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nigel c

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RE: The Bar is Open !


Had a guy get in touch about a few bits he has for a Peerless.
1no dash board pod with clocks/switches/lights except the amp gauge.
1no hand brake leaver.

Open to negotiation on cost if going towards a rebuild



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nigel c

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still no taker for the dash board stuff then

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duncan

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strange one wants them as spares or for rebuild.  Could not the register buy them so they do not go mising for any one for the future. What sort of money does he want?

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nigel c

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just came back from a very wet prescot meeting, good fun but damp to say the least!furious
Came back on my favorite B roads and 4 miles from home she died, now this happened last month as well coming back from bristol.
Problem solved both times...coil. now the the one that expired today was a spare that i have carried for two years and was used but it has lasted a month, the new one fitted on the side of the road today is my mates next door, a proven spare, done 1000 miles tops.....how long before that dies?
What is goin on? this is the fifth..yes 5 one I have fitted to this car in 8 years.
all Ideas from the great unwashed gladlly recievedweirdface

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Flash Frank

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This is easy Nigel.

The way that coil windings are specified has changed over the years
and because modern insulation varnish is much better than shellac
it's normal practice to specify the wires a bit smaller.  It may get
hotter, but the insulation won't break down.  It's also claimed that
modern copper has less impurities, and performs better as well.
So a modern coil has thinner wires than an original item.

This sidesteps issues like thermal mass and ultimate current capacity
but it does mean that coils are cheaper to make.  However in an
unfriendly environment, like under the bonnet, or bolted to a TR
block, a bit of safety margin is a very useful thing to have.

I'm assuming that all the coils in your collection are 12 volt
non-ballasted items.  Using a lower-voltage coil designed for a ballast
resistor will mean that it eats points and capacitors and burns out pretty
quickly.

So what you need is a 12 Volt non-ballasted original specification
(gold) Lucas Sports coil.  These aren't cheap, but I've used one (bolted to
the block, too) for 4 years without a problem so far....

While you are at it, try to get a proper capacitor (with MADE IN ENGLAND
stamped on the end), and watch out for dodgy rotor arms.  Both of
these have caught me out recently.

Or you could give up the fight and fit an electronic ignition.

Frank



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nigel c

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Thanks frank, i have fitted a gold one this time. i moved the coil some time ago from the block to the chassis as i thought this may reduce shake/heat etc.
i have also been running electronics in the dissie for about 4 years now. This seems very good and have had no probs sofar.

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Joe S

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Nigel

What type of electronic ignition have you fitted?  Would you recommend it?

Cheers

Joe


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nigel c

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yea i would recomend it, it's a luminition unit i think. will have a look at the w/end and report. it replaces the points inside the cap so no box out side to give it away. very discrete, and I hat points and all that crap...too many years fitting, cleaning, and general buggerin about with points.
Although i do still carry a complete set of dissie parts in the boot incase of failer!!biggrin

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nigel c

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feww just managed to push the door open in here, coor look at the dust on the counter top....arr well why did I drop in...Well have you seen this item on the old eBay?
I have e mailed the guy once and he wasnt very forthcoming, now I now a bit about P&W's but are these really very rare rims...I know they havent got the TR badge hole in the centre but come on...really....that rare??
What do yous think??


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nigel c

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yea yea now I'll put the link!!
PEERLESS GT BRAND NEW NEVER FITTED VERY RARE HUB CAPS Item number: 140211724752

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Gary Stretton

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I did wonder about them too. He raised the price by £5 after they failed to sell last time.
Might look good on TR6 5.5J steels?

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Flash Frank

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Wheel Trims


Yeah, I saw those as well.

They don't look a bit like the Peerless ones that I've seen (See picture, Phase 1 show car in the gallery). My car came with some like the advertised ones, but mine were deeper dished, believed to be Vangaurd trims, skipped them because they were too far gone.

They don't look like Warwick ones either. Perhaps we should ask why he thinks they belong to a Peerless...

Anyway, original steel wheels are the very devil to balance, and wires are cool.

