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Nick
Hagerty Employee

Test drive! Taking the 289-powered Tiger for a spin | Sunbeam Tiger engine swap project - Ep. 12

 

This episode wraps up about four months of work of work on the Sunbeam, with driveability issues addressed and finally escaping the confines of my neighborhood for some road testing.

 

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https://www.hagerty.com/media/videos/test-drive-taking-the-289-powered-tiger-for-a-spin-sunbeam-tige...

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doonich
Passenger

That was fun, good idea with the gopro.  Engine sounds great and 190 is nbd fer sure.  I had a 57 healy 100-6 decades ago with a wrecked cobra 289 engine with corvette side pipes (not the covers) and a shortened/narrowed? Ford rear end.  The axles kept breaking as they were welded.  Wish I kept the engine, didn't mind losing the car, haha.

Guitar74
Gearhead

That hipo 289 will handle 190 just fine. The 289 in my Cougar runs best around 190. I would attribute that softer bottom end to that cam. But in a Tiger? Who cares. The top end charge will more than make up for it. Glad you are getting the bugs worked out. I am glad that you are enjoying it.

spoom
Technician

Nice! Seems a perfect candidate for thermostatically controlled electric fan(s) and a tight fitting shroud to ensure they're pulling all the air through the radiator, not around it.