Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline April 2016

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
March 21, 2016

Victor Lheureux

40 Members in attendance

CMGC president Dave Novak opened the meeting at 8:00 pm

Car Projects
Dave Bralich gave an update on the tech session held at his home recently. The task was to cut up a much used MGB racing car chassis that had been stripped of all usable parts. The goal was to cut the chassis to pieces utilizing a plasma cutter. The cutter malfunctioned and they had to resort to an air chisel. The chassis was reduced to cart-away pieces in minutes. The session was a good presentation of what exists inside the unibody frame of an MGB.
Dino Perez is starting a major restoration project on a recently purchased 1953 YB Sedan purchased from CMGC member Tom Webb. Dino states he plans on finishing in few months. Good luck Dino!
Doug Clark noted that he was working on his MGC roadster when the trunk lock assembly fell apart into the closed trunk. He spent some time trying to access the trunk via the method presented in a University Motors YouTube technical session that demonstrated how to open the trunk by accessing the interior latch assembly via an opening in the rear tail light. Doug had better success in trunk entry by going through a access hole provided by an after-market rear speaker hole in the trunk.

Reinout Vogt presented the following members with awards for the following categories:
Ambassador at Large – Ralph Arata
New Member Award – Tim & Jamie Schafer
Maintaining the Breed – Steve Sparks
President’s Award – Malissa Perez

Guest Speaker
CMGC Member Tom Webb spent the past two years on a job relocation in Australia. This evening he summarized those years


of experience in a local British car club and in his quest to locate a British car manufactured in Australia to return with him after his tour was ended. A short slide show will be shown next month of some of his exploits.

  Break/ 50:50 raffle – Meeting guest -- Peter Ransom -- was the winner of the $33.

  Meeting Business
Swap Meet—Jim Evans noted that the Meet is only a month away and volunteers will be needed to assist with the various tasks associated with running this event. A sign-up sheet was passed around.
We are adding a new venue for this event—a car corral for folks to display cars for sale. A nominal fee will be charged for this activity.

Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule
April 17 - Swap Meet, 3rd Sunday in April. Same location at the DuPage County Fair Grounds.
April 30 – Miata Autocross in Schaumburg, IL. Contact Jim Compton for details.
May 1 – Spring Brunch
May 7 – Spring Tune-up – contact Bill Mennell or Dave Bralich for details
May 14 – Car Care Safety Clinic for Seniors
May 15 – Spring Chicken Rally
May 20-22 – Spring Tour organized by VMGCC member Ric Maitzen

With no further business to discuss, president Dave Novak closed the meeting at 9:28 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L’Heureux
CMGC Secretary

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