FF

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nigel c

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RE: The Bar is Open !


go on then, one of yous try askin the same question I did and see what responce you get.
on the steel v wires, it's the wires I've had problems ballancing.weirdface.gif

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nigel c

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just try and push the door open in here, few that was tuff must get some WD40 on those hinges!
well place hasnt changed much, Nolan still hasnt paid his bill for the last ( and only) round of drinks!!
So classic Motor Show ....People, who's gona be there and who's gona be square??
i can posibly help out getting in but I have to cover the people who have volentered to help on the stand first, then you lot afters...so get in touch and i will see what I can do.
call me on the mobile or emailbiggrin

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FF

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Cor, is that you Nigel? 

I didn't expect to find anyone down here exploring the dusty corners of the website.  It's like king Tut's tomb, loads of old junk, but no sign of any gold. 

May not be able to make it to the show this year, but good luck anyway.

FF

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Celia and Ian

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Come on Frank and everyone, your illustrious leader has put in an immense amount of time and effort (Whew) getting this stand up and running. After last years accolade he's got a lot to live up to, (we knew that anyway, seen those photos yet? Just joking!) So we expect a full P&W quota plus friends, aquaintenances and passers bye dragged off the streets! See you all there! please.gif

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Richard C

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I'm planning on heading down Sunday - looking forward to meeting all who are there.

Richard

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Nigel C

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OK you lot, Heads up for a full house....
New Year Bash. yes we have had this little meeting for a couple of years now and it seems to be going well.
If you want to jump in the deep end and have a great meal with some dubious company then please give me a call/email and let me know. THEN call the Granary and book a room if you want to stop over.
the rooms are £80 (two sharing)
meal is 3 course for £19 per head

BUT if you call and mention my name and the P&WOR you can get a combined meal, room and breakfast deal of £110!!! which is very good value.biggrin

if you just want to come for the meal that's no problem at all, just be good to see you!
this year we will be at:

the Granary Hotel

Tel: 01562 777535
Fax: 01562 777722

The Granary
Heath Lane,
Shenstone,
Kidderminster,
Worcester,
DY10 4BS
info@granary-hotel.co.uk






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Anonymous

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Hi
Which date is this pls?!wink

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Anonymous

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Oh that's the really clever bit.

The Granary is a loveley venue, and it's open most days.

We just have to guess which one!





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Duncan

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The one listed in the posting. But Nigel what date have you set.
Happy Christmas and Good Hope for 2010 all Peerless and Warwick owners.
Regards
Duncanwink

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nigel c

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sorry people i was not well and certainly not firing on all four when I posted that one!no
the date is the saturday 27th Febuary 2010biggrin

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Jon Nolan

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Ha Har...


Washing you all a Mary Chrisylys and a Fatty new Beer...

 

God Bless Fibreglass and all who rely on her to make it to the next services,

 

Ahhmen.  



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nigel c

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RE: The Bar is Open !


wow FF you really fixed that P grill  in well, I'm impress! or was he just hopefull?

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45676495@N05/7944034880/in/photostream/   



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FF

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Good to see that the old barge is still running,
but this is the Phase 1 Grill that Richard Craig fitted.

FF

 



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Hi Dave,

well done getting the wotSitoff page up and running. looking pretty good round here now, think I'll stopdisbelief



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i was talking to a guy a couple of days ago about the difference in performance between the Peerless & the TR3.

I seem to remember reading a road report from the period and they did a standing start with both cars. the Peerless got away a little quicker due to the De Dion

and then they kind of leveled out up to about 50mph. after that the Peerless pulled away by use of its sleek styling.

can anyone else remember this report and if so can you refresh my poor memory as to what/where/when etcsmile



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Well Nigel, we're either dreaming the same dream (spooky) or that report exists somewhere because I distinctly remember reading it too. The only problem is that I can't remember where I saw it either.

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The March 1959 R&T states that "The Peerless is nearly as good as the 1956 TR3 to 70 MPH, slightly better over the standing 1/4 mile and definitly faster to 90.  They claim a 7% reduction in drag over the TR3 raising the top speed to a tested 107 but they thought 110 was obtainable.

Greg



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Will have a look at the articles I've amassed, as I recall the same comparison.

I can vouch for Frank Wright's old phase 2 being good for 110mph on a French motorway in 2006. I wasn't even trying so it had more to give.

Certainly surprised a few people and put an even bigger grin on my face.

All the best,

Gary



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