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Forum: Engine/Engine Compartment 11-18-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By michael-king
There are repro shrouds available from 3 sources...

There are repro shrouds available from 3 sources i k ow of, i believe one is fibreglass the others metal. There is a supllier in the UK and sunbeam specialities in the usa. I belive a CAT member in...
Forum: Engine/Engine Compartment 11-17-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By michael-king
Dont forget the stock heater core comes from rhe...

Dont forget the stock heater core comes from rhe alpine and they ran 7 and 9lbs ... The tigers stock 13 probably still puts a bit of a bulge in the cores. A good precaution tonatop them swelling...
Forum: Your Tigers Story 11-15-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By michael-king
Doug, looking great. The wedgewood blue really...

Doug, looking great. The wedgewood blue really sets off the car. With LAT 9s it will be one sweet ride.

Have a satin black part for you in the post soon!
Forum: Engine/Engine Compartment 11-14-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By michael-king
The LAT factory dress up kit had the filter top...

The LAT factory dress up kit had the filter top chromed, chrome breather cap, dip stick handle and radiator cap. The stock pressed rocker covers were chrome and the optional cast finned and lettered...
Forum: Body 11-14-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By michael-king
The original straps were a pirelli webbing iirc....

The original straps were a pirelli webbing iirc. You can still buy that , or can use seatbelt webbing, though it obviously doesn't have the same elasticity and wont be ass sprung in feel but will be...
Forum: Brakes, Wheels and Tires 11-10-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By michael-king
Cliff quick question... You say you needed 16" to...

Cliff quick question... You say you needed 16" to clear the suspension parts in the Dales aftermarket setup... I assume thats for optional very large breaks? I thoght dales front end worked for all...
Forum: General Tiger Discussion 11-09-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By michael-king
So if a manager of Victoria British or Moss...

So if a manager of Victoria British or Moss motors became a member they can start advertising?

I think there is a difference between a commercial entity, hobby vendor and someone just selling...
Forum: General Tiger Discussion 11-09-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By michael-king
Doug, i dont think CAT are making much in terms...

Doug, i dont think CAT are making much in terms of fees from.vendors. There is a free section for hobby people to post and a paid section for professionals.

I agree we all want knowledge about...
Forum: Body 11-08-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By michael-king
To second Randy... Huh???? Did you have the...

To second Randy... Huh????

Did you have the top fitted before replacing the seal? Difnyou just restore the top or do any screen frame adjustment / work.. A seal would make it sit higher pr...
Forum: Body 11-08-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By michael-king
Without taking it to far off topic.. Yes the...

Without taking it to far off topic.. Yes the factory provided mounts fot 3 point belts from early alpines.. Also the microcell seats actually had an optional head rests.
Forum: Brakes, Wheels and Tires 11-08-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By michael-king
FWIW i think beyond 15" and you will struggle to...

FWIW i think beyond 15" and you will struggle to get decent ride as you will have a very low profile sidewall and the suspension just isnt designed to accommodate that.

There is always lots of...
Forum: Body 11-08-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,328
Posted By michael-king
As steven acknowledged its not a clock for an...

As steven acknowledged its not a clock for an alpine/ tiger. Infact i doubt its for any audux range rootes car given the font and lack of eternal adjustment. Looks closer to a later arrow based car...
Forum: Body 11-06-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By michael-king
Tou have the clamp shims ( wedges) ...i can see...

Tou have the clamp shims ( wedges) ...i can see them behind the clamp in your closeup photo of the clamp. As i said its likely the thicker seal has lifted the clamping point so loosen the clamps and...
Forum: Alpines 11-06-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By michael-king
Mexican Grand Prix drivers parade - Sunbeam Alpine Series I

At the 2017 Mexican F1 grand prix they had McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne in a Series I alpine.

Has a LAT bonnet and 15" panasports and appears to be dark metalic blue... Great looking car!
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Forum: Body 11-06-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By michael-king
Steven.. Are you referring to the wedges behind...

Steven.. Are you referring to the wedges behind the clamps that adjust their pitch?
Forum: Body 11-05-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By michael-king
I agree with Kirk on procedure.. Often that us...

I agree with Kirk on procedure.. Often that us required for soft top too... However before you go forcing the top..

Align the top and make sure the latches are sitting in the receptors on the...
Forum: General Tiger Discussion 11-04-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By michael-king
Also note that the certificate states the make...

Also note that the certificate states the make and model as: "Sunbeam Alpine 260 A (known as Tiger MKIA)"

This is incorrect as the factory never formally distinguished between the the mark I or...
Forum: Body 11-04-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,328
Posted By michael-king
Steven... Got a picture of your clock.. Or the...

Steven... Got a picture of your clock.. Or the part number that will be in small print on the face.
Forum: Body 11-03-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,328
Posted By michael-king
Clearly not factory spec! :p Heard several...

Clearly not factory spec! :p

Heard several good reports back on mikes work on the clocks.
Forum: Body 11-01-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By michael-king
I dont have photos on me, but essentially you can...

I dont have photos on me, but essentially you can make brackets that go from the rear of the x brace under the car to the point at which the rear 1/3 connects to the central section of the uni body,...
Forum: Body 11-01-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By michael-king
On all series alpine and mark of tiger the joint...

On all series alpine and mark of tiger the joint between the rear scuttle and wings are filled. The cars often have hairline cracking later due to the body twist.

Might be worth adding the fillet...
Forum: Suspension 10-31-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By michael-king
As others have mentioned some procedures are...

As others have mentioned some procedures are harder than others and can result in damage... Not just by owners but also shops inexperienced in sunbeams (same issue of lack of knowledge when shops try...
Forum: General Tiger Discussion 10-31-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By michael-king
What he really should check is that its actually...

What he really should check is that its actually a tiger frame and not a MontBlanc frame that has been rebadged ;)
Forum: General Tiger Discussion 10-31-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By michael-king
Need to get the optional LAT pedals... :D .. ...

Need to get the optional LAT pedals... :D ..

Given its a black frame did it originally have a scarlett seat with black piping? Did it have wooden handle bar grips originally?
Forum: Engine/Engine Compartment 10-23-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By michael-king
there are a few places to.hide the switch do you...

there are a few places to.hide the switch do you dont have to open the boot ( trunk) .. Easier on an alpire though with the battery inside the car..

As for clocks..... Thats what watches are...
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