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    • #56494
      66mk1a
      Member

      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

      thanks

    • #59533
      barry-knight
      Member

      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

    • #59535
      66mk1a
      Member
      quote Barry Knight:

      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

      thanks for the info…

    • #59548
      dtjohnson
      Member

      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.

      Dave

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