Spares Service - Latest News

17/10/2019

I recently agreed to move a heap of firewood about 30 miles for my dad. From the photos I thought it would take around 5 or 6 trips. Well, I've done 5 trips now and I've moved about a quarter of it! I will also be getting ready for the NEC show (8th to 10th November, have you got your tickets?!) so I will be closing the Spares Service for new orders until the 14th November (exisiting orders will be progressed as quickly as possible). If you want me to bring spares to the NEC please put "NEC Spares" in your email or write to me at my new address (you'll find it in the latest Quartic) or you are welcome to give me a call. See you at the NEC!

 

The car mentioned below found a new home very quickly, great news!

 

1/9/19 - Spares Service Latest News - Another car to save?

Just a quick few lines to update you all, I am currently moving into my new house so everything is all a bit topsy turvy and I am struggling to keep up with orders at the moment so please accept my apologies for this. If you haven't heard about your order for a while do remind me! Thanks for your patience!
I have recently been informed of another car that needs saving, details are in the Cars for Sale section. Save Our Syd!!!

See you at Milton Keynes!

 

 

5/6/19 - Spares Service Temporary Suspension

I am currently dealing with a large amount of orders and slowly working my way through them as time permits. I've been roped into another Allegro Rescue mission and my youngest son is having a University bash that I cannot miss! I'm also back into the busy part of my shift starting with nights next week :-(

Therefore I am suspending the Spares service for any NEW orders until the end of June. However, if your need is urgent please re-send your email with URGENT in the subject (you can reply to my "Autoreply") and I'll do the best I can.
You are welcome to call me but if I don't answer just leave a message or text me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Any orders already made will be dealt with as quickly as possible but do remind me if you haven't heard anything for a while.

Thanks for your understanding,
Graham

 

 

26/5/19

There is light at the end of the tunnel! I have got 2 weeks off (fingers crossed that I don't get called in!) and hope to catch up on a lot of jobs at the Spares Shed including a good few orders!
I am looking at getting some brake calipers reconditioned and also some steering racks now that I have a few components to do those jobs, thanks to Ed Kay and James Patrick Butler.
As always, email me on spares@allegroclubint.org.uk for updates on orders or to schedule a visit or just to tell me how you're getting on with your repairs or restorations!

Thanks,
Graham

 

 

 

15/5/19

Dad is pretty much 99% recovered now. He just gets tired easily (his excuse for a longer siesta maybe?) and lacks a bit of confidence when driving but even that is improving.

The Rover passed it's MoT (just!) and I've put the BMW out to pasture for a while.

I'm currently doing my 5th straight 12 hour day which means I have not been able to get to the spares shed for a while and I am sitting on quite a few orders at the moment. I'm on nights this weekend (still intend to go to Nuffield on Sunday but I may need some matchsticks!) then it's my days weekend followed by (with any luck) my first 2 weeks off for over 18 months! I can't wait! I've put a temporary hold on any new orders until I can clear the backlog again. Please re-send any new orders next week although I'll do my best to fulfill them asap.

Thanks for your ongoing patience!
Graham

 

My father is making an amazing recovery but that brings about it's own problems as he now wants to get into everything including chainsaws and tractors! He is also itching to go out for a drive but I've hidden his keys :-)     Thanks to everyone for your messages of support.

I am trying to catch up on deliveries but I have got a lot on at the moment. As well as looking after dad, doing laundry, mowing lawns, shopping etc. my X3 has decided it is time for a clutch and dad's Rover 216 cabriolet needs an MoT which I'm hoping to get done before his insurance runs out.

I am also delivering "Very Bury" to it's new home in Tring, so look out for us! It is fantastic that this car looks like it will be saved. Thanks to Iain. I am also (believe it or not) collecting another Allegro on the same day (glutton for punishment me!). More of that at a later date.

I will try to answer your emails and postal queries (please note my new address!) as promptly as I can but I probably won't be able to get any spares out for a week or 2 at the earliest. Anything urgent, I will do my best.

Thanks all,
Graham

 

Thanks for all the kind messages. My father is improving and with some help at home I am able to do some packing and posting. Still a very low level service at the moment I'm afraid. Thanks for your patience!

 

Due to a recent serious health problem that my father has suffered, I am unable to provide any spares for the time being. I will reply to emails sent to spares@allegroclubint.org.uk or via the web form as soon as possible and will update this announcement as soon as the situation allows.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Graham Toye
ACI Spares Secretary