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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.
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 ?
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 ).
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 ?
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...
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.