Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby tigerdog » Sun 13.11.2011, 22:50

bobbrown wrote: £12.00 + delivery, postage should not be much as they are small.
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Get the plates Laser cut and then drill the holes in different places so you end up with 10.5, 9.5, 8.5, 7 mm plates, drilling the hole accurately is not a problem.

At that price, please count me in!
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby DeanG » Tue 15.11.2011, 02:28

Yum. I would go for a set too. The M100 is all about the suspension so it is good to get it right.
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby tigerdog » Tue 15.11.2011, 03:14

bobbrown wrote:Did think about the camber adjustment plates in the past as they do seem a bit expensive at around £4.00 each and there is 4/car
I could, if there was enough interest get a full set of 16, that's enough to meet any adjustment needed for £12.00 + delivery, postage should not be much as they are small.
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Get the plates Laser cut and then drill the holes in different places so you end up with 10.5, 9.5, 8.5, 7 mm plates, drilling the hole accurately is not a problem.

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If you're serious and not in danger of overextending yourself, we should move this to the group buy area. If it's going to be a long time to fruition, though, let me know as I have another (albeit more dear) alternative. Thanks, Bob!
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby bobbrown » Tue 15.11.2011, 10:23

Here you go viewtopic.php?f=85&t=19974

once I get to 10 sets I'll order the laser cut parts and get drilling holes.

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Update on Kumho Ecsta XS KU36

Postby tigerdog » Sun 27.11.2011, 16:26

If you live somewhere dry, buy these tyres! I am incredibly happy with their performance. Of course they are sticky - says so on the tin - but they also ride appreciably better than the Pirellis they replaced. I have not tracked the car but have managed some spirited back road runs and a few hard stops. So far, the strength of their grip far exceeds the depth of my courage. No push, no drama, no squeal, just "corner? OK sir, no problem!" Can't speak to wet performance, though even if they lose 20% of their grip they'll still be plenty strong for me.
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby cliff » Mon 28.11.2011, 23:14

Fitted the Kumho Ecsta Le Sport KU39 a few thousand miles ago, not sure how different they are to the KU 36 but very happy with them. As you say ride better & much quieter than Pirellis.

Replaced Pirellis with Kumhos on the Jeep 2 years ago & they transformed the car. Replaced Pirellis with Michelin on the GTV's as well, starting to realise I don't really like Pirellis.
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Base Timing today

Postby tigerdog » Mon 23.04.2012, 01:56

Finally got around to installing the new o-ring on Smaug's CAS today. Marked the position, pulled the CAS, removed the cover, cleaned minor surface rust off the disk (no abrasives, just a little brasso wadding followed by a thorough polish). Pin and springs are intact and clean. A little more clean and polish on the CAS body, a bit of plastic polish on the cover, then reinstalled. Reseating the CAS seems to have removed the tiny play in the disk that was there when I removed it.

Paper clip, base timing double-checked @ 16 BTDC. A nice little project for the afternoon.
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And yes, Specky, I did polish the retaining bolt and washers. :-D
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby tigerdog » Sun 03.02.2013, 06:09

I guess I've been otherwise occupied of late, as Smaug has had virtually zero exercise since autumn. Finally got round to his annual oil change today and discovered the last fuel fill-up was in July. :shock: Battery was flat but a bit of charge, a twist of the key and he started right up! Tomorrow, fresh fuel and a drive in the sun. Maybe this year will be the one in which I take care of the projects that have been building.
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby steve matthews » Sun 03.02.2013, 17:13

:-D
I like the shinny blue knob under the CAS.
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After a long time, a short update

Postby tigerdog » Sat 18.03.2017, 16:42

Smaug has been mostly snoozing for the last few years due to an aging timing belt. My dear wife finally got tired of my ignoring him and insisted I get him happy; it was my Christmas gift from her. So now, he's in a local shop getting several long-overdue items fixed:
    - a new sump (thank you, Nitroman, wherever you are!) to replace the dented one that's been there since day one.
    - a new timing belt, tensioner and water pump
    - a new steering rack to replace the one that's been drooling on the floor for the last 6 years. (thank you Specky, for arranging acquisition and transport)
    - a respray of the front bumper so I won't have to keep photoshopping that ugly patch that was there when I bought him
I can't wait to drive him again, without fear of lunching the engine!
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby clemo » Sun 19.03.2017, 13:11

looking forward to some photos ..
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby tigerdog » Sun 19.03.2017, 21:39

clemo wrote:looking forward to some photos ..

So am I! This is the longest Smaug has been out of my possession since I got him almost 10 years ago.
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Re: Smaug: Return of The Green Monster

Postby tigerdog » Wed 12.07.2017, 01:43

Here are a few photos I snapped a few days after the work was done:
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