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by ksherlock
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: tiger carb
Replies: 0
Views: 776

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: 698

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: 2166

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: 2166

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: 1116

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: 1636

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: 2380

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: 1516

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: 2126

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: 4305

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: 2191

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: 2191

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: 4048

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: 4048

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: 2789

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...