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by garyf
Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Difficulty starting
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Difficulty starting

Hi Gary, Thanks for responding. I've always been wary of pumping the accelerator before starting in case it floods, However I have been doing so in a slightly different way you suggest. I used to have more of a problem with hot starting with the Holley carb previously fitted, but this was more to d...
by garyf
Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:02 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Difficulty starting
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Difficulty starting

I had a 2 Barrel Holley fitted to my old Tiger and experienced similar issues but was told by the PO that he never used the Choke and he advised against me against using it, which I thought strange. However, after having the car checked over and tuned by Chris Draycott Motorsport, I was told by him ...
by garyf
Tue Jan 02, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: SU Fuel Pump Elecronic upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 7265

Re: SU Fuel Pump Elecronic upgrade

I'm afraid this Forum doesn't seem to be as active as some other Car Club Forums, I'm not sure if this due to an aging membership not being particularly IT Savvy or not? I once fitted an Electronic SU Fuel Pump to my Stag back in the 1990's and didn't have any issues, not sure which is the correct t...
by garyf
Tue Aug 15, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Tiger Carpets
Replies: 8
Views: 109756

Re: Tiger Carpets

Hi Dave Coverdale have been going for years and have a good reputation, they supplied the carpets to the Wheeler Dealer crew for a Rover P5B they featured on the show, here's a link:- https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjyner1uN6AAxUz3wIHHeJsDrIQF...
by garyf
Tue Jul 04, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Tigers For Sale & Wanted (In preparation)
Topic: Late Original MK1 Tiger for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 70475

Re: Late Original MK1 Tiger for sale

Car now sold and on its way South East to Colchester, a sad day for me :(
by garyf
Mon Jun 26, 2023 1:58 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Adding a electric fan sensor switch
Replies: 5
Views: 12888

Re: Adding a electric fan sensor switch

Hi Rich I recently replaced my Heater Matrix and didn't have any trouble with Air Locks on re-filling and re-starting my car. Did you keep the Heater Valve open when running the Engine up to temperature? I made sure the Matrix was nearly full of coolant and half filled the Header tank before restart...
by garyf
Wed Jun 14, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Adding a electric fan sensor switch
Replies: 5
Views: 12888

Re: Adding a electric fan sensor switch

Hi Rich I have a manual switch to control the additional 11" SPAL Fan fitted to my car, so I can't confirm what is the best location. Your suggestion of on the top hose makes sense to me as that will be the water at its hottest travelling into the Radiator. My car has a short Stainless steel pipe se...
by garyf
Wed May 24, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 568
Views: 1386461

Re: Brads Tiger

Hi Brad

Just wondered what the latest is with your Tiger, are you on the Road now?

Regards

Gary
by garyf
Wed May 03, 2023 1:39 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: gear knob
Replies: 4
Views: 12301

Re: gear knob

I would be careful not to split or stretch it.

The gear lever can be removed quite easily from in the car, two bolts if I remember correctly?

It may need less stretching on the Gaiter if you try from the bottom of the gear lever.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Cheers

Gary
by garyf
Wed May 03, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: seams - visible or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 12954

Re: seams - visible or not?

Dave

Yes, it's your car so do what you prefer, the seams where originally Lead loaded though.

It was all to do with costs cutting apparently.

Regards
by garyf
Tue May 02, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: seams - visible or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 12954

Re: seams - visible or not?

Hi Dave I'm not sure regarding the front valance, mine are exposed and visible on my very late Mk1 car, which I think is correct. However, on the sills it depend on the year of Manufacture. I believe early cars (Prior to Mid 1965) had the rear seam lead loaded but the front one was visible, on early...
by garyf
Fri Apr 28, 2023 12:36 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: gear knob
Replies: 4
Views: 12301

Re: gear knob

It should unscrew like the plastic part, I suppose they can corrode and some releasing spray left for a couple of hours may help? Be careful if you use a pair of grips, don't apply to much leverage or you may snap your gear lever! How do you plan to get the Rubber gaiter over the 'T' Shift lever for...
by garyf
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear Lights - Tiger/Alpine Series 4/5
Replies: 0
Views: 26342

Rear Lights - Tiger/Alpine Series 4/5

I have a pair of rear lights for the Tiger or later Series 4/5 Alpine, both in excellent condition with good chrome and unfaded Lens. No Bulb Holders but these can be swopped over easily Contact me on 07825 269136 or via E-Mail g.flinn318@yahoo.co.uk and I can send Photo's and confirm the price Gary
by garyf
Tue Oct 18, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Tigers For Sale & Wanted (In preparation)
Topic: Late Original MK1 Tiger for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 70475

Late Original MK1 Tiger for sale

I've made the tough decision to put my Tiger up for sale I've owned the car for nearly 5 years and thoroughly enjoyed my time with the car, here's some details:- - 1965 Late Square/Square/Round Mk1 Tiger - All Original Matching Numbers Engine, Gearbox and Axle - B9473673HROFE / JAL563211 - Arctic Wh...
by garyf
Tue Oct 18, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Some Old Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 24642

Re: Some Old Pics

Hi Autostorico, if your a Member of the Sunbeam Tiger Club they should be able to help?