Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline August 2016

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2016

Victor Lheureux

30 Members & guests in attendance

  CMGC president Dave Novak opened the meeting at 8:00 pm. Dave welcomed visitor Jim Reid and members Lara Barouski and Keith Strutz to the meeting.

Car Projects
Steve Sparks displayed a damaged head gasket that was the culprit in his Midget misfiring. The car was running well on the trip to Louisville and back but was misfiring badly a few days after his return. Checking the electrical system did not locate the problem but a compression test showed there was something wrong. The culprit was located once the head was removed.
Dave Bralich has completed a repair of the braking system by replacing the brake lines. He says he got pretty good with bending the piping. The trick was in correctly producing the double flaring.
Jim Michel finished his MGA engine rebuild.

Past Events (detail summaries of these events are in the August Driveline issue)
July 9 – Miata Autocross!
July 16 – Ray’s Morris and MG gathering

Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule (additional details of these events are in the August Driveline issue)
July 31 - 40/50 Anniversary Tour
August 9 - Natter N Noggin (Need new locations)
August 14 - VMGCCC Tally Ho Rally
August 15 - Member Meeting
August 18 - Westmont Crusin’ night
August 28 - Lucas Memorial Rally


Wine, Cheese & Beer Tour – September 16,17 & 18 - Dave Novak summarized this event noting the change in hotels and venues. Need to make your reservations now since there are limited rooms available at the motels. It should be an interesting tour.

Break/ 50:50 raffle – CMGC member – Dave Ransom -- was the winner of $68.

Staff Reports
Library – Bill Mennell noted that there have not been any changes to the library. He asked if anyone has outstanding books to return them at their earliest convenience.
Driveline – Victor L’Heureux asked for additional articles with pictures to be submitted for publication. Recommended any stories of restoration in progress or info on their cars of interest.
Driving Coordinator – Reinout Vogt noted that there are still many driving opportunities left this season. Check out the on-line calendar or the Driveline.

With no further business to discuss, president Dave Novak closed the meeting at 9:07 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L’Heureux
CMGC Secretary

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