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by odl21
Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: My Tiger headers are rusted out from the inside!!
Replies: 16
Views: 12212

i think i may have used camcoat to do mine. based around manchester somewhere? i had them done in the black finish (its the most efficient) inside and out and they have been perfect for the past 18 months. big difference in under bonnet temps. they were very expensive if i remember rightly though - ...
by odl21
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Wheel hop and traction
Replies: 13
Views: 10091

yep. anti tramp shocks. that what i meant.

i fair bit more than 240hp and no hop with 195 or 245 tyres.
by odl21
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Wheel hop and traction
Replies: 13
Views: 10091

with good strong stiff springs and koni shocks in place of the bolt on traction bars, i bet you won't get any wheel hop. works for me.

rear end remains quite supple and predictable compared to rigid bars too.
by odl21
Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Rallying
Topic: London - Casablanca Endurance Rally
Replies: 13
Views: 12580

i've now put some of the official photos online:

http://casablancachallenge.com/
by odl21
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Rallying
Topic: London - Casablanca Endurance Rally
Replies: 13
Views: 12580

that accident didn't actually loose the bumper. i just locked a wheel on a patch of gravel that i didn't see in the dark and overshot the hairpin. the front wheels were hanging over a ditch before the wall and the car was resting on the sump guard. we had to dig a hole under the rear wheels by spinn...
by odl21
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Rallying
Topic: London - Casablanca Endurance Rally
Replies: 13
Views: 12580

i wish it was 2000km graham! it was more like 8000! we're back home in one piece now. many thanks to those who followed our progress and apologies for not being able to keep the blog updated daily. i've now filled in all the missing details with lots more photos and a couple more videos. there are m...
by odl21
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger on TV Tomorrow
Replies: 9
Views: 5830

well i just watched it all. loved the 1 minute in the middle with the tiger but the rest was irritating as hell :)

must have been great driving around brooklands.

can't help wondering why they made a pregnant woman trek across the hills with a lama and ride over cobbles in a sports car though...
by odl21
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Window winder cog's
Replies: 5
Views: 4309

i guess an alpine would fit :)

but, yes, the rebuild kit is the way to go. the teeth wear out over the years.
just need to take care that you peen the rivet nicely and flat and tight.
by odl21
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: steering wheels.
Replies: 4
Views: 4011

i use a mota lita too.
they make a hub and horn button for the tiger which makes it straightforward.

i have a quick ratio rack too and the steering effort is fine with 195 tyres and a little heavy on 245 tyres :)

i like the wheel.
by odl21
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Spa/Nurburgring 2009 Tour Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 7986

they look like 16" panasports.
by odl21
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: white tiger south of exeter on sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 2848

glad it was nothing too problematic. i actually live in cambridge - i was just down there for the weekend.
by odl21
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tremec gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 4861

i think they are all wider than a T5. i once asked tom hall about this. he has fitted the 5 and 6 speed tremecs to tigers (as well as being the source of the nicest T5 conversion kit).

if you need a more robust box, why not go back to the top loader? they'll take a right beating!
by odl21
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: white tiger south of exeter on sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 2848

white tiger south of exeter on sunday

i was driving from bovey tracy to exeter on sunday morning and saw a white tiger pulled over by the side of the road (M5 or A38) on a bridge. sadly it was on the other side of the road or i would have stopped.

was it anyone on here? hope everything was ok.
by odl21
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: goodwood revival (off topic)
Replies: 0
Views: 2323

goodwood revival (off topic)

no tigers, i know but i'm sure it'll interest a few of you. i asked charlie march why and he said they like to mix it up a bit each year.... i wonder if they'll ever 'mix' the DB4 zagato out one year? unfortunately my camera was accidentally stuck in high sensitivity mode (ISO 1600) all day so the p...
by odl21
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 8024

depends if you want a handbrake or not :) for a road car, you need calipers with a handbrake activation mechanism which reduces the choice. i've seen various options but i used the kit that dale sells. his kit has changed a bit over the years but now uses modern mustang calipers, fiat discs, a custo...