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by michael-king
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: MKI tiger - ebay UK
Replies: 8
Views: 6171

MKI tiger - ebay UK

I have seen this on the image wheels website, first Sunbeam i eblieve to use the BRM GT40 wheels.. i had enquired abotu them in 2009... the offset/dish isnt great on the sunbeams.. but still.. they look ok. I'm not sure it would be the fastest road tiger in the Uk.. a few stroker and supercharged Ti...
by michael-king
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Authenticating a Tiger
Replies: 18
Views: 7705

Paul,

As i said.. there are others.. and perhaps you might try and be constructiuve and not railroad the thread... :?:
by michael-king
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Authenticating a Tiger
Replies: 18
Views: 7705

The correct doors/bonnet/boot profiles are a tell tal;e sign if a MKI is rebodied with a later car, or a cross over body car is bodied with an earlier or later car.. or a late cars is rebodied with an early car... but when they did tigers alpines had the same body changes at the same time, so all th...
by michael-king
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

Any system can be beaten if someone wants to enough. Are TAC stickers a quite complicated, hologramed maybe or just a sticker? Of course any system can be beaten with enough knowledge/time and money.. but why go to all that effort to build a fake? The TAC sticker is a single use sticker/applique, y...
by michael-king
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brakes & Traction Bars
Replies: 8
Views: 5900

1. I might be changing wheels from 14 to 15 inch - how much difference would the 11.75 v 10.5 inch diameter discs make? f you are going to go to 15" wheels you may as well get the larger disc setup as they do stop a little better and your new wheels will clear them. 2. Anyone used the rear wheel dis...
by michael-king
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

Graham, I can see the difficulty of your position in this thread, wearing 2 hats.. that of STOC president and that of your own opinions. I think what you said is very fair. I feel the term "alger" has obtained negative tones due to the fact it was often associated with cars that were fraudulently re...
by michael-king
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

You just lost my respect with that. I was hoping for more from you :( . I cant see anyone changing their tune! and its insulting that you accuse people that love and cherish their cars and have obviously put in way more effort into their cars than you, that they are doing it for 'financial outcome'...
by michael-king
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

gtsmrt wrote:Well written and thought out comments Michael. :)
after re-reading my post i cant say well written.. got to stop typing posts so fast and hitting done... really should be more careful with the fingers when typing.. or get large keys on the keyboard! :oops: :oops:
by michael-king
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

Re: tiger

race tiger, michael's views on a restoration or rebody would probably change if he were to actually do a restoration of a car. Bob Webb, As i recall you dont do any bodywprk on your cars you just pay someone to do it, a very skilled person, but it aint you. I have had several friends restore alpine...
by michael-king
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

It's the same body bar some very crude mod's, the Tiger is a direct evolution from an Alpine. Accept it. What is it about this subject that people find so hard to grasp :?: I dont think anyone here is arguing that the Tiger is not derived from the alpine.. has anyone said that? This is a catch line...
by michael-king
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

RRT I said the Tiger would pass a TAC inspection in that state and afterwards if it had been re-panelled / restored. I did not say that being re-shelled with a Tiger body it would pass a TAC inspection. Please read what is said and not what you want to see! Could you give us your opinion as to why ...
by michael-king
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

Is a TAC inspection done using a points system. Surely it would be very easy for a repaired or modified car to lose some of it's Jensen build signiture areas over the years. Perhaps someone who knows the system could explain how it is done and any areas that people don't like can be discussed. Ther...
by michael-king
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277945

I cant see WHY there cannot be a recognised standard to allow a rebodied car carrying Tiger VIN and JAl over to save a car, using the same shell that the car de-rived from in the first place, it's not rocket science. Paul, I still dont get how you say you are "saving" a Tiger.. the car you are appa...
by michael-king
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Front spoiler
Replies: 23
Views: 12845

Don't think my new addition over the Winter looks out of place either. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r82/tomaselli/2011%20Tiger/7april2011-017-low-res.jpg Find once I get up to full speed at about 40mph the front end is definately more stable..... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Tony, if you ext...
by michael-king
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: An embarrassing moment with Tiger
Replies: 10
Views: 4814

Tony,

You were not lost, you just found a perfect location for a lovely tiger portrait.. well done on your location scouting! :lol: