This is a beginning list to Sunbeam parts that may be replaced with other newer, easier to find modern parts. This list was compiled by George Coleman. As we add other information, which could be supplied by other members, we’ll include info about who said they work. SIV-V Heater Control Valve 81-83 Honda civic 1300,1500, (more…)
Updated Tiger cooling system hose interchange part numbers list. Eliminated obsolete numbers and added others that look promising.
from the November 2006 RootesReview: The following information for their u-joints was found on Tiger.net and should be verified before use. The cap size is 1-1/16”. The cross dimension is a maximum of 3-3/32”. The grease nipple should be on the side, not in the center.
By Ron Fraser in the September 2006 RootesReview: The Tiger motor and transmission mounts the same as the early Mustang V-8 motor mounts. Here are the Ford part numbers from the Sunbeam parts list: C3AZ-6038-G RH Motor mount C3AZ-6038-H LH Motor mount C4ZA-6068-A Transmission mount
from the June 2006 RootesReview: The ballast resistor used in Tiger ignition systems can be found at National Parts Depot. It is listed as a part for the 1955-57 Thunderbird under part number T-12250-1A. It sells for $21.95. (Ed note: the 2016 price is $24.95)
by John Logan in the September 2007 RootesReview: This Information is based on discussions I had at a recent Hillman car meet in Streetsboro, Ohio with one of our members, Allen Lee. He and his wife Alice, from Martinsville, IL, are owners of the beautiful 1953 Alpine and a 1955 Talbot Saloon that they brought (more…)
by David Franchi in the December 2007 RootesReview: The crankshaft pulley for a Tiger is Rootes part number 6100031, Ford part number is C4JZ-6312-A. Only industrial Ford Truck dealers could order this part about 20 years ago. You won’t find this pulley on anything but a Tiger or an old Ford industrial engine. The overall (more…)
by John Logan in the March 2008 RootesReview: This article is meant to help answer the question, “Should I have my original 260 or 289 cid Tiger engine rebuilt or replace it with a 302 and will it fit?” Long time owners probably won’t find anything new here but many new owners have been asking (more…)
by Richard Fritz and Fred Baum in the March 2008 RootesReview: Richard has three Alpines: a 1953, a 1963 Series III and a Series V. The Series V has not run in about five years and he decided to resurrect it from deep in the bowels of his garage/basement. We had started to work on (more…)
by Ray McCrary (CAT) Those TRW engine mounts listed in the Shop Notes manual are superior to stock Ford mounts. TRW includes an interlocking piece so that if the rubber in the mount fails, the pieces catch and the engine does not fall through. The Ford mount is straight rubber, and if it rips, that’s (more…)