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Toyanvil John A
Bakersfield, California, USA   USA
That looks great.
I lived in Newbury park up until 2003 and drove Potrero road all the time, maybe we can go for a drive with both car someday.

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Jimmyjo James Jordan
Newbury Park, California, USA   USA
1967 Sunbeam Alpine "Sunny"
When I had my car painted, I had the engine compartment painted black. Easier, cheaper, etc. And I thought I just liked it, being used to GM cars painted black.
Now that I'm changing engines and transmissions, decided to freshen up the black. When I started to sand it and clean it up, It came of so easy, just kept going until....................... I just finished repainting this morning. Surprise...........................


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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
That was under the black? Looks much better in red!

If I'm going to paint the engine bay a different colour, I've always preferred white.
It makes things a lot brighter and easier to see if you happen to need to wrench on something at dusk or dawn smiling smiley
.... but matching the body colour is still best of all IMHO


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Jimmyjo James Jordan
Newbury Park, California, USA   USA
1967 Sunbeam Alpine "Sunny"
No, this was under the black after I cleaned it all off and sanded it a bunch. The original red was beat up and real nasty looking. Therefore the reason for painting it black. This is the new paint job I did out in the street.

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Toyanvil John A
Bakersfield, California, USA   USA
I picked up some Rota wheels in a staggered set 2 15x6 25mm offset and 2 15x7 20mm offset, and installed Yokohama S-Drive tires 185/55-15 in front with 205/50-15 in the rear. The rears are about 1 1/8" wider. I also picked up some DIY center caps.




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Toyanvil John A
Bakersfield, California, USA   USA
Started building the center caps today.

Polished it up.

I still need to mill the 8 flats to make it an octagon and cut two slots for the Roots Groups emblem to hold into. It will look like a nut, when done.


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Toyanvil John A
Bakersfield, California, USA   USA
Getting closer


mbrown44 Michael Brown
Moline, Illinois, USA   USA
replaced my oil pan gaskets and I still have front and rear seal leeks, why? 1592 engine 1964 modal.

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Bondobudie 54 Everett Medeiros
Seekonk, MA, USA   USA
Hi I bought a overdrive unit last summer and about 4 weeks ago I removed the old 4 speed In doing so I had to remove the front carpet....Underneath the driver side carpet there is some rust not bad a little Swish cheese I used Vinegar and water to remove rust it worked pretty good.... I am going to use plastic steel epoxy and I am going to use hammerite paint on the floor I love this paint .... 1967 V

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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
Welcome, Everett! Please add some photos of your Alpine to the Registry if you have a minute:

http://www.sunbeamclub.com/registry/latest.php

If that's the only spot of rust I think you're doing pretty well. All the new "rust encapsulation" paints that have come on the market the last decade or so work really well at halting the progress of the tin worm, makes life a little easier, always a good thing.


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Toyanvil John A
Bakersfield, California, USA   USA
Rebuilt my brakes with new SS lines.
All powder coated and new pistons.




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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 sharp, John. What wheels are you going to put over those red calipers?


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Toyanvil John A
Bakersfield, California, USA   USA
Thank you, I just got done with the center caps.


All 5 caps done.

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Toyanvil John A
Bakersfield, California, USA   USA
I got my parts back from the powder coater for the rear brakes on the RX7 rear end for my Alpine.




Now I need to cut down the rear end 7 inches

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Harrington Jan Jan Iggbom
BĂ„lsta, Uppland, Sweden   SWE
1962 Sunbeam Alpine "Harrington Le Mans"
1963 Sunbeam Alpine "The White One"
1963 Sunbeam Alpine "Golden Rocket"
1963 Sunbeam Alpine "The Red One"
I canged the rear UJ, same as the mid Volvo (240, 740)

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