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SteveCatE1

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Hi All,

I'm Steve and back in December 2019 I bought a 2004 Cat E1 from a work colleague who had owned it for over 13 years.

The car was originally built by Chester Sports cars in 2004.
It has a 2.0L Silvertop Zetec on twin 45's, Weber Alpha Ignition and piper cams etc together with 5 speed g'box, LSD and Protech suspension all round. The car is black with 17" alloys (not sure about these).
It has only covered 2100 miles in 16 years so is barely run in.
I have changed the cam belt, oil and filters together with all the rubber fuel pipes for peace of mind.

I had grand plans of sunny weather blasts and meeting up with other Tiger and kit car owners but as we all know I have had to put this on hold.

I have been competing in classic car trials for over 20 years and can be seen regularly navigating for friends on ACTC and MCC events as well as local car club trials.

I am also a Director of The 'Stroud and District Motor Club' and have recently started to dabble a bit in Pre65 Classic Bike trials as well.

Looking forward to getting to know you all and pick your brains about the car.
It will be nice to drive a car and not come home covered in mud!

Cheers
Steve



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Hi steve.
I bought my e1 in november and also had grand plans of driving around on sunny spring evenings.
But alas Corona virus came 😫😫
On the plus side i have done way more than i had intended and the car is looking the best it probably ever has. Theres still plenty of time left for a little cruising.
All the best.
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Hi Steve

Welcome mate! Looking forward to some pics we can all ogle at 🤩🤩🤩
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Hi Abe.

Thanks!
Once I have worked out how to upload pics I will :-)

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Steve

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Would also like to see pics.
I use a file compressor site to resize pics to post. 
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Would also like to see pics.
I use a file compressor site to resize pics to post. 


I’ve just been playing around with a file compression app called Photo Compress 👌
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I’ve just been playing around with a file compression app called Photo Compress 👌

I was only using that to change avatar and profile pics though. You can post a photo by replying to a thread (or starting a new one) and then choosing the additional option of adding a photo, I can do that without using a compression program.
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Hi All,

I hope you will find attached a couple of pics I took last weekend of the car.

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Since I got the car and thanks to the 'lockdown' I have done a few jobs on the car.

New OMP Steering Wheel.
New smaller 5 3/4" headlights.
Oil breather Catch can and hoses.
Wind Wings on the side of the windscreen.
Side stripes to break up all the black.
New Longer wheel studs and spacers all round so the wheels now fill the arches.

The roll hoop was just a hoop, I bought some 40mm CDS tube and added the diagonal inside the hop and rear braces to support it. They are bent about 25° under the rear cover and attach to the rear chassis by the shock mounts.

Next job will be to fit a pedal box so I can remove the sierra brake and clutch assembly you can see in the picture above.

Cheers
Steve

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The car did originally have a spare wheel mounted to the back but I removed this not long after buying it as I did not think it looked as good with it on there.

I do plan on having a go at some autosolos in the future and I did not want the spare wheel hanging out of the back.

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Steve

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Can not see the pics.
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Can not see the pics.


Darn it, will try again. 

I tried using google pics as the host, who do you all use?

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My default image viewer is irfanview - a pretty comprehensive freeware app from irfanview.com. It enables resizing of original files which can be saved as smaller images to insert in posts.

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I use https://tinypng.com/ as mostly on my laptop so not an app on my phone.
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Hi all
I too bought a Tiger Cat E1 in Dec.....
Been trying to get her looking fresh for the summer and had planned lots of days out with my boy but.......

I soooooo need to drive it again, just keep reversing out onto the drive for odd bits of work.

Will post some Pics when I can, from what I can see this car was on here from a previous owner!

Catch you later

Steve
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This is proving to be very tricky, I have resized the pics using tinypng and have them on my desktop but I still cannot see how I get them on here?

Sorry for being a bit thick< am sure its very easy but I cannot grasp it :-)

I used to use photobucket but that's all gone to pay to host now I believe.



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Open the reply tag, to attach pics open the symbol on the top rail that looks like a green tree and this allows pics from you computer to be attached.
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Hi,

Thanks for the quick reply.

Unfortunately the little tree symbol only allows me to upload pictures from a webiste URL and not from my desktop.

Maybe I have to be a forum member for a while before I get this upload feature or I will have to upgrade to full member, I am not sure.

I will have to look for another image hosting site with URL sharing as my 'Google Images' is not allowing me to.

Thanks
Steve

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Can you just paste an image in the reply ?
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Can you just paste an image in the reply ?


No, tried copy and paste, no joy.
I have tried snipping tool as well, no good.

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No, tried copy and paste, no joy.
I have tried snipping tool as well, no good.


Have you tried using your phone Steve? Taking a pic with your phone and using the Tiger website on your phone, all uploads easy with no faffing with resizing on mine.
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Hi all
I too bought a Tiger Cat E1 in Dec.....
Been trying to get her looking fresh for the summer and had planned lots of days out with my boy but.......

I soooooo need to drive it again, just keep reversing out onto the drive for odd bits of work.

Will post some Pics when I can, from what I can see this car was on here from a previous owner!

Catch you later

Steve


Hi Steve No 2 lol. I think we are gonna see a million kit cars, bikes and all kinds of stuff on the road the weekend after lockdown lifts 😁
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I think that we just might...

I am thinking of taxing her and using for my work commute if we get a seriously dry spell.

I too will send some pics of my work if I can sort it. I guess the high res phone images are not great for this site.

Regards

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I think that we just might...

I am thinking of taxing her and using for my work commute if we get a seriously dry spell.

I too will send some pics of my work if I can sort it. I guess the high res phone images are not great for this site.

Regards

Steve


Just make sure your insurance covers for your commute to work as several don't. ( check the small print )
If the worst should happen they will try their best to not pay out.

Got a few tales I could tell about insurance and hassle with claims.

A few years back when one of my sons bought his Evo ,as he was young to get the premium down he added me and my wife as named drivers. Good for him and even better for me as got to drive the 450 bhp  beast .
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Good thinking.

Just checked and I only insured for Social Domestic and Pleasure arghhhhh

Well only paid £147 for the year with Lancaster.

Oh well, that's that.... 😥😥😥😥
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Also watch out if you borrow some ones car and think fully comp covers you third party for this. Again this not on all policies as it always did.

And also found that some policies will not cover using for the odd work use. found this out when my wife tried to claim some business mileage allowance.
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