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Tiger project, phaze one

Bob Claffie

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Sorry, no new pictures right now but a modest written update.
Initial body work is now 95 % complete waiting for spring. New/old dash is completed and just about ready for installation. Big milestone a couple weeks ago, got the engine running first time since the early nineties. Double milestone yesterday, first time the car has moved under it's own power since maybe 1988. As this is an outdoor "restoration" time is growing short here in Mass. Plan on garaging the car for the next month or so during which time I hope to complete the brake system rebuild then stick it back outside and use my one car garage for one of the more valuable cars thru the winter. Bob
 

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I hear you on "Winter coming". Same here in NJ (we last power for about 5 days in the recent storm).
I have five cars squeezed into 3 garages (none of which are "normal", daily-driver cars).

I've driven Alpines, but only ever rode in a Tiger once, when a friend of mine bought one when we were right out of high school ('68). Neat cars! Look forward to your progress.
 

elrey

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It's certainly getting a lot easier on the eyes. I can see you've spent some time there. Keep it up. Do not weaken. :cheers:
 
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Bob Claffie

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Hi, the engine is similar to the original except it's a '67 Mustang 289, not a 260 CI, with a 2 barrel from a later Ford 351 CI. In the spring it will have a correct factory 4 speed and currently has a limited slip of unknown ratio. Bob
 
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