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#391 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted Yesterday, 10:30 AM

Go and have serious word with yourself for even subjecting us to those photos.

Good god, that's horrendous. Reminds me of when I was on mx5nutz. Every second car on there was in that sort of state.

 

I still have after market wheels, rear spoiler, funny number plates and pool ball gear knob!

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Posted Yesterday, 05:47 PM

Check out my balloons!

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Bluebird has gone from 165/65 R14 to 185/70 R14, which is the optional size fitted to alloys. I'm obviously still on steelies, but the diameter of these is pretty much the same as the 165 R14s it should have worn - those would have had an 80 profile. Tyres are from Blockley Tyres, who normally make stuff for vintage Rolls-Royces and Jaguars, but are increasingly creating sizes now more difficult to get hold of. Like tyres with actual chunky profiles, and stuff for 12" wheels. Not cheap, so I look forward to seeing how they turn out. Should certainly be better than the RADAR things it was wearing.

 

It is also on Evans Waterless Coolant now, a free trial due to the day job. There are some very strong views about this stuff (a search on YouTube can be fun), but I'm not saying anything until I've tested it. So far, heater output is even more feeble and the temperature gauge is where it always was, but I've only driven four miles so far. Some big miles ahead of this car in September, so we'll see how it and the tyres perform.


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#393 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

Check out my balloons!
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Bluebird has gone from 165/65 R14 to 185/70 R14, which is the optional size fitted to alloys. I'm obviously still on steelies, but the diameter of these is pretty much the same as the 165 R14s it should have worn - those would have had an 80 profile. Tyres are from Blockley Tyres, who normally make stuff for vintage Rolls-Royces and Jaguars, but are increasingly creating sizes now more difficult to get hold of. Like tyres with actual chunky profiles, and stuff for 12" wheels. Not cheap, so I look forward to seeing how they turn out. Should certainly be better than the RADAR things it was wearing.

It is also on Evans Waterless Coolant now, a free trial due to the day job. There are some very strong views about this stuff (a search on YouTube can be fun), but I'm not saying anything until I've tested it. So far, heater output is even more feeble and the temperature gauge is where it always was, but I've only driven four miles so far. Some big miles ahead of this car in September, so we'll see how it and the tyres perform.

Why the need for the Blockley Tyres? Avon, goodyear etc all make tyres in 185 70 r14 flavour

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Posted Yesterday, 06:16 PM

Boris Becker innit :-)

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Posted Yesterday, 06:24 PM

As said on Twitter, put a Rover V8 in the BlueBird and race the V8 Hyundai for maximum win points. 



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Posted Yesterday, 06:33 PM

Why the need for the Blockley Tyres? Avon, goodyear etc all make tyres in 185 70 r14 flavour

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No need, but they've recently added them to the range, and they've been keen for me to test a set of their tyres. They may have been imagining something more glamorous than a Bluebird, but them's the breaks. I just assumed that high profile tyres had become hard to find based on the fact that the Bluebird was on entirely the wrong tyres. Perhaps the people who looked after it previously were just shit.

 

 

As said on Twitter, put a Rover V8 in the BlueBird and race the V8 Hyundai for maximum win points. 

 

It's a lot easier to make a RWD drive car V8 than try to convert a transverse FWD. Ask Rover.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:36 PM

No need, but they've recently added them to the range, and they've been keen for me to test a set of their tyres. They may have been imagining something more glamorous than a Bluebird, but them's the breaks. I just assumed that high profile tyres had become hard to find based on the fact that the Bluebird was on entirely the wrong tyres. Perhaps the people who looked after it previously were just shit.



It's a lot easier to make a RWD drive car V8 than try to convert a transverse FWD. Ask Rover.

Kinda thought that was the case.

Cheap tyres are everywhere now. Seen a very recent bmw 5 series on ditchfinders the other week. 30k car on OMGDEATHWISH tyres?

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