Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline June 2017

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
May 15, 2017

Victor Lheureux

30 Members in attendance

  CMGC President Ray Hansen opened the meeting at 8:01 pm.

Car Projects
Jim Compton
was in the process of rebuilding the carburetors on his 1978 MGB hoping to get the work complete before the autocross later this month. He also completed a gas tank install.

  Pat Guest noted that he currently has his 1974 MGB on cinder blocks in the garage. A few weeks ago, he came across a great ‘garage find’ – a 1973 MGB in good shape (so far as he could tell). It now sits alongside the ’74 in the garage. Now he has 2 cars to work on!

Steve ‘Sparky’ Sparks wanted to adjust his dual carburetors but needed an airflow meter. He found one online but the intake opening was too large to work correctly. The solution was to take a cardboard tub from a toilet tissue roll and form a good fit to the carburetors. The car is still missing and backfires on occasion.

  Dave Bralich was road-testing out the recently upgraded dual-line braking system. After a short while he noticed the car was braking hard. After getting back to the shop he noticed the front brake had locked up. Still investigating the problem.

Past Driving/Social Events (additional details of these events were in the May and June Driveline issues)
April 22 - Spring Tune-up
April 30 - Spring Brunch, Brian & Rose Dubin
May 7 - Spring Chicken Rally, George & Jana Phariss
May 13 - Car Care Safety Clinic for Seniors, Lisle, Jim Vondran

Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule(additional details of these events are in the June Driveline issue)
May 19-21 - Spring Tour, Ric & Nancy Maitzen
May 20 - Miata Autocross I, Boomers Stadium, Schaumburg, Jim Compton
June 9-11 – Dan Herman Memorial Secrets of Jo Daviess Tour
June 16-18 –25th annual Blackhawk Vintage Classic on Father’s Day weekend.
June 25-28 – MG 2017 Convention hosted by the San Diego MG Club. It is not too early to arrange for room accommodations.
September 10 – British Car Union Festival
November 5 – Fall Tune-down

  Special Presentation
Ray Hansen introduced Matt Planning, RediRad Inventor to demonstrate the RediRad. RediRad is an award-winning auxiliary-input adapter designed for enthusiasts of all vehicle eras who would love to listen to their favorite tunes through the existing radio/stereo while preserving that beautiful, original radio and dashboard.


Break/ 50:50 raffle – CMGC member – Jim Compton -- was the winner of $23 which he allowed to ‘rollover until next month. Bernie Mayer was the winner of a diecast scale model of a 1939 Cadillac Series 61 convertible donated by long-time member Tom Josefek.

Staff Reports
Membership - Victor L’Heureux - Membership renewals are still coming in. Membership is now 258.
Driveline - Victor L’Heureux – No report.
Treasurer Report - Phil Wydra – The month ended with $7,433 in checking, $19,236 in savings for a total of $26,669.

With no new business to discuss, president Ray Hansen closed the meeting at 9:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L’Heureux
CMGC Secretary


The RediRad radio adapter works with almost any portable audio/mobile device through the existing radio/stereo system. Some of the benefits of the RediRad are:

Quick Installation
Compact Physical Size (similar to a deck of playing cards)
Zero Broadcast-Radio Interference
No Removal or Modification to the Existing Radio
Nearly-Universal Device-Compatibility, AM, AM/FM, 6V, 12V
Excellent Customer Service
A 60-day Money-Back Guarantee & TWO-YEAR Warranty!

Plus, the RediRad is proudly manufactured and supported in the USA! 

All For $99.00 (plus sales tax/shipping, if applicable)

In addition to this interesting technical content regarding automobile radios and antennas, we would welcome an opportunity demonstrate the RediRad.

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