1966 Tiger Mk1a B382001304LRXFE TAC#261
Tiger For Sale Info-Sheet
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- AUTHENTICATION- This is a genuine Tiger! B382001304LRXFE has been TAC'd (Tiger Authentication Certificate) by the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association (STOA). VIN# is attached with original rivits!
- BODY AND PAINT- Every part was removed and the body was mounted on a rotisserie. The underside of the floor pan and frame were then stripped to bare metal and coated with epoxy primer. All seams were carefully filled with high quality body seam sealer. Finally, two coats of rubberized, paintable undercoating were applied, followed by automotive primer-sealer, followed by three coats of catalyzed light wedgewood-blue metallic enamal. Paint Process Rotisserie Pictures The trunk, floorpan and engine compartment were finished with the same multi-step process as the underside of the floorpan and frame. Hard to paint areas, such as inside the heater box, underneath the dash, and the trunk's inner fender/valance sufaces were meticulously cleaned and refinished, all with the light wedgewood-blue metallic catalyzed enamel. Trunk Paint Process Pics All blemishes were removed from the exterior body's shell, doors, bonnet, and trunk lid and finished with the same high quality light wedgewood-blue metallic catalyzed enamal. Included in the restoration are all new rubber weatherstrips, seals, window channels, hoses, etc...
- INTERIOR AND TRUNK- The interior and trunk are finished with matching black pebble grain vinyl and black high quality sewn carpeting. The seats were completely disassemble, blasted, re-welded for strength, and assembled with new foam, supports straps and vinyl. The dash cover is a new "original styled" piece and enhances the original English Walnut veneer dash board. All guages are Tiger original reconditioned Jaeger units and the wiring has been completely replace with an original replacement wiring harness. Window and door mechanisms have been completely restored and are trouble free, including all rubbers, weatherstrips, plugs and seals. The original wooden steering wheel has been reconditioned and nicely finishes the interior.
- ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN- The engine is a 1965 289 V8. The block is fully balanced and includes; TRW Forged flattop pistons; rods reconditioned with performance rod bolts; reground crankshaft; double roller timing set; Ford Motorsport windage tray; high volume oil pump. The cylinder heads are ported and polished to match the exhaust headers; have new valves, seats and guides; screw in rocker studs; all new rockers. Intake manifold is a standard dual-plane 1965 Ford 4-barrel with vintage Ford Autolite carburetor. The intake air is filtered with an original Tiger "AC" oval air filter housing. Gas is fired by a rebuilt-stock distributor with an hidden Pertronix pointless conversion. Exhaust is relieved through headers and new exhaust tubes. The engine is rated at about 280 HP. The engine runs cool and has never loss any coolant. A Ford aluminum bell housing was modified/strenghtened to accept the reconditioned wide ratio Ford TopLoader 4 speed. Gears are changed with a period correct Hurst short handle competition shifter. Shifting is always a pleasure; quiet, quick, efficient, and without error. The driveline was glass media blasted, painted with black enamal, and enhanced with heavy duty u-joints. The rear differential was disassembled, inspected and rebuilt with new bearings, seals, and "proper" paint.
- FRONT SUSPENSION- Front suspension was completely disassembled, glass blasted, primed with epoxy, and painted with catalyzed black enamel. Shock towers strengthened with welded 3/8 plates. Steering supports reweld for additional support. All new a-arm bushings, ball joints, and tie rod ends. Srings reconditioned and painted silver. Steering rack reconditioned. Steering column rebuilt including new steering u-joints. Sway-arm bushings replaced and sway arm painted silver.
- REAR SUSPENSION- Rear Springs dissasembled, bead blasted, and painted with spring paint. One spring was added for torque load strength, body rake inducement, and body load support. Springs wrapped with silver painted holders. Spring mounted Traction Masters added for additional axle tramp reduction. New spring and chassis rubbers/bushings were installed (difficult procedure). Panhard bar body mounts rewelded and modified for strenth. Panhard bar rubbers replaced. All peices glass blasted, epoxy primed, and finished with catalyzed black enamel. Note-See drivetrain for rear differental description.
- FUEL AND HYDRAULICS- The fuel tanks were properly cleaned, resealed, and painted. All hosery, rubber tubes, and lines are new. The fuel pump is prefiltered and fuel is metered with an adjustable pressure valve. All the brake and clutch hydraulics have been replace or reconditiond to new. Front brake caliper dishes are all new with replacement stainless units. Brake lines and hoses are all new. As with the rest of the car, the fuel system, clutch and braking systems are fully restored.
- EXTRAS- Extras include: true Minilite rims (five), LAT fiberglass hood, exhaust headers, Traction Master traction bars, removable hardtop, tonneau cover, Pertronix pointless ignition system (lurks hidden, retains original appearance), Hurst shifter, Talbot style mirror, and the TAC certificate and sticker.
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