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Tiger Remote Oil Hose - Original Color of Part

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by Pete S., Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    Anyone have an idea what the original finish on the Tiger oil filter nut was? Circled in this photo from a Sports Car Graphic road test, it almost looks like blued steel.



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  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Pete, James Lindner at TEAE may have an answer for you. He has put together a document for judging the tiger. (I think)
  3. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    Mine is/was bare steel
  4. Warren

    Warren Bronze Level Sponsor

    It's a cad plated, please note that coil is in the wrong place too. Most of the BoN period pictures were taken from the same road test car provided to the magazine testing guys.
    That *'$#ยข nut is a bear to fiddle with and stop oil leaks . Would not be surprised if it got monkey wrenched and swapped out.
  5. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    I have a new bit of information. This is a photograph of a Tiger engine pulled in 1964, and set aside in lieu of a K-Code 289. It's untouched and should provide a lot of answers of what the first batch of engines looked like from the factory. Please notice the color of the oil filter nut.

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