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

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:23 pm

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:30 pm

Wipe motor idler on the left was a bit stiff so took that out and now it purrs away.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ph9ddbmjqffl6 ... 0.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:01 pm

Didn't reckon on having to make the heater control mounts,

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9j8zx1p0q1sc ... 8.jpg?dl=0

Boot furniture handles come in 2 flavours, 2-5/16 and 2-7/16

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ugvhh8sg5puca ... 9.jpg?dl=0

all my door parts seem from a different series of car, nothing lines up....
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

tigertim
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by tigertim » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:30 pm

Brad. Don't think they are door parts, they look like the brackets the false boot floor hooks into. Two on the fear fire wall either side and one on the boot lid in the middle to hold up the floor when the boot and floor are up.

tigertim
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by tigertim » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:35 pm

think the bigger two on the fire wall smaller on the boot

garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:27 am

Your making great progress Brad :D

Here's a photo of one of the brackets on the Firewall on my Tiger, no idea if these are original though?

I have no bracket on the boot, the hook on the rubber strap simply clips onto the boot lid support pressing, again no idea if this is original.

Regards

Gary
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Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:01 pm

Yes they we're the handles for the boot, i made them fit the existing holes rather than drill new ones.

Hours of fun to be had fitting the windscreen seal to the glass, i's for ever trying to twist off again.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/94kglesy1xa1r ... 8.jpg?dl=0

Eventually got it all back together, the finishers are fitted as well now.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ukdwp7pf00i8u ... 0.jpg?dl=0

Sorted the winder mechanism today as well, so will start building the doors up, then can install the windscreen.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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