The Sunbeam Survivor is a collection of Tech Tip articles published in the RootesReview over the years since the club’s founding. Articles on this site are written by club members based on their experience. Some articles date back several decades; some parts suppliers identified may no longer be in business. Likewise there are many methods of repair, restoration, and modification of Rootes Group vehicles. There may be areas of controversy. Multiple approaches for similar outcomes may be applied. We have presented those made available for Survivor inclusion and welcome constructive discussion.

The category letters below refer to sections in the Rootes Work Shop Manual. (WSM)  If you can’t find what you are looking for in the sections below, try the search box at the top of the page.  If you need the original workshop manual you can find the Alpine shop manual and both Alpine and Tiger parts manuals on the SAOCA website at

If you have a technique or tip that you would like to share please let us know. Expanding the knowledge base for our cars benefits us all. Use the contact form to get in touch.

An index of all the Service bulletins we have, searchable by category, marque, or year are available in the Table of Contents of all the Service bulletins we know about.  They were collected from Tiger Tom and from some that were posted in the old forums.

Index to Sections

General data A
Cooling System B
Engine C
Fuel System D
Clutch & propeller shaft E
Gearbox & Overdrive F
Suspension G
Rear axle H
Steering J
Brakes K
Wheels and Tyres L
Electrical System M
Body N
Recommended lubricants O
Heater P
Special tools R
Parts Interchange S
Miscellaneous T

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