F15 – Hurst Shifter for Tiger

By Robert Olah in the February 2007 RootesReview: “I called Hurst Tech in Cleveland, OH (216-688-8300) and spoke to a nice gentleman who had a 1977 old catalog. He looked the Sunbeam Tiger up and found the part numbers which are still available. “Please print an article for other members if they want a shifter (more…)

F13 – Drive Shaft Safety Loop

by Larry Paulick in the March 2002 RootesReview: The Potential Problem If your Tiger has more horsepower and torque than the standard engine, or if you have added wider tires, you should think of adding a Drive Shaft Safety Loop. The reason is that when the engine is developing lots of power, especially torque, and (more…)

F12 – Removing the Transmission and Clutch from Below

By Robert Olah in the March 2002 RootesReview: The Sunbeam Work Shop manual says to remove the transmission “the engine and gearbox must be removed as a complete unit.” I took my Tiger to Superior Transmission in Peekskill, NY for rebuild and the following are the steps they took to remove the transmission and clutch (more…)

F11 – British-Japanese Union: A Toyota 5-speed for your Alpine

by Paul Almjeld in the September 2000 RootesReview: For some time now I have been interested in reducing the number of rpm’s required to run at contemporary highway speeds. Like many other Alpine owners, my first choice was to install an overdrive unit. After searching unsuccessfully in the upper Midwest for an overdrive transmission, I (more…)

F10 – Five Bolt or Six Bolt Transmission?

by Tom Calvert originally published in the May 1978 RootesReview One problem Tiger owners in search of an engine have, is deciding what engine is sitting in that 1965 or early 1966 Ford product. With the engine out of the car, it is not difficult to count the bellhousing bolts. With the engine in the (more…)

F9 – Signals of Driveline Universal Joint Issues

from the May, 1995 RootesReview My car “clunks” when I take off from a start. What could this be? Probably your universal joint (u-joint) is worn out. The Tiger uses TRW part number 020049. Any jobber should be able to cross reference the TRW to the brand they carry. The Alpine unit can be purchased (more…)

F8 – The Ford Toploader Transmission

Reprinted from CAT in the December 1995 RootesReview Submitted by Mike Schreiner The Ford Toploader transmission was introduced in 1964 to replace the Borg Warner T-10. This is the super-tough transmission built by Ford Engineers to stand-up to just about anything demanded from it. Internal parts of the Toploader are assembled through the top of (more…)

F1 – Tiger Shifter Removal

by Stu Brennan OH #+%!;!! IT HAPPENED AGAIN!! I’m selling this piece of junk, shifter and all!! I had just pulled my Tiger’s shift lever from first to neutral. The sound and feel were not normal, but they were all too familiar. The shift lever snapped into the neutral position but was not locked in (more…)