St Albans Drive
A bright Sunday morning greeted participants who assembled at the McDonalds Dural car park for the run to St Albans. It was great to see both old and new members turn out for this popular drive.
With both cars and drivers fed & caffeinated, it was all systems go just past 9am. From Dural we headed up through Kenthurst, Pitt Town, Maroota, Cattai then onto Wisemans Ferry. Cars then boarded the ferry at Webbs Creek for the short journey across the Hawkesbury River for the 20km drive to St Albans.
We arrived into St Albans at around 11am with members queuing to quench thirsts. It wasn’t long after that that the kitchen opened to begin taking our lunch orders.
After lunch some members began their journeys home while a couple of others decided to satisfy a sweet craving with dessert.
Despite the high probability of forecast rain, the clouds held out for a nice day.
CMR Tech Day
Cameron and the team at CMR hosted an informative day within their workshop in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. Among the roar of jet planes coming into land at Mascot and with a hot snag fresh off the BBQ to munch on, the first demonstration was how to remove the sticky film on the buttons and other dashboard surfaces that plague newer Mercedes.
The vehicle in question was Club Vice President, Greg Vains W220 S-Class. Cameron showed how some gentle rubbing and spray lubricant removed the sticky film around the dashboard buttons.
The members were then taken over to Club Member’s John Vauden immaculate 190E, it all hooked up to CMR’s diagnostic computer. Cameron gave us an interesting talk about what some of the measurements that the computer was reading in relation to the KE Jetronic fuel system in the 190E.
Later, a few of us were taken upstairs to Cameron’s storeroom where he showed off the engine from his W108 project car, which was in the process of being fully refurbished. It’s always facinating to see the heart of these Mercedes classic’s under going these bare metal restorations.