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Forum: Parts Wanted 02-05-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By HolyCat
I know this is off topic, but this is why it is...

I know this is off topic, but this is why it is important to adjust the cable properly. Hold the throttle plate wide open and then tighten the screw on the cable. Make sure the pedal is all the way...
Forum: TU XXXIX May 2018, Santa Maria 02-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By HolyCat
Not Sure It is Hard

John,

It is not so hard to have the same rules for concours and autocross. Keep in mind how one addresses the question of what makes a car Stock, Personalized, or Modified. If one looks at the...
Forum: General Tiger Discussion 02-02-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By HolyCat
Sunbeam Letter on Mk II Boots

The Mk IIs did not come with any Sunbeam chrome lettering. Instead, there is an aluminum stick-on plate that says Sunbeam in black lettering, above the script Tiger. The same plates were used on...
Forum: Parts for Sale 02-01-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By HolyCat
Are They Close to Stock?

Bob,

Getting oil filter hoses that look close to original (stock) is very important. Do these appear pretty close to original? Getting a set that looks like original is certainly worth the extra...
Forum: Brakes, Wheels and Tires 01-24-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By HolyCat
Unfaithful?

Can to explain what you meant? That the repos should match the original LAT70s and be 13" rims with a width of 5-1/2" I am not sure that any of the repos Rick sold were 5-1/2" wide. Or did you...
Forum: TU XXXIX May 2018, Santa Maria 01-23-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By HolyCat
LAT Reproductions

Seems to me that if the concours judges can't tell if it is a repo LAT option, it won't be an issue there. In the autocross, if the repo part does provide an unfair advantage over the original LAT...
Forum: TU XXXIX May 2018, Santa Maria 01-22-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By HolyCat
Lucky You!

It's a good thing you had a copy of the Sunbeam LAT accessories brochure with you and were able to educate the judges. I am sure that not very many folks in general antique and classic cars know or...
Forum: TU XXXIX May 2018, Santa Maria 01-22-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By HolyCat
Accessories are Stock

The LAT accessories were listed in a Sunbeam brochure for cars here in the US. Rootes/Sunbeam supported them. Many cars today have manufacture approved and/or designed accessories available that...
Forum: TU XXXIX May 2018, Santa Maria 01-18-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By HolyCat
Thanks for Proving My Point

Thank you, John, for proving my point people are hung up on Concours and want to ignore what is going on with the Autocross. Everything you wrote about in your post was aimed at Concours and no...
Forum: TU XXXIX May 2018, Santa Maria 01-17-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By HolyCat
Thoughts

Cliff - I believe that judging sheets are also being worked on and that there will be three separate sheets - one for each class. And I agree, we have had some pretty silly things that caused loss...
Forum: Engine/Engine Compartment 01-10-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By HolyCat
To Start New Thread

Even though this has nothing to do with the thread Water Pump Pulley, the way you start a new thread is to go to the subject section (such as Engine/Engine Compartment) without clicking on an...
Forum: Body 01-08-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By HolyCat
Maximize Price

Warren,
When you decide to sell them, be sure to identify them as Mk II lower grill finishing strips - you will get more money for them! :p
Forum: Cars for Sale 01-08-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By HolyCat
Not Stock Wheels

Stock wheels were not polished. I don't know if these wheels can ever go back to being stock, with the rough finish they originally had (except the edges and the Tiger's head in the center hub were...
Forum: Body 01-08-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By HolyCat
Lower Finishing Strip on Mk II

The Sunbeam Parts Manual for 260 & 289 Tigers seem to indicate that the lower finishing strip on Mk II Tigers was the same as that on the earlier Marks and Alpines. We all know that the upper...
Forum: Engine 01-08-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By HolyCat
Standard on All Tigers

This plug is standard on all Marks for Tigers. There is also a larger plug further down that allows easier access to the rear spark plug on that side, especially needed if running the original cast...
Forum: Body 01-06-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By HolyCat
Lower Grill Finisher Strip

Yes, the upper grill finisher strip on Mk IIs is unique and a lot wider than the same piece on Mk 1s and Mk 1As. I thought the lower finisher strip on Mk IIs is the same as what was used on Mk 1s...
Forum: Body 01-06-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By HolyCat
Lower Grill Finishing Strip on Mk IIs

Michael, there is a lower grill finisher strip on the Mk IIs. It sits about 1/4" in front of the bottom slat of the egg crate grill. The lower finisher strip on Mk IIs covers up the dividing line...
Forum: Body 01-06-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By HolyCat
And so did the MkII.

And so did the MkII.
Forum: Engine/Engine Compartment 01-06-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By HolyCat
3/*" x 1"

Gilles,

According to the Parts Manual, the starter bolts should be 3/8" x 1". Attached is a screen shot of part of page WF2. It refers the reader to the Engine section. (Note that it also...
Forum: Engine 12-27-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By HolyCat
Sanderson Headers

I don't know how much help this is, but back in the early 70s, I installed a pair of Sanderson headers onto my Tiger without pulling the engine. However, I did have to pull the heads. I believe the...
Forum: Body 12-22-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By HolyCat
Yes

Gilles,

When I got my MkII in 1970, it had the area inside the grill painted black. I believe the dividing line is covered by the upper grill finishing molding and the lower grill finishing...
Forum: Body 12-16-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By HolyCat
Good Example

Nice photo to show how the footman loop was used for the spare tire in a Series V Alpine. The trunk of the car looks gorgeous - always liked that deep blue! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Body 12-15-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By HolyCat
Thanks!

Michael,
Thank you for educating me more about Alpines.
Forum: Body 12-15-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By HolyCat
Footman Loops on Alpines?

I am not that familiar with Alpines, but where were the footman loops used on them? The Alpine spare tire was not held down by rubber straps like on a Mk II. I did not think Alpines had a trunk...
Forum: Suspension 12-12-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By HolyCat
Yes, I was wondering myself what was STOCK about...

Yes, I was wondering myself what was STOCK about Alpine springs in a Tiger.
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