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by redbaron
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Water hose from radiator to waterpump
Replies: 24
Views: 9148

Water hose from radiator to waterpump

Hi Peter,you can fit a light spring inside the hose to stop it collapsing,or make a coiled wire support to do the job.
by redbaron
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger engine
Replies: 6
Views: 3400

Tiger engine

Hi Shindles, the simple answer is that you can only get another 260 that has been worked on or an early 5 bolt 289 as the 5 bolt bell housing is the problem.The later 289/302 have 6 bolt bell housings and you would require a another bell housing to match up to gearbox. An early 5 bolt 289 is not tha...
by redbaron
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 6
Views: 3953

Engine oil

Pierre wrote:Thanks for the info guys.

I run a 289 with solid lifters, is this what pushrod calls flat tappets?
Hi Pierre,yes this is a Flat Tappet camshaft engine and needs a Mineral Oil.VR1 is fine for this .
by redbaron
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Need Help Finding New Pads For The Tiger.
Replies: 50
Views: 21331

martin172 wrote:
Tomaselli wrote:I know your a joker :lol:
what's brown and sticky?
Martin,are you saying that Tony is like Sweet Molasses,mmm ?
by redbaron
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: 289 Hipo
Replies: 10
Views: 8710

289 Hipo

Pierre,
you may find that a 600 cfm Holley with a vac secondary would be better for fuel consumption.
Most of the driving time you will be using the primaries and when engine demand is there,the secondaries will come into play.
by redbaron
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: replacing front bush in rear springs
Replies: 7
Views: 4451

replacing front bush in rear springs

Try to use a large socket and have the spring blocked in the press,
If the bush removes to easily then the new one will not be gripped by the spring and the eye is to large,the spring will then rotate on the bush which has an eccentric hole for spring camber and height.
by redbaron
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Crankshaft Oil Slinger
Replies: 7
Views: 4262

Wanted Crankshaft Oil Slinger

Hi Stuart,
I can help you out with the oil slinger,contact me for details.
David
by redbaron
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Help identify component
Replies: 7
Views: 6408

Help identify component

Joe, the use of Ballasted coils was in order to help stop the ignition contacts from burning by cutting down on the voltage flowing through them. The ballast resistor in fact creates a resistance to the voltage to reduce it to around 9 volts,allowing a coil which will run at a lower voltage. Another...
by redbaron
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Headlight Bowls
Replies: 8
Views: 4410

Headlight Bowls

Martin,
the front indicator sidelight units are held to the body by the same screws that retain the lens to the chrome body,those are the screw sizes to match some spire nuts to.
by redbaron
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Headlight Bowls
Replies: 8
Views: 4410

Headlight Bowls

Martin,
you can use self tapping screws or even rivets,if you are not planning on removing them that often.
by redbaron
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Gearbox Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 2347

Gearbox Noise

Hi Tim, the noise that you can hear may be the gear shifter wear allowing the lever to rattle and buzz ,try when driving to lightly rest your hand on the lever to see if it stops. Do you have gear lever springs and trunions in there ? Although you have a new clutch, the release bearing may have fail...
by redbaron
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Cooling system preasure
Replies: 8
Views: 5302

Cooling system preasure

Tim,
have the header tank just over the half full when cold to allow for expansion when hot,if you overfill it will expand and lift the cap and let coolant out,finding it's own level.
by redbaron
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Stiff/Notchy Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 7493

Stiff/Notchy Steering

Tim,
yes it would be a removal of the column,and then a strip out of the bearing to clean and inspect,you may be able to buy new ball bearings if the races are still good and not pitted or grooved.
Then repack with grease and refit.
David
by redbaron
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Stiff/Notchy Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 7493

Stiff/Notchy Steering

Hi Tim, you may find that the ball bearings in the steering colunm are worn and dry of lubricant. As the engine gets warm and radiates heat into the engine bay the column will warm up and the bearings could become dry. Perhaps you can disconect the shaft from the column whilst still warm and test. K...
by redbaron
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Boot Hinges
Replies: 19
Views: 9892

Boot Hinges

Martin, that pic of the boot seal rubber is of an original style and is a shallower profile than some of the seals sold. I don't think that is causing you the problem,rather than the hinge being old and worn. To retap the thread is not that easy as you have a very small amount of depth to start a ne...