which was a boost unwrapping it all.
That car's gonna be in fabulous condition by the time you've finished with it !
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by m616tls » Sat May 23, 2020 9:09 am

Sylvia's blue 480 ES is nearly ready and looks fabulous. Final paint work and then, on the road, after almost 2 miserable years off the road. SNAZZY, rises from the ashes......................hooray.
480 GT Green Aug 1994 "Sven"
480 Turbo Robou Paris Blue Aug 1992 "Eva"
SAAB 9-5 HOT Aero estate 2008 Black "Kemosaaby".........weasel xxxx comes to mind.
Previous cars.
940 2.3 SE Turbo May 1995 Burgundy "The Spy"
850 SE 2.5 1996 Burgundy. "Mew"
940 2.0 White "Dexy"

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 am

m616tls wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:09 am
Sylvia's blue 480 ES is nearly ready and looks fabulous. Final paint work and then, on the road, after almost 2 miserable years off the road. SNAZZY, rises from the ashes......................hooray.
Never have I seen Paris Blue look so deep in colour as per that paintshop sneak preview... looked great.

Mines a 1994 Turbo Al... with more rust than I planned for... but welding is behind us now... should of been finished two years ago but life gets in the way!

This lockdown is getting boring now. TVR is still SORN until pub gardens open again... and such fantastic weather too!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 9:25 am

Am here (actually just leaving work!)

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by 2675 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:28 am

I think I am a Man of Kent Andrew. Lots of debate now on what is a Kentish man or Man of Kent. I thought it was if you were born North or South of the river Medway other people think it is East or West Kent, some people used to think it was to do with wealth or hierarchy in the town.

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Martin Mc » Sat May 23, 2020 9:28 am

greetings from the garage... still furloughed (the car, not me) and awaiting resurrection

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Volvo 480 - There's NOTHING like it!
Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) #467 / 480 Celebration (flame red metallic) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue)
Every decent bloke deserves an extra-marital car (so my wife tells me)(apparently it keeps me out of mischief.... really..)

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 am

Have lots of updates..... Anyone interested?

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by m616tls » Sat May 23, 2020 9:43 am

2675 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:28 am
I think I am a Man of Kent Andrew. Lots of debate now on what is a Kentish man or Man of Kent. I thought it was if you were born North or South of the river Medway other people think it is East or West Kent, some people used to think it was to do with wealth or hierarchy in the town.
I used to think that it was East / West. Nice to chat. How's the lock down affecting you and your business, or are you up and running 2 meters apart!!!!!!!!! :nuts: :nuts: :nuts: :nuts:
480 GT Green Aug 1994 "Sven"
480 Turbo Robou Paris Blue Aug 1992 "Eva"
SAAB 9-5 HOT Aero estate 2008 Black "Kemosaaby".........weasel xxxx comes to mind.
Previous cars.
940 2.3 SE Turbo May 1995 Burgundy "The Spy"
850 SE 2.5 1996 Burgundy. "Mew"
940 2.0 White "Dexy"

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 9:43 am

Morning challenge:
Inspired by a French club competition which resulted in this photo:

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(1) Find 3 or more roads whose numbers add up to 480, as near to Northampton as possible. No, it’s minimum of 3 roads so you can’t use the a480, b480 or c480 !
Lowest number of roads over 2 wins unless it’s a tie.

(2) Use a route planner to plot the shortest circular route starting and ending in Northampton postcode NN4 0TG which uses your selected roads amongst others. Tiebreaker 1 is the shortest route.

(3) If it goes to a second tiebreaker it will be the old standby ‘guess the weight of the cake’. In my ‘cake mix’ is:
1 x 480 front passenger seat in cloth
1 x 480 headlamp without motor
1 x Momo steering wheel boss
= ???.?? kg.

All 3 answers by pm to me, with ‘cake’ as the subject. Deadline 2pm - now extended to 6pm

Lunchtime : Return to the forum at a convenient time for you between 12 – 2pm
post photos / description of a recent project or a planned project on your car we can talk about around our virtual lunch table, plus a photo of you with an interesting drink (as we’re not driving)
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Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 9:44 am

2675 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:45 am
I see Alan and Sylvia have set the tone! My picture seems very tame in comparison. Having trouble loading it, for some odd reason, but I am here!
Andrew
Drop me a PM, happy to host pics!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 9:46 am

Have lots of updates..... Anyone interested?
of course, - what sort of updates Jeff ?
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 am

well, as mentioned somewhere else, my spare room currently looks like this:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat May 23, 2020 9:50 am

jifflemon wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 am
Have lots of updates..... Anyone interested?
Of course!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by arthuy » Sat May 23, 2020 9:50 am

Good morning everyone. A month early now I over slept.

Just sorting a photo

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 9:51 am

what else would you keep in a spare room Jeff ?
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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