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    • #58045

      I am a "newbie" who wants to purchase an Alpine and convert it with the "Jose V6" kit. I have found a possible starting car but can’t find anything on where to purchase one of the v6 installation kits. Is this still the best way to upgrade the power or is there a more recent engine combination that people are using? I really liked the kit concept in terms of having all the brackets that I would need. Any guidance on where to find this kit, or a different approach, is appreciated.

    • #65261

      Reference this earlier post……

      You can PM or email Jose and find out what he’s able to supply.

    • #66580
      Dan Richardson

        I have designed and fabricated components for installing the Ford (’74-78 Mutt II and’83-85 Ranger/Bronco II 2.8 V6) Engine into the Sunbeam Alpines mated to the late model Mustang T5’s and/or Automatic C3/4 & A4LD transmissions.

        My Headers run straight-back similar to the Tiger exhaust system (not out the side). Didn’t like the set I bought in the available "kit" sticking out the side of the car. After trying to get different custom header shops for more then two years, I did it myself, then located a Header Fabrication Shop with my proto-type for production – Nice!

        Also, available are: Engine mount brackets; transmission mounts for "both" the Manual 4 speed & BW35 automatic transmission Alpines; slave cylinder mount bracket; alternator mount bracket w/adjustment arm; the crosslink (formed not welded) with tie rod ends; modified thermostat housing with heater option; Gas pedal upper rod; Fuel pump block plate; Pilot shaft adapter; a Modified water neck for the upper radiator connection; and for you Guys or Gals wanting a cool Alpine I have an A/C mounting bracket w/adjustment arm.

        Just finalized Electric Power Steering (EPS) for the Alpine. More on that later!

        I offer the components either individually or together. In other words I will sell the headers by themselves; the engine mount brackets by themselves or any combination. You don’t have to buy a "complete" KIT to get a part you want, I aim to please for the buyers convenience.

        E-mail me for pictures if interested in doing a Conversion to your Alpine at: Dan Richardson tiger2dan at g mail dot com or call 864-554-0814 EST 8Am -10PM

        Thanks for your interest,


      • #66757
        Dan Richardson

          Here are a few pictures of some of my Conversion Components…

          Straight back headers (not sticking out the side).

          Engine mounts with large rubber biscuits available from any Auto parts Store….

          A picture of a group of components such as the transmission bracket T5 to Alpine; Thermostat modification, Water neck modified for a better and easier radiator connection… and more! Just ask,



        • #66985

          Just wanted to add a note, I was impressed with your car at United, BTW nice choice of wheels

        • #66986
          Dan Richardson

            Thanks for the compliment! I truly love the Sunbeam’s.

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