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by bigbob
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fuel pipe routing
Replies: 10
Views: 4964

Don't get confused. Mines not quite typical, twin pumps, swirl pot, feed & return fuel lines. The methanol line goes a different route.
by bigbob
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fuel pipe routing
Replies: 10
Views: 4964

I also moved pump to spare wheel well. Never liked the idea of it sitting above the exhust. Also a tap & filter under boot floor. I then ran the pipe along underneath in the transmission tunnel & up above the middle of bell housing to come out behind the carb. I've added heat insulation to pipe unde...
by bigbob
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Wilwood brake upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 11510

Looks very neat. What diameter wheels are you using?
by bigbob
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Multiple Pass Radiators?
Replies: 6
Views: 5078

If you really want to go for it, I've got electric water pump instead of belt driven. Means you still get full circulation even when idling in traffic. Never had issues since I fitted it.
by bigbob
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Multiple Pass Radiators?
Replies: 6
Views: 5078

A simple & effective mod is to blank off the horn holes either side of rad & seal gap below rad. All air entering through the grill then goes through the radiator & not spilling out around it. An electric fan on thermostatic switch is also invaluable.
by bigbob
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Help identify component
Replies: 7
Views: 6553

Something to do with the starter. Chucked mine out years ago. Seems all right without it.
by bigbob
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Period Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 3583

How about Revolution 4 or 5 slot? Available in 13, 14, 15". Used a lot on Fords, so PCD is no problem. Often found 2nd hand.
by bigbob
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: lower metal radiator elbow
Replies: 21
Views: 12687

Oh good, that means my spare ones must have gone up in value.
by bigbob
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Club Events
Topic: Le Mans Classic 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 6776

Hotel & ferry booked. Its been a few years since last visit. I've become a Spa convert. But room for both.
by bigbob
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Wheel studs
Replies: 4
Views: 5126

Long time ago, I think I went 12 mm drill bit. Start small and enlarge is safest way. I eventually found my studs had broken as sleeved wheel nuts were a fraction too long and left a tiny bit of movement in the wheel, although appearing tight. A thin spacer sorted it. See Dave Herning for rear disc ...
by bigbob
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Wheel studs
Replies: 4
Views: 5126

That was me a while ago. Same problem with snapped studs, so went for the upgraded ones. One hole 20mm? in the back plate gave access to remove/fit. Drilled out the hub slightly under stud size. As the studs pull through by tightening wheel nuts, they cut the splines. Or upgrade to discs! http://i10...
by bigbob
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Converting the steering column
Replies: 11
Views: 7078

Jim is doing one for me at present. I'll let you know how it goes. I also have MG rack fitted at present. Be interesting to feel the difference. Think that its adjustable so can be tailored to suit personal preference for degree of assistance.
by bigbob
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 488
Views: 309778

Left hand bit is the mounting for clutch slave cylinder.
by bigbob
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 488
Views: 309778

I've got roller cam, hydraulic roller followers, aluminium roller rockers & aluminium heads. Seems to work well as a combination. Easy to change drive cog on distributer to suit if required.
by bigbob
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Red, Red Wire.
Replies: 12
Views: 5474

Don't forget that off side lights have wire core wound clockwise, and anti clockwise on nearside. Got to keep it original. Do you have colour code for the red insulation?