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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: September 17, 2009 11:21AM

i'd say it would be very hard to beat an 8.50 car unless he broke something, but still you ran great!! sorry to hear about your back window can you race without the top on? you know i have a 66 alpine also and i'm thinking to make a tube chassis with struts for it any suggestions?


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: September 17, 2009 11:22PM

We got the rear window put back in for 50 bucks i might have to put a couple of straps on it.
As far as your 66 I would cut the x frame out and put in subframe connectors that gives you alot of room for the trans.
Find used 9'' ford rearend and put some coil overs in the rear. Update the front end.
Now for the motor I would try and find a Buick V-6 with a turbo and use the tranny that comes with it.
Second choice would be a T-Bird Turbo 4cyl. with a C-4.
Both these motors are FI and I would find a used FAST system for the managment system.
I have thought about doing somthing like this to a Alpine but one race car is enough for me now days,
guess I'm getting old Damn It


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: September 19, 2009 08:52PM

thanks jerry, i have thought about the buick V6 turbo set up i'll see what i can come up with. i'm 46 and race go karts as a hobby and iv'e heard of guys in their 70's still racing them, i tried a dirt track for the first time a few saturdays ago man that is hard!! my arms hurt after 15 laps!!


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: September 19, 2009 10:30PM

I'm just old!!!!!
If you can go to truestreetcars.com there is a nice video of me racing the Must. that beat me. Go to pics & video's Jerry's Twin Turbo Tiger



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2009 10:34PM 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: September 22, 2009 12:29AM

cool i'll check it out!!


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: September 25, 2009 12:20PM

Video of Sunbeam on You Tube under Jerry's Twin Turbo 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: November 08, 2009 09:30PM

Getting car ready to go to Speedworld in Phonenix on the 5th of Dec. going to race in a heads up 10sec class with the Arizona's Fastest Street Cars.
If anybody in the area come over and say Hi



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: August 18, 2010 10:23PM

Boy can't believe its been over two years since I did the turbo setup and the big motor setup has been in over a year without any problems.
I've put more street miles on the car in the last year than I've ever put on it in the last 39 years, new tech. is great.
Going back to PINK's in Nov. will set the boost controler to run low 10's on 6-7lbs of boost
Just a a little update


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2979 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: roverman
Date: August 29, 2010 09:22PM

Jerry, One impressive brawler there. Anything you can do, to improve those 60' times ? With the trap speeds your runnin, you should have plenty of et. potential, with more hook-up ? Good Luck, roverman.


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: September 01, 2010 11:20PM

Art I could stay on the rev limiter longer and get more boost but its so hard on the tranny and conveter that its not worth it to me.
Tranny & converter are low buck parts but have stayed together.
Also I could put some real slicks on and let it eat but just don't want to start breaking parts.
Wife is finally talking to me when something comes up about the car, could'nt believe it today I wanted buy a part for the car and she said it was alright to use the American Express almost fell over LOL


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2979 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Sunbeam Tiger: Installing Turbo's
Posted by: roverman
Date: September 04, 2010 12:34PM

Heads-up Jerry, she might be shopping for a "hard hat and suit", so SHE can drive, lol. Good Luck, roverman.


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: September 04, 2010 08:36PM

Yea I wonder what she's up to. After 20yrs I start to worry when she starts talking like this!!! LOL
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