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MartinT

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October update. Trial fitting of engine / gearbox next on the agenda.

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November and December's efforts now on.
Happy New Year everyone and hope to see some of you in the summer when the Tiger makes it onto the road [smile]

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Hi,

from the top picture here http://www.thymesit.co.uk/tiger/december13.shtml it looks like the alternator belt is sitting against the waterpump outlet (I think that's the alloy housing/tube pointing upwards).

Obviously it can't touch this at all and the alternator looks to be sitting very high, can you not release the bottom mount (which is sitting just above the top chassis rail) and then swing it so that it is underneath? That bottom mount looks way to long.

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Hi Martin,

I think from memory that the curve bracket that you have attached to the alternator should be the other way round.

So the adjustment slot to tension the belt is attached to the alternator & the fixed hole goes to the engine block.

The that the bracket is attached too needs to be facing straight down inside the engine bay & not sticking out over the top rail.

Doing this will then take the alternator away from the thermostat housing as they are not clashing.

Hope this helps.....

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MartinT

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Thanks for the feedback, Mark and Gazza, yes I'm not happy with initial fit and have since talked to Paul at Tiger - I think I have the wrong 'stat housing and also need slight adjustment to bottom adjuster.
The bottom bracket on the alternator can't go below the chassis rail as the alternator would foul no. 1 exhaust header.
Will post updated pics when I've got the right stat housing. Meantime, if anyone has pics of alternator installation on a pinto engined S6 or any other observations I'd be most grateful.
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Martin,

I built an S6 and the alternator does pretty much touch the header, it's a bit of a design flaw as it's common for the heat to dry out the bearings over time and the alternator fail. The alternative is to get a smaller densor unit which fits easier. you bottom mount is just to long and will provide movement which will cause problems.

I don't have a pic of it with the alternator fitted, sorry.

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MartinT

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January and February updates now on. Milestone of moving under own power achieved [biggrin][biggrin].
Still on target for IVA before Summer [thumb]
http://www.thymesit.co.uk/tiger/january14.shtml
http://www.thymesit.co.uk/tiger/february14.shtml

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nice one its really coming along, youre really starting to pick up steam with your project [smile]
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With the dash coming down to meet the gearbox tunnel, will you still be able to remove the tunnel ok without having to take the dash off?
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MartinT

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Ade, I'm consolidating the dash cabling to connect with 3 multi plugs and fixing the dash with button head screws so the dash should come out easily in a matter of minutes (that's the plan anyway [idea])
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Dashboard Thought

My dash is similar to yours, and whilst it look nice and fine in every way. There is one small niggle, my left leg rests on the side of the dash centre section when not on the clutch. After a while there is a small uncomfortable dent in my leg just above the knee.

I would suggest checking on your blank how and if your leg will rest against it.

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Good point, Bob, I've purposely left plenty of 'meat' on the blank so I can make adjustments before final fit.
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3 months' worth of updates to build diary now uploaded (been too busy 'doing' to keep site updated, sorry [smile]). Now knocking off the final?? list of jobs before IVA [thumb]
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Hi Martin

Im putting my super six through IVA next week. I just read your blog and I see youve moved the headlights outwards? Is this necessary, paul didnt mention it on mine?

good luck with yours [smile]

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Hi Robcod3,
My chassis was built in 2003 (I think) - the headlamp mounting is a piece of solid bar integral to the chassis. When I checked the IVA manual re. headlight position it states the edge of the illuminated area of the headlight must be a maximum of 400mm from the 'outside' of the vehicle (i.e. the rear wheel arch on a super 6). Mine was around 10mm over, so I needed to move the headlamps outwards to comply. This had the added benefit of giving more clearance between the headlamps and nosecone. However, I needed to angle the extension forward to prevent the cycle wings fouling on full lock.
Maybe on your chassis the headlamps are already mounted correctly?
HTH and good luck with the IVA[thumb] - let us know how it goes.

Martin

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Thanks Martin, I better get the tape out. Think mine was from around that time too [frown]
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hi Martin

I have just purchased a super 6 only had it two weeks, but really nice to see one been built, I live in hull and you mentioned you have to cross the humber bridge, would be nice to see it on the road

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MartinT

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Finally managed to bring build diary up-to-date. Tiger now legal and on the road [biggrin][biggrin], managed to rack up over 300 miles despite rubbish weather and domestic projects (though that includes two 70 mile round trips to Beverley IVA test centre). Still running in, so haven't pushed much beyond 5500rpm but seems very willing over 4000 [smile].
Looking forward to getting out more in the spring and working my way up the learning curve.

Martin

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