Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline June 2012

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
Third Monday, May 21, 2012

Victor L'Heureux

Attendance: 38 members

President Dino Perez opened the meeting at 8:03 and welcomed new member James Sublette visiting from Texas. James is the owner of a beige 1976 MG Midget.

Dino presented a ‘moment of silence’ in tribute to the great Carol Shelby. Carol was most well known for making the (British) AC Motors-based Shelby American Cobra.

Car Projects
Jim Evans encountered a weird problem with the tachometer; still troubleshooting.
Wally Szempruch recently installed rebound straps on his suspension system only to have them fail soon after. It appears the strap loop where a bolt is placed is not reinforced and splits. He has been in contact with Moss Motors regarding this issue.
Jack Feldman was informed by a person following him on the highway that his left rear wheel was wobbling. After closer inspection, he noticed that a mounting plate for the rear drum had two countersunk studs incorrectly fitted.

Past Events:
Missouri Endurance Rally – 4/21 – Mark Wagner again participated in this endurance rally starting in Maryland Heights, MO and returning before 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 22. There were a number of locations to be found and answering the required questions, and make it back to the parking lot of Hooters of Maryland Heights. The team covering the least number of miles wins. The drivers drove a set course to calculate any mileage offset that they may have with their odometers. The offset was determined mathematically. Mark completed the rally racking up 734 miles in 21.5 hours. The event was not without incident – he blew out an alternator late the first day and installed a spare (from his trunk!) before 10 pm that night.


Spring Chicken Run – 5/20 – George Phariss sponsored this event this year. The Run started in Deer Park and finished at George’s home in Ivanhoe. The Run will be about 90 miles of driving – maybe 2 hours total. All drivers made it home before the late afternoon rain.

Upcoming Events: - (additional information available on the CMGC website.)

Champaign British Car Fest – 6/1-3 - The weekend event will have our own Barney Gaylord as a guest moderator in a ‘rolling’ Tech session.

AH Autocross – 6/3 - Joel-Paul Brossard invited the members to take part in the upcoming autocross sponsored by the Midwest Austin Healey Club. Bring a safe car with seat belt and a helmet if you have one. There will be separate trophy class(es) for MGs.

NAMGBR MG-2012 – 6/6-10 – John Schroeder noted that there are three cars from our club going to this event. John will have updates on facebook during the travels to/from the event.

Garage Sale – 6/16 – Once again there will be a sale of miscellaneous car parts stored in the CMGC storage locker. Many items are not available anywhere else and could be yours for a nominal price. Come by and look through the bins for unique treasures. Jim Evans is the contact for more information.

Secret of Jo Daviess County Tour – 6/29-7/1 – Dan Herman reminded members that there are blocks of hotel rooms for this event, soon to expire.

Lake Shore Tour – 7/8 – Ray Hansen passed out flyers highlighting this new tour. More in the Driveline.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Victor L’Heureux, CMGC Secretary

MGB Brake Booster Rebuild and Master Cylinder Rebuild
Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. start time
- (Will take several hours)
304 May Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL

We will disassemble and rebuild a rubber bumper brake master cylinder as well as the brake booster unit. Installation includes a 4 wheel brake bleed with EZ-Bleed unit + backyard tricks. All members welcome. Rain date: n/a as most work will be inside the garage.

Jim Evans - - 630.858.8192

Welcome New Members!

The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to the new member who has joined our club in recent months. We wish you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself of as many club activities as you can.

Kenneth Florizone Gurnee IL (no car listed)
Gary Rewerts Kankakee IL 1972 MGB
Dave Hanna Chicago IL 1970 burgundy MGB

Note: To any member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline. If you don’t see your name next month, call our Membership Chair, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3093 to verify.

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