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by Wilbur Bud
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 550
Views: 447191

rollers (followers and rockers) allow more performance, and more consistent performance, but just for fun, have you considered Rhoads followers to pair with roller rockers? Rhoads create a primitive type of variable valve timing, which could give more performance for those few times when you keep yo...
by Wilbur Bud
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: STOC Website MKII - Under development
Replies: 27
Views: 30476

The new one is OK for me. I like this one as well. No interest in switching to FB. Also regularly review TEAE and CAT plus a couple other marque forum not related to Rootes/Sunbeam as sadly, the Tiger is not my only money pit. Not really in favor of combining all into one as I like the inherent diff...
by Wilbur Bud
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger destroyed by fire - not for the squeamish!!
Replies: 15
Views: 16396

I had a close call with an Alpine once. The dash lighting wiring shorted. Lots of smoke but pulled the battery connection off before a fire started. When flames burst from under my Healey dash one time 20 years ago, I was able to extinguish with the boot-mounted battery cutoff switch. Also a good t...
by Wilbur Bud
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: How to upload your photos to the STOC website
Replies: 7
Views: 13115

One other little quirk about site setup may help

If you've never tried it, inspect the reply screen and see if BBCode is disabled. If yes, then once you enable BBCode by unticking the box, the IMG strings (and anything else like emoticons) should work OK? If that does the trick, then update your profile to "always allow BBCode" so you don't have t...
by Wilbur Bud
Tue May 29, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: TAC - Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 403254

Any chance it would be more interestring at this time to begin to discuss more of a buyer protection checklist related to authenticity, that is, what prior actions might lead to owner dissatisfaction after the sale, if not discovered during pre-sale investigation? - Tampered VIN plate (removed, rema...
by Wilbur Bud
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: In for a penny
Replies: 332
Views: 265270

And while the paint dries, perhaps a lurid novel ??? IN FOR A PENNY No more drinking. No more gambling. And definitely no more mistress. Now that he’s inherited a mountain of debts and responsibility, Lord Nevinstoke has no choice but to start acting respectable. Especially if he wants to find a wif...
by Wilbur Bud
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 550
Views: 447191

Any worries rolling it over and back as a one man job? Any sense of continuing to roll over with the shorter length of the angled sides? What about all the way over and bottoms up? I'm not so worried about the pink coveralls unless you've also got the pink gussets underneath.
by Wilbur Bud
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Front spoiler
Replies: 23
Views: 17906

Good call on Dolomite front spoiler. Thanks to e-bay I now have one that looks like it will fit without too much fettling. Better than a Mini valance! Yet another manufacturers part, to go with Mazda, Peugeot, Ford, etc. Too long to name the car now. Hi bigbob, That dolomite spoiler looks to be a v...
by Wilbur Bud
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: TAC - Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 403254

It would seem 'William Syson' is a fake ID cloaking somebody Does it mean Willian Syson is not the person's actual name? (I would judge many user names are like that, although there is certainly a trend in discussion forums for everyone to use their real name) I wouldn't delete him or her in that c...
by Wilbur Bud
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 550
Views: 447191

Thanks for the pictures Brad, that answer my questions. I'm very envious of the overall good metal condition showing in all your photos, red steel or not. I'll likely need a left front floor, both sills entire, and a lower front valance, plus some minor dent and ding repair before I move on to paint...
by Wilbur Bud
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Worst Tiger
Replies: 48
Views: 35505

Ah, but with the fruit included, it's a good candidate for a still life.
by Wilbur Bud
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Tigers For Sale & Wanted (In preparation)
Topic: Login to forum.
Replies: 6
Views: 11270

Well, in my opinion it's this site and not the user, as I have joined many various discussion forums, and TEAE even uses the same forum software, and all others remember me for a long time (up to the point I delete all internet files as you mention). If nothing else, I would appreciate that the logi...
by Wilbur Bud
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 550
Views: 447191

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/temporary_corrosion_protectives.pdf and then settled on this product http://www.cortecvci.com/Products/single.php?code=...
by Wilbur Bud
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 550
Views: 447191

Brad, I tried to imitate your work today and managed to strip most of a front fender down to the metal during 2-3 hours. As I'm going to be tremendously slower than you at this, is there any kind of treatment I should spray or wipe onto the bare metal to avoid re-rusting while I work my way around t...
by Wilbur Bud
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Tigers For Sale & Wanted (In preparation)
Topic: Login to forum.
Replies: 6
Views: 11270

Same for me, it's the only forum of several that provides this feature for me. I'm not sure if any other forums of which I'm a member use this same forum type (phpBB?). EDIT (whoopsiedaisy - Tigers East Alpines East is a phpBB site, and it *always* remembers me fondly) /endedit It's not precisely ev...