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by marinerblueuk
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Spare wheel retainer
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

The bolt I have is 4cm long from the metal disc to the tip point.
by marinerblueuk
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Spare wheel retainer
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

Do you mean how long the bolt is? I'll measure it when I'm in the garage tomorrow
by marinerblueuk
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Spare wheel retainer
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

I'd read that the alpine ones were longer but they seem to be like hen's teeth! It looks like either trying to have one made up or resorting to something like Tyreweld.
The space saver idea is interesting though - I'd need to work out what size I needed for 185/60X14!
by marinerblueuk
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Spare wheel retainer
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

Spare wheel retainer

Having moved from 13 to 14 inch wheels I found that the disc and bolt that retains the spare wheel is now too short. I've tried to find a longer bolt but can't seem to find one with the right thread. What have others done or do you just leave it loose?
by marinerblueuk
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: LAT 79 bonnet - does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 4507

Thanks for the information. My Tiger doesn't overheat when moving and so far just about copes with sitting idling after a run with the electric fan but the engine bay does seem to get incredibly hot (do the tubular headers produce more heat than the original cast iron manifolds?) and I can sometimes...
by marinerblueuk
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: LAT 79 bonnet - does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 4507

LAT 79 bonnet - does it work?

Although the LAT 79 bonnet looks good is there any evidence that it helps keep the engine bay any cooler? Do the vents at the rear of the bonnet allow heat to escape? Does it only work at speed or does it allow heat to escape once you've stopped? I'd be interested to know if anyone has noticed any d...
by marinerblueuk
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Kop Hill Climb
Replies: 3
Views: 2261

4 tigers on Saturday but I was the only one on Sunday - in the rain. Very sedate run up the hill on a greasy, oily wet road. Poor visibility and wet so not much fun, but Saturday was fantastic.
by marinerblueuk
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: National up the M40
Replies: 18
Views: 8516

I'd be interested in joining the convoy (do 2 cars count as a "convoy"?) at either junction 4 or 5 of the M40. Most of the action seems to be taking place on Saturday evening so are you staying the night?
I can't make Sunday so going up on Saturday will mean seeing some of what's going on.
by marinerblueuk
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LAT 72 radio console
Replies: 2
Views: 3274

LAT 72 console

Same question - I'm looking for one too!
by marinerblueuk
Wed May 30, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Car won't start and fitting anti tramp bars
Replies: 0
Views: 2386

Car won't start and fitting anti tramp bars

Help needed! 1. After running perfectly when I tried to start the car at the weekend (hot start) it wouldn't fire. After checking fuel and sparks discovered no spark from the coil lead.. It has had new Pertronix ignitor ignition and Flamethrower coil installed a few weeks ago and has been running pe...
by marinerblueuk
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brakes & Traction Bars
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

LSD is on the list of things to do but I can't afford to do everything at once! I've been looking at the Quaife unit since I had a Quaife LSD on my previous car and was very impressed. Another question though is about traction bars. I haven't had the car long enough to know whether wheel hop is an i...
by marinerblueuk
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brakes & Traction Bars
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

Thanks! Just what I needed and a very prompt reply!
:D
by marinerblueuk
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brakes & Traction Bars
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

Brakes & Traction Bars

I'd like to upgrade the brakes and am thinking of Dale's Resto's Wilwood kit so here are the questions 1. I might be changing wheels from 14 to 15 inch - how much difference would the 11.75 v 10.5 inch diameter discs make? 2. Anyone used the rear wheel disc kit? I know that it won't make much differ...