F12 – Removing the Transmission and Clutch from Below

By Robert Olah in the March 2002 RootesReview: The Sunbeam Work Shop manual says to remove the transmission “the engine and gearbox must be removed as a complete unit.” I took my Tiger to Superior Transmission in Peekskill, NY for rebuild and the following are the steps they took to remove the transmission and clutch (more…)

E5 – Six Bolt Conversion Clutch Slave Bracket

by Don Worth, A Mini Tech Tip from the August 1996 RootesReview: When replacing a five bolt 260 CI block with a six bolt 289 (302 or Boss 302) CI block, you will need a new clutch slave bracket per below diagram:

E4 – Clutch Slave Cylinder Tubing

by Ed Esslinger in the March 2003 RootesReview If you have owned an Alpine or Tiger for some time, you will sooner or later experience clutch failure, caused by a broken steel tube between the clutch master and slave cylinder due to engine vibrations. This always happens when you are at least 200 miles from (more…)

E1 – Alpine Clutch Replacement

by Chris Laisi I recently went through a clutch replacement on my ’64 Alpine. I hope the information I found can be of some help to someone attempting to do the job. I have owned the car for eighteen years and have done all the maintenance, but this is the first time the clutch needed (more…)

E2 – Smooth Shifting Clutch Story

by Rich Bakula My 1965 Tiger (Serial No. B9473202) developed an extreme case of chewed flywheel teeth. This was probably started about 12 years ago by a starter gear, which was hanging up on the shaft. When my mechanic (Gary Turner at GT Automotive) took everything apart, we also discovered that the clutch disc had (more…)