Brads Tiger

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Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:28 pm

Few challenges along the way, but now both windows wind down, wind up, then wind down again :D

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zp4jm7bbpitcc ... 4.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sun May 03, 2020 6:52 pm

Been leaving the boot springs for a rainy day after reading many horror stories about fitting them, as it turned out it was one of the easiest jobs i've done so far, you just have to use some slave bolts.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cj0ngog2a226w ... 4.jpg?dl=0

New heater in

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ntgp2gco4p5oy ... 5.jpg?dl=0

Bonnet release and a secondary wire.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m0ytkl8636efb ... 7.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat May 09, 2020 7:59 pm

Dash top in, tricky picking up on the existing holes for the under dash securing bars, lots of measurements needed.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohfw3orpwphfg ... 3.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Thu May 14, 2020 7:23 pm

6th attempt at the windscreen fitting, almost there then the body to screen seal throws a hernia, i've given it a name now YFB.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r07qoxn035gz0 ... 9.jpg?dl=0

The Carter comes with straight NPT fittings which would look silly with the route of the fuel lines, so these reassuringly expensive swivel NPT ones are just the job.
The red item is an inertia switch, just in case of a shunt i don't want fuel being sprayed around.
There's also a pre-pump filter going in but that's under the boot floor.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7li7evfntmoyk ... 1.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:09 pm

Trial fit of the windscreen went ok this time, took nearly a whole day though to get the hood frame to latch into it without putting any stress into the windscreen frame.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6jo40rxnewzg ... 3.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

tigertim
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by tigertim » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:54 pm

Brad. Have you tried fitting the spare wheel! you may find it fouls with the fuel pump. I have had to fit mine to the right side for 15" space saver to clear.
Just saying.

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:13 pm

No spare wheel to try, was thinking of just carrying a can of foam.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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