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by michael-king
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Transmission Oils-Warning!
Replies: 26
Views: 18933

I was at the historic rcaces today and what a good place to buy oil.. they have the right ones for our cars! I ended up getting a penrite API GL4 gear oil that also has the properties of ATF.. so nice smooth shift and no nassties in it... spoke to the rep about issues i had getting a 4 oil.. they sa...
by michael-king
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Transmission Oils-Warning!
Replies: 26
Views: 18933

Gene, Thanks for the reserach on AU suppliers.. :lol: yes the place i found the 75-140 can get it for me if i order through them, same for royal purple.. just the long delay and cost. I needed to change the oil this week so was limited in choice.. will sort out what i can source reliably locally soon.
by michael-king
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Transmission Oils-Warning!
Replies: 26
Views: 18933

gene, i was at the part store today and they actually stocked redline gear oil (redline, royal purple and motul are not that comon here.. more special order) the redline was a 75-140 (so not what i needed) but was GL4.. and in US$ was 112 for 4 litres... the problem of living so far away from everyo...
by michael-king
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Transmission Oils-Warning!
Replies: 26
Views: 18933

Michael, in the UK we are spoilt for suppliers who can sell the GL4 rating. Thanks Tony ... just rub it in ! :o As for robs question.. i had a manual that said 4.8, but my sump is not stock and i have the filter mounted in the front wheel arch.. so there is a little more capacity in the lines as we...
by michael-king
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Transmission Oils-Warning!
Replies: 26
Views: 18933

Tony, I just did all the fluids n the Tiger yesterday.. and unfortunatly had to put GL5 in the toploaded as i couldnt get a GL4 oil (i ended up doing a 50/50 of gear oil and ATF.. so will continue the search for GL4 and swap it out as soon as i can (as a side note lots of guys stateside say they run...
by michael-king
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Melbourne TAC event
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

gtsmrt wrote:Is this open to all?
Both the March TAC event and the nationals are open to all to the best of my knowledge.. would be a good opportunity to have your car be put forward to the TAC process rob.
by michael-king
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Melbourne TAC event
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Melbourne TAC event

For members and sunbeams in general there will be a TAC event in Melbourne on Friday 16th March. If you want to get your Tiger inspected this is the best chance outside of the national (which will also be in victoria this year)

If interested i can pass on the details.
by michael-king
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunbeams on the pre AGM run
Replies: 16
Views: 8201

Graham, you say none of the kit survives on the car, is there evidence of where/how it was mounted? Are there any pictures/drawings/specs of the jensen IRC install? Did it require major fabrication changes ot the body.. the implication from what i read in your posts is that AF4 exists and that the I...
by michael-king
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunbeams on the pre AGM run
Replies: 16
Views: 8201

Tony, probably a question for graham... but there was a prototype tiger with IRS a believe... de dion sliding tube rear IIRC... does anyone know what happened to the car.. or are the drawings in the rootes archive? i know there are a couple of IRS Tigers in the states.. but they are recent conversio...
by michael-king
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunbeams on the pre AGM run
Replies: 16
Views: 8201

That makes sense, David certainly hasd a collection and has been involved in his fair share of sunbeams.. parts manufacture and improved bits! I belive he was a rootes dealer back in the day and I have been lucky enough to chat with him many years ago.. if i had known what i do now.. i'd have much m...
by michael-king
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunbeams on the pre AGM run
Replies: 16
Views: 8201

Mal,

I'm not opposing the use of mini parts.. just saying seems to have hybridised a modern mini and sunbeam.. and has done it very well... guiven you say he has a real tiger.. and makes alpine V8's.. is this David Craw?
by michael-king
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunbeams on the pre AGM run
Replies: 16
Views: 8201

Tony, it did remind me of the Harrington that won the ITE... however the current nose ont he car is a recreation of it's orginal front.. and unfortunatly not that accurate.. or indeed as well proportioned as the original. As a side note that car is in the USA as of late last year and has been runnin...
by michael-king
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Sunbeams on the pre AGM run
Replies: 16
Views: 8201

I think the mirrors look like either the modern mini or rover ietms with a custom stem, the vents in the frotn look mini too.. perhaps they had a wrecked modern mini and alpine and made the "best of both worlds" :!: :shock:
by michael-king
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 4494

Adding a bead of sealant is a good idea.. just make sure you use one with the correct temperature range (it gets very hot in the tiger engine bay) The other thing is make sure its oil.. the thermostat housings can leak if they are the aftermarket chrome ones and will puddle in the recess of the wate...
by michael-king
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: MKI tiger - ebay UK
Replies: 8
Views: 6171

Tony, I really liked the wheels, when i enquired the price was just way to high (especially with the conversion rate at the time) Also the wheels look much better with a deeper rim, same goes for their halibrand replica wheels.. the tigers offsets on the front especially dont do the design any favou...