1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Started on June 17 by gswaybright

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Tiger Mk I, completely restored by renowned performance Tiger experts at Dale's Restorations, to upgraded specifications as follows: - 306ci V8 (302 w/ 0.030" OB) - World Products Windsor Jr. Aluminum Heads - Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Jet Hot coated - Holley Street Avenger 670cfm carb - Ford SVO E303 Roller Cam - Pro Magnum Roller Rockers - S&S merged collector headers, Jet Hot coated - Balanced and blueprinted - Custom fabricated 2-1/4" exhaust with Flowmaster 40 series

Griggs Racing rear suspension (#2 of 2 thought to exist on a Tiger) - Aluminum multi-link design - Koni coil-overs replace leaf springs (Only one known to exist on a Tiger) - Watts linkage replaces panhard rod - Torque Arm added to eliminate axle windup - Fully adjustable, all heim joints

Featuring: - Ford Motorsport World Class T-5 - Modified 0.80:1 OD 5th gear - AMC T-5 tailshaft conversion to preserve stock Tiger shifter location - 3.31:1 limited slip differential - Dale's akerman angle correcting steering kit - Dale's friction-free front sway bar - Dale's Willwood 10" Front discs & 4-piston calipers - Dale's 8" rear disk brake conversion - Dual circuit master brake cylinder - 16"x7" Panasports, Yokohama AVS ES100, 225/45 rear, 205/45 front - Aluminum reproduction of LAT-70 hood by Steve Alcala (last made of ~5 thought to exist) - Aluminum radiator & overflow tank - Complete interior by Martha Wheat - Burled Walnut dash with glove box door - Dale's Five point roll bar w/ removable forward brace - <2400 lb curb weight vs 2565 lbs as stock - 2001 Jaguar BRG

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Jul 28, 2009 12:36 p.m.
Matt B (fs):
That has got to be the tastiest Tiger I've ever seen. Man, what fantastic build. I'm most impressed with the suspension work, mainly because that's just the kind of stuff I love.
Feb 23, 2010 1:26 p.m.
Hi! Nice Tiger! :-) I'm restoring at the moment a Tiger MK1 too. I have a 347 stroker engine and headers from C.A.T. in California. I'm searching now a same exhaust system (2 1/4" in stainless steel). Where did you get your system and how much does one cost?
Feb 26, 2010 9:36 p.m.
Nicely appointed car and very well thought out by your description. Did Griggs install the rear suspension or was Dale's do the install? I've never sat in a Tiger, do tall guys (6'-2"+) fit very well?

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