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What did you do with your Sunbeam Alpine today?

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Did you repair or replace some worn out parts?
Add a new accessory?
Take it out for a drive on twisty back roads?

What did YOU do with your Alpine today?

Post your update below......



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seaview Peter Leonard
Port Townsend, WA, USA   USA
Missed it as I'm in Hawaii and it's in WA state………..2 more weeks and I'll take it out…….Pete L.

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Sounds tough (being in Hawaii).... the cherry blossoms are out here though, I think Spring has arrived in the Northwest!


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seaview Peter Leonard
Port Townsend, WA, USA   USA
Three beautiful days to drive the car with the smell of fuel making me sick by yesterday. Nothing in the engine compartment but very strong in the trunk, took off some covers and found the vent hose had broken off the filler neck so replaced it. Noticed some fuel also in the filler neck at the cap. The cap gasket seems okay, but assume there is no internal flapper in the line to prevent sloshing so it must be the gasket at the cap or under the cap assembly. Anyone know of a source for those gaskets/rubber washers or of a simple inline flap to prevent backspillage when turning?

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99ZoomR Silver Member Leonard Lee
Heyworth, Illinois, USA   USA
Installed a nice "used" console that I got from a fellow "beamer"...smiling smiley I think it's been without one for the last 20 years or so...



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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Hey that looks like the same ashtray I had in my 1966 MGB grinning smiley


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Jimmyjo James Jordan
Newbury Park, California, USA   USA
1967 Sunbeam Alpine "Sunny"
Now that I'm retired, everyday is a Sunbeam day.
Working on the interior right now.


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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Looks great James! Cars with stepped transmission tunnels always look so good, for some reason...


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Jimmyjo James Jordan
Newbury Park, California, USA   USA
1967 Sunbeam Alpine "Sunny"
Completed my boot and gas tank installation. Had my fuel sender rebuilt by Tri Starr LLC in NY. Pretty pricey, then one came up on ebay and sold for about $50.00. just my luck. But this is guaranteed for 12 mo. So........
Fuel tank covers from Sunbeam Specialties. Custom carpet by Me. (Costco $19.95)
Working on the dash re-wiring today. Hope for no smoke when I hook up the battery.


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JDSJR John Shell
Rising Fawn, Georgia, USA   USA
Pulled my seats out to have recovered.

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Jimmyjo James Jordan
Newbury Park, California, USA   USA
1967 Sunbeam Alpine "Sunny"
Hey John,
Glad to hear it. I ended up buying everything for the seats, new diaphram, new cushions, covers. Then ended up paying an upholsterer to put them on. I could have/may have been able to do it myself, but was not willing to screw it up when spending that much on the components. Good luck with your seat recover.
What year is your car? Stock, modified? Alpine?
Jim

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JDSJR John Shell
Rising Fawn, Georgia, USA   USA
1966 Alpine it is stock. i changed the wheels with some i already had. i still have the stock one.

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99ZoomR Silver Member Leonard Lee
Heyworth, Illinois, USA   USA
I got tired of having to crank my old neck around everytime I wanted to back into the winter spot in my garage, so I installed some side view mirrors. They use allen screws on the inside and I was able to attach them to the doors without drilling holes. They aren't that great looking, but they work and I can remove them in just a few minutes if I want to...

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Those look really nice, Leonard!

I'm a fan of wing (fender) mirrors myself, but drilling holes in bodywork is painful...
Don't seem them on Alpines very often, maybe it wasn't a popular dealer accessory.


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bdh911 Brad Hall
Skaneateles, NY, USA   USA
Nice idea with the mirrors. We're rebuilding our Series 3 and the driver door has three sets of holes from different mirrors installed - driving me nuts. Can you tell me where you found these mirrors? Thanks,

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