Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline September 2016

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
August 15, 2016

Victor Lheureux

29 Members & guests in attendance

CMGC vice-president Ray Hansen opened the meeting at 8:00 pm. Ray welcomed new member Steve Harman to the meeting.

Car Projects
Doug Clark related an event that happened recently. While driving his 1968 MGC he heard a strange snap sound from his wheel area. The sound continued while he was driving, so after a visual inspection and finding nothing obvious, he carefully limped home. After a closer inspection he found that two internal wheel spokes had broken.
Seth Jones has been working with Steve Sparks on an idling problem with his 1965 Midget. No solution yet to the problem.
Steve Harman’s 1957 MGA has a rear seal leak. Steve Skegg is working on it now.

Technical Session
Dave Bralich has recently replaced a number of brake lines in his car and has spent a number of hours mastering the technique of making a double flair brake line. Dave demonstrated the tools needed and a few tricks he learned during his trials. To make your life easier Dave recommends a good quality flaring tool.

Break/ 50:50 raffle – CMGC member – Steve Harman -- was the winner of $14.

Past Events (detail summaries of these events are in the September Driveline issue)
July 31 - 40/50 Anniversary Tour
August 9 - Natter N Noggin (at new location in Lombard)
August 14 - VMGCCC Tally Ho Rally


Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule (additional details of these events are in the September Driveline issue)
August 18 - Westmont Crusin’ night
August 28 - Lucas Memorial Rally
September 10 – Meadowdale Motorsports & Memories
Car Show
September 11 – British Car Festival
September 13 - Natter N Noggin
September 16-18 – Wine Cheese and Beer Tour
September 19 - Member Meeting

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.
Membership – Victor L’Heureux noted that the membership count has increased to 240 members.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L’Heureux
CMGC Secretary

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