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by ksherlock
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: starter
Replies: 1
Views: 173

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: 536

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: 1190

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.
by ksherlock
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: dashboard
Replies: 2
Views: 671

dashboard

My Tiger has white letterring for the light switch and the wiper switch. The other switches have the little ring type labels held on by the ring nut. Is this unusual? It looks as though the white letters were put on the dashboard before it was varnished. It is the original dashboard.
by ksherlock
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: front bumper
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

front bumper

The front over riders on my Tiger are slightly angled forward. Is this normal, or should they be absolutely vertical? The bumper and the over riders are original and have never been damaged.
by ksherlock
Fri May 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: water pump
Replies: 0
Views: 1680

water pump

I need to replace my Tiger water pump. Is it possible to remove it without removing the radiator? To make things more awkward , there is not room enough to remove the fan with the radiator in situ as the pump shaft is only about 12 mm from the radiator. last time I did the job 12 years ago I did rem...
by ksherlock
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: wipers
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: wipers

Thanks Gary. I will give it a try.
by ksherlock
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: wipers
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

wipers

Are the original Lucas wiper wheel boxes now available or if not are there any others which are suitable for the Tiger? I suspect that mine have far too much free play in them.
by ksherlock
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: MoT exemption
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: MoT exemption

Thanks. I was hoping that was the case.
by ksherlock
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: MoT exemption
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

MoT exemption

After reading to article in the latest Cats Whiskers, I am still a bit confused. My Mot expired in August 2018 but the car is taxed until Jan 2019. can I still drive the car legally or will I have to wait until the DVLA sends me the reminder to tax the car and then declare that it is Mot exempt?
by ksherlock
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: condenser
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

condenser

I have recently had to replace several condensers on my tiger. The current consensus is that many of the current condensers are cheaply made in countries like China and Brazil and are just not up to the job. Can any member suggest a supplier that can supply good quality condensers. My first Tiger in...
by ksherlock
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: MoT exemption
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

MoT exemption

I taxed my Tiger in March 2018. The current MoT expires in September 2018. Can I apply for MoT exemption before I retax the car next March? If not , can I use the car after the current MoT expires?
by ksherlock
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: radiator
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

radiator

My original radiator has finally decided to leak. Is it best to go for a recored original or a new aluminium one. The manufacturers claim improved cooling from their aluminium ones, has anyone tried them and if so are they a good fit as claimed?
by ksherlock
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: interior mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 1774

interior mirror

Are replacement glasses available for the Tiger interior mirror? I have an old mirror in my spares box and with a new glass it would be like brand new.
by ksherlock
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: front side light unit
Replies: 1
Views: 2109

front side light unit

I seem to have regular earthing problems with my O/S sidelight unit. Is there a better way of earthing this unit instead of relying on the fixing screws to do it?