At the basic core of the problem is an original bad design of the single spring arrangement used in the very late model Alpine heads; in our case, it was a head from a 1970 GT.
by Ron Fraser in the February 2007 RootesReview: Flywheel bolts for the Tiger are Ford part number: B8A-6379-A; 7/16″ x 1 1/16″ These are high strength bolts; buy a package from a good source such as Ford or ARP.
Originally published as “Your Tiger’s Other Serial Number” by Keith Bettencourt in the January 1993 RootesReview: Keith sends this, noting “it is a way to determine the approximate assembly dates of the Tiger at Sunbeam and the engine at Ford-it can’t guarantee the engine in the Tiger is the right one but it can guarantee (more…)
by Jim Anderson in the January 2002 RootesReview: The Economist magazine had an interesting article recently (Dec. 8, 2002) on the physics and economics of automotive aerodynamics. It seems that open-wheeled Fl and CART racers have the approximate aerodynamic quality of a barn door – twice as much drag (because of the exposed fat tires) (more…)