Drive it day

General MGB discussion
User avatar
John Watson
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:14 pm
Forename: John
Surname: Waton
Location: Abingdon on Thames UK

Drive it day

Post by John Watson » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:02 pm

Today was meant to be the national day to drive our classic cars.
I put mine on the drive took a picture and then back in the garage.
Keep safe and well everyone
8921ACC8-FC75-4880-BA67-9B1E09A3A715.jpeg
John Watson
1964 MGB Roadster Mk1
2018 MG ZS Exclusive 1ltr Auto

User avatar
Michael Barclay
Posts: 59
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:05 pm
Forename: Michael
Surname: Barclay
Location: Abingdon

Re: Drive it day

Post by Michael Barclay » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:22 am

Hi John
I got mine out and drove to the supermarket. Ran out of petrol on the way home. Used the emergency can I carry in the boot to get the home. Gauge showed a quarter full and had been trying to avoid filling the tank as I’m not sure when we will be free to drive again and don’t want a tank full of stale petrol. Spent the rest of the day calibrating the gauge. I removed the gauge and disconnected the green /black wire from the sender unit then used some spare resistors to simulate the sender unit at the full position (20 ohms.) half full (65ohms) and empty (222 ohms) Have calibrate the gauge to show empty with the gallon of fuel I added to get home so have a safety margin! The joys of old cars!
Best regards
Mike Barclay
Attachments
IMG_1747.JPG

User avatar
Peter Cresswell
Posts: 651
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:05 am
Forename: Pete
Surname: Cresswell
Location: Stone, Staffordshire

Re: Drive it day

Post by Peter Cresswell » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:10 pm

We should have been visiting Concorde at Manchester Airport for a guided tour - perhaps next year!
Instead I got the MGB out of the garage and drove it around the block to clean up the discs and check all was ok when warmed up. Then took some pictures I had been promising myself I would take for some time, as I didn't have many up to date pictures of the car.
Here are a selection.
MGB 2020 v2.jpg
Engine v2.jpg
interior.jpg
Pete
1969 MGB Roadster
2011 MG 6 TSE Magnette
2007 Mercedes SLK
Plus 32 other cars since 1965

User avatar
Paul Heffernan
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:15 pm
Forename: Paul
Surname: Heffernan
Location: Solihull UK

Re: Drive it day

Post by Paul Heffernan » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:54 pm

Hi everyone, I hope and trust you are all well?

I took mine out to collect some food yesterday, I think I might have taken a few wrong turns, so ended up taking a little bit longer than intended. Also, took a few driveway pictures, showing my latest purchase, a new set of headrests and seat belt guides (they really do work!)
Attachments
Driveway2.jpg
Driveway1.jpg

User avatar
Paul Scott
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:48 pm
Forename: Paul
Surname: Scott
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: Drive it day

Post by Paul Scott » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:16 pm

Good Afternoon,

I have created a "Display on your Drive album" for 2020 in the online Photo Album and grabbed the 25 pics of Facebook that appeared yesterday.

Would you like me to add yours to this album and collage is getting popped into the May eNewsletter going out later this week..

STAY SAFE

Regards
Paul
1975 MGB Roadster
Webguru for MGB Register

User avatar
Peter Cresswell
Posts: 651
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:05 am
Forename: Pete
Surname: Cresswell
Location: Stone, Staffordshire

Re: Drive it day

Post by Peter Cresswell » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:02 pm

Hi Paul
That would be great if you can add any of my pictures to the album,
Cheers
Pete
Pete
1969 MGB Roadster
2011 MG 6 TSE Magnette
2007 Mercedes SLK
Plus 32 other cars since 1965

User avatar
Paul Hollingworth
Posts: 95
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:54 pm
Forename: Paul
Surname: Hollingworth
Location: Worcestershire

Re: Drive it day

Post by Paul Hollingworth » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:18 am

The Midland Centre has a theme running on its Facebook group called 'On the drive it day'. Please feel free to add piccies of your car if you are in our region. Search for MG Car Club Midland Centre group and you should find it. May be of interest to all MG enthusiasts.
Here's my photo
On the drive it day 20.JPG
1971 MGB roadster & 2006 MGTF

User avatar
Paul Heffernan
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:15 pm
Forename: Paul
Surname: Heffernan
Location: Solihull UK

Re: Drive it day

Post by Paul Heffernan » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Paul Scott wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Good Afternoon,

I have created a "Display on your Drive album" for 2020 in the online Photo Album and grabbed the 25 pics of Facebook that appeared yesterday.

Would you like me to add yours to this album and collage is getting popped into the May eNewsletter going out later this week..

STAY SAFE

Regards
Paul


Happy for you to use mine if you wish.

User avatar
Paul Scott
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:48 pm
Forename: Paul
Surname: Scott
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: Drive it day

Post by Paul Scott » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:04 pm

I'll take that as a YES from everyone

It will be added to the eNewsletter going out on Thursday.

STAY SAFE and enjoy :D

Paul
1975 MGB Roadster
Webguru for MGB Register

Dave Wheatley
Posts: 125
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:55 pm
Forename: Dave
Surname: Wheatley
Location: SW Scotland

Re: Drive it day

Post by Dave Wheatley » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:39 pm

Well, I've been using mine regularly since February for shopping and esentials, so there!

She's the only running car I have at the moment.

Tried to put some juice in yesterday at my nearest garage 9 miles away. Automatic/debit card petrol, nobody on duty. Did the card thing at the terminal, went back to the car, measured out and applied the additive, went to the pump stuck the nozzle in the orifice, and NO petrol. Nobody about to check with, eventually got home and checked the bank online, £20 taken. Phoned the garage thIs morning and told em what had happened. Told I had 3 minutes from aceptance of card to operate the pump! Anyway, all is well, refund on its way.
1978 MGB GT
1931 Austin 7 RM
1955 Standard 10
1972 Ford Cortina
No modern!

Post Reply