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Bike Help / Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
« Last post by Paul K on February 06, 2021, 06:39:18 pm »

engine mounted on ready get stripped. after this photo I took the engine off and painted the mounting plates so they look nice and pretty.  ;)

The sight of that Royal Enfield engine on the stand must mean you have a project on the go.  What's the progress and some pictures.  A build thread perhaps?  ;D
Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Mark Gregg on February 06, 2021, 02:18:12 pm »
in MCC best traditions the anniversary trial will be held in 2022. the main aim of the trial was to provide a three day trial of the clubs famous sections with a big focus on socialising each evening. as this is not appropriate at this time we ll come back for another go at it next year.. In the mean time the club will hold the John Aley trial in late June to whet the appetite for that Northern delight 'The Edinburgh' the first week in october for which plans are advancing..
Edinburgh / Re: Edinburgh 2021
« Last post by Tony Ferrari (Nomad) on January 22, 2021, 03:09:13 pm »

I'm sure you'll see it before this but email sent!

Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Paul K on January 22, 2021, 08:19:39 am »
You will need a fire extinguisher and a spill kit.  The extract below from the still to be issued SSR 2021 gives you the information you ned to comply with for Class R.  Item 'h' is the pertinent part.

Extract from SSR 2021
Classic Road Trial (Class R) - as follows:
a) A test of hill climbing ability, navigation, and timing.
b) Run on a route with non-damaging surfaces, the majority on sealed surfaces.
c) Open to any road legal motorcycle or two-wheel drive motor car, subject to the Clerk of the Course’s
decision on eligibility/desirability of any vehicle.
d) Fitted with road legal tyres. Tyres to be E marked and not marked for competition use only.
e) Competitors will not be eligible for any Premier or Annual award.
f) Motorcycles to comply with ACU regulations.
g) Cars to comply with Motorsport UK regulations.
h) With the exceptions of the above, vehicles and entrants must comply with the SSR.
Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Tony Bishop on January 21, 2021, 07:36:09 pm »
I am trying to be positive about 2021 although this evening's news that pubs and restaurants may have to stay closed until May is straining that positivity to breaking point.
However, that apart, I am planning to enter the Anniversary Trial, Covid conditions permitting of course, and will be driving my Fiesta in Class R with Tim Keeling as navigator.
Being a motorcyle entrant normally the only event I have ever entered in a car was the 100th Lands End which I did with my wife in our MX5 and at that time I do not recall there being any car specific requirements.
Consequently, for the Anniversary Trial in Class R, do I need to have a spill kit and a fire extinguisher and if so what are the specific requirements and are there any other items required ?
Any other tips or suggestions to help a very novice team would be appreciated !!!
Cars and Bits For Sale / For Sale Mitsubishi Colt CZC2
« Last post by Chris Amsdon on January 21, 2021, 01:16:36 pm »
2008 blue Mitsubishi Colt CZC2. 1500cc normally aspirated. 70500 miles Mot till Sept 2021  Steel sump/transmission guard and steel tank guard. Very good wheels and tyres plus 2 good spares.  Near side front wing battered but usable. Fitted temperature gauge. Was used for auto tests and Production car trials. Was being prepared for classic trials but health intervening. Roof and door side windows inoperative. Pictures available.  £600   
Phone Chris Amsdon 01304 813032 or email
Bike Help / Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on January 14, 2021, 04:02:44 pm »

I've still got a Black and Decker Workmate I was given as a present by my late wife Janet in about 1988...

I now use it mainly to Spray paint parts on...... :)
Bike Help / Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
« Last post by Paul K on January 12, 2021, 03:26:38 pm »
That's a really neat idea and a good bit of recycling  :) .  I've been faffing about making a new route holder to replace the 'temporary' one I made 20 years ago.  It passes the time in lockdown at least.
Bike Help / Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
« Last post by Jason Potts on January 12, 2021, 03:10:41 pm »
Finally found a use for my broken workmate. It was a cheap'o one I bought from Maplins some time ago and it had a god-awful MDF top which snapped when I put something heavy on it. The frame is still like new and is fairly stable so I ditched the one remaining MDF top and turned it into an engine stand. Gotta do something in lockdown...

workmate with the one remaining MDF top.

I made a couple of mounts for my engine. the only place I could buy angle iron from during lockdown was B&Q. bloody most expensive metal ive ever bought.

the mounting plates will be bolted to the top of the workmate so that they don't move or tip over when the engine is in there.

engine mounted on ready get stripped. after this photo I took the engine off and painted the mounting plates so they look nice and pretty.  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Historic Lands End results and entries
« Last post by Paul K on December 22, 2020, 08:35:36 am »
You need to contact the Club Archivist by sending in a form by post.  The form, with the address, can be downloaded from the website .

The form has only recently been given a home so may not be there yet.  If not, contact the Club Secretary at and he'll email you a copy of the form.
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