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Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby soullad » Fri May 11, 2018 11:11 am

Hello all,
A warm welcome awaits you again at the Flying Eightball Rally May 18-20
At our usual place, the Angel Pub, Larling, Sallow Lane ( old A11) Norwich,
NR16 2QU
I’m sure most of you will have seen the advert in Jetset with the Rally info, but just to reiterate that there’s acres of camping space, hot showers etc but there is very limited accommodation which is available on a first come first served basis. Please pm if you need accommodation and I will try and help.

We look forward to seeing you soon, safe journey
Ian
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby coaster » Fri May 11, 2018 12:52 pm

I think we should have a 'Least furthest travelled' award Ian, me and Bilv can fight over it ;)
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby soullad » Fri May 11, 2018 3:52 pm

and a Concourse D’Lemons

There’s plenty of scoots in with a shout of this .....
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Tractorman » Fri May 11, 2018 4:04 pm

Looking forward to it.
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby soullad » Thu May 17, 2018 5:12 pm

Weather looks set fine for the weekend 8-)
Safe journey to anyone thinking of attending

Ian
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Toddy » Fri May 18, 2018 9:38 am

soullad wrote:Weather looks set fine for the weekend 8-)
Safe journey to anyone thinking of attending

Ian



See you soon :D
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby burnside » Fri May 18, 2018 10:56 am

Wife buggering off to Spain for a hen weekend and childcare arrangements mean I can't get there today but see you tomorrow morning
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Raveydavey » Sun May 20, 2018 7:52 am

Thank you for putting on such a brilliant rally. I came over for just a few hours yesterday (Saturday) was warmly welcomed by a very friendly chap in a flying 8 balls shirt who showed me the honesty box box for tea, coffee, stickers and tee shirts. Brilliant! super chilled and friendly atmosphere, great location.
I've not been to this event before but I'll definitely be there again.
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Swat » Sun May 20, 2018 8:13 am

Excellent rally as always - Thanks to the 8 ballers... I'm the poor sap who provided Saturday's entertainment as we tried and failed to push start my S type up and down the road outside the Angel.. Followed by engine strip to find piston rings well and truly stuck in the ring grooves (using Exol fully synth at 3% !) after a 4 hour rebuild including using the barbecue (thanks big Jim)to heat the piston to try and weaken the blackened gum. Despite seriously bending one ring in digging it out we were able to straighten it out sufficiently to allow for a put it back together and hope type run for home... Pleased to report I made the 136mile trip at a steady pace - 12 litres of rock oil ordered this morning ...

Roll on Oban
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Tractorman » Sun May 20, 2018 9:25 am

Swat wrote:Excellent rally as always - Thanks to the 8 ballers... I'm the poor sap who provided Saturday's entertainment as we tried and failed to push start my S type up and down the road outside the Angel.. Followed by engine strip to find piston rings well and truly stuck in the ring grooves (using Exol fully synth at 3% !) after a 4 hour rebuild including using the barbecue (thanks big Jim)to heat the piston to try and weaken the blackened gum. Despite seriously bending one ring in digging it out we were able to straighten it out sufficiently to allow for a put it back together and hope type run for home... Pleased to report I made the 136mile trip at a steady pace - 12 litres of rock oil ordered this morning ...

Roll on Oban


I had this problem using Exol so change oil and had no more problems.
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby coaster » Sun May 20, 2018 3:12 pm

Glad you made it home ok, I was the one that said it was most likely stuck rings after you'd given up pushing. I only live 4 miles from the event and did offer to go and fetch some spare rings but one of you mates said you had a spare set with you :?
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Swat » Sun May 20, 2018 4:58 pm

Thanks for the offer - I didn't have spare rings so we just threw the existing one back in ! The last 50 miles from horn castle up the the Humber B and home were a bit nerve racking - had no oomph for the hills and anything over 50 caused temps to rocket up - still despite that we made it back - though thought we might have to break out the old washing line tow rope
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Knowledge » Sun May 20, 2018 7:38 pm

Great rally Eight Ballers. Well done, especially for organising the weather (though the frost on Saturday morning was a surprise).

Thank-you for the Best Lambretta trophy. I sent a photo to my wife, but she was horrified. She thought it was about 18” tall. Imagine how she felt when she discovered how small it was?

Not for the first time, I can tell you.
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Rich Oswald » Sun May 20, 2018 7:58 pm

Knowledge wrote:Great rally Eight Ballers. Well done, especially for organising the weather (though the frost on Saturday morning was a surprise).

Thank-you for the Best Lambretta trophy. I sent a photo to my wife, but she was horrified. She thought it was about 18” tall. Imagine how she felt when she discovered how small it was?

Not for the first time, I can tell you.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Toddy » Sun May 20, 2018 10:01 pm

Agree with all the comments top club , top rally , great ride and weather , big thanks to Jim who went out of his way Friday night to collect a broken down Brummy with oil all over the petrol station forecourt :lol: collected him and fetched him to the rally , Coaster and Graham both offered oil and Jim gave him a drain plug , great effort lads always helpful , see you next year hopefully :D
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Andy B.L.C. » Sun May 20, 2018 10:57 pm

Was hoping to get there Sat on a, deep breath... m.sickle (SHOCK HORROR!!!). Had a great time (& a serious & debilitating attack of soberphobia!) 2 years back. I can't recommend this rally enough; seriously chilled, luuverly peeps & a totally sorted vibe. Sadly due to being a totally organised type (Pffff!) I only started the euro ped build (& spray) at the start of May so no Larling for me. Next year praps... Put it in your diary, you'd be daft not to :D
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby NorthernJordan » Mon May 21, 2018 8:53 am

Great rally, great ride there... However, holed my piston on the way home! :shock:
Not had to call recovery for 2 years, so I guess the run had to end sometime!
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby Nudger » Mon May 21, 2018 9:16 am

Yep - a great 'old skool' rally & many thanks to the 8 Ballers.
A few pre-Euro issues were being identified I understand: a snapped rear shock and a seize for two on the way home that I know of.
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby charlie watson » Mon May 21, 2018 10:36 pm

Thanks to all at the Flying 8 Balls Rally, great weekend and made very welcome and my scooter ran really well there and back.
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Re: Flying 8 Balls Rally May 18-20

Postby carlos fandango » Mon May 21, 2018 10:49 pm

Great rally yet again 8 Balls, fantastic atmosphere, great weather and good company

I had a bit of of a Brown trouser moment on the way at the island at Mildenhall ....lost all my nuts :shock:
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But getting the Sausage trophy for my Lince more than made up for the earlier problems :)
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Thanks 8 Balls :)
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