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by alpine5gt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Correct Period Radio for a Tiger
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

From what I have observed, If a buyer requested a radio, it was what the dealer had available that was fitted.
by alpine5gt
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Auction Tiger
Replies: 11
Views: 2413

Beware, that is a series V body. Only found on Mk2 Tigers. Me thinks a clone
by alpine5gt
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted volt gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

If you google a request you will find sellers that have the ones you are looking for.
by alpine5gt
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Where do you keep your hardtop?
Replies: 2
Views: 2797

My garage has no ceiling, and exposed frames. I tie wide tie straps from the beam in a loop and back to the beam. I have 2 hardtops and they sit nicley above head height and easy to bring down when needed.
by alpine5gt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 482
Views: 303925

Paint it with whatever colour you like. My Tiger was midnight blue so I painted it midnight blue from a Porsche Midnight blue
by alpine5gt
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chrome mark 2 headlamp rims
Replies: 14
Views: 7501

Iwill bid 40 pound :D
by alpine5gt
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: New Tiger Owner
Replies: 11
Views: 11718

One path adopted by the US chaps and me is to swap the narrow band gear set with a wide band set from a similar aged mustang. After that you fit a new 1st gear that gives the car a hole shot start. Coupling that with a 2.17 rear drive from a jeep late 70's and a LSD and you have a very drivable car ...
by alpine5gt
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Rear Number Plate Light Wiring.
Replies: 2
Views: 3699

Have you shorted the 2 leads to the switch and see if the lights work?
As far as the number plate light goes, my car did have a lead to the center from the tail light.
by alpine5gt
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: cylinder heads
Replies: 2
Views: 3082

289 heads fit a 260. :D I have aftermarket alloy heads fitted. The blocks are the same. The casting of the bores were different. You will have to buy an adjustable pushrod to determine the size you need for your heads. If not sure get a rebuild done by an expert
by alpine5gt
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Change oil inlet manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 2897

Cant see why not, oil only flows under the inlet manifold while the engine is running. Changing the inlet manifold will not need an oil change however if you are changing the top of the engine, maybe an oil change is in order.
by alpine5gt
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Battery cable pass through
Replies: 2
Views: 3511

Thank you, found the hole. Not easy in a midnight blue Tiger in a shed. Also had heat/sound sheeting on the inside.
by alpine5gt
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Battery cable pass through
Replies: 2
Views: 3511

Battery cable pass through

How does the battery cable pass from inside the car to the starter solenoid outside the firewall. My Tiger has no hole for it to pass through
by alpine5gt
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: steering arms
Replies: 5
Views: 4662

David May and others have fitted the MX5 unit, some had new arms fitted, others found the MX5 arms can be shortened and threaded for alpine ends.
When we have it together we will decide the option. I believe the extreme pivot range of the MX5 unit negates the bending of the arms.
by alpine5gt
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: steering arms
Replies: 5
Views: 4662

steering arms

I finally got the 2 steering arms off the ball joints. What I did not do was mark them. So on one each one there is 1990 602 and on the other 1990603.
Can someone advise which is left and which is right. They came off a LHD Tiger and are going on a RHD Tiger fitted with a MX5 steering rack.
by alpine5gt
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: replacing front bush in rear springs
Replies: 7
Views: 4457

replacing front bush in rear springs

Can anyone supply or point me in the right direction to source a short length of pipe, 47mm or 1.27/32" in outside diameter. I need to replace the large bushes in the front of the rear springs.