Timmus in the South East - Summer 2021

timmus

A2OC Donor
If you are coming to Amys can you please book me in for a drivers door micro switch .Ive had trouble with a window regulator before and ended up with a birds nest of wire ..... so would rather leave it to an expert . I can strip the door card etc. Let me know many thanks Paul
Hi Paul,

I can certainly do this repair for you. @Ami has mentioned to me that he has a number of A2 owners who are wanting a slice of my time whilst I'm at his workshop. Do you know whether you're one of those people, or an additional job?

Cheers,

Tom
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
Hi Tom, can i book in to repair/replace the OSS please, totally flexable on days/time, thanks Ray.
Hi Ray, I'm sure Tom won't mind me pointing you in the direction of member @Kleynie who is the man you need to talk to for OSS repairs. Equally convenient for you as he's only just down the road in the Heathrow area. It'd be great to meet you in Leighton Buzzard though, if there's any other repair or upgrade you're looking for that Tom could provide while he's down this way.
Hi Ray,

As @Proghound says, you'd be very welcome to visit Leighton Buzzard for any of my range of services, but I'd suggest that @Kleynie is better placed to do the OpenSky work. :)

Cheers,

Tom
 

pandsnolan

Member
Hi Paul,

I can certainly do this repair for you. @Ami has mentioned to me that he has a number of A2 owners who are wanting a slice of my time whilst I'm at his workshop. Do you know whether you're one of those people, or an additional job?

Cheers,

Tom
Tom

Brilliant …No I’ve not booked with @Ami , do I need to ? Just give me a time and I will be there . Many thanks Paul … let me know please Tx
 
Just wanted to check, if you have time on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday (edit: except now mornings of Fridays 18th June & 25th) in Leighton Buzzard to retrofit Front and Rear Dash Cam? I haven't purchased it yet, but would take recommendations for one that doesn't stick with a plunger to a front windscreen as in another car that always keeps falling off after a while! By the way, my car is an 02 Audi 1.4 Petrol, around 48k on the clock, I used to have work done by Tony at A2 Cars, miss him immensely!
 
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Cenick

A2OC Donor
PM sent Tom, due to the purchase of new A2 I have to cancel my colour dis install.


Sent from the future
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
Hi Tom,

What would the cost of a DIS install, and a repair to the drivers door microswitch mechanism cost ?
Just wanted to check, if you have time on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday (edit: except now mornings of Fridays 18th June & 25th) in Leighton Buzzard to retrofit Front and Rear Dash Cam? I haven't purchased it yet, but would take recommendations for one that doesn't stick with a plunger to a front windscreen as in another car that always keeps falling off after a while! By the way, my car is an 02 Audi 1.4 Petrol, around 48k on the clock, I used to have work done by Tony at A2 Cars, miss him immensely!
Contact made by PM. :)

@timmus - Could I book afternoon of 25th for my heated seats etc.?
You're in the schedule. :)
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
Tom / @timmus - sent you a PM, this coming Monday is unfortunately off, so if there is anyone else who can do Monday (AM / PM) in my place then please book them in.

I've proposed another date.
 
Hello good people of A2OC,

The easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions means that, once again, I am able to travel to provide A2 services. I'd like to thank everyone who has brought their A2 to me over the last months and supported me during these challenging and uncertain times. It is much appreciated.

I'm acutely aware that I still owe a number of club members replies to their messages. Unfortunately, being my own secretary, I can struggle to reply to private messages promptly when work is busy. Rest assured, no message goes unanswered and I will get back to you. Thanks for your patience.

From Friday 11th June, I intend to base myself in Leighton Buzzard, just to the north of London. Massive thanks are owed to @Proghound for allowing me to work and sleep at his house. The length of my stay in Leighton Buzzard is determined almost solely by the demand for my time, though I must be back in Lancaster by Friday 9th July for a physiotherapy appointment. The weekend of 26/27 June is also reserved for the memorial of a friend who passed away during the 1st Covid lockdown.
It is also my hope/intention to visit @Ami’s workshop in Horsham. This will make my services available to some club members who aren't able to get to Leighton Buzzard. Leighton Buzzard is the default location for all unless otherwise arranged.

I shall do my utmost to fulfil as many requests as possible. However, please be aware that there are some limitations to the range of services that I can provide when away from home. For example, some upgrades require parts that I won't have the space to transport. Some parts may be out of stock or unavailable due to Brexit or the continued impact of the pandemic. I also cannot complete all upgrades at weekends, so I'd be grateful if Saturdays and Sundays were left available to those with no alternative. The final limitation is that there's only one of me, for which many are surely much relieved!

