Brads Tiger

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Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:21 pm

Put a temporary wooden cross member in with a heavy welder hing off of it to stabilise the front, had to re-tap the holes due to the new paint and this extended wrench was perfect for the job.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dk82npcz38yif ... D.jpg?dl=0

Hell of job getting this in place, its very heavy and awkward, thought i could use the old U-bolts but when i put a gauge against the treads they are past it so new ones needed.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7vxp90xsa7l38 ... 8.jpg?dl=0

Thought i'd finish off with an easy job, the dash vents, except all the old #8 screws are sheared off, my fault for not looking before paint but now a rather tricky job of drilling the old ones out.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

tgr747
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by tgr747 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:10 am

Looking good.

Mal
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Mal » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:03 am

It's looking good Brad. Happy days putting it back together. Love the colour but it won't be quite as fast as the red tigers. :wink:
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Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:06 pm

Think i may have the rare red Tigers covered with my bespoke camshaft, but we will see.

Fitted some door seals, glad i had a plastic set of trim tools, tricky to do at first but once you realise a twist is needed, easy enough
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tscadpw38ocke ... 6.jpg?dl=0

Had to recoil the #10 unf fitting for the hood bin pivot, as luck wouldn't have it my heli coil set started at 1/4 so had to buy another set, ho hum.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q0qt0fo00i7g7 ... 2.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:05 pm

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

bigbob
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by bigbob » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:11 pm

Not seen one of those before. Is it better than anti-tramp bars on springs?

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:51 pm

Apparently so, it's made by Dan Walters and the Americans seem to think he knows what he's about.

This is going to be interesting.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fafwl2x1oxs97 ... 2.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm

So as its wiring time took a look at the old Alpine dash i have, heater controls not too happy for starters, all seized up.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mxo8ytzebzexe ... D.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bcqad2c16fvjw ... D.jpg?dl=0

The washer bottle bracket wasn't that difficult to make, though only having access to sheet steel added a new dimension.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbme86gdjlzf5 ... D.jpg?dl=0

PAS in, not too happy with the clearance to the wiper motor so will revisit that.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ia2o9qqw788av ... D.jpg?dl=0

Here's the Alpine dash as a helper to route the wiring.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2th5ycetbt7n1 ... D.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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