Swapping engine bits from the 260 to the 289 | Sunbeam Tiger engine swap project - Ep. 5 | Hagerty Media

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This episode we dive deep into the nitty-gritty process of moving parts from the 260 to the Redline Rebuild 289. We’ll explore some components that tell A Touring Tale and even get a sneak peek at some other enhancements bundled into the Tiger’s engine swap.

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The first thing we discovered was that the last couple of years of rallying had taken a heavy toll on the clutch assembly. I’d say we got our money’s worth out of this one. The Tiger was driven by a lot of people this year under some pretty tough conditions, so it was time to bin this setup.

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Much of the other work involved removing exhaust manifolds and engine mounts, swapping crank pulleys, investigating water pumps, and continuing to work out where exactly the USPS has sent my vintage F4B manifold instead of shipping it to Davin in Michigan for some machining.

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Bradley Phillips | Hagerty Media Site

Now, on to the good stuff. In the video you’ll also hear about some neat upgrades to the Tiger’s guts, like the new Holley Sniper EFI kit and Griffin high performance radiator and a system full of Evans waterless coolant! I’ll be doing my best to keep this hotter-than-stock Tiger cool all summer long.

 

 

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