M48 – Front Turn Signal / Parking Light Assembly

by T. T. Cantwin in the September 1982 RootesReview: Series IV, V and all Tigers have front turn signal/parking light (side and flasher lamp) assemblies (T/PLA) which somewhere in their lifetime haunt us to death. Of course, we have come to expect this of Lucas, haven’t we? It goes with Lucas refrigerators that keep warm (more…)

M47 – Tiger Alternator Conversion I

in the June 1982 RootesReview: A number of people have written asking for information on how to convert from a generator to an alternator. Although this is not a difficult conversion, I felt the length of the answer was more suited for a Tech Tip, rather than a Q & A piece. Sizing the Alternator (more…)

M46 – Electric Windshield Washer Control

by Tod Brown in the May 2007 RootesReview: The original windshield washer setup on our cars requires that you manually push a pump mechanism to get washer fluid onto the screen. However, as I got older and lazier, I thought that there must be a better way, so I switched over to an electric pump (more…)

M45 – Wiper Motor Wire Colors

from the February 2007 RootesReview: The wiper motor wires are cloth covered and they should be color coded as follows: NLG = brown with light green RLG = red with light green G= green +12v line I had to look at my wires under a magnifying glass to see the colors. The red was evident (more…)

M44 – A Third Brake Light for Your Sunbeam

by Paul Almjeld in the August 2996 RootesReview: I recently installed third brake lights on all my Sunbeams. I have long been concerned about not having enough visual warning for other drivers and I thought the addition of a 3rd brake light would provide an additional safety net for me. Two of my cars are (more…)

M43 – Spark Plug Facts, Myths and Tips

by John Logan in the January & February 2008 RootesReview: This article is based on a technical presentation given in November 2006 by a spark plug engineer at the Robert Bosch Corporation (“Bosch”) North American Technical Center in Michigan. Steve White of Bosch assisted in obtaining slides and permission. The information has been edited in (more…)

M42 – Tiger Backup Light Switch

by John Logan and David Franchi in the January 2008 RootesReview: As I understand, the Tigers didn’t originally come with back-up lights but were a dealer added option. It’s been many years since I have seen the switch but it should be located on the shift linkage bracket that is bolted to the left side (more…)

M41 – Headlamp Alternative

from the May 2008 RootesReview originally posted by Mark Rense on the Tiger.net site: Just want to remind the group about GE Nighthawk high output Sealed Beam Headlamps I had a hand in bringing to the market place a few years ago. They are a drop-in replacement, 30% brighter than a standard Halogen (about 200% (more…)

M40 – Emergency Flasher

by Larry Paulick in the April 2002 RootesReview: I had an emergency flasher in my Tiger, installed 25 years ago, that finally gave up the ghost. In looking for a suitable replacement, I found a flasher from Lucas that was quality made, priced at about $65, and was available from British Victoria. This flasher can (more…)

M39 – Alternate Dash Lamps

by Paul Almjeld in the August 2002 RootesReview: You Light up My Life! Remember that song of a few years back? It’s what came to mind during a trip to the local Radio Shack store. A quick and easy way to improve the night visibility of the Alpine and Tiger dash gauges is to substitute (more…)