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by meadowhog
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Veneering a Dashboard
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Thanks Brad,
Almost finished. More important things right now but I will update what I've learnt so others don't make the same mistakes ie. don't use any form of external varnish. It just doesn't go hard enough to polish. I guess yacht varnish was harder when I did it last-25 years+.
by meadowhog
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Voltage Regulator
Replies: 2
Views: 3149

Try Sunbeam Spares Co. 07415 662274 you should get Andy.
by meadowhog
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: fan shroud
Replies: 15
Views: 13999

So to update, I bought a 3/4 shroud from Sunbeam Spares Company. Looks like original and a lot cheaper than the poor imitation from the states. Engine going back in now and afterwards will be looking at full blocking off horn holes and gap at bottom of rad. If I get time I will look at making up the...
by meadowhog
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: lost lifter disk or Rhoads
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

Found it!!! Must have stuck to the bottom of my shoe and I walked it outside!Lucky boy.
by meadowhog
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: lost lifter disk or Rhoads
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

Thanks Mal, there is some debate as to whether they are any good, I'll take your word. Now, is there a problem with using new lifters with an old cam? Im not sure what the cam is but with forged pistons, screw in studs and doubled up springs I guess its pretty warm, which is apparently good with Rho...
by meadowhog
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: lost lifter disk or Rhoads
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

lost lifter disk or Rhoads

Got the engine out to change the ring gear. Thought Id poke around and find the rattle on start up. Sure enough I found a sticky lifter. Whilst putting it back together I flippin well dropped the little dished washer and its gone, vanished, hiding, winding me up, annoyed, AHhhhhh. Where can I get an...
by meadowhog
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Loud crack reversing
Replies: 2
Views: 2794

Thanks Push, spotted that, had all bolts in and out.
by meadowhog
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Front Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 5343

I had the same setup but with 13" rims and 60 profile tyres on an Alpine. It handled far better but this was before speed bumps came along. I could only get 3 fingers under the centre of the crucifix. Scooped up a Monk Jack once and then smelled like a barbeque for the next 24 hours! Id go for bigge...
by meadowhog
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 20
Views: 21404

I've got one, no problems, although there is a train of thought saying you don't need one and it also robs power to the wheels. I'm just about to drop the engine out of mine to change a ring gear. Got any tips for dropping the engine without a crane? Did you use the two jack method and where's the b...
by meadowhog
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Veneering a Dashboard
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Disaster. Its so cold the varnish didnt dry enough between coats and due to the dampness I got bluming so Ive peeled off the 12 coats. Yes peeled. Starting again after giving up on waiting for it to dry. On the third coat now but looking good.
by meadowhog
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Loud crack reversing
Replies: 2
Views: 2794

Loud crack reversing

Thought I'd busted a fulcrum pin put no! Just checked the suspension and no evidence of broken pins, bolts, ball joints, steering rack, shock towers so I'm stumped. It happened on full lock, reversing and crack! The steering became slighty more vauge than normal. It maybe Im not checking properly or...
by meadowhog
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Veneering a Dashboard
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

That reminds me, the dash was warped and had some delamination. I'll add in a bit about what I did.
The bottle was payment for a smelly lounge while the varnish dried. :wink:
by meadowhog
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Veneering a Dashboard
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

You want something don't you.

Seriously, in the flesh its not so yellow. Managed to get permission to bring it indoors to let the varnish dry a bit quicker. 6 degrees is not ideal but no flies to land on it.

Thanks for the comment Tony. Is it worth sticking in the Tech Tip section when finished.
by meadowhog
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Veneering a Dashboard
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Veneering a Dashboard

My dash had unwante holes cut in it and the varnish was cracked. I was going attempt repairing it but when I got out the Nitromors it didnt touch it. Left it for hours, wiped it off but the varnish was still shiney. I decided to strip the veneer and start again. The decision to do this was only made...
by meadowhog
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Rear Lowering blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 5035

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/lowering-blocks. You may have to drill a hole in the bottom to clear the locating pin.