July 24, 2005 at 3:09 pm #5649466mk1aMember
i’m new to tiger ownership,i’ve seen crossmember mentioned on a couple of sites…is there a weakness in one or more of the crossmembers?..if so which ones,and what to do about it
July 24, 2005 at 6:10 pm #59533barry-knightMember
The Tiger front suspension crossmember is basically a modified Alpine piece. Installing the rack & pinion steering system in the Tiger required a substantial notch on each side of the crossmember and, in spite of reinforcement, some strength was lost. The combination of the notches, additional engine weight, aggressive driving, 40 years and rust can lead to the crossmember “sagging”. The problem typically shows up when it becomes impossible to properly adjust the camber. There are several places that can reinforce / rebuild the Tiger crossmember.
There is also the issue of the fulcrum pins that locate the lower A-arms; draw your own conclusions. Here is a link: http://www.tigersunited.com/techtips/Lo … lcrum1.asp
July 24, 2005 at 9:16 pm #5953566mk1aMemberquote Barry Knight:
thanks for the info…
July 27, 2005 at 12:21 am #59548dtjohnsonMember
The TigersUnited.com website sontains a wealth of info you’ll
need and enjoy. All free courtesy of Steve Laifman and others.
The shock tower do sag inwards over time. Its a matter of
weight and no support. Mustangs have the same problem
but solved it by putting and ‘export brace’ across the top of
the shocks. No room for such innthe Tiger. So be prepared
every 20 or so year to pull the cross member and have
the shock towers pushed back up.
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