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Need4Tweed

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Hello all,

Bought my first Tiger Super Six on Monday from east London and drove it home to Devon...(only one breakdown, the throttle cable snapped!)

Loving the car so far, 2.0 pinto engine feels strong if not a bit flat, and the build quality is excellent. I just have a few questions to get me on my way...

So I plan to do a fair bit of driving. I have the full wet weather gear and doors etc, but what about luggage? Is there a bag that straps to the roll bar or anything similar I can buy? Is there any other long distance/daily use accessories you guys recommend?

Where are some sites to buy spares in case, sorry... WHEN the next thing goes wrong?

And what are the must have upgrades? Internal, external, performance, whatever. Coming in the post today should be a 12v usb output thing that I will fit so I can charge my phone and other bits - is there a spare feed on the wiring loom for this??

Also have a phone holder coming that I can use to turn phone into sat nav, and a headphone extension cable so I can still listen to music/drown out engine noise on the motorway while my phone is in the cradle!

There also seem to be no baffles in the exhaust, so it bangs like a machine gun on lift off...even at slow speeds. This makes town driving rather embarrassing...is this just a baffle problem or over fueling too?


Is there anything else you guys can think of, any general tips or things to watch out for?

Thanks!

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Hi,

If you google 'soft bits for sevens' they do storage cases and different bit for seven type cars and will make it bespoke to your car I believe. Might not be the cheapest though!

On the spares front, I used to have a tool roll in the boot that had all the main tool, spanners, alan keys etc that I might need along with cable ties and duct tape - that was all I ever needed to get me home but if you keep a regular check then you shouldn't really have many if any problems if it was built well.

On the exhaust, if it's the original Tiger one then it might be worth upgrading or replacing but the pinto's do pop and bang a bit (but shouldn't be embarrassing) - might be worth getting it to a rolling road to get tuned.

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Has the car been sitting for a while?
I recently bought a Cat E1 which had been sitting for a few years and had similar issues, popping and banging on the overrun and a general feeling of not quite right.
Had the carbs setup and balanced and the popping is greatly reduced and she feels more sprightly!

So, find someone who knows about old school engines and carbs and get them setup, preferably on a rolling road.

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Thanks for the advice.

Dont think the car has been used a great deal to be fair...since Monday I have done 500 miles (more than it has done in 3 years!). It's still banging like crazy...Had strong blue flames out of the zaust last night too.

Car booked in for a rolling road tune at a local specialist at end of the month, they are quoting £100 for an hours worth of tuning on the dyno, £60 for each additional hour.

Had a look at luggage stuff and will be Getting some bits soon.

The usb port and phone bracket (It's a wireless charger too) have both arrived so will look at fitting them this eve. Any advice on where to tap in to for power? I am actually thinking about going direct to the battery as I like to be able to charge my phone with the ignition off or whilst leaving my car unattended. Plus it's only usb ports so will never drain that much power, doesn't on my defender anyway. It is fused also. Thoughts?
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Can't you go from a permanent live, but then put a switch in on the dash, or hidden under the dash if you don't want to be able to see it - at least that was you can cut the power to it?
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I replaced the original silencer with the later version from Tiger, had the carbs set up by a Weber specialist on a rolling road and still it pops and bangs! It was, however, much improved after being on the R/R. The general 'detonation' noises on overrun tend, I find, to be a feature of Pintos on twin Webers. Whether this is likely to be reduced by upgrading the ignition I won't know until I bite the bullet and go Megajolt or whatever. At least with the Pinto you can enjoy watching the flames from the exhaust while driving!

Due to previously having suffered power drain on sockets with continuous feed, I installed a 12V auxiliary/USB from a feed active with ignition on (I'd be unlikely to leave anything like a phone unattended in an open car anyway). The original builder had left various 'blind spurs' from the loom behind the dash so it was a simple matter of probing with a volt meter to find a suitable feed.

Luggage? Mine's a Cat, so in addition to a minuscule boot it's got a parcel shelf behind the seats. Oh what luxury!

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You will also get a lot of pops and bangs if the joint where the 4 exhausts  join is leaking as there are no clamps on them. I regularly reseal mine, I strip the joint down and smear clear silicone around the pipes and push them in and when all in remove the excess from them. Silicone stays flexible unlike other exhaust pastes. If you fit any thing off the battery supply you must add a fuse in line, just in case. Great in this weather with a Tiger. Managed to get out yesterday for a long run and was brilliant and the roads were very clear.
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Yes, good point about sealing the collector joints - I'd forgotten about that, it's probably about time I did mine again. Although not an absolute cure it certainly helps.

Re. the wiring, I used the feed I mentioned (originally the Sierra radio or electric windows or whatever) as a source for a separate multi-fuse block working off the 'ignition on' status. This facilitates the addition of further safely fused items - although I can't imagine what at the moment!

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I will have a look at the exhaust sealing later..

I just went straight from the battery with the usb port in the end - was buggering about for a while trying to find a permanent live but couldn't. The line has a built in fuse anyway so not too worried, plus I have ordered a switch to put on it as well.

Looking forward to it going on the rolling road!




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good luck with your new car.....

as for making them as practical / usable as poss...different folks, different priorities....
spares....whatever you can sensibly fit in the car for all runs; throttle/clutch cables, alternator belt
i carry a small toolkit
i'm not a fan of windscreens/hoods, so if i'm doing a journey goretex jacket/trousers in a bag
12v - as you've done a 'must'
personally i prefer a sat nav over a phone, as i can use that as well for mph, but worth checking how accurate your speedo is at norml intervals - 30-50-70, have driven with guys before who thought they were doing 70 and who were doing a tad over 60!

(other reason i like a sat nav is to preplan a route, i found when i 1st had a kit that i was travelling the same roads which got boring after a while - so often a make a little route up on the pc picking roads that i wouldnt normally drive, or wouldnt normally know exist).

luggage - guess depends whether you're taking a passenger on a trip....i rarely do for more than a day in which case nowt needed. for a tour i just chuck a bag on the pass seat or even remove it...for more space.

wouldn't be without a tonneau/half tonneau....keeps anyting on the pass side dry and out of sight....and popping the drivers side on at the end of a days driving is 30 sec's....


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