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by bigbob
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Drag Racing 1/4 mile times
Replies: 12
Views: 8836

drag racing

We have had some Tiger drag meeting visits to Long Marston which were good fun. May be a cheaper alternative to Santa Pod. My Tiger ran 13.74 @105 in this years Brighton Speed trials on poor quality tarmac. That was handicapped by having above average mass in the drivers seat! 302, lightly superchar...
by bigbob
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Spa/Nurburgring 2009 Tour Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 7736

Spa photos

16" panasports, & the bonnet intake looks very similar to the one on the racing Cobra shown above.
by bigbob
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Spa/Nurburgring 2009 Tour Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 7736

Spa photos

Photos didn't show that the BMW had also smashed in the rear, off-side, & roof. Not 1 straight panel left on the car. Its going to need a lot of T-cut to get it right.
by bigbob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: spa trip
Replies: 19
Views: 10844

Spa trip

Dave stopped at 2. Thats why we were 10mins late.
by bigbob
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: spa trip
Replies: 19
Views: 10844

Spa trip

Well done Tony for organising a great trip, & thanks to all attendees who made it such fun. Hope all got back in one piece. Dean, not sure if your new grit blasting service is going to take off, may need a bit more refining!. I'm sure Tony will post photos soon.
by bigbob
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tremec gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 4723

tremec gearbox

Thanks guys, there is some very useful information there. I must double check which version it is.
by bigbob
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tremec gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 4723

Tremec gearbox

I have a chance to buy a good 2nd hand 5 speed Tremec gearbox. But it looks larger than my T5 around the tailshaft area. Has anyone got advice on how easy to fit, especially regarding need to cut out metal under the arm rest box/ cross member. My bellhousing is suitable. Cable or hydraulic operation...
by bigbob
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: spa trip
Replies: 19
Views: 10844

Spa trip

You're lucky. I think that the Brighton speed trials may have overheated my clutch,causing gear selection problems, so by thurs night I've got to take out engine/gearbox, repair clutch & replace. Whilst working normal hours. A chalange to be ready for next friday, shame not to go by Tiger.
by bigbob
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 7816

Brakes

Great minds think alike. I have a set of Cosworth discs & calipers off e-bay to fit as a winter project. i reckon all you need is a mounting plate made up to bolt on the axle flange to take the caliper. Some adjustment of mounting the disc will be needed for alignment. And finally sorting out hand b...
by bigbob
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Wheels what size
Replies: 19
Views: 18704

wheels what size

I'm biased, but love the 15x6 revolution 5 spokes on my car. Fill the arches ok, good choice of tyres, & can run Brembo brakes inside. Plus everyone run Minilites or Panasports.
by bigbob
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS
Replies: 6
Views: 5561

Brighton Speed trials

Yes its a 1/4 mile drag on Brighton promanade. Ordinary road surface, reckoned to be 1 sec slower than a drag strip. Imust find out how to load photos.
by bigbob
Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS
Replies: 6
Views: 5561

Brighton speed trials.

Well done Martin for winning the handicap cup by 1/10th sec. Despite Bobs tiger not wanting to rev past 4000 rpm, he did 13.83 @ 103mph. His best run was 13.73 @104.
by bigbob
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: hot running
Replies: 34
Views: 24385

hot running

Why bother with a bracket, use some stud into the threaded inserts on the front of the cylinder head to pivot alternator off. Much neater installation & uses a shorter fanbelt. I can't find how to display photos, but there was a short article in Cats Whiskers a year or 2 ago, with photos.
by bigbob
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 7816

brakes

The common upgrade is to use a set of Brembo 4 pot calipers & vented discs from a Peugoet 406 V6 Coupe. The calipers bolt straight on & the discs fit after minor machining. But you ideally need 14 or 15" wheels. check out e-bay or breakers yards for parts.
by bigbob
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: hot running
Replies: 34
Views: 24385

hot running

I've used water wetter to great effect. It is a last resort, but does work well. Dropped temp by about 5-10c.