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Post by dpuzey » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:16 am

Highlights of this year's Monte Carlo Rally, the opening round of the 2014 World Rally Championship can be seen on ITV4 starting at 8pm tonight, 21st Jan. I hope the weather is a lot better when we drive some of tehse roads in September!!!!!!!! Entry list is nothing like what it was when the Tigers competed but there is some interest for the Brits.
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Post by gvickery » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:50 pm

"TIGER50 - MONTE TOUR"

Small footnote to the latest News Bulletin sent out to all the crews today.

Col climbing on the Cotes d'Azure This is the final stage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kslk5wecB3o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFMBH9zcVjI

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Post by Tomaselli » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:20 pm

Another youtube link, but for me it allows me to fully appreciate the Col de Turini

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSqv8zW1uP0

Hopefully there will be a petrol station at the top....
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Post by pushrod » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:46 pm

A bit of mountain road trivia.

The Turini at 1607m (ranked at 231st), is a bit of a tiddler compared to other climbs in Europe. As the Monte Carlo Rally was held in January the big alpine climbs used on the Tour de France cycle race couldn't be used as they are impassable other than the summer months. The Geneva Rally did go over some large climbs including Mont Ventoux (#122).
The highest paved road is the Veleta in Spain at 3380m although this is a dead end, the highest pass is the Col de I'Iseran in France at 2770m, the Stelvio in Italy is the second highest pass at 2757m (#5).

The return route from Cannes takes in the Stelvio as well as possibly the Gavia (2621m #10) and the Arlberg pass in Austria (1793m #168).

Make sure your brakes are good and get practising your handbrake turns!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hi ... _in_Europe

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Post by JAYANDSHEL » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:19 pm

A little clip of the Stelvio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GglCgbsLsQ

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Post by dpuzey » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:56 pm

2 Le Mans Tigers are now listed on the latest Entry List for Le Mans Classic
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TIGERS attending International Rally

Post by gvickery » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:47 pm

STOC INTERNATIONAL RALLY - TIGERS ATTENDING JULY 2014

Thought we ought to kick off the list of Tigers attending the International Rally.

80 machines so far including:
From Germany - 6 Tigers
From Switzerland - 5 Tigers
From United States - 3 Tigers
From Australia - 1 Tiger
From New Zealand - 1 Tiger
From Channel Islands - 1 Tiger

That's about 20% of the 80 Tigers clocked in so far.
So fellow members of STOC are you planning on joining us
on Saturday 12th July 2014?

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Please drop a line to the Club to be added to this list!!
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Post by JAYANDSHEL » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:36 pm

Got to just say a big thank you and well done to all involved in the 50 th celebrations unlike other clubs this one plans and informs all to what is available to members Thanks again
Jay

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front wheel bearings

Post by tigerman7347 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:13 am

For those going on the Monte Tour please check your front wheel bearings, for grease as well as play. Checked mine today, not a drop of grease!

Cheers Rob

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Post by redbaron » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:36 am

Rob,
the front wheel brgs, do not need grease in the brg cap,in fact it will run out of the cap if they have a breather hole there.
To check brgs,which I reality on most Tigers are not checked or repacked as often as they should be, the hub and disc needs to be removed from the stub axle,brgs and seal removed and both hub and brgs washed out and properly repacked with grease.

Best to do this now this side of the Channel rather than needing to do it whilst on trip to Monte.!!

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Post by martin172 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:28 am

The manual is very specific about not putting grease in the hub cap so it must be a bad thing to do.

As they have been running "dry" it may be a good idea at the very least to check the end float of the bearing.
I presume people do this?

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Post by B9471845 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:43 pm

In addition, I can recommend Redline CV-2 as the best grease I've found so far, stays in place even when racing with solid disc brakes.
http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=82&pcid=17

Keep thinking about that spares pack, why wait for the spares van to turn up if it's something you can swap over yourself...

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Post by dpuzey » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:02 am

It is getting close to departure forTIGER 50 and Le Mans Classic have issued their first newsletter:

http://peterauto.peter.fr/files/eveneme ... tter-1.pdf
Dave Puzey
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1958 Speedwell Blue Sprite
1967 Mid Grey SWB Land Rover
2011 Scuba Ford KA

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Post by gvickery » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:36 pm

Picking up on Lou Lusardi's post back in May about the ASE Rally Monitor App for i-phones, is anyone familiar with sat / nav /gps 'Trip Log's'?.

I understand later Garmin's and maybe Tom Toms have this facility to store your trip?

'Janet & John' replies welcomed!

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