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BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Turbo's
Posted by: BMC
Date: August 11, 2008 09:44PM

Just found a Ford Turbo-coupe and asking about this in the engine section. I have two reasons- your car and that Hemi that outran me. Probably still will not do enough, but looking at a bunch of mods over time. Still not looking for Huge power, just something different. Glad to see these postings.

-BMC.


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: October 26, 2008 10:22PM

Twin Turbo Tiger still up and running great. So far best time has been 11:35 @123 mph, on 8lbs of boost. Changed the rear gear to a 3:55 but still has to much gear. Looking to change out to a 3:23 or wait to see what the new motor will do with the 3:55.
Will keep you all posted.


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: January 25, 2009 02:58PM

man jerry your car is like a test bed for the rest of us keep up the good work!! i love reading about your car with all the different things you have tried, awesome car!!


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: January 27, 2009 11:45PM

was it hard to fit the 351 windsor block in your tiger?


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: February 01, 2009 06:23PM

We still us a 8.2 deck motor, it is a stock 302 block now. Just got the pistons for the race motor which is a 8.2 deck World Products motor which will be a 378ci with AFR 225 heads and a great turbo cam looking to make 700rwh on 12lbs of boost on pump gas. Should have it in the car by the end of Feb.
We raced the car in Phonenix and it went 11:30@ 125 on 8lbs. with the stock motor. With the new 3:23 gears
I hope the new set up will be as dependable as the stock motor we have'nt had a lick of trouble in the 9 months its been in there.The fuel injection is great , using the FAST system I really think that is why the stock motor has lasted as long as it has.
My wife loves how quiet the car is and enjoys riding in it. Its really a sleeper.
So why put a big motor in it? I've never been the smartest guy!!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/01/2009 06:28PM by fasttiger.


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: February 02, 2009 10:05PM

hi jerry, if you read car craft july 08 there's an article of a street legal ford fairmount with a turbo on a 302 engine, and 3.08 rear gear, and he runs 10.05//9.80's i think if your set up will go even faster!! are you still running the powerglide?


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: February 03, 2009 10:43AM

Yes it has a powerglide, really like it with the 3:23 gear in it now. I'm looking at running 9:30's, but have to put the cage in the car, as right now I'm happy the way it is.



old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: February 04, 2009 12:06AM

hey jerry i got the date incorrect for the magizine article, the correct date is november 2005 sorry.


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: February 18, 2009 08:19PM

Finally got the pistons from JE and the motor should be done by this fri hope I can pick it up.
Be another month to get it up and running have to order custom head gaskets from Cometic
and a few other misc. parts
Will keep you informed of progress


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: February 20, 2009 10:07PM

best of luck to ya jerry!! i'm very curious how fast you will go......


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: February 24, 2009 11:00PM

hoping to go very fast!!!!!!
I'm working on the rear brake setup changing out to disk, hope to have it done by this weekend.
Putting disk brakes from a 93 cobra on it, have to make a bracket and do some grinding. Nothing is very simple when you have to modify everything to fit but what the hell keeps me out of the bar.


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: March 01, 2009 08:20PM

Got the disk brake setup on and have brakes !!!!!!


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: March 06, 2009 02:07AM

good idea with better brakes since you'll be going faster!! i might bring my tiger home since the snow has melted, i have alot of work ahead of me.......


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: March 06, 2009 08:19PM

Good luck with your new project Mark


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: March 07, 2009 12:05AM

thanks jerry, please take some videos of your tiger for me?? i got it home finally!! it has the ford top loader 4 speed but seems to be locked up or stuck in gear both rear wheels wouldn't roll at all so we had to load it that way, more later.



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5965 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 08, 2009 07:18PM

Seems to me those old top loaders had the capability of being locked into two gears at the same time, in which case they won't budge. Look at the shifter. It seems to me the tranny might not even have an internal lock-out which prevents that.

Jim


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: March 09, 2009 11:45PM

thanks jim i'll check it out, and i'll probably pull the drive shaft out just to be sure. the guy i bought it from said him and his brother pushed it in the barn, but the shifter won't hardly move. i got underneath it tonight and i can move all the shift levers with a 1/2 wrench fairly easy but the car still won't move so i'll pull the drive shaft tomorrow if it doesn't rain.


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: April 12, 2009 10:05PM

Got the rear disk brakes on from a 93 Cobra and they are working great. This weekend work on the Aerospace setup got the hubs machined and got the bearings to fit and put them on the spindle, looks like it is going to work now just waiting for the rotors and calibers.
Looks like my sponser is coming through with the money for the motor. We will race the car this weekend in a 11:50 heads up class then will take the motor out and start getting everything done for the new motor set up. we are planning a trip to Tulsa June 27th for a mustang shelby race should be 4-6 Tigers there.


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: April 13, 2009 12:55AM

good luck jerry, bring home a win for the tigers!!


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: April 26, 2009 10:43PM

Well raced the old 200+k motor for the last time last weekend ran 11:82 @ 125mph got beat in the finals by .006 good close race. Motor had a tough time building boost on a instant green but it stayed together on 14lbs of boost.
Sponser came through with money for the new motor so old motor came out and will be finishing build in a couple of weeks, took the tranny to get rebuilt and the converter checked out, more money.
Got the Aerospace brake setup on the front done this weekend just need some new brake lines and a couple of spacers, looks good. Finally updated brakes hope it stops better.
Doing some misc. clean up work, getting ready for the race in Tulsa, supposed to be a couple of other Tigers and Alpines there.
If anybody makes it there please stop over and say HI
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