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by Shindles
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD- 2 Sets Wheels -For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 980

2 Sets Wheels -For Sale - SOLD

NOW SOLD
by Shindles
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: V8 engines for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: V8 engines for sale

Displacement is now 272cu in, 9.4:1 compression, ~260bhp Valve sizes: 1.78” inlet (289 standard size) 1.54” exhaust (GT40 and 302 HO size, 1.54inches stainless with stellite tips) All valves then lapped to head and fitted with matching GT40 single with damper springs fitted with matched retainers a...
by Shindles
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: V8 engines for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

V8 engines for sale

Robbie (Ray) Harris has just built a spare engine for my Tiger and I'm very pleased with it. He asked me to inform members that he has other engines for Tigers (289 and 302 etc) that can be built to any specification that you want. Contact him directly on: v8ray@hotmail.com Mention that you got the ...
by Shindles
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Final rive ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Final rive ratio

The handbook does not state the final drive ratio. I want to calibrate my speedo and rev counter.
Can anyone help?
How many mph per 1,000 revs in top?
This is for a standard Mk1 260cu-in
by Shindles
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Lowering rear suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Re: Lowering rear suspension

Thanks to everyone. Now done and the car looks much better.
by Shindles
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Lowering rear suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Lowering rear suspension

Does anyone supply plates to lower the rear suspension by roughly 2cm?
Presumably I'll need longer U-bolts too.
by Shindles
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 2848

Tyres

Thanks, very interesting. This will keep the Speedo more accurate.
by Shindles
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 2848

Minilites

Minilite recommend 6.0x15 for the front and 7.0x15 for the rear.
So what tyres do I get and what profile?
195 front and 215 rear seem best but what profile 55, 60 or 65?
by Shindles
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 2848

Wheels

I am after increased traction for my Tiger. It's currently on 14" 5J minilites.
Can anyone recommend what I should get?
by Shindles
Wed May 31, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Serious misfire on Tiger.
Replies: 9
Views: 4914

Solved

I broke the number one rule when trying to cure a problem - do not replace several components at once.
It turned out that the new condenser was faulty!
Thanks for everyone's help tackling this, at least I now have new points, distributor, ballast resistor, coil fuel pump and rotor arm!
by Shindles
Thu May 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Serious misfire on Tiger.
Replies: 9
Views: 4914

Problem is that when the car won't start there is still a spark from the king lead. If it was a single spark plug problem the car would start but be very rough.
by Shindles
Tue May 16, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Serious misfire on Tiger.
Replies: 9
Views: 4914

Still misfiring

Pressure tested OK, dismantled carburettor and it's clean as a whistle. So what next to check? Could it be a coincidence that the serious misfire (so bad it's undriveable) only started after fitting a Kenlowe fan? If so, why does the misfire occur regardless of the engine temperature? Could there be...
by Shindles
Fri May 12, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: What make is my carburettor?
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

Thanks

Thank you.
by Shindles
Fri May 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: What make is my carburettor?
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

What make is my carburettor?

On my 1965 Tiger 260 my carburettor is twin choke and as far as I am aware is completely original.
What make/model is it?
I need a new/reconditioned one, any idea of a supplier?
by Shindles
Tue May 09, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Serious misfire on Tiger.
Replies: 9
Views: 4914

Still misfiring

OK bought a new distributor cap, rotor arm, points, condenser, coil and plug leads. Problem persists.
Conclusion it must be fuel. New SU fuel pump fitted, will now buy a fuel pressure meter so what should the pressure be?