At the bottom of this message, I have tagged many club members who have made contact with me in recent months who may appreciate my greater proximity. However, this is not an exhaustive or exclusive list; my services are open to all who are able to meet me.

For those who are unfamiliar with my services, an overview can be seen here:

Kind regards,

Tom

@Hedge @slumdog @Mr Bennetts @CJ7 @Scudney @JoshPastars @gmmcd @Undecided @Mka306 @SalA2 @KleineWunder @devans @busy jim @Jamee @genovese @drewroberts @simon martyn @mustoes @TYP 8Z @Mightyleader @2work @Wingz123 @Zvszvs @Nyakempanyo @A2_E8 @Birchall @gangitano85 @dj_efk @Scerwooly @jaffa_jim @Cenick @Homz @MichST4 @Brickiebrownie @Bob8981

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The provisional schedule is shown below, hopefully to be cast in stone as soon as possible. I appreciate that 'AM' and 'PM' are a little vague, but I'll arrange precise times with you all once things start falling into place.

Thursday 10th
AM: @timmus travelling south
PM: @timmus travelling south
Friday 11th
Noon: @devans
PM: @genovese
Saturday 12th
AM: @jaffa_jim
PM: @thejohn
Sunday 13th
AM: @A2_E8
PM: @EJB
Monday 14th
AM & PM: @simon martyn
Tuesday 15th
AM: @timmus prep time
PM: @gangitano85
Wednesday 16th
AM: @Nyakempanyo
PM: @Mr Bennetts & @Mka306
Thursday 17th
AM & PM: @drewroberts
Friday 18th
AM & PM: @Kleynie
Saturday 19th
AM & PM: @Ami & @pandsnolan
Sunday 20th
AM: @tipomark
PM: @gmmcd
Monday 21st
Noon: @Trimley61
PM: @Chris Warren
Tuesday 22nd
AM & PM: @Mightyleader
Wednesday 23rd
AM:
Noon: @Scudney
3PM onwards:
Thursday 24th
AM:
PM:
Friday 25th
AM: @2work
PM: @sciroccorrado
Saturday 26th
AM & PM: Long weekend back at home
Sunday 27th
AM & PM: Long weekend back at home
Monday 28th:
AM & PM: Long weekend back at home
Tuesday 29th:
AM & PM: Long weekend back at home
Wednesday 30th:
AM & PM: @loudchris53
Thursday 1st July:
AM & PM: @slumdog
Friday 2nd:
AM & PM: @slumdog
Saturday 3rd:
AM: @SalA2
PM: Eliah
Sunday 4th:
AM: @TYP 8Z
PM:
Monday 5th:
AM & PM: @dj_efk
Tuesday 6th:
AM:
PM:
Wednesday 7th:
AM:
PM:
Thursday 8th:
AM:
PM:
Friday 9th:
AM: Physiotherapy appointment in Lancaster
Hi Tom,

I just picked up a Silver A2 DE TDI 75 - I'm based in Haslemere surrey so Horsham would probably be nearest could you let me know if you have any slots available, although I could make a day out of it if further a field. I was thinking of in terms of priority:

2nd key (only have one)
DIS - upgrade to colour as the dot matrix is half gone
Heated seats
False boot floor
Is Bose worth the upgrade over Symphony?

Thanks,
Rich
 

Darren C

Admin Team
To those hoping to make use of young Tom’s services, I can confirm he left Milton Keynes about an hour ago after a pit-stop bite to eat and a good chat. He will no doubt be with Ian now, so you can sleep easy in the knowledge that the eagle has landed.

A pleasure to see you Tom, a lovely evening.
 

Proghound

Admin Team
Happy to report that Tom is well ensconced here in his second home :D and is setting up DIS clusters as I type. Ah, the familiar sound of the 'beeps of death'!

For anyone looking for his retrofitting services, there are still gaps in the schedule for this tour, especially towards the end in early July. See the first post in this thread.
 

Mka306

Member
I'm just gutted I won't be able to make it this time, *pm has been sent to Tom* as my clutch has failed and it's booked into the garage mid week for replacement. I will have to travel to Tom's when I have the available funds again.
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
I’ll start as I mean to go on... 🙂

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If any members have not met Tom/timmus yet and you are having upgrades/trouble shooting issues resolved whilst he is on his tour you are in for a treat, this gentleman is an absolute gem when owning an A2 and every time myself and sharon drive both our cars his work makes it so much more pleasurable from cruise to heated seated etc etc and long may his services be available to all members.
 
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