Brads Tiger

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garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Wed May 12, 2021 11:29 am

Hi Brad

I've never used these people myself but they've been going years, they may be able to help?

https://www.quickfitsbs.com/classic_cars_seatbelts.php

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sun May 16, 2021 5:49 pm

Thanks sent them an email.

Bit of progress, a bit of a set back and a bit sideways.

Exhaust all cut and tacked up.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ibyz60q7710m7 ... 4.jpg?dl=0

One of the reversing lamps blew its bulb so i have to take out the fuel transfer pipe to get to the fasteners for that, think i will get some LED's instead of bulbs as i really don't won't to be doing that job again.

Trial fitted the rear wheels and kicking myself for not trimming the wheel arch lips now as i think there's going to be interference problems.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7mwaxi3ai6ono ... 9.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat May 22, 2021 6:53 pm

Exhaust in, just need to check for clearances before final tightening.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dsn74urxumcp6 ... 5.jpg?dl=0

Some of the tube sections were not quite perfectly round after welding so this tool sorts it all out.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zote1xl3e3c9 ... 4.jpg?dl=0

I was wondering why it was taking so long to do then did some calculations and its at least 150 inches of TIG welds.

Top tip, if you need an exhaust, get someone who does exhausts to do it.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Fri May 28, 2021 6:26 pm

Can anyone post a photo of how the soft top goes around the hood bins nearest the seats, i've seen videos where they say don't screw that section to the hood with the smaller ali extrusions but they don't have hood bins?
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat May 29, 2021 5:57 pm

Looking at it again, i think that section just flops over and is held in place by the 1/4 hood bin?
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

garyf
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by garyf » Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:59 am

This link to the Sunbeam Alpine Channel should Help Brad?

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=su ... M%3DVDVVXX

Brad1380
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:15 pm

Thanks Gary but they don't have hood bins, which is the bit i need to see.

Anyway that's on hold for the moment as one of the windscreen catches exploded under tension. :(

So moved on to the diff pinion seal which i saw was leaking when i did the exhaust, lots of agro getting the nut off ended up as 160 bar with the windy gun set to no.4 and connected to the compressor high flow circuit, but now the flange won't move, already done two pullers in, so been heat soaking it with an hot air gun to try and free it off.

RR
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:51 pm

So the new windscreen hood catches have a slightly different profile and they wouldn't fit my catches, wasn't expecting that but soon sorted out.

Trial fit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mhyo4hz6zn2ty ... 8.jpg?dl=0

Fitted,
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w06f6acjrzv6r ... 3.jpg?dl=0

i used self tappers initially at the hood bow in case adjustment was needed, but it wasn't. Also after a week under tension the centre webbing strap had stretched so that was re-tensioned.
Not a bad fit, the hood is taut every where, i'm happy with that, going to leave it fastened up for a while so it takes the shape as it was hard to close the catches.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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