Brads Tiger

Post your questions or information about Tiger restorations
Wilbur Bud
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Post by Wilbur Bud » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:45 pm

I'm sure I'm over-thinking this, probably just better to wipe it down with solvent-diluted oil once a month while waiting.

But, found this reference http://www.npl.co.uk/upload/pdf/tempora ... ctives.pdf

and then settled on this product http://www.cortecvci.com/Products/single.php?code=10051

Any concerns come to mind?

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:40 am

I've used Duck oil in the past, its silicone free which is ideal if you plan to paint the car yourself.

http://www.apm-supplies.co.uk/duck-p-4329.html

Should be back home soon to continue the restoration after being in Africa for 2 over months.

Brad
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:47 pm

Mal wrote:Looking good Brad.

I see another couple of large metal objects under white covers :?: :)
My Boys,

http://s1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc4 ... ger/Spite/

http://s1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc4 ... Tiger/GT6/

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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:51 pm

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or if you read the sticky, like this.
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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

gtsmrt
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Post by gtsmrt » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:10 pm

Very nice collection there Brad. So do you have a favourite?
Robin O'Dell
Tiger MK 1a
ENJOYING THE EXPERIENCE AS DAD WOULD HAVE

martin172
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Post by martin172 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:14 pm

Always has a soft spot for GT6s.
Has it got any of the factory options like overdrive, rear seat, tints?

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:12 am

Overdrive, tints & a set of triple dellortos to fit soon.
Rear seats have no place in a sports car :-)

The Sprite is heavily modified & a lunatic, the GT6 more refined.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

martin172
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Post by martin172 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:44 pm

Agreed and completely useless too.

Brad1380
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Happy Birthday to me

Post by Brad1380 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:24 pm

Thought i'd treat myself.

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Not having a great deal of joy with this stuff.

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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:02 pm

Bit of progress in the cold garage this afternoon, slowly getting used to the rust killer.

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For some reason i have a lot of holes in the front wing & the usual Tiger badge holes have been brazed over.

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Lastly, a diamond on holes at each rear wing, anyone know what they are for?

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martin172
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Post by martin172 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:37 am

Perhaps the holes in the rear wings were for reversing lights like mine had on.

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Brad1380
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Reversing lights

Post by Brad1380 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:39 am

Thanks for the photo, i'll have a rake around in the carboard boxes & see if i have any reversing lights.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:28 pm

Can't find any reversing lights that suit that hole pattern.

A picture of todays progress, getting the hang of the rust killer now, it needs to go on wet & stay wet.

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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:55 pm

Bit more progress today, despite the garage being -3 degrees first thing this morning.

Heres the passengers side having the 4th coat of rust killer.

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and afterwards the start of bare metal coming through.

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Passengers side nearly getting done.

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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:28 pm

Wilbur,
some pics as you requested, may be an idea for you to start a Wilbur Tiger thread, we seem to be doing the same thing,

cheers
Brad

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Just realised a bit of sanding paper is covering the bit you want to look at, i'll take another in the morning, its too cold to venture out now.

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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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