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  • 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

    This is a Sunbeam Tiger that i built at work. It has a 427 side oiler crammed in it. I built the frame , roll cage rear suspension, rockers and some of the tin work. I wish that i would have taken more pictures of it during the build.



    Here it is at Autorama last year





    LINCOLN IDEALARC 250 TIG
    LINCOLN SP100 MIG

    15 TON X 4' VERSON PRESS
    VINTAGE W.F AND JOHN BARNES 15" DRILL PRESS
    WILTON C-2 BENCH VISE
    HF 20 TON SHOP PRESS
    TONS OF OTHER TOOLS

    1956 FORD F-100
    1986 OLDS CUTLASS
    1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER
    1993 DODGE DAKOTA
    1994 DODGE DAKOTA
    1998 FORD MUSTANG GT CONV.
    2003 DODGE NEON

  • #2
    That came out very nice. Is it just for show? I don't see how you'll ever get that much power to the ground on such a small car.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by monte55 View Post
      That came out very nice. Is it just for show? I don't see how you'll ever get that much power to the ground on such a small car.
      I think the owner plans on driving it on the street. I'm not sure how much power it makes but it shouldn't be too bad. i drove a different Tiger last summer, pretty similar to this one with a 430 HP 347 Ford. It hooked up suprisingly well and still handled like a go kart. I put about 200 miles on it in one day. What a blast that was
      LINCOLN IDEALARC 250 TIG
      LINCOLN SP100 MIG

      15 TON X 4' VERSON PRESS
      VINTAGE W.F AND JOHN BARNES 15" DRILL PRESS
      WILTON C-2 BENCH VISE
      HF 20 TON SHOP PRESS
      TONS OF OTHER TOOLS

      1956 FORD F-100
      1986 OLDS CUTLASS
      1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER
      1993 DODGE DAKOTA
      1994 DODGE DAKOTA
      1998 FORD MUSTANG GT CONV.
      2003 DODGE NEON

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      • #4
        Here is the other Tiger before it got painted.



        I will have to take some finished pictures of this one next week
        LINCOLN IDEALARC 250 TIG
        LINCOLN SP100 MIG

        15 TON X 4' VERSON PRESS
        VINTAGE W.F AND JOHN BARNES 15" DRILL PRESS
        WILTON C-2 BENCH VISE
        HF 20 TON SHOP PRESS
        TONS OF OTHER TOOLS

        1956 FORD F-100
        1986 OLDS CUTLASS
        1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER
        1993 DODGE DAKOTA
        1994 DODGE DAKOTA
        1998 FORD MUSTANG GT CONV.
        2003 DODGE NEON

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        • #5
          Sick car, I remember seeing it at Autorama. This is the one in Hot Rod this month, right? I didn't realize the history of these cars until I read the article, very cool.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jdustu View Post
            Sick car, I remember seeing it at Autorama. This is the one in Hot Rod this month, right? I didn't realize the history of these cars until I read the article, very cool.
            Yeah, Hot Rod did an article on it. I didn,t know it was out yet though. i will have to go pick one up.
            LINCOLN IDEALARC 250 TIG
            LINCOLN SP100 MIG

            15 TON X 4' VERSON PRESS
            VINTAGE W.F AND JOHN BARNES 15" DRILL PRESS
            WILTON C-2 BENCH VISE
            HF 20 TON SHOP PRESS
            TONS OF OTHER TOOLS

            1956 FORD F-100
            1986 OLDS CUTLASS
            1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER
            1993 DODGE DAKOTA
            1994 DODGE DAKOTA
            1998 FORD MUSTANG GT CONV.
            2003 DODGE NEON

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 6pakdakota View Post
              Yeah, Hot Rod did an article on it. I didn,t know it was out yet though. i will have to go pick one up.
              I just got it in the mail a couple days ago, it's got a 5th gen Camaro "Trans Am" on the cover. Overall a really interesting issue.
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              • #8
                Very nice workmenship, I was wondering if ya started with a tiger or an alpine on those builds.

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                • #9
                  Excellent work my friend!!!

                  It's cool that the car you helped build is in a publication such as Hot Rod. I quit my subscription to the magazine back in the early 80's when it seemed more about the chics in bikinis than the cars. I bought the magazine to see the cars, if I had wanted to see chics I'd have bought Playboy.

                  The 427 side oilers RULE!!! I had 2 66 Fairlane GT(R)'s and in that heavy body they were fast right from the factory, I can imagine what it'd do in a Tiger. This is along the lines of a project Carrol Shelby did back in the early 60's when the Cobra was introduced. You have to be part engineer, part fabricator, part welder and part body man to pull something like this off. My hat is off to you! And I got razzed like he(double hockey sticks) when I crammed a side oiler into a 68 Chevelle body, which wasn't too great of a feat since there was tons of room to put the engine. Everyone said I screwed up a perfectly good Chevelle body but I told them it was more like I ruined the side oiler.

                  At any rate I wanted to congratulate you on the car getting into Hot Rod magazine and say a job well done!!! Keep up the good work.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sailor View Post
                    Very nice workmenship, I was wondering if ya started with a tiger or an alpine on those builds.

                    the first one was an alpine. the second one is a real tiger
                    LINCOLN IDEALARC 250 TIG
                    LINCOLN SP100 MIG

                    15 TON X 4' VERSON PRESS
                    VINTAGE W.F AND JOHN BARNES 15" DRILL PRESS
                    WILTON C-2 BENCH VISE
                    HF 20 TON SHOP PRESS
                    TONS OF OTHER TOOLS

                    1956 FORD F-100
                    1986 OLDS CUTLASS
                    1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER
                    1993 DODGE DAKOTA
                    1994 DODGE DAKOTA
                    1998 FORD MUSTANG GT CONV.
                    2003 DODGE NEON

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                    • #11
                      i just picked up the new hot rod and they didn't give the shop i work for any credit for the build. that kinda stinks. oh well.
                      LINCOLN IDEALARC 250 TIG
                      LINCOLN SP100 MIG

                      15 TON X 4' VERSON PRESS
                      VINTAGE W.F AND JOHN BARNES 15" DRILL PRESS
                      WILTON C-2 BENCH VISE
                      HF 20 TON SHOP PRESS
                      TONS OF OTHER TOOLS

                      1956 FORD F-100
                      1986 OLDS CUTLASS
                      1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER
                      1993 DODGE DAKOTA
                      1994 DODGE DAKOTA
                      1998 FORD MUSTANG GT CONV.
                      2003 DODGE NEON

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                      • #12
                        for us that don't know - what is a side oiler and what makes it special?

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                        • #13
                          that looks realy nice

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mr Bill View Post
                            for us that don't know - what is a side oiler and what makes it special?
                            The Ford 427 side oiler was a completely redesigned 427 cubic inch (7 L), cross-bolted FE engine block that first debuted in 1965.[1]

                            [edit] Features and Unveiling
                            This internal combustion engine featured a generous oil gallery down the left-hand side of the engine block to keep the main bearings fully supplied with oil at high revolutions or RPM. The 427 side oiler used mechanical valve tappets, heavily favored for use in Caroll Shelby's AC cobra, the 427 side oiler not only offered tremendous power for the small amount of space allotted to the Cobra but better oil passageways improved durability on the track.
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_427_side_oiler
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_FE_engine There is a little oil flow pic...
                            Last edited by aametalmaster; 01-16-2010, 06:46 PM.
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                            • #15
                              thanks for the info - good information

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