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Drew Mason02/03/2020 20:29:00
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Hi all,

Drew here, 29 years old and from Loughborough, I have a huge interest in Mechanical Engineering in all forms, with my main focus being in nostalgia drag racing, in which I take an active part in building and updating race cars.

I work as a fabricator/welder/machinist during the day within a Design school, and work in my home workshop in the evenings. My home workshop is pretty well equipped but I'm working with mainly older equipment so I may pester now and again for a more experienced opinion on how to approach certain problems!

Really glad to be here and soak in some knowledge!

Drew Mason02/03/2020 21:23:37
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Home workshop consists of -

Bridgeport J2 Vari-drive through a 3phase convertor

Colchester Student Mk1 w/single phase motor

Boremasters Tip-Lap tool grinding machine

Migatronic Pi200 AC/DC Tig

Edwards 4ft folder

Unknown 4ft treadle guillotine

Clarke 195Te Mig

Small wheeling Machine

Hilmor Rotary Tube bender

Northern tool roller/folder/guillotine

Lots and lots of smaller tools/fixtures/equipment

old mart02/03/2020 21:59:40
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Welcome Drew, it looks like you will be able to teach us a thing or two, I look forward to learning.

Brian H02/03/2020 22:10:47
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Welcome Drew, that sounds like some nice equipment that you have.

I'm not too far from you in Mansfield.

Brian

magpie02/03/2020 22:36:11
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Hi Hi drew. I did a bit myself many years agoscan0013.jpg

Steviegtr03/03/2020 00:03:39
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Welcome Drew. Spent a lot of time at York Dragway Melbourne myself. My cousin ran a mustang all Fibre glass construction. 1150 hp. Keith black 462CI. Ran low 10's never got into the 9's. Later he copied my 911 turbo replica shelled car. He fitted a 350 small block Chev with alloy heads & roller rockers. 2 Stage Nos. Ran it once & got offered 25 grand for it. Sold. Hope you enjoy the forum.

Steve.

Drew Mason03/03/2020 09:40:27
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Old Mart - Thanks, I'm be happy to help where I can, but there are some far 'farter smellers' on here than me! I'll try and post some of my work and projects on here rather than just ask silly questions!

Brian - Thanks! If you ever need anything I might be able to help with, you're welcome to pop over.

Magpie - Fantastic photo! You don't want to be sat up there for the push start though! What's your name? And what was the car's name? Looks competitive for the day. I knock around with a couple of guys that were involved in top fuel racing from that period. Do you still have the car or any parts left from your racing?

Steviegtr - Thanks, Sounds like a funny car to me! There's a bit of a crowd funding going on at the moment to try and save York as a drag strip (Or now called Melbourne raceway).

Howard Lewis03/03/2020 17:48:58
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You seem to be well equipped!

If you are not a member, the Soar valley M E Club meet in Loughborough.

Howard

Neil Wyatt04/03/2020 10:32:40
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Welcome to the forum Drew,

@Magpie email me the full size of that photo and I'll find an excuse to use it in MEW and send you a colour-corrected version by return!

Neil

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