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Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #668101
20/10/20 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted by Deejay

In my experience, compact and quick do not go together! You’d be far better off getting a small compressor with tank from the likes of machinemart. You’ll find lots of other uses for it.

But you might not want to carry that in the Morgan. Or any other car come to that grin2
I have a larger compressor in the garage, but all my cars have a 12V compressor carried, just in case smile


Thanks for the replies. I'm now considering a De Walt inflator as I already have batteries etc https://www.toolstation.com/dewalt-dcc018n-xj-18v-xr-inflator/p56981 seems to get good reviews... fingers crossed it does the job spend

Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: Spanner Juggler] #668102
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Originally Posted by Spanner Juggler

You forgot to mention your impression of the Papal Conclave when it gathers at an M6 service area. 🤣
BR
Colin

sos grin2


Graham (G4FUJ)

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Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #668104
20/10/20 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted by Spanner Juggler

You forgot to mention your impression of the Papal Conclave when it gathers at an M6 service area. 🤣
BR
Colin

sos grin2


How long ago was that? If I remember correctly it was RTA? Time flies by so quickly.

Remember the ‘team’ tyre change? Wonderful memories buddy.

BR
Colin


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Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: Spanner Juggler] #668172
21/10/20 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Spanner Juggler
Originally Posted by Graham

sos grin2


How long ago was that? If I remember correctly it was RTA? Time flies by so quickly.

Remember the ‘team’ tyre change? Wonderful memories buddy.

BR
Colin

It was RTA. 2012. The rewire went well, with additional fuse protection added. It went to a new owner in August 2013 (still miss it!).
Bought current car in 2013. Had to go back through a bundle of emails to double check all that. smile
Forgotten the name of the town where the wheel change took place, but north of the border. That spare had very little grip! Three T-Tracs fitted after we returned home.
They were great trips. Next year - I hope!

Last edited by Graham, G4FUJ; 21/10/20 07:18 AM.

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Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: GaB] #668174
21/10/20 07:23 AM
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RTA was a lovely car. I still remember a previous owner showing up at Waddeson Manor.


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Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: John V6] #668175
21/10/20 07:29 AM
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Yes, so do I.
He is registered on here, too. but haven't seen him post for a while. Last met him at Shelsley ToTH, by then I had the current car.
RTA was needing wings and would be on for a full engine rebuild in another 20+k miles.


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Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: GaB] #668191
21/10/20 09:51 AM
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I have one that I bought as a back up. I find the gauges on them inaccurate so have a couple I use. One digital and the other the pop up tube type. They both match readout perfectly . I have a compressor in the garage for routine checking and top ups.
Never had a car without a full size spare nor tried the goo you put inside as a sealant.


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Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: GaB] #668343
22/10/20 08:53 AM
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Interesting to read the comments. I have had the Halfords electric inflator for a few years, it works well. I also have a pocket type pressure gauge (the sort that looks like a pen). It's very old, I think it belonged to my grandfather! I've noticed there is about a 10% difference in the reading from my gauge and the digital display on the pump but I'll admit I've always sided with the pump. I've now ordered a RaceX gauge as recommended here to see how its readings compare.

Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: Ian Wegg] #669085
26/10/20 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Ian Wegg
Interesting to read the comments. I have had the Halfords electric inflator for a few years, it works well. I also have a pocket type pressure gauge (the sort that looks like a pen). It's very old, I think it belonged to my grandfather! I've noticed there is about a 10% difference in the reading from my gauge and the digital display on the pump but I'll admit I've always sided with the pump. I've now ordered a RaceX gauge as recommended here to see how its readings compare.



Well done Ian… I followed you and purchased the Race X gauge and then settled for a Halfords rapid digital inflator at £40. Both have proved to be fast and accurate. What a difference it makes to have correctly pressurised tyres and not be shuffling around for 20p coins only to find the local garage inflator out of order smile

Re: 12v Tyre Inflator? [Re: Mr Mogoo] #669209
26/10/20 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Mogoo
Originally Posted by Ian Wegg
Interesting to read the comments. I have had the Halfords electric inflator for a few years, it works well. I also have a pocket type pressure gauge (the sort that looks like a pen). It's very old, I think it belonged to my grandfather! I've noticed there is about a 10% difference in the reading from my gauge and the digital display on the pump but I'll admit I've always sided with the pump. I've now ordered a RaceX gauge as recommended here to see how its readings compare.



Well done Ian… I followed you and purchased the Race X gauge and then settled for a Halfords rapid digital inflator at £40. Both have proved to be fast and accurate. What a difference it makes to have correctly pressurised tyres and not be shuffling around for 20p coins only to find the local garage inflator out of order smile


20p sounds like a bargain the BP chain charge an outrageous £1 !!!


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