D22 – Tiger and Alpine Engine Hesitation After Storage

by Eric Gibeaut in the January 1996 RootesReview Chances are, the accelerator pump diaphragm has dried-out during storage. This is hard to diagnose as it appears to be an ignition problem so after you check the entire ignition and replace questionable parts the problem is still there! Don’t ask how I learned this. An Alpine (more…)

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D21 – A Second Fuel Filter for Your Tiger

by Stu Brennan in the February 1996 RootesReview There has been a lot published over the years about the crud on the inside of our fuel tanks, and how bits of it seem to wander up the fuel line from time to time, leading to silent engines. I’ve never seen anything published about taking any (more…)

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D1 – Adding an Inline Fuel Filter to Series V

by Steve Finberg The existing mesh filter in the fuel pump has never seemed satisfactory to me. First, it is too coarse to keep fine crud out of the carburetor needle valves, and second, because large crud from the fuel tanks can clog the fuel pump at the right-angle inlet before the mesh. A standard (more…)

D2 – High Pressure Fuel Line Failure

Rootes Service Bulletin: TO: All Rootes Dealers Model: SUNBEAM TIGER (260) Subject: High Pressure Line Failure Isolated cases of failure of the high pressure oil line, top of oil filter to cylinder block, have been brought to our notice due to chafing of this pipe against the universal joint of the steering column. This, if (more…)

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D3 – Fuel Line: A Nasty Design Problem

by J. Charles Watamess If you own an Alpine, you may have noticed the fuel line from the tank to the engine is a single piece of formed steel tubing. In most English cars, you will find a piece of flexible hose connects the solid line from the tank to the inlet of the fuel (more…)

D4 – Fuel Tanks

by Bob Pennell When the tanks were removed from the car, there had been no leaks. Upon inspection, there appeared to be only superficial rusting on the bottom. So, I wire brushed and sanded to bare metal, then metal prepped before priming and painting. The interiors were coated thoroughly with Bill Hirsch gas tank sealer, (more…)

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D5 – Crud in the Fuel Tank

by Steve Finberg As much as it surprises most U.S. mechanics, the Limeys painted the insides of our gas tanks! This paint is now starting to flake off (at least on my 3 cars and several others in New England). Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. Everyone with whom I have talked thinks (more…)

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D6 – Carburetion

Carburetion – Street Driving Modification Most performance increases are accompanied by a compromise somewhere along the line. This modification is probably an exception because (unless you put your foot on it) gas mileage should not change. There are several manifolds available for the Ford 260/289. Most are raised higher than the cast iron manifold that (more…)

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D7 – Some Hints on Dual Carbs

author unknown If you have a dual carb-equipped car such as an Alpine I through III, an Alpine V or an Alpine GT, there might be some fine points you have missed in the course of tune-ups. Dual carbs are no great secret: all they take is some care and TLC. But if you neglect (more…)

D8 – Enlarged Gas Tank Capacity for Hungry Tigers

by Phil Lindsay In order to better cope with the California gas lines, I have installed an extra gas tank in my Tiger. My additional tank comes from the early series Alpine I or II. The tank is a horizontal unit, which holds approximately 12 gallons and can be mounted in the flat region of (more…)