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Irmscher Man

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    Paul Brennecker

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  1. Further Update - Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show We are pleased to confirm that the rescheduled dates for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, are 7-9 August at NEC Birmingham.... Obviously, the unfolding Covid-19 Situation may still interfere but lets keep our fingers crossed. If you haven't yet got your tickets yet, not a problem as they are back on sale again! Get yours today to join us - we can't wait to see you in a few months! https://bit.ly/2Lq31YO If you've already got your tickets, don't worry, they'll automatically be carried over.
  2. (Also Posted on the OMOC Members Facebook Page) 2020 is rapidly turning into the worst year in living memory with work and social life being heavily affected by the Covid-19 global outbreak. It all seems like something from a movie, but we are gradually coming to terms with that fact that this is a very real threat and potentially here to stay for a while. As a result, we are seeing that most of the events in the Classic Car World are being cancelled, what with the NEC Restoration show being cancelled alongside many other national and local meets. This is going to impact our hobby for the rest of the year. All is not lost though - we have our Facebook group and Web Forum so that we can keep in touch. Some may say that the social media has helped stir up this issue, but we can also use it for keeping in touch with each other. We can organise some live events and potentially virtual car shows too. We could make the most of the time to get some of those projects underway and share what you are doing with other members, who will be only to interested to see what you are up to! As for the VBOA show in the summer, we will obviously keep an eye on the situation and advise of any changes in proceedings. I’m lucky in that I live near to Sywell and am a fairly frequent visitor, and with Shaun also a member of the OMOC, we should get to hear if the situations changes. Please bear this in mind when looking to make plans for the summer. Our thoughts must go to those that will undoubtedly suffer throughout this time. Those that have elderly relatives and especially those in the care system. Folks with school age children will also be worrying about how they will cope. For all of us with jobs, that is also another concern. How long can the country be locked down like this before we all start to feel the effects. I know that some people have already lost their jobs as a direct result and our thoughts go out to you all. I think understandably, our plans for the rest of the year, including the NEC Practical Classics Restoration Show on 27-29th March are now all on hold until we receive further instruction. The organisers are looking to reschedule for later on in the year. At present, the Nation Classics Motor Show in November is still going ahead but I guess time will tell. Advice from the WHO and the UK government is being followed. As soon as we have any more news, it will be posted on our social media. This is a very difficult moment for the world - not just clubs having to cancel shows - and every sector of society is being affected. Most of us have never seen anything of this magnitude before in our lifetime and the swiftness of its escalation has been shocking and disturbing. It is our sincere wish that you all take care of yourselves, be safe, be vigilant, and, most importantly, treat each other with kindness, respect, and mindfulness, and love for humankind. In the meantime - get in the garage and socially isolate yourself doing something good for your Manta! Paul B OMOC Chairman
  3. SHOW UPDATE - PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR & RESTORATION SHOW IS POSTPONED. I have just heard from the organisers that the Practical Classics Restoration show at the NEC at the end of March 2020 has been postponed due to the current global health crisis. As you probably know, the OMOC were planning to display 4 cars at the event this year and had been given quite a decent sized plot, so this is a real disappointment but completely understandable. Even between ourselves, we had begun to think about who would be best staying away from the show and who could offer cover.....now the decision has been made we don't have to worry about unncessary exposure to 1000's of people over the course of the weekend. Details from the site; " The event team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and government guidelines regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation and acting in accordance with their advice. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the most important factor and therefore the only action for all involved is to postpone. We are working with the NEC to find suitable options to reschedule the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery, please bear with us as we work to secure a new date line. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled date." For more details please see the main organisers site. https://www.necrestorationshow.com/
  4. Did you have any joy finding the GT/J and Berlinetta decals? The shop is in the process of ordering some new decals so if you need some, we can organise this for you.
  5. Good advice Herman, and especially important to look at those fuel lines and petrol tank when the car is stored over winter. I have heard a few tales of the Bio-Ethanol petrol going stale, attracting water and rotting a tank out from the inside. I have been using Millers Tank Safe for a while now, which helps alleviate this problem - https://www.millersoils-shop.co.uk/tank-safe Also, for looking after your tyres over winter, I've been using "Tyre Savers" which are generally available from caravan supply shops but they are cheap and they really work. The tyres on my i200 are quite a few years old now and are as good as new. No flat spots at all. Keeping them out of direct sunlight is also really important as the UV degrades the rubber, especially on cheaper tyres. Tyre Savers - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Streetwize-LWACC47-Tyre-Saver/dp/B00BHWO8R6/ref=asc_df_B00BHWO8R6/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309944223565&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4487802763936799966&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006672&hvtargid=pla-533038248628&psc=1
  6. Can’t be many of the poverty spec B series about now. This would be a such a great resto project. Looks solid enough and complete. It will be interesting to see what it fetches. It’s already at £4250 so might go a bit further yet.
  7. Great that you have made some progress mate. I had forgotten just how nice that colour is, haven’t seen one for years. Are there another others in the club I wonder?
  8. Very rare Irmscher Sport steering wheel, as evo3000 says. Try finding one of them second hand!
  9. That was strong money but a really well sorted car, so it goes to show just how much prices are rising now.
  10. Just to let you know that the OMOC has purchased this item today for the club supply of panels for remanufacture. It is one of the amazing benefits that we have as a club, as have some funds in the bank and we are using them to stock up on these parts so that we have a future for the cars and the club. Some panels are already in the process of being remanufactured by our provider Expressed Steel Panels. Exciting times ahead!
  11. I was thinking Letterbox too, and Herman, your English is brilliant.....Letterbox is exactly the right word.
  12. Those wipers are a pain though, easily broken (I’ve got them on my B series and they have a mind of their own!)
  13. In some European countries it was a requirement for cars to have a headlamp washer system, so the square lamps were the only option. You see a lot of European i200’s with the square lamps. These would usually have the larger square washer bottle. In the UK the washer system wasn’t installed so the small round washer bottle was used instead. The twin headlamps on UK spec i200s were different to the later exclusives in that the Irmscher system has the lamps bolted into a steel cradle and the bezels are removable.
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