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by mikephillips
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: parts
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: parts

The flat with the build date is to the right of the distributor by the cylinder head front as you face the engine from the front. However if the block has been decked in the past it could have been ground off leaving just a flat spot.
by mikephillips
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Clutch Master Cylinder

You should be able to get a new circlip at about any well stocked auto or hardware store. You want one for an interior retainer rather than one used for exterior. Get one with the two tabs that stick up rather than the thin kind with holes in the end ears, they're easier to remove down the road if y...
by mikephillips
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: Original Tiger Engine Study
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: Original Tiger Engine Study

Note that the Rootes assigned engine information isn't stamped or cast anywhere on the block/heads. So you need to check the assembly date on a small flat by the distributor. It should be sometime before the car build date. For example my car was late December 64 build and the engines build date was...
by mikephillips
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Lock-out bar
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Lock-out bar

If you get no other ideas or can't find a used replacement, you might try Cobra Restorers. They supply repro shifters to real and replica cobra owners so might have a source for individual parts.
by mikephillips
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Wire Rims - Going Tubeless
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Re: Wire Rims - Going Tubeless

If it all works, that great. In 40 some years now of wire wheels what I've seen is that results can be mixed since the spokes can move in and out a small amount in the rim causing most sealants to eventually begin to either split or separate from the rim enough to leak. If this brand is a good long ...
by mikephillips
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Stock Alpine
Topic: Alpine Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Alpine Parts

There are some detail differences between the 1592 and the 1725 engine but they're the same dimensions and mount to the car the same so a swap isn't a big deal. The transmission too is a straightforward swap, unless it is a very late Alpine unit with the 25 spline input and output shafts which requi...
by mikephillips
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: Transmission rear seal
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Transmission rear seal

If the seal itself is no taller than the original I'd say tap it in until even with the outside of the tail shaft housing. May make it easier to remove in the future if necessary.
by mikephillips
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Stock Alpine
Topic: Convert 1592 to a spin on oil filter
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Convert 1592 to a spin on oil filter

The 1592 had the spin on bolted directly to the filter mount flat on the block. The later 1725 had a block to divert to the oil cooler and back to the filter in between the two. That accounts for the difference in the passageways. But each piece was connected to the others with just a gasket in betw...
by mikephillips
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Stock Alpine
Topic: Convert 1592 to a spin on oil filter
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Convert 1592 to a spin on oil filter

I believe you can get the later filter base and gasket from Rick at Sunbeam Specialties. It's a direct bolt on replacement for the canister type.
by mikephillips
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: MK2 Arches
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: MK2 Arches

Yea, I don't have a MK2 so I can kid a bit about the price costs. I did in fact buy one of the air cleaners, worth the money and once cleaned and finished, looks great on the car. If they can make them for what MK2 owners are willing to pay, more power to them.
by mikephillips
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: MK2 Arches
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: MK2 Arches

If I had need for them I'd bring out the masking tape and a can of silver paint before paying that much...
by mikephillips
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Rootes Review
Topic: LeMans Coupes
Replies: 2
Views: 3354

Re: LeMans Coupes

Series 3 tubs for all three is my understanding, along with some probably first pressing Tiger sheet metal. I looked at one of them a few years ago at a vintage event and have seen interior pictures, they do have Tiger transmission tunnels, not Lister made pieces. The one I looked over had a Tiger f...
by mikephillips
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Stock Alpine
Topic: 1592 engine vibration
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: 1592 engine vibration

Another thing to note is that this could indicate a failing damper assembly too. The fact that the bolt came out indicates it was tightened properly. And originals do tend to crack in the pulley shaft keyway. Rootes parts in Europe have replacements if needed.
by mikephillips
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: Mk1 Build Date
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Mk1 Build Date

I don't have my stuff in front of me to give an exact date, but it would be sometime in the summer of 65. I have an Alpine in that same timeframe with the same features, so what you want is a late series IV as a donor, although you can use the front off a V and the rear from a IV if you find individ...
by mikephillips
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Stock Alpine
Topic: Vin Number
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: Vin Number

Which probably explains the earless spinners on the wheels and other locations in the world mandated them before the US did.

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