from the March 2001 Rootes Review: The cooling article in the last Rootes Review garnered lots of comments and questions. The following letter from Bill Holden is typical of many letters and comments received. Bill’s comments and questions are printed below along with Chuck King’s and Tiger Tom’s responses in italics. Be sure to check (more…)
by Gary Schotland with Larry Atkisson & Joe Rodriguez in the May 1996 RootesReview Imagine an Alpine with performance that will blow the doors off a stock Tiger and embarrass more than a few modified ones: 300+ reliable horses, 0-60 in 5 seconds, and under 12 seconds in the quarter mile, all with the more (more…)
Or how we experienced three summer vacations. Click on illustration OR highlighted text to enlarge associated illustration for supporting information. You can also download a pdf of larger images in order they are used. Might be easier to carry out to the car with you. Revision: 5-3-06 by Tiger Tom and Chuck King PREFACE Click (more…)
All of the engine cooling aids such as aluminum intake manifolds, header pipes and extra large radiators depend upon dumping their heat into the engine compartment. What’s needed is an under hood cooling system to remove this heat build-up when there is insufficient road speed to pull the hot air out of the bottom of the engine compartment.
The stock Tiger hood latch is set up with a “safety catch” which holds the hood after the striker bolt has released. It has always seemed that when the Tiger was in hot weather, it would run a little cooler with the hood “propped open” in the safety position. This is especially true at slow speeds when the hot air gets trapped in the engine compartment.
Radiator hose chart
GROUP: CoolingSUBGROUP: Temperature Sending UnitDATE: 6-27-68 SUBJECT: Corrosion Of Temperature Sending Unit MODELS: Arrow & Alpine V Since the introduction in approximately mid-January 1967, of a steel temperature sending unit, fitting into the thermostat housing a number of complaints have been received of corrosion of the unit together with difficult removal. In some instances, corrosion (more…)
NUMBER: 67-23 DATE: 2-7-67 GROUP: Cooling SUBGROUP: Fan Blade MODELS: Tiger 260 SUBJECT: Fan Blade Clearance In order to control the clearance between the fan blade tips and the rack and pinion steering unit, spacing washers are fitted between the cylinder block and the engine mounting blocks. When found necessary to remove the mounts it (more…)
COOLING No. 189June 9, 1960 TO ALL ROOTES GROUP DEALERS ANTI-FREEZE With the approach of summer, we would remind all Dealers that anti-freeze should be drained from the cooling system of cars during the summer months, otherwise fouling of the cooling system and overheating are liable to occur. In cars which have been sold this (more…)