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by cheshirecat
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 1
Views: 1095

Carpets

I was wondering if anybody could offer advice on new carpet sets in the UK for my Tiger? I’ve had a look around the internet and found a number of “off-the-peg” solutions and was wondering whether anybody had any experience with these sets. Do they fit well? Do they need fettling? What is the qualit...
by cheshirecat
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Intermittent Overheating Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5320

Hi Cheshirecat. I got my Tiger back in Feb. when I bought it I knew it had a leaky Header tank, so expected to do some work. I scrolled through most of the tec forums to see what overheating probs guys had over the years. what I found was that if you have a pretty stock car(as is mine) with a origi...
by cheshirecat
Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Intermittent Overheating Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5320

Thanks bigbob

I'm fairly certain that the gauge is okay. It is proper overheating ... you can hear it boiling away.

I will flush the rad out over the weekend to see if that improves things.
by cheshirecat
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Intermittent Overheating Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5320

Intermittent Overheating Problem

GRC seems to be suffering with an intermittent overheating problem. Sometimes she runs fine, sometimes she seems to overheat in an instant. I'm struggling to diagnose the problem. The story so far ... When I picked her a couple of weeks ago the fan belt gave way after 100 miles and she quickly overh...
by cheshirecat
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Engine Specialists in the North West of England
Replies: 0
Views: 1920

Engine Specialists in the North West of England

Does anybody have any recommendations for a Tiger specialist in the North West of England. I'm 20 minutes south of Chester, so Cheshire, Merseyside, Shropshire, North Wales would be good for me.

GRC needs a good looking at!
by cheshirecat
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Club Events
Topic: Cholmondeley Classic Car show - 6th Sept
Replies: 0
Views: 2584

Cholmondeley Classic Car show - 6th Sept

Are any Tiger owners planning on going to the Cholmondeley Classic Car show in Cheshire on 6th September?

http://www.cholmondeleycastle.com/event ... orth-west/
by cheshirecat
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fluids
Replies: 10
Views: 5427

I just want to drive and enjoy her. I'd like to tidy her up a bit. Structurally she's pretty good. Some very minor paint bubbles but not rust induced. The underside looks good. There's no undersell hiding goodness knows what. Mechanically she needs a good service and tune-up (which is happening tomo...
by cheshirecat
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fluids
Replies: 10
Views: 5427

meadowhog wrote:Hi Doug, glad to be of help, enjoy, I Guess it's your 1st Tiger?
Yep. First classic car of any sort ... although I've wanted one for close to 30 years. I'm afraid I'll be bombarding the forum and Facebook with questions over the next few months (years).
by cheshirecat
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fluids
Replies: 10
Views: 5427

Thanks Simon for helping new member Doug. I can't explain the silence of Forum readership with this question. I can say that unlike Facebook your response will stay in sight here for others to read at will, and who knows garner some more responses! Whereas, IMHO, FB is way to superficial and 'discu...
by cheshirecat
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fluids
Replies: 10
Views: 5427

Thanks guys.

I'd gone with the Castrol Valvemaster Plus as the additive, Valvoline VR1 oil, and Bluecol for the coolant.
by cheshirecat
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fluids
Replies: 10
Views: 5427

Fluids

Hi Guys I'm about to step into Tiger ownership and would really appreciate some advice on fluids ... What additives are recommended for use with unleaded fuel? I've seen some suggestions that nothing at all is required, but more general info suggests that an additive would avoid pinking. Are there a...
by cheshirecat
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: STOC Website MKII - Under development
Replies: 27
Views: 22132

A Members Area makes a lot of sense. As well as the things I mentioned, maybe the electronic archive of old Cats Whiskers should be members only.
by cheshirecat
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: STOC Website MKII - Under development
Replies: 27
Views: 22132

Oh, I also regularly look at the Tiger and UK Facebook pages.

Have you thought about asking for feedback on Facebook?
by cheshirecat
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: STOC Website MKII - Under development
Replies: 27
Views: 22132

Hi Graham The new site looks really good. As you know, I don't own a Tiger yet but I'm actively looking. There are a couple of things that I would find useful that I can't find ... I'm sure I've seen somewhere that the club can help with vehicle inspections, but I can't find any details of how to ac...
by cheshirecat
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: STOC Tiger Register
Topic: FOP104D
Replies: 3
Views: 5227

It's sold this time .....