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General Discussion / Re: Tyre Pressures??
« Last post by Roger 3OOO on July 03, 2018, 11:52:42 AM »
Hi Ian,  Thanks for your prompt reply.  At IVA it weighed about 950kg & now fully built + laden it'll weigh more like 975kg I would think. Also, it was corner weighted a couple of years ago so that may give me a more accurate weight (if I can find the paperwork).  I'll certainly look at the tyre website - I didn't realise that may be of help.
Roger
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General Discussion / Re: Tyre Pressures??
« Last post by istreatf on July 03, 2018, 10:55:19 AM »
Hi Roger - do you know how much your 3000 weighs? That's the starting point. Then comes the footprint and then the maths!
20psi sounds about right - maybe 18 or 22 but it's going to be around that. Formula 1 car tyres are run at a minimum of around the 19psi mark (2017 - I can't find this years minimum dictated by Pirelli) which to my mind is pretty high considering the tyres footprint - generally the wider the lower psi. I have no idea how much your 3000 weighs. The Marina based Bulldogs are said to weigh 600 and 650 Kgs depending on engine, the Sumo around 1250Kgs so I would hazard a guess that the 3000 is something in between. May be worth a trip to your local weigh bridge. Then have a look on the tyre manufacturers website and find the footprint of your tyres.
Have fun with that one!   
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General Discussion / Re: Tyre Pressures??
« Last post by Roger 3OOO on July 03, 2018, 10:00:50 AM »
May I also interject (if you pardon the word) here because I've been wondering what pressure I should have on my 3000 and coupling  this with the suspension set-up - I've been finding it too bouncy but after adjusting the shockers it has improved a bit.  Currently, the pressures are at 20 all round but would like to set them at their optimum, if possible???

Roger
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General Discussion / Re: Tyre Pressures??
« Last post by istreatf on July 01, 2018, 09:10:22 PM »
Thanks for that Nigel - I have always believed my theory was correct and it is good to know that somebody else has come to the same correct conclusion - and with manufacturers confirmation. By the way I have never had any sealing or deflation problems.
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General Discussion / Re: Tyre Pressures??
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on July 01, 2018, 08:08:44 AM »
When I first put my car on the road I emailed the tyre manufacturer to check the pressure, they advised me that my car tires were for a lot heavier car and I should run12 on the front and 16 at the rear but said I may have problems with sealing at these pressures and run them around 20.
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General Discussion / Re: Tyre Pressures??
« Last post by Bargeman on June 25, 2018, 11:03:18 PM »
Thank you - must admit they were already around that pressure when I checked them.  Thought that was a little flat so inflated them to 26 each, looks like they were ok all along
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General Discussion / Re: Tyre Pressures??
« Last post by istreatf on June 25, 2018, 08:49:31 PM »
Hi Martyn - I run my Mk2 1300 at less than 20 psi - usually around the 16 mark but it depends on car weight and tyre size. If you do the calculations you should find that even the heavier 1800 with wide tyres should only need the same. By all means have them harder but your back will suffer! For info a 1300 should weigh in at around 600kg and the 1800 at 650. You will need to look at tyre manufacturers spec sheets to get footprint area if you are so inclined. From those figures it should be easy to work out tyre pressure specific to your car. Go for 16 psi for starters!!
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General Discussion / Tyre Pressures??
« Last post by Bargeman on June 25, 2018, 02:08:28 PM »
I'm sure its probably been covered previously on here but could someone advise on the tyre pressures for my Mk 2 Bulldog?
thanks
Martyn
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General Discussion / Re: New to pilgrim owners club.
« Last post by pccthebreed on June 14, 2018, 11:05:55 AM »
I can't tell you where it is but it's still about and taxed and mot'd until next year.
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General Discussion / Re: ENGINE ARRIVED
« Last post by Neil Pritchard on June 10, 2018, 08:59:04 PM »
     Hoping to finish by this time next year , money depending.
     Can not wait to get it on the road .
         Cheers Neil.
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