Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

The Lincolnshire Area, where the sausages come from.

Moderator: Geoff and Vicki Edge

Falcon
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:47 pm
MGF Register Region: East Midlands
Model of Car: MY2000 1.8 VVC

Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

Postby Falcon » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:19 pm

I posted an introduction in the Welcome section but thought I'd say hello here too.

I live near to Rasen and have an MGF 1.8 VVC which is undergoing some mild "restoration" work. This weekend I'm fitting new brake disks and pads all round, along with the Exhaust downpipe. Hopefully I can find out which garage in Louth does the Hydragas refill and get that out the way too. These car's are a beautiful piece of engineering, and I can't wait to meet some of the owner / enthusiasts around the shire.

Wishing for sunshine for everyone this coming weekend :thumbsu:

Paul.

User avatar
Helsbyman
Posts: 1188
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:07 am
MGF Register Region: North West
Model of Car: MGTF V V C
Location: helsby cheshire

Re: Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

Postby Helsbyman » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:37 pm

Hi Paul, week end no sunshine but will still have hood down
What's with the yellow bellies... some sort of greeting?
Bilstein dampers, 4-2-1 manifold, Head work by Sabre,stainless steel under floor pipes, MGMAINA moded alternator bracket,silicon hoses, Torque tamer, JAYLAD servo bracket, Pro race 1.2 wheels
PETROL BY SHELL :D

Falcon
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:47 pm
MGF Register Region: East Midlands
Model of Car: MY2000 1.8 VVC

Re: Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

Postby Falcon » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:53 am

Shame, I had my beast kicking out in the wet today so the rain isn't too bad! Yellow / Yeller Belly is a name for people who are from Lincolnshire, but no one's sure of its origin :lol:

User avatar
Helsbyman
Posts: 1188
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:07 am
MGF Register Region: North West
Model of Car: MGTF V V C
Location: helsby cheshire

Re: Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

Postby Helsbyman » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:02 pm

You live and learn. Yellow belly was a Confederate name for the Union army in the US civil war. It was an insult as it implied they were cowards
We say he/she has a yellow strike
Bilstein dampers, 4-2-1 manifold, Head work by Sabre,stainless steel under floor pipes, MGMAINA moded alternator bracket,silicon hoses, Torque tamer, JAYLAD servo bracket, Pro race 1.2 wheels
PETROL BY SHELL :D

stubby44
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:42 pm
MGF Register Region: East Midlands

Re: Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

Postby stubby44 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:46 pm

Hi mate Im from Louth. Don't know anyone with the pump but have you get sorted yet? Im in at Coningsby MGF Centre later today and will ask.
Mines a TF so Im on springs!!

Ribena Rob
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:29 am
MGF Register Region: East Midlands
Model of Car: MGTF 85th
Location: Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire

Re: Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

Postby Ribena Rob » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:35 pm

Just a belated explanation regarding the name "Yellow Bellies" for Lincolnshire folks. It comes from the uniform the Lincolnshirenregement used to wear in years gone by. They wore a bright yellow bib on their uniform, hence the name.
Jusst a reminder that there is an active MGCC natter at the Cross Keys pub, Grasby, 1st Wednesday of every month. All are very welcome.
Safe driving.
Ribena Rob :thumbsu:

Mattyboy2154
Posts: 36
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:30 pm
MGF Register Region: East Midlands
Model of Car: MGF 1.8 VVC

Re: Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

Postby Mattyboy2154 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Hello,

I am in Doddington Park in Lincoln, I have a newly acquired 1996 MGF VVC, currently non starting. I believe it to be a fuelling issue. I have Rimmer Bros close by but man are they expensive!

Hopefully meet up with you all when she finally gets up and running.
Matty

2016 VW up! Street in Silver
2016 BMW 118d Sport auto in Mineral Grey
1996 MGF 1.8 VVC in Metallic Green

User avatar
talkingcars
Posts: 4501
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 pm
MGF Register Region: South East
Model of Car: mk1 VVC
Location: West Sussex
Contact:

Re: Hello fellow Yellow bellies!

Postby talkingcars » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:59 pm

Mattyboy2154 wrote:I have Rimmer Bros close by but man are they expensive!


They are only charging main dealer prices.
Home to black MGZS180, blue MGZR160, green MGF VVC and MGF 1.8i, and red MG Maestro T16.

MGF chatting on the Register and at http://www.the-t-bar.com


Return to “Lincolnshire Area”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest