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.

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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

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:56 pm

Brad1380 wrote:
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
Actually this was on and off another 30 or so times to get everything to line up, so many times in fact that i ended up stripping the chipped paint off and repainting it.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:14 pm

Anti roll bar wasn't going in easy with poly bushes, need some adjusting to get enough movement on the clips.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/75fhouz8lf0ph ... 7.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jig8qgtwqil1p ... 4.jpg?dl=0

Thought getting the gaitor on was going to be a bit of a job but once sat in very hot water it literally only took 10 seconds to fit with the aid of a plastic trim tool.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uztisulz3cdlr ... 7.jpg?dl=0

Carpets next up as i had them, lots of templates.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n3d1xwgg0iasc ... 7.jpg?dl=0

Ring snaps painted the same colour

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iym2w4v74qzuh ... 1.jpg?dl=0

Cowl isn't fitting very well for some reason, nor did the radiator which caused me a heap of aggro.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jgh9kepdhsxp0 ... 1.jpg?dl=0

The derale fan also didn't fit very well, clashed with the radiator, front pulley, steering rack and cowl...

To get the radiator to fit i had to adjust the angle on the steering rack brackets as they were out a few degrees, also the bolts which clamp it down.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ii68z5j2galx6 ... 1.jpg?dl=0

Easy end of the day job, just screw on the mirrors, no, the rubber guides are too thick for the mirror brackets.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5p8dlc6yipqdw ... 3.jpg?dl=0

Starting on the trim panels

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o4hz20yavwkr3 ... 6.jpg?dl=0

Took a bit of work but the old boot trim panel came up alright in the end,

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q09jktntsnc77 ... 6.jpg?dl=0

Wasn't sure if the boot board would though

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

but it did

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

New steering UJ's

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rv74kb1zts0py ... 3.jpg?dl=0

Up we go

https://www.dropbox.com/s/25x89f0rz533p ... 4.jpg?dl=0

In she goes, bit of a tight fit that

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qm9ie94wramx3 ... 5.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by tgr747 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:18 pm

Looking good,on the home stretch now.

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:29 pm

Took a look at the seats which have been up in the attic, the bottoms are shot, diapram rubbers, foam, most of the fasteners resisted to the point of destruction and the cover bottoms have been previously repaired, the seat backs are all good though. So need to find some good seat bottoms if anyone knows where to get just them rather than a whole set.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/74lpsajf5tocd ... 5.jpg?dl=0

Found a rather well executed PO job on the drivers seat with a fabricated cage held up with old clutch plate springs!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w1oowy75ez2sr ... 8.jpg?dl=0

Also looked at the generator and looks like its been dropped and the pulley is a bit biffed up, not sure if that is recoverable, part no. C20-6AF if anyone has one knocking about.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:16 pm

Managed to recover the generator pulley, the shaft insert was a bit twisted, went from 64 thou run out to 1-1/2 thou which i thought was the best i was going to achieve, slowly slowly is the best way and keep resetting the fan blades as that affects the whole thing.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1tfd1s21nhkqj ... 9.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:08 pm

Can anyone help with the routing of the speedo cable on a RHD car, not too sure how it gets past the exhausts to the speedo.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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