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by Tim
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anti-tramp Springs
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: Anti-tramp Springs

I would also be interested to hear how these perform; they sound like they could be just the thing for my car.
by Tim
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shock Absorbers
Replies: 20
Views: 6354

I love the ride and handling my Koni Classics give me.
by Tim
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Water hose from radiator to waterpump
Replies: 24
Views: 9930

I had exactly the same problem with my Tiger, manifesting itself as a slow increase in temperature on the motorway (40 miles before the engine started to get too hot). Simply replacing the hose with a silicone one solved the problem- no spring required. I think that the Mustang is more prone to this...
by Tim
Mon May 08, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Rear Hub Nut Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Hub Nut Torque Setting

I've got the hub nut on now after cleaning the thread of the half shaft up with a die nut but cannot find a torque setting for it.
Any clues as to what I should be tightening it up to?
Thanks
by Tim
Mon May 01, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Rear Hub Nut Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Thanks Stuart, that's really helpful.
by Tim
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Rear Hub Nut Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Rear Hub Nut Thread

Somehow I've manged to damage the first two threads on one of the rear half shafts. Am I correct in thinking that the thread is 7/8" UNF - 14 threads per inch?

And if so that this will be the correct die nut?

http://www.engineeringsupplies.co.uk/7834-p-8820.html
by Tim
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Oil Dip Stick Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 3621

Oil Dip Stick Tube

The dip stick tube on my 6 bolt 289 is in a pretty bad condition and pulls out of the engine (timing cover?) whenever I try and remove the dip stick. It appears to be located into the engine by a nylon tube and this nylon tube is preventing the dip stick from moving freely. Is the dip stick tube uni...
by Tim
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 493
Views: 313588

Thanks for the info Brad.
by Tim
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 493
Views: 313588

What a fantastic thread - thanks for taking the time to post your updates Brad. I'll be fascinated to hear how much power & torque your engine makes as I'm planning on doing very similar with my 289 in the next year or two. What inlet manifold have you fitted, what air filter are you planning on usi...
by Tim
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Intermittent Overheating Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5592

There certainly is in a SBF Mustang, but not sure if the Tiger ever had one fitted. A modern silicone hose appears to solves the problem without a spring, on my Tiger at least.
by Tim
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Intermittent Overheating Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5592

Hi Doug,

On my Tiger I had an overheating problem which was due to the inlet hose into the water pump becoming weak and collapsing when the engine was running at higher revs. Easily checked by watching the inlet hose whilst revving the engine.
by Tim
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Gearbox Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

Gearbox Noise

There is a rattling/buzzing noise coming from the gearbox of my Tiger. Sometimes it is worse than others, and driving conditions don’t seem to make any difference to the severity; sometimes it‘s bad, sometimes it‘s not. It is also reluctant to engage any forward gears when coming out of reverse, and...
by Tim
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Cooling system preasure
Replies: 8
Views: 5510

Thanks David.
by Tim
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Stiff/Notchy Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 7814

Hi David,

Thanks for the advice, that does sound like a definite possibility. I assume that to lubricate those bearings it's a column out job?
by Tim
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Stiff/Notchy Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 7814

Stiff/Notchy Steering

The steering on my Tiger becomes stiff and slightly notchy after an hour or so of driving, however it's fine at the beginning of the journey. I assume the problem is heat related. I have changed the universal joints in the steering column, as well as the track rod ends and upper ball joints. The rac...