Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby tigerdog » Sat 06.09.2008, 22:09

Oh, I fully expect our security folk to check the bag by hand. I have printouts of the Kingsborne website in the bag, along with photos of Smaug and am prepared to talk the ears off of anyone who wants to listen to me expound on the merits of our chosen cars! (did you know there are fewer than 550 in the US? Here's pictures of mine - there are only 37 in this color in the US! Hey, this is a 1.6 Isuzu engine but check out this turbo install. Do you know how much difference a limited-slip diff makes on a FWD car? Hey, it's Lotus' Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary on Sunday...) you get the idea.
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby Monty » Sat 06.09.2008, 22:18

Hope your checking that bag in as can`t seeing them allowing that as Hand Laugage, security is very tight here. Last time i was flying you couldn`t take any liquids over 100ml in your hand laugage and had to put them in a seperate plastic bag :roll:

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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby tigerdog » Sun 07.09.2008, 07:40

Monty wrote:Hope your checking that bag in as can`t seeing them allowing that as Hand Laugage, security is very tight here. Last time i was flying you couldn`t take any liquids over 100ml in your hand laugage and had to put them in a seperate plastic bag :roll:

I've had my "liquids kit" together since the week the rule was instigated here. I fly a bit for the day-job, so I'm used to the drill. Once through security in San Diego, I'll stay inside the secured zone until landing in the UK. I appreciate the concern, but I'm sure I'll be fine. Can't wait to get there!
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Postby tigerdog » Thu 11.09.2008, 21:28

Wiresets have cleared TSA security screening and are in my hand luggage for delivery. We're on the way.
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 11.09.2008, 21:33

Have a good trip Doug.
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby abmunro » Fri 12.09.2008, 10:24

Geoff is it OK for DAitch to collect mine from the stall. Aslo Is it OK for him to leave my SE Steering wheel there for Jacknicko to collect on Sunday.

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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby tigerdog » Mon 15.09.2008, 23:06

My sincere thanks to everyone for generously settling up, collecting your wires or making arrangements. At the end of the weekend, only Cesare and Drasicjazz had not claimed ther sets. Both sets are with Gareth. If you want them, please PM me for papal info and make collection arrangements with Gareth. If you don't want them, please reply here so someone else can purchase them.
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby Monty » Tue 16.09.2008, 10:55

Doug,

Was good to meet you at Hethel and hope you enjoyed your trip to sunny Norfolk :-D Thanks for the Wires they must be the bargin off the year for us Britts. :wink:
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby Paul.P » Tue 16.09.2008, 16:25

Big thanks for the leads guys, as Monty says, real billy bargain :D
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby Gazza » Tue 16.09.2008, 16:33

Doug

Nice to meet you at last, enjoyed the walk and chat around the factory. Thanks again for the wires.

Hope you had a good journey home. You will have to e-mail me the picture you took of me with the car.

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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 08.01.2020, 17:27

tigerdog wrote:All wire sets have been gathered from Kingsborne, labeled with their purchaser's name, packed up and are ready to go. Kingsborne threw in spacers (two 2-wire and two 4-wire) at no additional charge and did not charge tax since they're going out of the country. Assuming I can walk through the green aisle with a smile on my face and a bag on my shoulder, we'll come in right at 12.75 each.

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I finally dug these out of the loft and am about to fit them. :oops:
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby tigerdog » Thu 09.01.2020, 20:01

GeoffSmith wrote:I finally dug these out of the loft and am about to fit them. :oops:

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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby Kipperozzy » Fri 10.01.2020, 14:11

Anyone else have a set they haven’t fitted yet and wish to sell ? :D
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby theelanman » Fri 10.01.2020, 14:22

I think Ive got a spare set.........just need to find em.......
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 14.03.2020, 13:19

I have possible issue… but I guess it's too late to do anything about it!

Although they clip onto the coil packs just fine, closer inspection revealed that the caps are not in contact at the base of the cap and the cap generally feels loose. Although there are two raised sections further down the cap, It's difficult to see whether they are making contact.
For comparison, the connector on the OEM set is recessed by 15mm whereas the Kingsborne ones are only 6mm. Given that they are underneath the coolant tank, I do wonder if there is some correlation with the occasional ignition problems there have been over the last 10 years.

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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby steve matthews » Sat 14.03.2020, 13:29

yes :agree:
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby Rambo » Sat 14.03.2020, 16:35

steve matthews wrote:yes :agree:


Agree with Geoff's theory Steve or that after nearly 12 years of gathering cobwebs in Gloucestershire that its too late to do anything about it :lol: :lol:

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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 14.03.2020, 16:49

At least my bits are getting on the car… eventually… sometimes. :smt083
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Re: Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby tigerdog » Sun 05.04.2020, 15:56

I slather a large clot of silicone dielectric grease on the inside of the boot before putting it on the coil. In the end, one good leak from the overflow and it's all over anyway. I've had to replace the coils twice, both times along with cracked coolant bottles. Once the coils are coated with coolant, they form invisible, impossible to clean tracks where the coil voltage leaks to earth.
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