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  1. NedD

    Super Minx Dash

    Once again the knowledge on this forum comes through. I'm restoring my Tiger's dash and was struggling to find a source for the letters.
  2. NedD

    Quickjack

    Thanks Andrew, while I'm also curious where you positioned the lifting blocks, you've answered my main question. QJ and Costco have these on sale this week so I've been trying to decide whether to get one.
  3. NedD

    Quickjack

    Andrew, did the 5000TL fit between the front and rear wheels on your car? Or do you have to position the lifts inboard of the tires to get clearance?
  4. NedD

    Wilwood Brakes, Panasports, and Wheel Hub Bores

    That's good to hear. By your lack of further detail can I assume you had no issue with the Panasports fitting with the Wildwood hubs?
  5. NedD

    Wilwood Brakes, Panasports, and Wheel Hub Bores

    Seeking advice from those who have installed Wilwood brake kit on your Tiger or Alpine. I'm selecting new wheels and upgrading to 15" partly to allow upgrade to bigger brakes in the future. Looking at the Wilwood fitment diagram (attached) it appears the wheels need a hub bore greater than...
  6. NedD

    Convertible Top Pivot Arms: Interference Fit

    After complete disassembly, a good cleaning and a little correction of a slightly bent arm the pivot assemblies are back in working order. Thanks again for the guidance!
  7. NedD

    Convertible Top Pivot Arms: Interference Fit

    Thanks Michael, Tom and Dan. Once again the depth of knowledge on this forum is impressive. You've given me a fast education on how this mechanism SHOULD work although I'm sure to have follow-up questions as I get deeper into this task. Initial examination of the alignment to the window looks...
  8. NedD

    Convertible Top Pivot Arms: Interference Fit

    Progressing on to the convertible top in the resurrection of my Series I Tiger. As shown in the two attached photos I've circled where the pivot arm brackets rub against their housing as you bring the top up and down. The PO says he always had trouble getting the top all the way down because of...
  9. NedD

    Is any of this an original interior?

    Thanks everyone for responding to this thread. Once again the Alpine/Tiger community comes through. This information is very helpful in my understanding of what is/isn't stock on the upholstery of my Tiger (#616 as Warren referred to it). I'm impressed with the details you were able to...
  10. NedD

    Tiger air cleaner subsitute

    After examining stock Tigers at the Tigers United concours and the local Cars & Coffee I realized a 1" spacer under the carb works fine with my cast iron Ford intake manifold and Holley 4-bbl, if I used a stock air cleaner housing with a 1 1/2" filter element. Going to the 1" spacer gave me...
  11. NedD

    Is any of this an original interior?

    Thanks for the offer. I haven't done full inventory yet of what's missing and fitting these doors is a ways down on the to-do list. The doors themselves are fine, including the locking mechanism on the main door. But the seals are bad and all the attachment/pivot hardware seems to be missing...
  12. NedD

    Is any of this an original interior?

    Thanks Sunalp. This being stock interior materials, I'll work to retain it. I call this effort a "resurrection" rather than a "restoration". It's my goal to have a safe, dependable car but not aim for showroom quality. She is almost 60 years old and entitled to gracefully show her age...
  13. NedD

    Is any of this an original interior?

    Hey Alpine/Tiger experts, I'm trying to determine what parts of this interior are original, if any. This is an early Series I Tiger (B9470616) still in its original Embassy Black paint. The seats are obviously not original, having been re-upholstered by a previous owner back in the early...
  14. NedD

    Tiger air cleaner subsitute

    Thanks Warren. I'm near Sacramento. The 1/2" spacer was made of an old plastic material. The vacuum fitting was part of the spacer, not threaded into it. I broke it off by accident and the whole spacer was ruined. Not repairable. For family reasons I need to get the car on the road this...
  15. NedD

    Tiger air cleaner subsitute

    Hi Warren, My answer is a long one....... This whole scenario started when I broke the vacuum port off the old 1/2" spacer that's on the car while fitting a new PCV hose. So I'm walking my way into an expensive solution to fix my screw-up changing $5 worth of PCV hose! I can't find a...
  16. NedD

    Tiger air cleaner subsitute

    Resurrecting this thread to re-ask the OP's original question: what are the dimensions of the factory AC air filter? I need Length, Width, Total height including the mounting flange on the bottom and Height of your filter element. Could someone who has one measure it for me? I'm trying to...
  17. NedD

    Lockheed 5" servo

    Paul A: It's been some years since you did this install. I'm fitting the same Lockheed booster to my '66 Tiger. Did you encounter any issues bleeding the system? The Lockheed instructions are specific about orienting the air valve at least 30 degrees below vertical and inclining the slave...
  18. NedD

    Separating Brake Calipers

    Good luck Paul. I'm on similar schedule goal with my Tiger.
  19. NedD

    Separating Brake Calipers

    Well Sun Alp I have to laugh at myself. Some days my brain functions better than other days! When I first read this, I thought you were talking about drilling and tapping the caliper body rather than the piston! Hence my odd question about getting the hole to seal.
  20. NedD

    Separating Brake Calipers

    Thanks SunAlp. That's an idea I'd never thought of. One of the pistons is really stuck (didn't move with 100 psi air pressure). I've got a few more tricks to try but I'll keep your idea in reserve. Did you have any issues getting the hole you drilled to seal when brakes are applied?
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