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by dougal
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 21
Views: 2066
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Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

does this work

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by dougal
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wire Wheels Interchange
Replies: 7
Views: 589
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Re: Wire Wheels Interchange

Oh yeah.

i also recommend Michelin tubes
by dougal
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wire Wheels Interchange
Replies: 7
Views: 589
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Re: Wire Wheels Interchange

It's not right though. have you seen how they are sealed. you might be able to get the tyre plugged. but every time that tyre comes on and off the more likelihood there is of that black gunk being pulled out of the spoke holes. I supplied a set of tyres that we posted to famous E type owner who had ...
by dougal
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 21
Views: 2066
Great Britain

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

I think the article on here shows the answer to that question

https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... guide.html

the Michelin XWX didn't do as well as i thought it would in the wet. but it was good in the dry
by dougal
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 981
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Re: Tyres

If it is value you are after i think these are the biggest bargain

https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... -cn12.html

Ring us up and haggle 01302711123
by dougal
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wire Wheels Interchange
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheels Interchange

I have got to say i am very skeptical of second hand wire wheels. The question is - "why are they being taken off" the main reason to take your wheels off is because you have loose spokes. remember if you have one loose spoke that wheel is goosed and needs a full re spoke. and if there is one failed...
by dougal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: tyre pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 1317
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Re: tyre pressure

Hi

I have put a few tyre pressure charts on here https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... -type.html

click pressures on one of the tabs at the top.

I would be interested in any comments
by dougal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 185VR15 Michelin XVS - bargain
Replies: 1
Views: 361
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185VR15 Michelin XVS - bargain

Hi Team I apologise for the commerfcial posting, but some of you might be interested in a good deal on the Michelin XVS http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3460&sid=ee30de03902441f795c9281b6c72c9ae This is our page on e type tyres that offers all the other tyres that we think are good optio...
by dougal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type Tyres - a video guide
Replies: 21
Views: 11336
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Re: E-Type Tyres - a video guide

Hi

I have put a similar posting about these tyres on Jag Lovers and they seem to have gone bonkers. They have a real down on someone posting on a forum with any commercial relations at all even if you are totally up front about it right from the start.

Dougal
by dougal
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type Tyres - a video guide
Replies: 21
Views: 11336
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Re: E-Type Tyres - a video guide

Hi Chaps

If you go on this web page https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... -type.html you will notice that we have quite an extraordinary deal on a batch of 185VR15 Michelin XVS.

I got lucky on buying a volume so i am passing it on.

Grab them while they last.

Dougal
by dougal
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 1056
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Re: Tires

Hi

Could i put this page forward https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... -type.html as having what i beleive to be the best choice of tyres for an e type.
by dougal
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Vintage Top Gear Episode 2
Replies: 4
Views: 841
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Re: Vintage Top Gear Episode 2

Think you posted this here before? Certainly someone did. Ah no that was the preview. This is the finished full length feature film Because i have been relying on a teenager to finish putting it together of course it has taken him 6 months. then ogf course there was Vintage Top Gear episode 1 https...
by dougal
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Vintage Top Gear Episode 2
Replies: 4
Views: 841
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Vintage Top Gear Episode 2

Hi

This is just for a bit of fun



Sorry no Alfa's
by dougal
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original equipment radial tyres for a series 1 E-type
Replies: 4
Views: 1760
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Re:

Dougal I find it interesting as an exact comparison that I used to run an OTS back in 1979 that came with a new set of Pirrelli Cints whern I bought it. I had the opportunity to try the same car fitted with a set of RS5's and it was a night and day difference in feel and in the RS5's favour - I nev...
by dougal
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E type tyres and where NOT to buy them
Replies: 9
Views: 1991
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Re: E type tyres and where NOT to buy them

Thank you for your kind words. I'd like to buy you a pint some time. I tell you what we will be attending Vintage Sports Car Club speed events https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-events-calendar.html where we offer a free fitting service. I think a local vintage tyre fitting service is some...
by dougal
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E type tyres and where NOT to buy them
Replies: 9
Views: 1991
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Re: E type tyres and where NOT to buy them

Hi I suppose you can't please all the people all the time. If you ring up and ask when you buy tyres off us we will give you a Club discount off the individual standard tyre prices. However on the internet we do have some special offer prices on sets of 4 or 5 tyres. These set prices are already hea...
by dougal
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vintage Top Gear - this has nothing to do with e-type
Replies: 5
Views: 789
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Re: Vintage Top Gear - this has nothing to do with e-type

I don't get it. It's kinda funny but I still don't get it. Is there going to be something to download somewhere...sometime? These are just silly films i make with my kids. this is Vintage Top Gear episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jFqB4M8_1c&list=PLORxf0xWk2NBYrKx1W4HE7_ZSWsg0qkkh&index=1&...
by dougal
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vintage Top Gear - this has nothing to do with e-type
Replies: 5
Views: 789
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Vintage Top Gear - this has nothing to do with e-type

Hi

Here is the trailer to our series 2 Vintage Top Gear which we hope to have ready soon.



Please share it with your mates.
by dougal
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Tires ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3401
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Re: Which Tires ?

Hi Here is our page with the options available if you use the tabs at the top http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/jaguar-e-type-tyres Out of interest this our French E-type page https://www.longstonetires.fr/pneu-voiture-collection/jaguar/e-type.html which demonstrates the tyres in a more pictorial...
by dougal
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres in South Africa?
Replies: 27
Views: 3168
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Re: Tyres in South Africa?

It's funny that Dougal now says the Vreds are not up to it. He sold me a set some years ago !! Many people I know have them, including me on 3 cars, and are full of praise for them. The only trouble I have encountered on 1 tyre out of 12 was a wall failure with a bulge indicating a separation of pl...