Brads Tiger

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Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:38 pm

Well that's the car off of stands and on her new boots.

Just need to set the suspension up, get her road legal and then shake down.

Bit strange after all these years seeing her finished and the box of bits to fit being empty.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bpuylu90osw56 ... 6.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1

garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:36 pm

WOW!!

The car looks absolutely Stunning Brad, well done :D

Is it M.O.T. Time?

Gary

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:18 pm

Yes it will be once i've got the suspension set up, that's looking like Xmas now with work commitments.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1

tgr747
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by tgr747 » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:42 pm

Looking good,a credit to you.

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:00 pm

Thanks for the kind comments.
Slight delay to getting the suspension sorted as the wrong wheel nuts were supplied with the wheels and the supplier is out of stock.

No great worry as the amount of mud on the roads at the moment from all the rain and tractors around here she is best kept in the garage.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:58 pm

Wheel nuts all sorted now, any recommendations on settings for the castor, camber & toe?
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:11 pm

3rd time trying to set up the suspension, made a proper front frame this time but still couldn't get the suspension on to its stops. Think the up-rated springs are throwing things out.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l2q6iuwvdtqnf ... D.jpg?dl=0

Got the camber right on, castor is 2 degrees out not sure if i need to shim the cross member to sort that out. Also the ride height at the front seems too jacked up, maybe i should take out the spring rubbers?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2kixoirbb7yzc ... D.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1

garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:44 pm

Brad

You may find when you use the car and have done a few hundred miles the suspension will settle

How much uprated are your springs?

Regards

Gary

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:35 pm

Not sure, they came with the car, but they seem pretty rigid, assembling the suspension was a proper trial.

Got both sides set up the same so at least it won't throw me in the nearest ditch, will check it all again after a few miles.

Currently going through the registration process, i have to get a pre-registration form to give to the MOT guy, then when he says the car is road worthy i can apply for the new number plate.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1

Mal
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Mal » Fri May 13, 2022 6:49 am

Hi Brad
Did you get the standard springs with the car. When i uprated the front springs they were shorter in height than the standard which makes the ride height the same.
You must be getting an itchy right foot by now. The car is beautiful and a credit to you.
Cheeers Mal
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Tue May 17, 2022 10:35 am

Hi Brad

Just wondered what the latest was with your Tiger, have you sorted all the teething issues and is it on the road now?

Regards

Gary

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