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Finally got round to fitting the Antiroll bar Poly bushes to the Aero today so this week may be another eye opener for me.
Watch out Norfolk for a flying black Aero.

Just need to borrow my friends pit again to do the Aero ande Carlsson's steering rack bushes (in one conserted effort).

I did find out today though that my engine side upper dogbone mound is shot. The rubber has torn through from the centre and allowing 1"+ of fore aft movement, so more work to do.

John / Julian, are you going to the SOC over the weekend 28th ish @ peterbough? Are there going to be stalls their (e.g Elkparts??)

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Jeez you picked a tough weekend, It was so warm here that I was completely knacked after a half hour bike ride.

I waited til just (7-45) to do my car's fluid checks etc. Seems to be losing about 1/2 a litre of coolant every 1000 miles, there's some slight damage on the rad but I can't see anything more obvious.
 

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Originally posted by Gassy got away with it (mebbe):
[qb]I've got a couple of flat caps and 2 prs string backed driving gloves you guys could borrow, if that's any help.[/qb][/b]
Shouldn't there also be the preverbial Whipet as well or is that too typecast

/John - Julian what about tents much better than caravans and fit in any size Saab boot
 

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Hmmnnnnn......

Me and the missus were intending to go, having not been to one before, but I'm getting put off the idea by these comments....!!!

Perhaps we should have a Saabscene National Day instead..???
 

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Some friends of mine have a caravan (they were friends of mine before they acquired the blasted thing). They will not lend me the melamine monstrosity which means I can not go to the SOC national as I will be out of place without a shed tied to the back of my motor

Perhaps we should have a Saabscene National Day instead..???  [/b]
What a good idea The regional meets seem to have gone pretty well by all accounts.
 

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Hey, let's not knock it too much. I'm going, so that fact alone is bound to be a magnet for all right-thinking Saabists

In fact, I'v already designed the discrete but tasteful poster that I'll have on the car so that other Saab Pages members can recognise me/it.

From past experience there are a number of SOC Members who, for whatever reason, prefer to go to these events and live either under canvas or in their own house on wheels. Fair enough, that's their choice. However the majority of people there are either day visitors or are staying in one of the local hotels or hostelries. That's where me and Mrs Gassy will be. (Although, frankly, Mrs Gassy isn't too enthusiastic about giving over the first weekend of her hols to a load of mad buggers who are daft about their cars.) Being a teacher who works from 0730 - 1730 5 days + evenings and weekends, she'll probably be sleeping most of the time!

It's good fun and and excellent opportunity to meet others Saabists, whether SOC Members or - being open to day visitors - non-Members such as Saapagers.

Frankly, I hope that as many of us from here as can make it will come along and have a chat and a laff.

There is, of course, no reason why TSP members shouldn't have their own separate event on another date, but wouldn't it be fun if we formed a "dynamic subset" at SOC events ? All the others would be jealous, and what's more we'd probably pull some more members into TSP.

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I went to the one last year at Northampton (with a shed then, but you will all be pleased to know that it has now gone for good). There were lots of stalls selling second hand parts etc. as well as a good few cars entered for the competitions that were worth the visit to look at. Also of benefit was that Richard Elliott of Saabtec was there to answer queries and offer advice. Expect he will be there again this year. Will be going just on the Saturday this year for the day as have to work on the Sunday. Expect that the usual stalls (i.e. as per spares day) will be there.
 

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There's not usually as many traders at the National as are at the spares day, mainly down to the significantly higher costs involved for booking a pitch, camping, entry etc. At least one well known, long established specialist won't be going to the National this year after making a big loss at last year's event - he was not amused.
 

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I was under the impression that stalls/pitches weren't particularly expensive. However if you end up hiring a massive wagon to bring all your stock, and have to pay a bunch of sales people overtime rates then I can imagine the cost would be prohibitive. I mean, there's only so much kit that 200 owners are willing to buy.

It's a matter of scale, I guess. If you're just selling stuff as a part time business, and you want to go to the event anyway, then it makes sense.
 
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