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by dougal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: tyre pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 841
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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: 143
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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: 10605
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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: 10605
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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: 768
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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: 627
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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: 627
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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: 1618
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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: 1657
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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: 1657
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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: 708
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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: 708
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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: 2719
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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: 23
Views: 2192
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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...
by dougal
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: This has got absolutely nothing to do with Jaguars. I just thought you'd like it
Replies: 6
Views: 1026
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Re: This has got absolutely nothing to do with Jaguars. I just thought you'd like it

Just goes to show Michelins dont grip very well :bigrin: If you try Vreds you might have had a better chance of getting that tree out :bouncyyellow: I was really impressed by how well those tyres stood up to what can only be described as abuse. I think anything other than Michelin would have given ...
by dougal
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres in South Africa?
Replies: 23
Views: 2192
Great Britain

Re: Tyres in South Africa?

Hi The Hankooks and the Vredestein aren't really up to it. here are our recommendations. http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/jaguar-e-type-tyres It is tricky getting tyres out to South Africa. We have dealt with these guys before: ATS Motorsport Supplies 30 Schoongezicht Rd Bergbron Johannesburg 17...
by dougal
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borrani have made a new BiMetal wheel for the e-type
Replies: 0
Views: 405
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Borrani have made a new BiMetal wheel for the e-type

Hi I thought you would be interested to know about the new BiMetal wheels from Borrani I don't have a web page for this wheel yet but i do have some more detail about the same things for Alfa https://www.borrani.com/news.html https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20768128_1542890395777665_60...
by dougal
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type Tyres - a video guide
Replies: 21
Views: 10605
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Re: E-Type Tyres - a video guide

It is interesting to see what Jaguar Land Rover chose to fit. They chose to fit the correct radial tyre for a series 1 https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18118608_1432655980134441_3663107546642511876_n.jpg?oh=c93446842dd4bb70c96f77056690aa74&oe=59C2D08A If i were to be critical about the ...
by dougal
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Octane - article about the new Series 1 built by Jaguar Land Rover
Replies: 0
Views: 640
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Octane - article about the new Series 1 built by Jaguar Land Rover

Great to see the article about the new series 1 E-types being made and of course i was very pleased to see that Jaguar have chosen to fit the 185VR15 Cinturato, the correct radial for a series 1. https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18118608_1432655980134441_3663107546642511876_n.jpg?oh=c93...
by dougal
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This has got absolutely nothing to do with Jaguars. I just thought you'd like it
Replies: 6
Views: 1026
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This has got absolutely nothing to do with Jaguars. I just thought you'd like it

Hi

This is a special tyre test we did, using Michelins, a Lexus, a trailer strap and a tree

Dougal
Longstone Tyres