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by pruyter
Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Difficulty starting
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Difficulty starting

I have a Tiger with an 289 ci engine with the standard carburettor and the standard fuel pump and I had always problems with starting the engine when the car was not used for several weeks. It took me some time to find out how to resolve this problem which is now more than 25 years ago. Since I foll...
by pruyter
Mon Dec 25, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: SU Fuel Pump Elecronic upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 3490

Re: SU Fuel Pump Elecronic upgrade

Try the forum on the website of the Sunbeam Alpine Owners of America, there is a section for Tigers too and on this forum people are very helpfull.
by pruyter
Tue Nov 14, 2023 10:57 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fastening speedometer cable on gearbox
Replies: 1
Views: 10784

Re: Fastening speedometer cable on gearbox

After 6 years I still have the same problem. The needle of the speedometer is wobling and checking this by driving the speedometer with a drill shows that the wobling disappears. I fitted a new speedometer cable and still to no avail. Only after I have clamped the speedometer cable again on the gear...
by pruyter
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brake light switch
Replies: 2
Views: 6049

Re: Brake light switch

The switch itself could be failing too and the available new ones are often made in China and fail after a short time also. Even with the Lucas-name on the boxes (green/white boxes instead of the original red boxes).

regards,

Peter
by pruyter
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Differential stamping
Replies: 15
Views: 25388

Re: Differential stamping

I have stopped trying to upload picures in this website many years ago.....
by pruyter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Differential stamping
Replies: 15
Views: 25388

Re: Differential stamping

Hi Jerry, It was my pleasure to try to help you out on this one. Regarding gearbox numbers that are the same for different cars I can inform you that a friend of mine here in the Netherlands has an original Tiger which was sold here as "Alpine 260". When I had in the past a brief contact with Norman...
by pruyter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Differential stamping
Replies: 15
Views: 25388

Re: Differential stamping

Hi Jerry, This is what I have found about your Tiger in "The book of Norman": State/Country: England Rootes Engine number: Withheld Body number: JAL 563181 Jensen date: 65/8/03 Rota number: 3535 (19) Gear box: HEH 015403 Rear axle: D65/3576 Ignition Key: RM 838 Trunk key: FS 911 License number: JUD ...
by pruyter
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Differential stamping
Replies: 15
Views: 25388

Re: Differential stamping

If you inform us about the chassis number of your Tiger I can look up your car in The book of Norman in which a lot of information about a many Tigers is mentioned.

Regards,

Peter
by pruyter
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: New ethanol fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 10875

Re: New ethanol fuel

Here in the Netherlands we already have this terrible fuel (10% Ethanol) since july 2019. You certainly must not use this fuel in your Tiger! One possibility is using additives, but another posibility is using BP Ultimate which has at least overhere 0% Ethanol. The same regards Shell V-power. The oc...
by pruyter
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: RHD steering rack
Replies: 12
Views: 17577

Re: RHD steering rack

Only 812 Tigers were built for the UK! The USA took 5109 of them while Canada imported 572 TIgers. Europe (exlusive the UK) imported 356 Tigers and the rest of the world imported 218 TIgers. In this last 218 Tiger are included some RHD examples. It is safe to asume that max about 900 RHD Tigers are ...
by pruyter
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Cats Whiskers
Replies: 9
Views: 13891

Re: Cats Whiskers

The essence of my remark is that the text in CW is talking about Europe while it concerns a part of Europe. The mainland Europe isn't precise either because Britain is not the only island that is part of Europe. I write this with a smile because I have seen it over and over again that a lot of Brits...
by pruyter
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Cats Whiskers
Replies: 9
Views: 13891

Re: Cats Whiskers

Today I received Cats Whiskers issue 105 and as always it was a pleasure reading it. But there is one little error on page 45 which I like to correct. The Panhard PL 17 Tigre is mentioned as the reason why Rootes had to sell the Tiger as Alpine 260 in Europe,but at the same time there is mentioned a...
by pruyter
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Aluminium radiator and stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 13991

Or to be more precise: Celsius and not Centigrade....
by pruyter
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Cats Whiskers no 104 not yet received
Replies: 7
Views: 10081

And yes my copy arrived also today here in the Netherlands!

Regards,

Peter
by pruyter
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Cats Whiskers no 104 not yet received
Replies: 7
Views: 10081

Hi Graham,

Thank you very much for your prompt answer!
Indeed I seem to have missed the information about the printer messing up with the posting to overseas members.
Thanks again for informing me!

Best regards,

Peter