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by V8 burble
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: What sort ofTyres
Replies: 2
Views: 10863

bigbob is right. Tyre speed ratings are: Q - for up to 100 mph (usually winter tyres) R - for up to 106 mph S - for up to 113 mph T - for up to 119 mph U - for up to 124 mph H - for up to 130 mph V - for up to 149 mph W - for up to 168 mph Y - for up to 186 mph ZR - for up to and above 149mph How to...
by V8 burble
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fuel gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 4456

With Bob doing 12 mpg and meadowhog doing 9 mpg, there must be plenty of Tiger owners thinking that their fuel consumption is not that bad after all.

Any other offers for personal mpg figures?
by V8 burble
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Minlite Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 12208

Avoid rear brake judder

Due to the dish (about 4mm) of the rear brake drums, I had to fit a thin spacer (6mm) in order to avoid the rear Minilites (mine are 7 x 15) binding on the brake drum and causing brake judder.
The 6mm spacers have a Ford 108 PCD.
by V8 burble
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Minlite Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 12208

Tomaselli, I think that these are the details which Brian P supplied ages ago. Front: 195/50 x 15 (6 inch with offset of ET13) Rear: 205/50 x 15 (7 inch with offset of ET26) Please double check with him first that this information is correct. I do not want to be responsible for somebody ordering the...
by V8 burble
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Minlite Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 12208

Tomaselli, Minilite will not divulge that information so I do not know what offsets are used. All I do know is that they fit perfectly as promised by Brian P. The only reason I did not cancel my Minilite order was because I did not want to order wheels from elsewhere and then find that the wheels/ty...
by V8 burble
Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Minlite Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 12208

UPDATE-2 My Minilite wheels ordered via Sunbeam Spares finally arrived after waiting nearly 5 months. FRONT 6 inch x 15 Minilite with Vredestein Sportrac5 (195/50 x 15) REAR 7 inch x 15 Minilite with Vredestein Sportrac 5 (205/50 x 15) As promised by Brian Postle, they fit perfectly under the stand...
by V8 burble
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Mallory equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 3254

I hate to tell you this but Accuspark is also made in China and it does not have a particularly stellar reputation judging by reports on other car forums. A vast number of replacement parts for the Tiger, including crankshafts, rods, electrical equipment etc are also made in China. It is par for the...
by V8 burble
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 2326

I have always used NGK plugs and I can recommend them. I used NGK APR6FS in my old 260 and 289 with OEM cast iron heads. In my 302 with Edelbrock Performer RPM heads (#60229), I use NGK BCPR6ES. I always use Copperslip or similar on the steel spark plug threads to avoid galling in aluminium heads. T...
by V8 burble
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Bottom fulcrum pin bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 2734

Good, sound advice about checking the bolts.

As mentioned in an earlier post, the number one cause of the lower fulcrum pin itself failing is reversing hard and fast on full lock.
Reverse slowly and gently when on full lock and your LFPs should last a great deal longer.
by V8 burble
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Minlite Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 12208

UPDATE The wait goes on (almost 4 months now). I spoke to Warren today who gave me a detailed explanation. He told me that the holding company, Specialist Car Products, took over Tech-Del/Minilite in November 2012. Tech-Del had gone bust for the umpteenth time and SCP is very slowly picking up the p...
by V8 burble
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Minlite Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 12208

Minlite Wheels

My original post, along with several others made on the same day, was accidentally deleted. For the benefit of those planning to buy Minilite wheels in the future, please order 3 to 4 months before you actually need them. Many of these wheels are not “off-the-shelf” items and they are specially made...
by V8 burble
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: What did you fix on your Tiger today?
Replies: 16
Views: 9412

Nothing. I've hit the wall. First, check that your brakes are functioning correctly-both hydraulics and pads/discs. Second, check your level of intoxication is below the UK legal limit. Third, check your insurance is up-to-date and then sue the wall for aggravated damages to Tiger's front/rear end ...
by V8 burble
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Oily Clutch
Replies: 12
Views: 8150

dadiomalta, The great oil pump debate will continue for ever (stock?, high volume?, high pressure?). For a good explanation of the inner workings of an engine's oil system have a look at the #7 post from Dan Jones (In my daily driver 1987 Ford Mustang GT with 5.0L Ford, I run a blueprinted Melling s...
by V8 burble
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Bob May - Photographic Collection
Replies: 4
Views: 5074

Here's another pic from Lanhydrock, courtesy of my old pal lovejoy. Bonnet scoops were all the rage in the late 70s and early 80s. To think that 5 bolt 289 engines were then 10 a penny and Boss 302 rods, in the featured car's engine, were also reasonably priced. All we need now is another dose of no...
by V8 burble
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Bob May - Photographic Collection
Replies: 4
Views: 5074

There's something about old archive images.........
Tony,

That's because all the Tiger folk featured in those images are now really old!

Lanhydrock House-what happy memories.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock/