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Forum: TALKING TORQUE Today, 04:59 AM
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Posted By c107
Re: British Motor Museums

I was able to see the BMC/Leyland one - photos coming soon!

In the meantime, here are the ones I took at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
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Forum: TALKING TORQUE Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By c107
Re: British Motor Museums

Next one is the 1914 Rolls Royce 40/50 Continental 'Alpine Eagle'.

http://www.classicjalopy.com/2018/01/1914-rolls-royce-40-50-continental-alpine-eagle/

This is a video of the car being...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 17th January 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,240
Posted By c107
Re: The Rover P5/P5B

As we know Queen Elizabeth II was a fan of the Rover P5 and had 3-4 of them as her personal self drive cars. She is still often sighted driving land rovers on her estates although for security I...
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 17th January 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By c107
Re: Safety

I don't recall the site that had the real world results but I do seem to recall it being an insurance company.

Don't forget that car safety ratings (e..g 5 star) include both crash safety and...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 17th January 2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By c107
Re: British Motor Museums

First set I have uploaded is the Jaguar Heritage Collection.

http://www.classicjalopy.com/2018/01/british-motor-museum-jaguar-heritage-collection/

After the old factory in browns lane was...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 17th January 2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,240
Posted By c107
Re: The Rover P5/P5B

https://s17.postimg.org/mp9v26whb/8_F8_C570_B-3491-47_F7-9781-3_CDE9005_F983.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 16th January 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By c107
British Motor Museums

I've been in Europe for the last week or so for work, and managed to have Saturday afternoon and Sunday free. I rented a car to go and see two motor museums. On saturday the beaulieu museum near...
Forum: MERCEDES W126 10th January 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By c107
Re: W126 Review by Doug DeMuro

I think Doug is right in that the 2nd gear start and generally unresponsive transmissions let these cars down. I've seen some companies offer a control box to mount a later 722.6 5 speed...
Forum: MERCEDES W126 10th January 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By c107
W126 Review by Doug DeMuro

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Some of you might be familar with Doug DeMuro, who does a weekly review of an interesting car on youtube. He can be quite a polarizing figure, but I generally find his reviews quite...
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 10th January 2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By c107
Re: 450 SEL repaint

Hello Marcus,

Your car looks great!

for the rear parcel shelf, Styria on the forum may have a contact. He sourced new carpets for his old 450SE which looked great. So hopefully he sees this...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 10th January 2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,220
Posted By c107
Re: Car of the week

Indeed. However, this install can be pricey and its probably better to find a nice W116 that already has A/C fitted!
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 10th January 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,240
Posted By c107
Re: The Rover P5/P5B

I would have thought that 2.7 would be quite a low ratio for the power of the motor. Might not be much fun as you would probably need to disengage overdrive for the smallest of hills. You could...
Forum: MECHANICALS 10th January 2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By c107
Re: Correct spark plugs and dizzy cap...??? Canít find online

Hi Neil.
A BP4ES is a hotter version of the BP6ES. Its a non resistor plug which is what you're looking for. resistance is built into the leads.

If its just one of them fouled, may be...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 8th January 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,240
Posted By c107
Re: The Rover P5/P5B

Period road test (1963 - Autocar) of the P5 Coupe:

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/triggerscarstuff/sets/72157641657245864/
Forum: MECHANICALS 8th January 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By c107
Re: Tyre choices

Iím at JAX waiting for my tyres to be done.

A lady has come in with an Audi SUV. $750 per tyre! She is about to pay $3,000 for a set of tyres.

I remember talking to the owner of a...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 6th January 2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,220
Posted By c107
Re: Car of the week

Special car alert!
Apparently 'George Daimler' signed off on a special run of 500SLs as opposed to the 380, or presumably the normal 500SL.

Given this one has railway sleeper bumpers its...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 6th January 2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By c107
Re: Oh the horror...

even worse it will probably get dragged off to the crusher at some point without any of the parts harvested from it.
Forum: MECHANICALS 4th January 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By c107
Re: Tyre choices

When I still had the 14"s on my SLC most tyre places only offered budget tyres in that size. You may need to call a number of places or one of the specialist type shops to see what they can do. ...
Forum: MECHANICALS 4th January 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By c107
Re: car died, think alternator, please help.

Not sure of the bosch part number but if nobody has it somebody like MB Spares or Silver Star will sell you an OEM regulator based on your VIN.
Forum: MECHANICALS 4th January 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By c107
Re: Tyre choices

Thanks for the input. I've ordered the Michelins and they will get fitted to the car monday Morning. I've also had good experiences with Michelins, and i've also had good experiences with...
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