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The LPG filler on the Vogue SE we've just fitted the new engine too is tucked in the behind the fuel filler cap. It's very neat.

I actually hate this one as it's a big hole in the rear quarter. I'd rather it was under the bumper to be honest.

David.

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I was thinking the opposite, shame the LPG filler is where it is. Mine is mounted where the second towbar electrical plug would go if I had twin electrics, convenient to get to and I can fill up from either side of the pump.

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As an occasional LPG installer with a sense of aesthetic touch and taste, and professional upbringing, I feel compelled to say that whoever butchered that panel to do that, should not be let anywhere near a tool again - never.
Just move 15cm from that unnecessary hole and it was possible to put the filler right by the fuel filler, covered by the flap, nice neat and totally professional job .... and the amount of effort and cost to do it was irrelevant compared to that thing in the middle of the rear panel. Pity.

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It's such a shame they've cut the bodywork. Especially seeing as it was done when the car was 3 years old and still had a significant value to it but when you buy the car at 15 years old there's not much you can do about it unfortunately.

The other Vogue SE we have has it nicely hidden behind the fuel filler flap and it's much, much neater. When we converted our last P38 ourselves we fitted it where the additional towing socket would be also. I've only ever regretted putting it there once when I had to unhitch the trailer to get the LPG filler to fit.

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How are the tyres David?

My old bus needs a set of good tyres..

Any good?

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I'm very impressed with them. They're quiet, drive nicely and do what they need to do.

It's been a week from hell since I returned from my break thanks to work but I'll do a decent post on them when I get 5 minutes.

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Good to know a set of tyres that are all those things!

Gotta get a set..

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The tyres that were on this one prior were FullRun or something like that. Whatever it was on when I got it.

The Michelins are much, much quieter. They look good on the car too. Daft as it sounds, I like the design on the side wall lol.

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How are the 2 Vogues doing.

I noted above you have big valve heads and a beefier cam, how do you think it compares to a stock Thor 4.6?

I've been thinking of doing some work on mine, and am weighing up options of whether to rebuild a stock motor or go for something slightly pokier!

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One of them is behaving perfectly, thankfully...

The other one, the one that had the new engine is back in the workshop as the radiator which was brand new developed a bad leak from the middle of the core. We’ve got a new radiator to go in it and I’m going to reinstate the LPG now that it’s just about finished it’s running in process too.

The new engine in the VSE has a torquemax camshaft, bigger valves and gas flowed heads according to the specs we ordered from V8 Developments. When sitting on the motorway at 60-65 and you press the accelerator it does pull better then the standard car. There’s quite a difference. How much of that is down to the modifications I don’t know as it’s impossible to say how worn the camshaft is without stripping it.

I’m tempted to fling a camshaft into the other car and see if it makes a big difference but there’s a lad on the Facebook Group who has Supercharged his which has got me thinking... It’s probably not wise, but life’s a bit boring if you only do what’s wise.

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Florent in France (you must know him as 996Turbo) told me his close to 400hp S/C is nothing to brag about in terms of performance improvement ... nevertheless I love forced induction and I would be delighted to plan such mod. Wise? If I was wise would have steered away from British cars and Italian motorcycles ... :-)))
Dave I keep tabs on your ideas lol

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Hmm..

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1270480

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Looks about right if it is as good as the ad says.

There's a couple more in the Car and Classic auction.

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How about the one below it for £50k

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some colors are just not nice.

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Any more progress to share David?