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by TXJ7
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 493
Views: 322313

looking good Brad.

The brackets are for the bootlid, left and right on tbe inside on the rear bottom edge (the rubber pads pointing downwards as buffers to the bodywork)
by TXJ7
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Speedo cable drive
Replies: 7
Views: 5946

Mal, do you have 15 or 16 teeth on that drive? I've just taken mine out of what I believe to be the original 4-speed toploader (UK RHD 1965 Mk1) and I have 15 teeth. I've sent out a couple of enquiries, one to the US and one to Austrialia, and they both have said they can only provide 16 teeth, 15 t...
by TXJ7
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: fan shroud
Replies: 15
Views: 13445

I had overheating problems when running-in a rebuilt 'warm' 289 and made my own fully enclosed shroud ( already had flexi-fan). It's made a huge difference. Took a while to build, a bit of origami in card and then copied in ally sheet. Polishes up nicely.
by TXJ7
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: JIMMY BLUMER
Replies: 9
Views: 7833

RIP Jimmy, very sad to hear you are no longer with us.

He was a fantastic bloke and our condolences to Margaret, we'll be thinking of you

Stuart and Cate
by TXJ7
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: What did you fix on your Tiger today?
Replies: 16
Views: 10019

...All in all an easier weekend than last week when we fitted power steering. Saturday was bad enough in 30C heat but Sunday was even worse with a stinking hangover - not nice being upside down under the dash when you're feeling sick! Lou. http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p540/TXJ7/IMG_1272.jpg
by TXJ7
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: What did you fix on your Tiger today?
Replies: 16
Views: 10019

Yes, it was a bit warm and humid at the weekend, but ... Opened-up the clearance on the fan-shroud and re-fitted - wondered what the "tinging" noice was when pulling hard in 1st gear! Made a guard for the oil cooler and fitted. Wired up the o2 sensor and gauge so can keep an eye on the carb tuning -...
by TXJ7
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: In for a penny
Replies: 332
Views: 195990

Hi Mal, I've just had a similar situation with a dodgy 1850 600 carb on my 302 and traced it to air being sucked though the hole behind the choke mechansim mounting bracket plate. There should be a circular paper gasket (about 10mm in dia) covering the hole just below the left most mounting screw, b...
by TXJ7
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: What Is Your Car History?
Replies: 45
Views: 33023

how could I forget ....

198? Fiat X19 Bertone 2-tone - front brakes seized on the M5!
198? Porsche 944 Lux - very reliable and surprisingly quick
by TXJ7
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: What Is Your Car History?
Replies: 45
Views: 33023

This thread got me thinking as well, so here's my history for what it's worth... 1972 Vauxhall Viva 1972 Spitfire Mk4, rebuilt 3 times painted orange, then black and finally metalic blue. Last engine was full balanced 1300 with twin 40s and a wild race cam...was a hoot and lasted about 6mths before ...
by TXJ7
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Hub Puller & wheel studs
Replies: 12
Views: 7113

Thanks Bob, a good tip for replacing one bad stud. But I was thinking of replacing all studs for longer ones as I am using a spacer with alloys, so I might still try pulling the hub again if I can get hold of a suitable puller ( now have an offer of a Triumph puller that might just fit). Chris, I'm...
by TXJ7
Tue May 01, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Rolling Road Dyno Day - John Sleath, Doncaster
Replies: 48
Views: 40648

Tomaselli wrote:Bob,

Lack of real interest and so was postponed, with a date in the future yet to be agreed.

I'll put your name down as an interested party 8)
Hi Tony, I'd be interested too, should have the 289 rebuilt in a couple of months
by TXJ7
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brembo caliper's
Replies: 76
Views: 63690

Re: brembo calipers

[quote="Brad1380 Interested in seeing the drawings. cheers Brad[/quote] Drawings (bit grubby, sorry!) with some dimensions. These are only as a rough guide, spacers need to be machined to fit your hub and disc combination. http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p540/TXJ7/brackdiscspacerdrawing2.jpg htt...
by TXJ7
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Front spoiler
Replies: 23
Views: 12718

Good call on Dolomite front spoiler. Thanks to e-bay I now have one that looks like it will fit without too much fettling. Better than a Mini valance! Yet another manufacturers part, to go with Mazda, Peugeot, Ford, etc. Too long to name the car now. http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af314/Bigbob...
by TXJ7
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lots of bits needed after engine fire
Replies: 32
Views: 17985

Brad, are you still looking for a carpet set? I have one in storage but it's not new and need to check out the condiition. If interested I'll dig it out and take some photos
by TXJ7
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brembo caliper's
Replies: 76
Views: 63690

http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p540/TXJ7/IMG_0426.jpg http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p540/TXJ7/IMG_0427.jpg Track is standard, hubs are not modified in any way. Discs are the usual Pug 406 reduced to 276mm dia and a couple of extra holes drilled to attach to spacer MGB arms are ready to f...