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 Magazine Issue 104
News Update
News Update

Take care, stay safe.

Chairmans Chat - Magazine Issue 104

Hello to member's old and new. Well here we are in 2021 and hopefully after two shot's of the Covid Vaccine we will be seeing the end of something that has turned the world upside down and put it the right way up again. Soon we can sample some sort of normality again. I and the committee are hoping that you and your family & friends (and not forgetting our highly valued European & World Wide members) have all come through this difficult time health and safe. I know one thing, even a virus can't knock a Granada club over and that's down to the support you have given to the Guild no matter what get's in the way. A big thank you to you all.

Chairmans Chat - Magazine Issue 104
Hello to member's old and new. Well here we are in 2021 and hopefully after two shot's of the Covid Vaccine we will be seeing the end of something that has turned the world upside down and put it the right way up again. Soon we can sample some sort of normality again. I and the committee are hoping that you and your family & friends (and not forgetting our highly valued European & World Wide members) have all come through this difficult time health and safe. I know one thing, even a virus can't knock a Granada club over and that's down to the support you have given to the Guild no matter what get's in the way. A big thank you to you all.

So now it's the clubs turn to give you something back for your strong support. Try this for size - ( if Covid keeps out the way)

27th INTERNATIONAL GRANADA RALLY AND A.G.M. 24 & 25 July 2021 Click here to see/download flyer.

ALL GRANADA RALLY. 18 & 19 September 2021 Click here to see/download flyer.

Both rallies will be at Northey Lodge Caravan Park, Whittlesey, Nr Peterborough. Cambridgeshire. For booking details see the ads in this Mag, or click the links above.

The Guild had to spring into action a bit sharpish because camping venue's with rally field's (if they have survived) will be in very high demand this year by other clubs wanting the same thing for their car club members. We have also booked Northey Lodge for 2022 & 2023 for both shows. Remember that 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of the Mk1 Granada. I can't believe that 10 years has gone by already since we celebrated 40 years at Wicksteed park, what happened to that!

For my area (East of England) at least 8 regular show favorites that we like to attend are on hold this year. We understand it's not just problems with the organisation side of thing's but right down to lack of good ole ice cream vans (Mr WHIPPY) and Thunder boxes R US, which we all know are the backbones to many shows . Some didn't make it through 2020. So it's going to be interesting to see what we have left to go to. Even some of the European show's have be postponed for the time being.

WARNING - CARB AND INJECTION ENGINED GRANADA'S

2020 saw E10 unleaded fuel being on sale at UK garage pump's. E5 unleaded fuel has been on sale for some time but E10 does not seem to be very friendly to classic cars that have various rubber Diaphragms and O rings in the Carb or Injection systems, so watch out for it.

I have had injection problems which resulted in me re-building the Fuel Distributor with a rebuild kit for £65.00. Don't be conned into going down the expensive £400 plus send it away for refurb route there is a way around it. If you get a problem with yours, I will be doing a wright up about this in the future Mags. Just thinking about this has reminded me that its now 21 years since leaded petrol was banned from the forecourts , so up yours tree hugger's you ain't gonna win this time.

Just a quick thank you to everybody who bought the 2021 guild calendar, we decided to reduce our normal print run from 150 to 100 copies just to be safe, but gladly you bought them all.

Please keep all your bits pieces coming in for the Mag please, your doing a great job but we are always wanting more. Time for me to go now and fingers crossed we can be out and about and enjoying our passion again. So it's time to read the instruction book of how to use a polishing cloth again.

Take care, stay safe and hope to see you soon.

Your Chairman - Bryan Stone