Ron Fraser has been studying all the stock Tiger engine group configurations from the Ford part number point of view. Hopefully this study will add some details to the collective knowledge base of Tigers and eventually clear up some details about the Tiger engines.
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 (more…)
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 (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 (more…)
by Bill Barnett in the April 2002 RootesReview: For Tigers that experience a loss of oil pressure while braking, cornering, or accelerating hard, the cause is the oil sloshing away (more…)
from the July 1979 RootesReview Are you paying top dollar for a tin can with toilet paper from your local friendly just because his book lists some weird part number (more…)
by Dave Lawler in the May 1979 RootesReview While having some discussions about maintaining oil pressure in a racing configured engine it became apparent to me that many people may (more…)
by Bob Sharkey in the July 1996 RootesReview The project begins with the desire to have an Alpine with a little more zip than original 1725cc engine could provide. At (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…)