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by odl21
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunny days are here again
Replies: 9
Views: 5930

not sure its warm enough for 'topless' driving yet :) but i've certainly been out and about a fair bit the last week with the soft top down, enjoying the lovely weather.

finally got my 'works tribute' numberplate fitted too:

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by odl21
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: 15 inch wheels, anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 3559

down to 13" steels

ok, i've decided to bite the bullet and re-fit my stock brake discs to allow even smaller wheels. therefore, i'm looking to beg or borrow (or purchase cheaply) a set of 5 steel 13" wheels. tyres are not necessary as i'll be using new ones. these will be used for the london to casablanca rally this n...
by odl21
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 11903

yep - i've always used optima batteries. i bought that red top last year to replace a dead yellow top. (it had been left discharged in extremely low temperatures). i had been using a normal battery in the interim (a huge one) but eventually couldn't live without the optima :)
by odl21
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 11903

yep, i have the red top R4,2 from that place.
was delivered next day.
by odl21
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Insurance - Institute of Automotive Engineers Assessment
Replies: 0
Views: 2325

Insurance - Institute of Automotive Engineers Assessment

Hello, This year my insurance company has asked me for an evaluation for a member of the Institute of Automotive Engineers for my agreed value policy. Bit of a pain as there aren't any around me and its not cheap. Are there any STOC members who may be able to assist with this? Many thanks, - Owain.
by odl21
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: 15 inch wheels, anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 3559

15 inch wheels, anyone?

hello, i'm hoping to borrow a set of 4 15" wheels from someone for a rally this november. i won't need them until september and can return them end of nov. either with or without tyres - if they have tyres on, i'll remove them, and re-mount and balance them when i return the wheels. alternatively wo...
by odl21
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 11903

or a better battery. i always use the optima batteries. they hold their charge for over a year, are completely sealed and are tiny considering their massive cranking power. the yellow top is deep cycle but for my tiger which is used at least once a month and has a cut off switch, i use the cheaper r...
by odl21
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Tiger won't start
Replies: 15
Views: 15741

here's a wiring diagram if you don't have it. hopefully you can work out what's wrong with that and a multimeter or circuit tester.

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by odl21
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Alpine v To V8 front end HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 12555

its on the front, the same as the alpine. its much lower and sits in front of the crossmember. this picture isn't great but it shows the tiger crossmember with the anti roll bar installed: http://owainlloyd.no-ip.com:8080/photos/Tiger/Crossmember/slides/CIMG3385.JPG on a related note, if you were to...
by odl21
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Alpine v To V8 front end HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 12555

glad to hear it :D i may be wrong here but i'm pretty sure the hubs (not that they are relevant) and the stub axle from the series iv and v alpine are the same as the tiger. you then bolt some MGB steering arms to the stub axle (which are cheap) after filing out one of the holes a little and making ...
by odl21
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Alpine v To V8 front end HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 12555

it should be fairly easy to use the popular mg midget rack and mgb steerings arms with alpine tie rod ends. you'll need to make up some tie rod extenders and brackets to mount the rack onto the crossmember. www.dalesresto.com sells the brackets and extenders for a tiger cross member but you'd still ...
by odl21
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Goodwood Revival 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 7585

only works http not https for me.

fantastic pictures. many thanks.
by odl21
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Goodwood Revival 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 7585

ah i love the le man cars.

maybe one day...
by odl21
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Help needed on bolt sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 3699

pretty much all the engine bolts (ford) are coarse (UNC) and most of the sunbeam bolts are fine (UNF). the gearbox->bellhousing bolts are no exception and are UNC. most tap/die sets come with a little thread gauge to hold against a thread and find out the TPI (threads per inch) hence indicating UNF ...
by odl21
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: whos nice red tiger?
Replies: 2
Views: 3531

thats the one!

thanks.