T50 – A Few Short Tips

by George Roberts in the January 1982 RootesReview: Several short tech tips come to mind from my experience rebuilding my own Tiger Mark IA and a Tiger Mark II for another chap. Hopefully, this information will spare you some of the aggravation and frustration I’ve been through! Check your flasher unit Before ripping out wires (more…)

T49 – Body and Engine Plate Information

from the April 1982 RootesReview: Q: What do the letters after the chassis number signify? A:  These letters give information on the way the car was equipped by the factory, where it was intended for sale, and what the body type was. If the car was equipped with certain options, these were indicated by letter (more…)

N48 – Repair of Loose Tonneau Studs

by Gary Moore in the December 2007 RootesReview: There was a thread on the Tiger list about loose tonneau studs and how to make them tight. Club member Gary Moore responded that there is a product called “RivNut” which can be used. It is installed like a pop rivet but is a nut pocket. Harbor (more…)

T31 – The Unvarnished Truth: Managing a Tiger Restoration Project

by Larry Paulick in the April 2001 RootesReview: In 1973, I sold my 1965 Tiger from Pittsburgh, with rust included, to a 16-year-old kid and two weeks later I purchased another 1965 Tiger. The rusting hulk (see photo) sat until 1996. In the interim, my wife almost had it towed away several times, but luckily (more…)

T30 – Winter Storage Checklist

from the November 2000 RootesReview: Here is a checklist for putting your car up for winter storage: Anti-freeze mixture and level: 50/50 mixture provides protection to -34 deg. F. Additives can be added to restore depleted anti-corrosion and lubrication properties. Change oil and filter: The acids in contaminated oil can damage the internal engine parts. (more…)

T29 – Removing Broken Taps, Drill Bits and Bolts

Previously published as “TAP DISINTEGRATOR” in the March 1986 RootesReview by Paul Burr Here’s a tech tip that the readers may find useful–what to do about broken easy outs and drill bits. Of course, Tiger owners never break off bolts! How many times have you snapped off a bolt and thought “no problem”–just drill it (more…)

Rootes Special Alpine Accessories

by Tom Wiencek in the May 1996 RootesReview Special accessories to personalize your Rootes vehicle were available from the introduction of the Alpine. Most people are familiar with the options installed at the factory. These included wire wheels, road speed or whitewall tires, laminated glass windscreen, tonneau, oversize battery, radio, heater, hardtop, and overdrive. Standard (more…)

T28 – Installing an Air Conditioner in an Alpine

by Ed Esslinger in The August 1996 RootesReview Several weeks ago while working on my newest S-IV Alpine the weather turned hot and humid. I began to wonder how difficult and how cheaply and air conditioner could be added. I don’t recommend using used parts, unless you have the tools and experience to test, clean (more…)

T27 – Ford Part Numbers

by Bob Chambers edited by Rick Kopec from The Marque, S.A.A.C. Publication Vol. J, No. 1, Dec.-Jan., 1978, published in the June 1978 RootesReview The Ford numbering system does work. As a parts man, I know a lot of people acquire a sour look when I hand them the book with my Jimmy Carter smile, (more…)

T26 – Ashtray

by Tiger Tom in the May 1978 RootesReview: If you can’t find an ashtray for your Tiger MK I and II, look in an Austin Healy 3000, they’re exactly the same.