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Sunbeam Tiger Differential Gear Ratio Tag

Discussion in 'Sunbeam Tiger' started by tylerite3124, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. tylerite3124

    tylerite3124 Platinum Level Sponsor

    I understand that Tiger differentials were fitted with a factory tag that was stamped with the correct gear ratio. Can anyone post a picture of what one of these tags looks like? I've searched the internet but obviously in the wrong places since I have not been able to locate a picture of one. Thanks for any help.

    Rick
     
  2. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Metal tag, 2.88 ratio and LS if limited slip.
     
  3. tylerite3124

    tylerite3124 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks Jim. Do you have a picture? Or know where I can find one?
    Rick
     
  4. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    No, I looked, but probably same as 60's Jeeps except ratio. Maybe another Tiger owner can snap a pic.
     
  5. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    I found this image on the interweb. Should be self-explanatory.
     

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  6. tylerite3124

    tylerite3124 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the picture Pete. Looks like a very rusty, illegible tag under the topmost bolt? I can't make out what is stamped/embossed on the tag though.
    Rick
     
  7. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Rick, here is a Jeep D44 tag. Would think the Tiger would be similar but 49-17 and 2.88 ratio.
    Jeep D44 tag.jpg
     
  8. tylerite3124

    tylerite3124 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the picture. Yes, there are a couple of tags I’ve seen with 49 over 17 embossed into the tag that would indicate a 2.88 gear ratio. Perhaps because so many stock Tiger differentials were swapped out is the reason most tags are missing.

    Rick
     
  9. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    I channeled my inner contortionist and got this image of my diff tag. This is the original diff & tag for B9471799. Hope this answers your questions.

    My car has been family owned since 1970.
     

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  10. tylerite3124

    tylerite3124 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks Pete. Pretty much confirms what I need to know.
    Rick
     

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