On Mk II Tigers they did away with the "bolted hat" that was used on Mk I
and Mk IAs and used a couple of straps to hold the spare in place. The
straps were attached to brackets/tie downs that were bolted to the floor of
the boot. The spare could not go in the Alpine spare well, since the fuel
pump is mounted there on Mk IIs.
I'm only speculating, but if this Tiger had a rear clip replacement, that
would account for the lack of spare tire bracket/tie down holes and the non
original battery tie down. If the TAC inspectors were able to find the cut
lines from a rear clip replacement, then it would explain why these Tiger
specific items were not there.
Keep on Tigering!
On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Steve Laifman <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> There is no argument, other than your own statement:
> "I don't see the Mk II specific spare tire tie downs and the battery tie
> down is wrong - .Jim"
> Apparently I did got the idea that all was not as you expected here.
> See below for your statement to which I was responding.
> There are NO "tie downs" except the top disk and bolt. The welded floor
> piece, and the "base" should be welded there.
> In that way there isn't a "tie-down". Just the bolted "hat".
> Sorry if I misunderstood what you said.
> By the way, it has been reported that a number of "blank" TAC
> certificates went missing some time ago. I have no idea if this is so.
> I hope not.
> I am sure we will hear back on this point.
> Steve Laifman
> http://TigersUnited.com <http://tigersunited.com/>