The waterfalls mini meet

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Norm57
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The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:06 am

Hi all, as you may have seen on Martins new year new 480 thread, I was thinking of a northern mini meet. So have decided to start a new thread (thanks Martin). It is looking like the 15th of March and as a rough guide to anyone interested will start and finish in Skipton. Distance of about 80 miles and will take in Aysgarth West Burton and Linton falls. Also includes Ribblehead viaduct and Hawes. For a meal I was thinking of the Fountaine inn at Linton which is a very scenic spot but not a large pub. Because of this the sooner I can firm up some numbers of anyone interested the sooner I can book the meal. I am of course open to suggestions on route and pub choice and look forward to any thoughts members may have. Cheers

Norman

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:14 am

Oh yes, I'm in ! :hopping:

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:17 am

Forgot to add you can pm me.Thanks

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:30 am

Martin Mc wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:14 am
Oh yes, I'm in ! :hopping:

Martin
Thanks Martin, as a treat there maybe a small diversion to Hubberholme church which has one of the few surviving rood lofts in Yorkshire!

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:40 pm

Norm57 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:30 am

Thanks Martin, as a treat there maybe a small diversion to Hubberholme church which has one of the few surviving rood lofts in Yorkshire!
i speed read this first time around as 'surviving lead roofs' ! ! :rofl:
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by nigel poustie » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:22 pm

Yep I'm up for it.
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:47 pm

nigel poustie wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Yep I'm up for it.
Cheers Nigel, will it be the whole Poustie clan?

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by edie_fox » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:13 pm

I'd love to join you but mines in limp mode until I can afford to buy (yet more) garage time in April. :cry:

Have fun. :)

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by nigel poustie » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:05 am

I'm not sure if it will be just me or the whole family at the moment Norm, can I let you know nearer the time?
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:43 am

nigel poustie wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:05 am
I'm not sure if it will be just me or the whole family at the moment Norm, can I let you know nearer the time?
Yes no problem Nigel, look forward to meeting up again.

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by dcwalker » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:35 pm

Definitely up for this - hopefully it will be both of us😊

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:32 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Definitely up for this - hopefully it will be both of us😊

David
Ok DC should be a good day.

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:38 pm

Hello good folks of the Wedgie persuasion :)

Just wondered if anyone else was contemplating an early season jaunt from Skipton (in addition to the four or five of us signed up so far)?

Looking forward to it - I hope to have tidied up my new ride even more by that stage... now replete with complete new braking system front and rear, and will have had cambelt done by that stage. The odd rust streak and barnacle will have been removed and repainted, and with any luck a full polish to make her look like new :)(or at least a very well kept 26 year old)

Come on now folks, you know you want to!!

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Rachel » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:05 pm

Might be up for this but it is over 3 hrs away for me.....might be an idea to add this to the meeting section?
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:15 am

Given the way the weather is going, it might be a case of airbags and water-wings for anyone contemplating the run out on 15th March !

So far we have Norm, David, Nigel and me, and Rachel thinking about it...- Any more possibles?

I've not done much to my car yet - minor rust treatment, oil and filter change, all the braking system replaced, MP3 & bluetooth stereo update. Need to get the cambelt changed and sort out the high idling thing. In other news the weird dancing pop ups seem to have sorted themselves out.

Have we finalised a start point and itinerary for the day? Looking forward to the meet up :wink:

Martin
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)
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:04 am

ha ha, life jackets provided Martin. My celeb is in for M O t on wed, so will sort meal after that. Just need a rough idea of numbers to book it. Start and finish will be the car park behind town hall in Skipton for 10 o’clock, then thru Settle to Ribblehead,Hawes, Aysgarth, West Burton, Linton and pub for about four or five o’clock. Hope this is ok
With everyone. Norm

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by WalkableBuffalo » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:22 pm

I would love to be 100% certain but still not ready to even book in for MOT yet.
I've a week off next week but the weather doesn't look like it will be too kind once again, so nothing is certain.
I've cleared that day anyway on the off chance.
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by dcwalker » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:30 am

Looking forward to this - provided everyone has a working car to attend in!!

Norm - hopefully your fan etc can be fixed fairly soon?

Will - is there anything in particular that you need to get sorted for the MOT? Shout if you'd like a hand, I'm only in Alne...

Martin - looking forward to seeing your latest acquisition; not sure yet which one I'll be in but I realise you might like to see how Nilani is coming along.

Nigel - you seem to be the only one without issues at the moment! Look forward to seeing you again with your hopefully still working odometer?

All the best

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by WalkableBuffalo » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:33 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:30 am
Will - is there anything in particular that you need to get sorted for the MOT? Shout if you'd like a hand, I'm only in Alne...
Cheers David, right now I'm just filling in a couple holes which I too eagerly made in my arches. Really don't think they would have passed MOT but I don't know how poke friendly the testers are. Just going to get it primed for the test, not going full clearcoat yet.
After that I want to put a bit of new underseal on the rear, but need to find the air compressor paint sprayer. That's not necessary for the MOT but I don't want to put the bumper on and take it off again to get the right coverage.
Lastly I still need to put new fogs in the front, hopefully shouldn't be an issue just investing my time into these other bits right now.
-Will
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Alan 480 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:10 pm

WalkableBuffalo wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:33 pm
right now I'm just filling in a couple holes which I too eagerly made in my arches. Really don't think they would have passed MOT but I don't know how poke friendly the testers are.
I think the modern MoT tester is issued with a small toffee hammer & tooth brush. . . :wink:

I have been know to use a chipping hammer and twisted wire brush on angle grinder especially on the SS1 :(

you have got to be more gentle with a modern car as it's not 16 gauge steel (even when new!)
and yes I now seem to have added ventilation (used angle grinder to remove some 'bubbly paint) on the rear arch (O/S) of Eva, easily fixed though . . . . .
Alan

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