K28 – How to Remove Broken Bleeder Screws

by Gary Durborow and Tom Ehrhart in the April 1982 RootesReview: Many Sunbeam owners have discarded wheel cylinders and clutch slave cylinders needlessly because the bleeder screws broke off while trying to remove them. For the most part,… Read More

K27 – Rear Disk Brakes for Alpines and Tigers

by John Logan in the May 2007 RootesReview: Why should I put disk brakes on my Sunbeam? Do you wish your Sunbeam had more rear braking power? Would you like to eliminate brake adjustments, maintain short pedal travel… Read More

K26 – A Technical Flare (for tubing)

by Clark Vegazo in the December 2007 RootesReview: I was reading the latest (August) issue of HOT ROD magazine, when I came upon an article about the proper method of flaring tubing. It brought me back to 1981…. Read More

K25 – Brake Fluid Selection

by Tom Ehrhart in the March 2002 RootesReview: When should you use Silicon vs. Girling Brake Fluid? Use silicone brake fluid for street driving and occasional collector car type use and use Girling brake fluid for racing applications…. Read More

K24 – Exploring Brake Fluids and Seals

originally published as BRAKE FLUID ••••• which one to use? by Tiger Tom in the December 2000 RootesReview: One of the failure modes of our hydraulic systems (brake and clutch) is the deterioration of the rubber seals to… Read More

K23 – Servo Units

by Marc James Small in the April 1977 RootesReview, edited by Tom Calvert Regarding the article on servo unit rebuilding by Antoni Wojtowicz and M. del Prado in the August, ’77 issue, the system is truly fine and… Read More

K22 – Better Brake Fluids

reprinted from Motor Trend, December 1990 in the March 1996 RootesReview Many questions have arisen about the use of silicone (DOT 5) brake fluids in their cars. I spotted this article in Motor Trend explaining the advantages and… Read More

K21 – Four Wheel Disc Brakes

by Dick Nye in the September 1995 RootesReview (reprinted from Tiger Tales Vol. 25 #4) What do a Sunbeam Tiger, Fiat124, Datsun B-210, $200 and your friendly machine shop have in common? Give up? They’re all necessary to… Read More

K1 – A Warning About Silicone Brake Fluid

by Jim Morrison I am a firm believer in silicone brake and clutch fluid in Sunbeams. Unlike the Girling fluid, it is not hygroscopic (thereby keeping the inside of the master and slave cylinders from collecting water and… Read More

K2 – Flexible Brake Hoses

by Tom Ehrhart The following is taken from literature from Lockheed on the installation and maintenance of flexible brake hoses: To ensure that the vehicle braking system remains in good working order and provides the essential safety and… Read More