Up, up and away as, with Taffy’s help, I can officially launch and promote www.2cvgbparts.co.uk, the new SPOG Parts website. It was initially considered that this could be for Club Members only to view via a link/password from the 2cvGB website before ultimately going “Live to the World”. Consequently we could have had your feedback before going global, SPOG being owned by every one of you within the Club. However, even with modern day IT skills, this proved nigh on impossible, hence SPOG is now active on the World-Wide-Web. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG June 2017
That was the week that was, or rather the weekend. Very many thanks to all those 2cvGB Members who came along to the Classic Car Restoration show at the NEC in Birmingham and visited the 2cvGB Stand. As said last month, part of our display was SPOG orientated with those folk manning the Club Stand all wearing 2CVGBPARTS Ltd promotional T Shirts. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG May 2017
At this time of the year Spring flowers appear heralding the end of winter and fun times ahead with our cars. As I explain to my six year old granddaughter as we walk home together from Infants School, all these flowers grow from bulbs in the ground and appear in sequence. Snowdrops first, then crocuses followed by daffodils, tulips and hyacinths etc. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG April 2017
Recently I seem to be always messing around with batteries, what with fitting relays for Halogen headlight conversion on my 2cv and the tendency for these electrical boxes to malfunction at this time of the year. Nothing worse, particularly when in a hurry, than turning the ignition key first thing in the morning and then only to hear the faintest of click but nothing else. Battery dead … no starter motor … vehicle going nowhere … well not immediately. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG March 2017
To bring in the New Year Taffy sang “I’ve got a lovely bunch of Halogen bulbs, here they are all standing in a row.” Hope yours was a good one too. But now with all these new headlight bulbs to hand, onwards to fit them including the necessary relays.
You’ll remember from last month my various purchases of wiring products. Well, in between pulling Christmas Crackers, the bonnet was up on my F reg 2cv outside. Indeed for a while I became an auto-electrician … allegedly. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG February 2017
Another Christmas present arrived here over the festive period from a fellow Club member much to the gratitude of Taffy and the SPOG Team. Indeed I’ve often heard it said “SPOG has little available for the disc brake 2cv?” However things are gradually changing and, following this friend’s most gracious donation of the appropriate tooling moulds for the manufacture of fibre-glass 2cv rear wing protectors, here comes another SPOG part on the list for these particular vehicles. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG January 2017
Back in 1994 when SPOG was first created it was decided at Committee that 2cvGB should match pound for pound every contribution to the scheme following the purchase of discount units. Earlier this year on 1st April 2016 SPOG was split off from 2cvGB Ltd to become 2CVGB PARTS Ltd with the total of the SPOG Fund standing at £20,821.00. Therefore it was agreed that the working capital for our new company would become twice that amount in accordance with the previous Committee decision. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG December 2016
Has the local Council learned about our new Company 2CVGB Parts Ltd? I say that because a new sign has appeared on a lamp-post just a few yards up the road from our house. Indeed Taffy couldn’t wait to get in on the act with Gill holding him up aloft. The things one does for 2cvGB eh? Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG November 2016
Show me please Taffy any new information which has recently appeared regarding 2cv head-lights. However, before I get into some elec-trickery, a quick update on SPOG as you’ll remember it was decided to split this off from the main body of 2cvGB Ltd. Our new trading arm, 2CVGB Parts Ltd is now “live” within Company’s House, its two Directors coming from the Committee of 2cvGB. Likewise, the Company has its own separate Bank Account with work now underway to build a web-site for this new venture including a “shop”. So many of the photographs which have entertained you over the years in our Magazine are hopefully to be seen again soon on the netty, towards the end of the year.
“Hey, Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me” the lyrics of that infamous song written and performed by the legendary Bob Dylan although taken to No I of the UK Charts by the Byrds back in 1965. Now that’s history? And while Taffy is rattling his own tambourine and singing along, I’ll “beat the drum” about our cars’ rear brake drums.
If you have ever received an MOT advisory note or indeed a failure certificate regarding the state of the bearing in an A Series rear brake drum I know only too well how depressing this can be. Changing this bearing can be a most arduous task requiring specialist tooling in order to achieve a satisfactory result. But firstly one has to remove the brake drum to work on it. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG September 2016