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  1. While galleries are great sometimes you need a bit more meat to find out what happened on the day. So we have started to write reports about the events member have attended. It's still in its infancy but stats already show people are finding and reading the reports: https://wftr.co.uk/reports/ Another change to the site is our shop. We have found a local supplier who can embroider or print pretty much anything. Even better there is no minimum order. This means we can get you a fleece in a range of colours and sizes with a WFTR logo showing your flavour of TR. Again this is just the beginning. Once we know if members like the products we can increase the range: https://shop.wftr.co.uk/ For those who like this sort of thing, it was built using woocommerce and allows payment by PACS and PayPal. Dead easy to set up and configure and best of all it cost us nothing. We like free things The only other change to the site is to publish out committee meeting minutes. This lets all our members know what's going on.
  2. Doesn't have to be. There are plenty of members with the skills and the time to fix this for you. There should no need to spend any money upgrading and enhancing the website, forum or the back office systems.
  3. The WFTR website was launched over 6 years ago and has been growing ever since. But the layout hadn't changed and was getting a bit jaded. Much hard work has been put in by a number of members and we now have something that is cleaner, modern and designed to work really well on a phone. This last requirement was paramount as over 70% of our visitors are using a phone to browse the site. You can take a look at the new site here: https://wftr.co.uk/ All the old functionality still exists: Events with registration and payments Galleries and video integrated with dropbox for easy uploading Members cars Contact forms and commenting Social media integration Keep track of all the event you are attending The big advantage of the new structure is the automation. As soon as an event or gallery is published is appears on the homepage. And the use of featured images means a much more visual and attractive UX. The next big change is the addition of a shop. We have sourced a company that can produce one off clothing and accessories in a range of colours and styles that you will be able to order online for collection at club nights and events. There is even a plan for a personalised logo coming soon. We like it. It does what we want. It might not work for you but if it does and you want to know how we did it let us know. And best of all it's free. It didn't cost us a penny.
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    My key fell out

    I had to install a replacement ignition switch last year because the original failed to function (the switch component fell to bits). But the new one no longer locks the key in place, you can pull the key out with the engine still running. Or as happened yesterday, the key fell out while I was driving and ended up under my feet. This is probably not the best way to do things. It this something I can fix or do I need to invest in a new switch? And if so, are these any good: https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/steering-lock-assembly-with-ignition-switch-219061-1.html It looks different to one I got last year.
  5. Why do people park up over winter? I use mine all year round. However, fuel has a shelf life of around 6 weeks. The aromatics start to boil off which means there are fewer of the compounds needs to get the engine started. That being said, Esso and Shell are two of the highest quality fuels so will last for longer. If you fill up at the supermarket you may be less fortunate.
  6. Or just don't use McAfee. Just because BT gives you something for free doesn't mean you need to use it. And on a Mac you don't need to use it. All it does is slow things down.
  7. Simple answer: don’t use mcafee , it’s almost as bad as Norton. Ive not had any anti virus on my Mac for years and it’s never been a problem.
  8. More than the Ignition wiring. I've got lumenition ignition installed and have now discovered I've also got a ballast wire as well as a ballast resistor. This means very few ergs to the coil. So I've added a new bit of wire, upgraded the coil and the car now bursts into life with great vigour. And because the spark is now making Tesla jealous the engine is once more a mighty beast. Smiles all round.
  9. Turns out it was the ignition switch wiring. Just happened to coincide with installing the new starter motor. Old cars are so much fun!
  10. It's most odd. The starter motor spins but the engine won't start until you release the ignition key. I feel like I'm missing something but can't out what
  11. After removing and cleaning (twice) it's just getting worse and worse so I bit the bullet and brought a new hi-torque motor from Moss in the sale. Blimey! The poor old engine didn't know what hit it. It's never spun that fast on start in its life. Sounds a bit strange but it does the job. And no more graunching noises so well chuffed.
  12. Friday to Sunday, 10 cars went to the Isle of Wight. Drove around a bit, ate food, drank beer and met up with Pinky. And it pushed my mileage for 2018 to just over 4000 miles.
  13. 13 Cars took part in the WFTR Cream Tea run, now in its 6th year and getting more and more popular. This year's run followed the course of the River Wey from the Thames to the source in Alton. Pictures coming soon.
  14. Took it down to Sainsbury's. Saturday off to see friends. Sunday directing a whole bunch of cars how to navigate round Surrey. I do the bare minimum of maintenance. while she keeps going I keep driving her which is much more fun than wrangling spanners.
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