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by ksherlock
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: instruments
Replies: 1
Views: 352

instruments

Recently on the U.S. TV show Fantomworks, a Tiger owner brought his car in and asked for the instruments to be changed to original Smiths gauges. I thought all Tigers were fitted with Jaeger gauges, or were export Tiger different and indeed fitted with Smiths gauges for the U.S. market.
by ksherlock
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: accelerator pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

Re: accelerator pedal

Thanks Rich. I will do that.
by ksherlock
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: accelerator pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

accelerator pedal

Are the 2 screws securing the accelerator pedal on a RHD Tiger self tapping screws, or are they machine screws with nuts on the underside?
by ksherlock
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: temp sender
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: temp sender

I will try the multi meter as you suggested.
by ksherlock
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: temp sender
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: temp sender

Thanks Gary. I thought of connecting the lead to earth to test the gauge, but the workshop manual advises against this saying that the gauge windings may burn out. Have you tried this yourself ?
by ksherlock
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: temp sender
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

temp sender

Can anyone suggest the best way to test the original temp sender unit.
by ksherlock
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: regulator box
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: regulator box

Thanks Gary. I will take a look under the wheel arch.
by ksherlock
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: regulator box
Replies: 3
Views: 954

regulator box

Is the voltage regulator box attached by machine screws or self tapping screws? I am having trouble undoing them .
by ksherlock
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: tiger carb
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

tiger carb

Has anyone ever replaced the power valve in the ford 2100 carb. on the 260 engine ? I have 2 power valves in a collection of carb parts but there are no ID marks or numbers on them. The workshop manual lists a No. 75 Green for low altitude ( below 5000 feet ).
by ksherlock
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: temp sender
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

temp sender

Is there a way of testing the water temperature sender unit before removing it. Also if it does need replacing, can it be removed from its mounting block in situ, or is it likely to be seized requiring the work to be done at the workbench and thus having to drain the coolant ?
by ksherlock
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: build date
Replies: 3
Views: 3165

Re: build date

Thanks. You have been very helpful.
by ksherlock
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: build date
Replies: 3
Views: 3165

build date

Can I find out the build date of my Tiger from the VIN plate?
by ksherlock
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: starter
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

starter

Does anyone know the diameter of the collar on the starter ( the bit that locates through the engine plate in front of the 5 bolt bell housing ) on the 260 engine. I have a new starter which I bought for a 6 bolt bellhousing on a 289 engine about 30 years ago and would like to know if it fits the 26...
by ksherlock
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Dynamo Clearance Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 2342

Re: Dynamo Clearance Issues

I had this problem some years ago and fitted 1/4" thick spacers on the engine mount on that side of the engine and that cured it.
by ksherlock
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tyre Pressures
Replies: 4
Views: 3336

Re: Tyre Pressures

For the original RS 5 tyres ( 5.90 x 13 ) , the recommended pressures were 26 psi all round. This was supposedly up to 110 mph ! I don't think Tigers could do any more than this speed anyway, but if they could then the pressures should be raised to 32 psi.