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Push-on oil filler cap on valve cover

Discussion in 'Sunbeam Tiger' started by jumpinjan, Jul 18, 2021 at 4:03 PM.

  1. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    Where can I find a replacement oil filler cap (that is the push-in/push-on style) that pushes-on a tube on the factory valve cover?
    Jan
     
  2. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

  3. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

  4. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    Yes....It does have the metal prongs and it does remind me of the caps from the early (55-57) Chevy V8s.
    Jan
     
  5. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

  6. SIVAllan

    SIVAllan Gold Level Sponsor

    SFAIK The chome oil filler caps were a part of the optional LAT engine dress kit. A black FOMOCO part
    as pictured in the BON would have been standard from the factory.

    I don't see a source from Ford, but I think these pictues at least show the correct part to look for.

    prongs FOMOCO.JPG . MKII TIger.JPG TIGER Valve coves.jpg
     
  7. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    That's a good idea to look in my "BON" book. I also need heater hoses (connected to the engine) and the PCV & hose. I haven't worked on a Tiger before and this car was missing the engine. I would think the Mustang parts would work.
    Jan
     
  8. SIVAllan

    SIVAllan Gold Level Sponsor

    Here's one more photo, showing a long stored Tiger 260 engine that hasn't been messed with. (I forgot where I found it on the internet.)
     

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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2021 at 5:43 PM
  9. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    I see in the picture that they mistakenly have plug wire 7 & 8 too close together. If you reference the Tiger service manual on plug wire routing, they make a point to say NOT to get 7&8 wires close together, or a misfire will happen.
    Jan
     
  10. SIVAllan

    SIVAllan Gold Level Sponsor

    Good catch. Best to use top quality wires regardless. If memory serves correctly this engine has been on the stand for many, many years. The black FOMOCO cap looks like it fits the indications that it's stock.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2021 at 6:39 PM
  11. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    This image might answer some questions.
     

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  12. SIVAllan

    SIVAllan Gold Level Sponsor

    Might be the current equivalent. The outlet turns up so that's maybe an issue given the shortage of vertical space in the engine bay, or maybe not.
     
  13. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    The "Elbow" turns without much effort on the engines I have examined that still had them. Including the engine on the stand you posted.

    As as matter of fact, I took that image.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2021 at 6:37 PM
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  14. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Jan is thus for your mkii? Are you wanting a stock cap?

    The stock caps on tigers had a 90deg elbow were the satin black " fomoco" with the scripted logo.
    The same cap can be found with block letter FOMOCO and also autolite stamped.

    The LAT chrome ones are the same as stock but chrome and were part of the full dress up kit.. Not fitted separately.
     
  15. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Engine to heater core hoses are sold by SS and are very helpful to get the air cleaner to fit correctly.
     
  16. SIVAllan

    SIVAllan Gold Level Sponsor

    LAT 2 dress up chrome version.

    I've had this on a back shelf for a quite a while. As noted, it's not stock. It was paired with TIGER valve covers, chrome plated dipstick, chrome plated air cleaner housing (upper piece only) and a chrome plated radiator cap.

    I've never seen a Tiger with all of these.
    LAT 2 dress up.JPG logo.JPG
     
  17. Warren

    Warren Bronze Level Sponsor

    I had a chrome radiator cap and various other bits. The right angle breather in chrome is nice . Wonder how it was plated since the inside is probably filled full of your typical steel mesh to catch the oil blowing by.
     
  18. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Id say chromed during production and filled with the mesh after.. Likely a mustang, galaxy etc freds up that garrard pilfered
     
  19. SIVAllan

    SIVAllan Gold Level Sponsor

    Doe anyone know which chrome radiator cap is correct?

    An Autolight radiator cap is available for example.

    "This is a very accurate reproduction of the 67-69 Ford Autolite chrome dress-up radiator cap that was used with most performance engine optioned cars."

    https://www.deadnutson.com/1967-70-autolite-radiator-cap-chrome/

    This one was only current at the tail end of Tiger prodction but perhaps it is the same as the cap used by Rootes.
     
  20. Warren

    Warren Bronze Level Sponsor

    I have a chrome plated one but it's a dribbler...
    That's dead nuts close but no cigar in the Cad plating.
     

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