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by odl21
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: CLASSIFIEDS
Replies: 5
Views: 6115

there's one on autotrader.co.uk now for 13k. no information but there is a bristol phone number.
by odl21
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Spotted looking good @ Wheels Day yesterday :¬)
Replies: 4
Views: 5237

no its a configuration option. a url doesn't need any extra bandwidth.
perhaps graham can turn it on?
by odl21
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: how do nuts and bolts work in the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 4336

yep thats the place i bought mine from. these are ISO 8.8 which is comparable to SAE grade 5 and they don't sell anything stronger. i found out that SAE grade 8 is comparable to ISO 10.9 which is usually only available in metric sizes. anyway, finning.co.uk sells caterpillar bolts which are SAE grad...
by odl21
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: how do nuts and bolts work in the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 4336

how do nuts and bolts work in the UK?

it may sound like a stupid question but i'm struggling to find a place to buy bolts for my tiger! in the US almost all bolts are UNF and UNC and are classified as either 'grade 5', 'grade 8' or stainless. these grades don't seem to mean anything over here but essentially grade 5 bolts are marked wit...
by odl21
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 11902

engine oil

just about to change my oil and was going to use 15W/50 synthetic (mobil1) but given the cool temperate climate much of the year i'm thinking maybe 10W/30 would be better. i have a mildly tuned 302 with about 4000 miles on it and a slightly leaky remote oil filter adapter :) what do the rest of you ...
by odl21
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 14264

no engine fan and i've never needed a manual switch either. in fact i have no shroud either. i'd like to post a pic of the engine bay but the forum doesn't allow it. instead, remove the spaces from this url and paste into your browser: h t t p [colon, slash, slash] owainlloyd[dot]no-ip[dot]com:8080/...
by odl21
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 14264

i have a plastic electric pusher in front of the rad and thats it. its on a thermostatic switch. worked ok (just) in hot chicago summers.

i also have a LAT hood though which i think helps.
by odl21
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 4325

oh we all start foaming at the mouth at the thought of a newly discovered '67 tiger....

whats the VIN number? odds are it's a 65 or 66 car that was first registered in 67.

where abouts are you located?
by odl21
Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger still overheating!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5592

yes that doesn't sound too good. assuming carb is clean, working well and well adjusted i would be suspicious of the head gasket installation.

how's the compression in all the cylinders?

thats about as far as my knowledge would take me!
by odl21
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Tiger 289 Carburettor Choice
Replies: 2
Views: 6056

do you have headers or stock manifolds?

holley four barrel 4160 - about 500 CFM assuming a rev limit of about 6000.

can't go wrong with that.
by odl21
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: 95 Octane Fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 4902

yes, misfiring shouldn't happen with low octane fuel. the only effect should be pre-combustion (pinking). its likely you got some dirt in the tank from the petrol you put in if it only started happening then.
by odl21
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger still overheating!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5592

sounds like it could get expensive paying someone else to investigate this sort of thing... are you sure you can trust the garage? after all, it worked fine until your radiator got blocked. maybe stating the obvious, but is it full of water/coolant? if it gets hot once, it overflows and there is no ...