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by marinerblueuk
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Kop Hill
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

Kop Hill

I was surprised to be the only Tiger going up the hill at this non-competitive charity event, although there was another in the display car park. Really good atmosphere and fantastic display of cars and motorcycles from 1901 through to 1972. Also sadly probably the last chance to see the Ecurie Ecos...
by marinerblueuk
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sywell Classic September 28th/29th
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Sywell Classic September 28th/29th

Anyone going to this? http://www.sywellclassic.com/
I see that they're offering classic car clubs 5 to 10 places with 2 free tickets per car. Otherwise you can park in a classic car park but have to buy tickets at normal price of £14 each!
by marinerblueuk
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: What Is Your Car History?
Replies: 45
Views: 32141

And I forgot my Alfa Romeo 164 3.0 V6! I wanted so much to love the car because the engine was a work of art and sounded fantastic. Picked it up new from the dealership and had 2 warning lights come on before I had driven 3 miles. Got it back 2 weeks later and then had no gears in a contraflow on th...
by marinerblueuk
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: What Is Your Car History?
Replies: 45
Views: 32141

1964 Anglia 105E – even with a quoted 0-60 time of 26.9 seconds I remember bad axle tramp! 1965 Hillman Imp – first experience of a 360 degree spin on a wet roundabout. Remember not to lift off when cornering! 1959 Austin Healey Sprite – wanted a sports car! It should have been a frog eye but had fr...
by marinerblueuk
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Rallying
Topic: ADU 311B at RACE RETRO
Replies: 4
Views: 8736

Lots of coverage on You Tube. Here's link to video I took on the Sunday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHgOh1sGc8k
by marinerblueuk
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Rallying
Topic: ADU 311B at RACE RETRO
Replies: 4
Views: 8736

I went on the Sunday and waited in the bitterly cold wind and sleet but no Tiger! Still plenty of tail out action though but most of the cars were from 80's and 90's.
by marinerblueuk
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: 100 miles in 1 hour Centenary - Brooklands
Replies: 8
Views: 7997

I'd be interested but it would depend on the weather ie not snowing or floods!
by marinerblueuk
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: GPS tracker
Replies: 10
Views: 6723

I've one fitted to my everyday car and it helped to reduce the insurance premium because it is "high risk" apparently. No idea how well it works because luckily never had to use it! I would have thought that Tigers were rare enough that it would be difficult to sell on as a complete car or even part...
by marinerblueuk
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 7705

I'm paying the same through Hagerty - same value but limited to 3,500 miles pa. I'm 60 and live near High Wycombe so probably medium risk in terms of insurance areas. I insured a previous toy car (not a Tiger) through Footman James for 20+ years and was very happy with their prices but they were quo...
by marinerblueuk
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: LAT 72 Radio consoles
Replies: 10
Views: 7227

That's a good idea - I won't be able to hear if my wife's complaining about no music!
by marinerblueuk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: LAT 72 Radio consoles
Replies: 10
Views: 7227

LAT 72 Radio consoles

Having got a nice 1960's Motorola radio I thought that it would be nice to see if I could get the console to go with it. 2 on Ebay in the US - 1 supposedly complete but in tatty condition went for $1237 last night and the second one which is better condition but doesn't have all the bits has bids st...
by marinerblueuk
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Waterless coolant
Replies: 5
Views: 3629

And there's the other problem that you can't top up with anything other than Evans coolant - if you get more than 3% dilution then you have to drain the lot and start again!
by marinerblueuk
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Waterless coolant
Replies: 5
Views: 3629

Being trying to find a link to the articles that I read that put me off using it. If I remember correctly the main problem related to the simple fact that although Evans coolant had a higher boiling point it wasn't as good as water in absorbing and distributing heat. Quite a lot of users referred to...
by marinerblueuk
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Waterless coolant
Replies: 5
Views: 3629

I had a long look at this earlier this year after seeing the product on a stand at the Goodwood revival and picking up a leaflet offering 20% off. If you look through all the stuff on the internet the picture isn't quite as positive as the promotional literature says (surprise, surprise!). After rea...
by marinerblueuk
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Oil filters
Replies: 12
Views: 6165

Only just picked this up - and yes I did have an issue with the filter touching the chassis and working itself loose. The result was it dumped a couple of litres of oil while on the motorway and produced a smokescreen that the army would have been proud of! Apart from having to spend days trying to ...