Brads Tiger

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Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:47 pm

Had a lot of challenges with the throttle linkage, trying to get WOT with the limited pedal travel, but got there in the end.

Also hosing up had problems due to the carb and the different manifold, again took much longer to sort out than i wanted but go there in the end.

Think i should have gone with black HT leads as well.

All in all, not too shabby.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xsn0cg2bsez14 ... 9.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:40 pm

Looks great Brad :D

Did you make up all the Linkages yourself?

I used a kit available from Alpine/Tiger Spares here in the UK in connection with one of the Original Arms at the Carb end.

I've still not got round to looking at my Over-fuelling Holley Carb :oops: , but I have got a rebuild kit and had a look on You-tube how to rebuild one and it doesn't seem too difficult?

Must have a go before Spring arrives :roll:

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:46 pm

Hi Gary,
i got the bulkhead swivel parts, rod and arms, but they didn't give WOT, so played around with the pedal height, pedal throw and various arcs to give the required amount of travel at the carb, took much longer than i thought it would.

Some of the rod linkages needed shortening other making longer, basically from the pedal a big arc, small arc at the first bulkhead linkage, big arc at the carb.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:47 pm

Brad

Yes, I found I had to use the original Longer arm at the carb end to get full throttle opening of the Carburettor?

It was a bit of a fiddle setting everything up too, so the throttle didn't jam up.

I used some Oil-lite Bushes mounted in Rubber Grommet fixed to the original rod mounting brackets to give a bit of play for engine movement, it seems to work ok and I've not had anything lock up? Yet!

It looks like you are not far off getting the car finished, will it be this year?

Regards

Gary

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:51 pm

I really hope so, i've been laid off 3 times in the last 5 years so funds have been tight, but i have another job now.

To finish it off:
Exhaust
Hood
Door cards, luckily i have the GT ones not the cheapo Mk1's.
Sunvisor brackets
Seats
Tyres
Fit the brakes
Big battery
Commission all the systems

Theres probably more but thats the big ones.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:21 pm

That doesn't seem too long a list?

I hope you get it all sorted soon. :D

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:32 pm

Yes and no, i've been teaching myself S/S Tig welding for the exhaust...not pretty so far.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by daftlad » Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:27 pm

Are you using "gas backing " on the inside? It will help with the weld and get a better finish on the inside.

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:05 am

I'm using Solarflux paste.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:17 am

Refurbished the seats, they were rather on the tired side.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xktjk51i5g341 ... 2.jpg?dl=0

This one even had a home made spring base with old clutch springs
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bjd1newn0ep92 ... 8.jpg?dl=0

Painted all the parts
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wm29g5td6l1zw ... 4.jpg?dl=0

Seats in the sun to warm up and make fitting the covers easier
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b4j60ip46niij ... 4.jpg?dl=0

Looking much better
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tzqowkp4atkxq ... 6.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:42 pm

Started on the exhaust, bit of a head warp but going slowly, measure 5 times cut once.

First off was to make sure all the brackets fitted which they didn't.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/juh8wf7yls83i ... 7.jpg?dl=0

Then starting from the rear heading forwards, i'll chop the tail pipes to length later when i'm sure the rest is right, just spot welded for the moment.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kplnkkjg07dsb ... 9.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat May 01, 2021 7:17 pm

Rear section tacked in without any pie cut sections, front to do next and that's going to be tricky with the X member cut out.

I used wood spacers to ensure the pipes are parallel with the boot floor.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cgk3605y3e7cj ... 4.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Tue May 04, 2021 1:40 pm

Looking good Brad, love those Seats :D .

Is it start up when the Exhausts are Fitted?

Gary

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Wed May 05, 2021 7:33 pm

Nothing left to fit now too prevent first start up, first time since 1972 i believe.

Steering, front brakes, soft top, wheels and tyres, and seat belts left to do now.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Tue May 11, 2021 6:48 pm

Now i've got the seats in just as i suspected the Irving chute seat belt buckles are not in the right place, this is due to them being stitched at the buckle rather than sliding, so they will need adjusting, can anyone recommend a seat belt company?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xaun2anisgeqq ... s.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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