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by mikephillips
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: Lower Grille Molding
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Lower Grille Molding

I don't have a picture so I'll try to describe it. If you look at the flat area of the grille opening you should see 4 holes or rivets that look like small cups if they haven't been removed. the lower finisher pops over top of them following the holes from side to side meeting the chrome eyebrow tha...
by mikephillips
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 385

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: 6
Views: 2355

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
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Wire Rims - Going Tubeless
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

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: 1207

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: 604

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: 1176

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: 1176

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: 1074

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: 1074

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: 4268

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: 1716

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: 1196

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: 3082

Re: Vin Number

Which probably explains the earless spinners on the wheels and other locations in the world mandated them before the US did.
by mikephillips
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Stock Tiger
Topic: Original Hardtop Colors
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Re: Original Hardtop Colors

Either body color or black would be correct. You could order from the factory with the car either way, you could have a dealer repaint to match the body when purchasing, or you could buy a dealer stock hardtop in black since they came that way when separate from a car.

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