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Tim’s Tiger Super Six Blog

My name is Tim and this is a Blog about my Tiger Super Six. I’m using this blog to keep track of the work I do and what I learn about the car as I do it. I’ll hopefully be out on a few track days soon and will post about that too. I’m new to Tigers, new to mechanics and new to Blogging so it’s going to be a journey for me!

So first a bit about the car!

I bought my Tiger at the end of August 2019. The car didn’t come with a wealth of history because it had a build blog on PistonHeads.com. I haven’t yet been able to find this blog (I hope I do!) but I will share what I discover about the car as I go.

Here’s the basics. The car was first registered in 2003 and initially had a pinto engine. The pinto let go at a track (the best ending for an engine) and a 2.0L Ford Zetec engine was added as a replacement. The Zetec has had twin 45 Weber carburettors and a modified sump has been fitted. This was done three or four years ago. Since then the car has only done 1,300 miles. I suspect that there is an upgraded head and something has been done with the cams as well but I’m not sure. Best estimation of horsepower is 150 – 155 bhp.

As I find out more about the car, and do upgrades myself, I’ll update this page here.

Winter Plans

Work has been so busy that the working on the car has had to, reluctantly, wait. Anyway, the New Year should be a little quieter and I’ve already started working on a few bits and pieces. At the last MOT the hazard lights weren’t working. I’m 95% sure that it’s an issue …

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I’ll post updates about what I get up to with the car (on and off track) but for the technical stuff there are three lists below. As times goes by I’ll build up a series of pages that chronical the work done, the problems encountered and the solutions created. Useful for me and perhaps useful for others too!


Jobs underway

  • Replacing the hazard switch and fabricating a new dash insert for the button.
  • Conversion from Weber 45s to ITBs… eek!
  • Replacing side and rear view mirrors.

Jobs still to do

  • Geometry and suspension setup
  • Replace gear box oil
  • Replace differential oil
  • Investigate battery isolator switch
  • Tidy up body work

Jobs complete


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3 Comments

    1. Hi Martin,

      Good to hear from you.. yes but I’m terrible at keeping this up to date! The big project is a switch from carbs to ITBs… I’ve used my next five Christmas and birthday presents to get these:
      https://danstengineering.co.uk/Ford-Zetec-1820-Bike-Throttle-Bodies-Kit-ZX10R-44mm-FAST-ROAD-PACK?search=Zetec%20fast%20road&fbclid=IwAR264vYXzrstzRGk8RUqgnVV71GmdO69c23OjGjcRtdk2CR5kmowDgvfoL4
      and
      https://danstengineering.co.uk/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_id=1304&search=Efi&fbclid=IwAR3uhQggTIiEf1TdoUAurWCsNLG0NJjcOSraWHdZMCOe30tS0lrzNKBJsqs
      Thinking that I might need to upgrade the ignition systems as well… we can take bets on if it ever moves again 😉

      Which Tiger do you have? Where are you based?

      T

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