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by bigbob
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: V8 engines for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: V8 engines for sale

That's probably my old 260 out of JUL 390D. He's local to me and has assisted on my supercharging. He runs a 800bhp SBF blown Capri. He knows his stuff.
by bigbob
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Final rive ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Final rive ratio

The Tremec gearbox in my Tiger is about 40mph/1000 revs! in 5th. 2.88 diff. Great on motorways. 25+mpg
by bigbob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Headrests now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

Re: Headrests

Be a nice drive Tim in the Tiger to collect them!!
by bigbob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Aluminium radiator and stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Aluminium radiator and stuff

I also run an electric water pump, instead of mechanical. It ensures full flow even when idling in traffic. Dump the heater totally, saves loads of problems and you don't need one with a V8 next to you.
by bigbob
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Aluminium radiator and stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

I run an alloy rad with electric pusher fan. No mechanical fan, no shroud. Also blocked up horn holes to side of rad to ensure all air goes through rad. Works fine. There are many articles on upgrading cooling on Tigers, check back through postings.
Bob
by bigbob
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Welcome to the club. You've done well finding that many Tigers for sale. Don't come up too often now. Or silly price at dealers.
by bigbob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Front suspension mods
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

I have all similar mods to Pierre. Power steering with the MG rack transforms car. Also power assistance is variable so you be adjusted easily to suit your taste. 15" wheels and discs all round cope well with modern driving. 5 speed gearbox also a great improvement.
by bigbob
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: radiator
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Alloy are the best, but I think you can get original re-cored with up rated parts to retain original look.
by bigbob
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: How to upload your photos to the STOC website
Replies: 7
Views: 9756

Opens for me. Facebook is so much easier!
by bigbob
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Goodwood Revival 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

The E type was penalized 30 secs for the impact. There is a fine line between competitive racing in UK & the more "demonstration" races in USA. But the cars were built to race and would have had damage in period. They're only metal and can be rebuilt.
by bigbob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tiger For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

Blimey, prices are still rising. Feel sorry for any youngsters that might want a Tiger. £2500 for my first one.
by bigbob
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Water hose from radiator to waterpump
Replies: 24
Views: 8659

You're better off posting on Tiger face book page. Not many people visit forum now.
by bigbob
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: EFI
Replies: 2
Views: 2004

I got a great deal on a Mustang set up. 8 injectors & throttle body. I went whole way and also removed distributor & went for coil packs triggered from sensor on bottom pulley. All controlled by Emerald ECU. Return fuel pipe also feeds back into 90 bend cut into filler neck. I used swirl pot in spar...
by bigbob
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Change my engine
Replies: 3
Views: 3378

Dave Herning in Essex does a lot of Tiger engine work & all other Tiger works
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by bigbob
Fri May 12, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Is my rev counter knackered?
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

Have you tried replacing instrument voltage regulator under dash. Controls fuel, temp & rev counter I think. Often fails after a time. New solid state ones easily available.