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Marlborough, SN8 2NJ. A sat nav will take you the long way round but keep you on proper roads although there is a shorter route to get to it that involves a bit of off roading......

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If you're precious about the state of your car, I'd stick to the sealed road surfaces :) Mind you, a lot of 'normal' cars do head in the direction of the fun route - either they turn off somewhere beforehand or take it very slow at some stages!

We've all seen Marty's engine bay from his repeat trips. It'd be a bit more black if it weren't for that route :D

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Always enjoyed the scenic route. Lets see if I survive!
Any tools I should bring?

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I think as long as you have basic tools, you'll be OK - though I'll have my normal tool chest there, along with big impact driver, press, bush tools and the likes...

Sloth usually brings a host of tools too, same with Gilbertd - so we should be covered.

I need to dig out the bush tool tomorrow - it's probably going to need a zest up with a wire brush as I haven't used it in ages!

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Above the marker is close enough. This should be removed once you all know where you're going really :)

I'll be there probably quite early as will Marty I suspect - so look out for a collection of P38s, you won't be able to miss them.

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I am getting different locations with Google maps and Apple maps. Could someone grab a screen shot of the location as I am hoping to be on my way by 8 getting there around 9.

Thanks.

Edit. As I haven't heard anything about requirements for some of the things I listed shall I leave them behind? I will bring the Axle Stands and Trolley Jack plus hand tools as these never go a miss.

Rest of it needs digging out and I'm off to the pub in a bit. :-)

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I have a big jack, 4 axle stands (2x 2T and 2x 3T), a full tool box, a mains powered impact gun, air impact gun (if there's air available), two bottles of oil, a bottle of coolant, a set of trim panel removal tools, a set of hose clamp tools, a box full of spare nuts and bolts, a foam pad to lay down on and a small stool thing on wheels.

Only thing I'm not sure about is lunch. Bring sandwiches with us?

For the location, if you put the post code in to Google Maps it's apparently the cluster of buildings above the marker with the label for the riding club.

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RutlandRover wrote:

Only thing I'm not sure about is lunch. Bring sandwiches with us?

For the location, if you put the post code in to Google Maps it's apparently the cluster of buildings above the marker with the label for the riding club.

Good point on Lunch!

Thanks for that I see where it is now.

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Sadly no BBQ :(
Have a great time folks!

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Anyone at the Premier Inn tonight?

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Nope but will be at the Premier Inn tomorrow.

Shall we pick up some disposable BBQ tray things?

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Wish you were going to be here Morat!

I've just edited Gilbertd's post so it's just got the Postcode.... not that I'm stupidly security concious, but it is easy enough to find, and I am not a massive fan of having my address details out on a public platform for just anyone to see.

Food - there is nothing around unless you go into Marlborough. So bring supplies, but if BBQ trays or anything are brought, they need to be taken away. Likewise, I would ask that any parts, wrappings, oil, etc that you bring, you take the old stuff away. I do have a bin there, but there is no scheduled collection, so any waste/recycling, I have to bring home with me to dump - so if we can all do our bit, that would be appreciated.

RutlandRover - there is air available, but you probably won't need the mains or air impact guns - both Sloth and I have fairly sizeable cordless impact guns which I am happy for people to borrow mine.

Timings. I am probably going to be there just after 9am with any luck, so if you're there earlier, you'll just have to wait ;). I have to load up my RR with all my tools etc in the morning before I leave. I usually do it the night before, but I have CCTV of some little *** trying the door handles on the RR one night... I only found it because one of the neighbours had left their car unlocked by mistake and they went all through it (luckily nothing was nicked!) - but I am a bit more wary about leaving anything substantial/valuable in there!

Once I get there I have to move one of my other P38's out of the workshop and park that up next to it, and clear a bit of stuff to drag the press out, so it's usable... I'm then going to dump mine inside to do an oil change, VC bearing swap, rear shocks, and brake pads all round. I think after that, we are going to do an oil change on Sloth's one and investigate a rattle, hopefully from exhaust. After that, the workshop space can be used by others aswell.

There is enough flat space outside to be able to park a couple up, and then get under them to remove radius arms - and then press the bushes inside the workshop, and then refit them. I did mine with it parked up outside, so should be easy enough.

Safe travels to those coming, and see you tomorrow!
Marty

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Me too! and I feel very stupid for cocking up so I can't be :/
And I still need to get the radius arm bushes done. Hey ho, another time?

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Once I get there I have to move one of my other P38's out of the workshop

Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, can I tow it out?

Sorry about the address, I wasn't sure if just the postcode would be enough.

Just off outside to sit the SE on a pair of axle stands and a couple of lumps of railway sleeper.......

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No worries - I'm just a little more wary in general after it broken into a few years ago!

Shouldn't need to tow it out - it's the one that starts and drives on it's own :) and no disco in sight either!

Once I've moved the press tomorrow, I can dig out 3 of the wheels, and then just have one to swap off my 2000, and you'll have a full set to take back!

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I do hope, as in previous years, there are photos!

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Wheels off and in the back of the car along with bushes, tools, jack and axle stands (one 1 pair as the SE is sitting on the other pair), Dina asked me what we planned on eating and when I told her Morat won't be there, she's just been and got a disposable BBQ, burgers, cheese slices and buns. As long as someone supplies coffee, sugar and milk (assuming your workshop kettle still works) we should be sorted.

In previous years there have been photos but not that many, I'll try to remember to get plenty this time.

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That was very nice of her!

I can sort tea and coffee in the morning. Might even splash out on a few packets of biscuits :P

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Yes, workshop kettle is in order... might be worth boiling it a couple of times and watering something with it, as it hasn't been used in ages!

I'm going to bring at least one, hopefully 2 big bottles of water and coffee/tea/milk etc. I'm starting to write a list of what to pack in the morning!

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Have a good time guys, pity I can’t be there, but it’s to cold for me at the minute, if a summer camp happens I’ll get there