C36 – A 351-Windsor in a Tiger – Impossible, So They Said

by Joe Mazzei in the May 1978 RootesReview Appeared first in The Cats Whiskers, Issues 4 and 5 The Club Publication of The Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club, England I have always been the kind of person that, if told something was impossible my attitude was, and is, that you don’t want to do it badly (more…)

C35 – Displacement – 221, 260, 289?

by Tom Calvert in the May 1978 RootesReview If the Tiger owner is lucky, he is looking at an unmodified car. If that is true, he can use the engine identification codes found on page 3 of the Ford Off Highway Only Parts Book and in various Chilton or Motor’s manuals. The engine code is (more…)

C34 – Alpine Engines and Lead Free Type Cylinder Head Valve Seats

by Eric Gibeaut in the January 1996 RootesReview According to Rex Funk-who has authored several Alpine articles in the TEAE newsletter, as long as the engine is apart, go ahead and update the cylinder head to use unleaded fuel. Valves may be used from a Datsun 510 while lead-free seats are pretty much an off (more…)

C33 – Ford Motorsport GT40 Engine Swap

by Paul Silva in the September 1995 RootesReview I have just purchased a Motorsport GT 40 engine assembly. As with all things Tiger, this is not a simple bolt-in operation. The bell housing, damper, distributor, oil pan, water pump, timing cover and dozen other things are threatening my sanity. We will let the story and (more…)

C32 – Oil Filter Hoses Strike Back

or, It’s Not Nice To Fool With Mother Nature, or, Quality British Technology by Stu Brennan in the August 1996 RootesReview How many times have we pursued a lofty goal, only to have the complications grow, and the direction change, before we struggle to a barely acceptable end? Long time members may recall an article (more…)

Bulletin 67-44: Alpine V, Minx VI & Arrow New Oil Pressure Relief

GROUP: EngineSUBGROUP: Oil Pressure Relief ValveDATE: 3-31-67 SUBJECT: New Oil Pressure Relief Valve Models: Alpine V, Minx VI & Arrow A new steel relief valve assembly was introduced in production from the Chassis Numbers shown below, having a thick fibre sealing washer under the head of the relief valve. Alpine V – B.395 012220 Minx (more…)

Bulletin 67-42: Tiger Modified Oil Filter Line Attaching Point

GROUP: EngineSUBGROUP: Oil Filter LineDATE: 3-30-67 SUBJECT: Modified Oil Filter Line Attaching Point MODELS: Tiger A new tie down clip has been introduced in Production to prevent possible rubbing of the oil filter line against the steering column. This change is effective from chassis number B382-001094. It is recommended that the clip, part number 9179051, (more…)

C1 – Adapting an Oil Seal to the Timing Chain Cover of the Sunbeam Alpine Engine

The evolution of oil seals has progressed from no seals at all to modem elastomeric lip seals, which stop oil leakage for very long service periods. In between these extremes, attempts have been made using leather, rope, cork, felt, canvas, string, rags, etc. Most set-ups had a short useful lifetime or had a mechanism of springs or threaded nuts which required periodic tightening.