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by ksherlock
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: spark plug wires
Replies: 0
Views: 2033

spark plug wires

My first Tiger in 1969 still had the original plug wires on it. 3 were 135 deg ends ( I think it was 1 , 2 and 8 ) and the rest were straight ends (3, 4 ,5, 6 and 7 ) I have noticed that Mac's Auto Parts in the USA are now selling reproduction sets exactly the same for about $50 for Ford 260 V-8 as ...
by ksherlock
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: steering column U/J
Replies: 0
Views: 2035

steering column U/J

I suspect that there is some wear in one or both lower steering column U/J s. What is the easiest way to remove the lower column?
by ksherlock
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: badges
Replies: 1
Views: 2591

badges

The previous owner of my tiger foolishly fitted some extra badges, such as V-8, and 4.2, possibly as used on some Jaguars. Can anyone think of a way to disguise the holes in the bodywork that the badges are pressed into ? I know that they could be welded up but then I would need to have the whole pa...
by ksherlock
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: tech tips
Replies: 1
Views: 2093

tech tips

Hi. Is there a problem with the tech tips forum as there have been no new queries other than my own for over a month now.
by ksherlock
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: wheel studs
Replies: 0
Views: 1924

wheel studs

My wheel studs seem to be different lengths on the front compared to the rear. Is this normal?
by ksherlock
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Fuel tank stop cock
Replies: 5
Views: 4646

stopcock

It may have been used at sometime in the past to pressurise the tank in order to check for leaks by immersing it in water and looking for bubbles.
by ksherlock
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Crank Spigot Bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 3518

crank spigot bearing

To my knowledge 260 and early 289 motors used the 1/2 " thick bush ( 0.5 " ) Your measurements all seem correct ie 35 x 12.7 x 17 mm bore. I removed mine using a slide hammer to which I attatched a single leg from a 3 legged puller. This was just small enough to pass through the bore and hook on to ...
by ksherlock
Fri May 23, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Hard top weight?
Replies: 3
Views: 3160

hardtop weight

I would say between 35 and 40 lbs.
by ksherlock
Fri May 02, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: original air filter colour?
Replies: 5
Views: 4090

air cleaner

My original air cleaner top has been chrome plated. Would this have been a factory option and if so can it be de-chromed and painted? My local powder coating company says that they are unable to remove chrome plating. I presume because it is so hard.
by ksherlock
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: tacho
Replies: 3
Views: 2825

tacho

Thanks, I think I will do that.
by ksherlock
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: tacho
Replies: 3
Views: 2825

tacho

My original Jaeger tachometer is now pretty inaccurate. I notice that Merlin Motorsport sell a 100mm VDO tachometer suitable for 4, 6, and 8 cylinder engines. Has any Tiger owner tried this instrument ?
by ksherlock
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: exhaust
Replies: 0
Views: 2024

exhaust

I have a NOS mild steel L/H exhaust system and am trying to find a R/H one. Can anyone help?
by ksherlock
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: fuel inlet pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 2414

fuel inlet pipe

I seem to have a slight petrol leak from the inlet pipe where it joins the ford 2- barrel carb. Does this union have a sealing washer or does it rely on the flared end to seal it like a brake pipe?
by ksherlock
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: water pump
Replies: 0
Views: 1754

water pump

Has any Tiger owmer ever removed the water pump with the fan still attatched? There is not enough clearance on my car between the radiator and the end of the water pump spindle to remove the fan and I would prefer not to take out the radiator if I can avoid it.
by ksherlock
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Zinc content in engine oil
Replies: 3
Views: 3892

oil

My brother spent 40 years with Valvoline Oil Co. as Chemist and Technical Advisor and he assures me that Valvoline Racing Oil VR1 contains adequate Zinc additive for this engine . The additive also contains Phosphorus in the form of Zinc di alkyl di thio phosphate. All information can be found on Va...