Member Page: Dane B

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Dane B

Member ID: kunstlerbild
Status: Free Member
Tacoma, WA, USA   USA
Member Since: 2014-10-03
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2015-10-13 22:54
Forum Activity: 2015-10-14 00:14
Forum Posts: 65

Drove rocket launchers, Germany then started with bugs after honorable discharge. Worked up to Fiats, Alfa's, Jaguars, Ferrari's, Saab's, Jensen Healy's, Triumph Stag, MGB's and MGC's, Volvo's to include the De' Lorean, Early AC Bristol's, Rolls Royce, and have Weber carb certificate most Weber combinations and Bosch injection certificate. Sold business/became service manager for Jag/Saab dealership in Seattle mid eighties. Worked for Jim Russell British School of Motor Racing and did R&D for local club racers. Drove formula Mazda at Laguna Seca and old Riverside track. Drove Formula Ford at Watkins Glenn. Drove Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix while engaged with JRBSMR in Formula Mazda.
Have owned; XKE 1968, XJ6 1972, Saab 96-1968, 1958 Alfa Julia and 76 more cars of varying pedigrees. Currently refurbishing a 72 Spitfire Mk 4.

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72 XJ6 Can Opener

Posted on: Friday October 17, 2014

My long since ex wife used to enjoy drinking lunches with other narcissistic wanna be rich head cases. A peculiar outcome of one such soiree was proof of how fine British steel is. As she was driving away from the fine and laudable social event she made a sudden and un-signaled lane change to the right. Alas, a poor miscreant driving a Honda appliance was there at the unfortunate and same time. Not appreciating the importance of this divine creature-my wife-not the XJ, had the temerity to co...

Too Nieve

Posted on: Saturday October 4, 2014

It was a race club setting in Portland Oregon. I owned a shop called Freeway Fiat. As a matter of course I got a request from a club member who had a Fiat powered sport racer. He wanted me to check out the tuning of his 1800 cc motor. I found that at 2500 rpm the advance was 5 degrees retarded. After I set it I told him that he needed to roll on the throttle from low rpm's so as not to get valve clatter. He acted accordingly and then reported that my tuning had cut a second off of his lap time. ...

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