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by dougal
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 528
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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: 535
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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: 535
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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: 1521
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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: 1559
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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: 1559
Great Britain

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: 644
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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: 644
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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: 2635
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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: 2082
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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: 981
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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: 2082
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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: 359
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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: 18
Views: 10247
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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: 604
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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: 981
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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
by dougal
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I probably shouldn't laugh; but:-
Replies: 6
Views: 1162
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I probably shouldn't laugh; but:-

Nothing to do with Jaguar, but i thought i would share this with you just so we can have a laugh at someone elses expense. I am interested in all sorts of daft old cars and something i am recently recovering from; is a fetish for the variomatic DAf 33. I have 2: one good and one knackered anyway i h...
by dougal
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Tyres , how often should they be changed ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2162
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Re: Tyres , how often should they be changed ?

Hi I get lots of different recomenndations from different manufacturers. But i feel if i wqwere pushing the age of a tyre i would rather do that with a top brand like Michelin or Pirelli rather than something cheap and nasty. I would suggest if they are 10 years old take them off. but many tyre manu...
by dougal
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type Tyres - a video guide
Replies: 18
Views: 10247
Great Britain

Re: E-Type Tyres - a video guide

People often want to see a modern tyre test done on classic tyres. sadly this is in German, which i cannot read, and it is the wrong size tyre on the wrong type of car. However i think it is still of interest and the table at the end tells you a lot of what you really want to know with a bit of goog...
by dougal
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire wheel balancing near Fleet in Hants?
Replies: 3
Views: 603
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Re: Wire wheel balancing near Fleet in Hants?

We can do it for you though it is a treck Longstone tyres Hudsons Yard Bawtry DN10 6AQ The other thing to conbsider is that we take our fitting and balancing equipment to the majority of VSCC Speed events where we can do it for free (well maybe a pint of beer, or an ice cream depending on timing. Ou...