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by odl21
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 8095

if you only want vented discs/rotors, dale a. sells them (dalesrestro.com). with modern pads in the stock calipers that's probably all you need. i wouldn't think about changing the calipers unless you already had discs on the rear too. (i can justify that argument if you're interested...). at the ot...
by odl21
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: tigers at the 2009 monterey historics. photos/video.
Replies: 1
Views: 2743

tigers at the 2009 monterey historics. photos/video.

here is a small selection of photos of the two tigers competing in last weekend's monterey historics at the laguna seca raceway. i have fairly limited bandwidth so i've not posted to the global tigers mail list, but i think this group of readers is small enough that i can post it here: http://owainl...
by odl21
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: ventilation
Replies: 2
Views: 3124

it also helps a lot to lay foil covered insulation under the carpet. you can buy it in sheets that you cut and stick down.
by odl21
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: SUNI V
Replies: 0
Views: 2462

SUNI V

just got back from SUNI V in Rapid City, S Dakota. although this is an international sunbeam event that takes place every 5 years, its about as international as the baseball 'world' series and other than rosemary smith, my wife and I, the odd canadian and one australian, it was mainly a US event. it...
by odl21
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Overheating Tiger
Replies: 28
Views: 20013

sorry to disagree but if the car doesn't overheat at speed, i very much doubt the radiator is at fault. first check your gauge reads right. a mechanical gauge is much better than the stock electrical one which requires a working regulator. an infrared thermometer pointed at the top of the radiator c...
by odl21
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: spa trip
Replies: 19
Views: 11385

fantastic set of photos tony,

i like the mk1 jensen just peeping out of the last photo too :) does that belong to a tiger owner?
by odl21
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Rallying
Topic: Rally Tiger's.
Replies: 5
Views: 7763

about half a page picture with a small comment if i remember rightly.
by odl21
Tue May 05, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: rear crank seal
Replies: 5
Views: 6341

assuming you have a two piece seal (late model 302's had a one piece), as said, it is indeed possible. not particularly easy though and definitely something you'd want the car on a lift for. there is a special tool you can get to remove the seal or you can make one yourself. looks like this: http://...
by odl21
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: 6 bladed stainless steel fan
Replies: 6
Views: 6127

if it runs too cool (i.e. < 90C) you need to change the thermostat. often people put a lower temp thermostat in to try and compensate for poor cooling which in the tiger is almost always due to insufficient air flow and recirculation of air at low speeds. in these cases an alloy rad is not necessary...
by odl21
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Just joined the family
Replies: 10
Views: 6625

white is undoubtedly the finest colour for a tiger!
by odl21
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Just joined the family
Replies: 10
Views: 6625

JAYANDSHEL wrote:webshots album
more shots

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lovely looking tiger.
by odl21
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: 15 inch wheels, anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 3579

update - i bought a set of 5 steel 13" wheels from an escort van on ebay for 24 quid. bargain. thanks to MK for pointing out that escort wheels fit.

stronger than stock sunbeam wheels and they have the same bolt pattern and are 5.5J sized so will hold a 165-185 tyre no problem.
by odl21
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunny days are here again
Replies: 9
Views: 5996

its usually pretty dirty :( i think it was quite sunny that day though.
by odl21
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunny days are here again
Replies: 9
Views: 5996

oh, sorry, - this was as prescott last year.

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now how about some pictures of yours?
by odl21
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunny days are here again
Replies: 9
Views: 5996

yes, also the le mans cars (ADU 179B / ADU180B) i bought the plate off dvla as the one assigned when i imported the car was ugly (NEG). had to wait over a year for them to auction it off after i requested it, but needless to say, i was the only bidder! i picked 302E because i have a 302 engine in th...