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by ksherlock
Sun May 28, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: oil filter pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

oil filter pipe

Is there a recommended position for the curved pipe on the oil filter assembly? Mine is between the oil filter and the water pump but on my first tiger back in 1969 I am sure that it was between the oil filter and the header tank. At the moment the rubber part of the pipe is only about 10mm from the...
by ksherlock
Sun May 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: hydraulic lifters
Replies: 5
Views: 3335

Some people say don't fit new lifters with an old camshaft. Did you replace the cam as well as the lifters?
by ksherlock
Fri May 12, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: hydraulic lifters
Replies: 5
Views: 3335

hydraulic lifters

Is it best to fill the lifters with oil before installing them. The Rootes workshop manual seems to recommend fitting them dry whereas some engine specialists suggest immersing them in engine oil overnight.
by ksherlock
Tue May 09, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Rear Hub Nut Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

The Tiger manual says 125 lb.ft for the hub nut.
by ksherlock
Mon May 08, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: hydraulic lifters
Replies: 5
Views: 3335

hydraulic lifters

One of my hydraulic lifters seems to clatter for a while on start up. I should have replaced them when I had the engine out a few years ago. Can the lifters be replaced in situ? I suspect that the rear pushrods may not be able to be totally removed due to clearance problems but can't see any other d...
by ksherlock
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: sunbeam spares co.
Replies: 5
Views: 4125

sunbeam spares co.

Has anyone tried to contact The Sunbeam Spares Co. lately? I can't seem to get through for the last few days.
by ksherlock
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Oil Dip Stick Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 3530

The bracket on the dipstick on my 260 motor is indeed attached to the dynamo bracket with a bolt. Might be awkward to get a photo of it.
by ksherlock
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Toploader Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 3439

Your best bet is to order from one of the 3 U.S. specialists, David Kee in San Antonio, Dan Williams in N . Carolina or Toploader Heaven.( I am not sure where they are based.)
by ksherlock
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: cylinder heads
Replies: 2
Views: 3108

cylinder heads

Does anyone know if Edelbrock have ever been approached in the U.S about manufacturing aluminium cylinder heads for the 260 engine? I know they make them for the 289 but maybe they don't think there would be much demand for the 260. I am sure that many Tiger owners would like to fit them.
by ksherlock
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: replacing front bush in rear springs
Replies: 7
Views: 4498

rear spring bush

I understood that new bushes do not have the eccentric hole.
by ksherlock
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: exhaust
Replies: 0
Views: 2314

exhaust

I have a NOS L/H mild steel exhaust. R/H ones seem to be unavailable so I would like to have one made. Is the R/H system a mirror image of the L/H one? I know that the downpipes are different but I just need the R/H system as my downpipes are fine. The exhaust supplier says that if the R/H system is...
by ksherlock
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tiger Tool Replicas - Plug Socket and Tommy Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 2975

spark plug socket

I still have the spark plug socket and tommy bar from my first Tiger that I bought in 1969. The number on the tommy bar is Z5799.
by ksherlock
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Tiger Clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 5445

clutch

Because the diaphragm type clutch is of a lower height compared to the original centrifugal type I found that a longer pushrod was needed. I made this from a 5/16" x 4" UNF bolt and cut it to about an inch longer than the original pushrod.
by ksherlock
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Throttle Linkage Brackets
Replies: 11
Views: 6547

throttle linkage brackets

My brackets were worn like this due to the original bushes perishing and allowing metal to metal contact some time in the past with a previous owner. I welded a 5/8 " I.D. washer to each bracket and made up my own bushes from a piece of nylon rod and pressed in to each washer. The original throttle ...
by ksherlock
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Tailshaft bearing for T5
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

clutch slave cyl

The standard bracket bolts on using two of the bell housing bolts. Surely the simplest solution would be to get a standard bracket and a new slave cylinder. I don't know if there is much clearance to fit the bracket with the engine in situ. Splitting the box and bell housing is not necessary surely.