C39 – Installing a Ford 2.8 Liter V6 in an Alpine

by Bob Sharkey in the July 1996 RootesReview The project begins with the desire to have an Alpine with a little more zip than original 1725cc engine could provide. At the Sunbeam United in Charleston, South Carolina a few years ago, I met Joe Rodriquez of Tacoma, WA. Joe and his brother Frank, who arrived (more…)

T28 – Installing an Air Conditioner in an Alpine

by Ed Esslinger in The August 1996 RootesReview Several weeks ago while working on my newest S-IV Alpine the weather turned hot and humid. I began to wonder how difficult and how cheaply and air conditioner could be added. I don’t recommend using used parts, unless you have the tools and experience to test, clean (more…)

C37 – Alpine V6 Conversion

by Gary Schotland with Larry Atkisson & Joe Rodriguez in the May 1996 RootesReview Imagine an Alpine with performance that will blow the doors off a stock Tiger and embarrass more than a few modified ones: 300+ reliable horses, 0-60 in 5 seconds, and under 12 seconds in the quarter mile, all with the more (more…)

C38 – 2300cc Bobcat / Sunbeam Alpine

by John Thompson in the December 1978 RootesReview Like so many cars whose production end opened the door to a classic automobile, the Sunbeam Alpine develops more and more interest each year. Unfortunately, like many classics, repair parts are becoming scarce and an engine rebuild can set you back 600 dollars. Tommy Stanbro, North Carolina (more…)

M10 – Electronic Revcounters

by Chris Barker originally reprinted with permission from THE ALPINE HORN, United Kingdom in 8/85 If things have worked out as Paul Norton and I intended this article should accompany one by him on the intimate details on electronic revcounters. He will tell you all about resistors and thermistors. I am going to show you (more…)

M12 – Alpine 4TR Voltage Regulators

The venerable Joseph Lucas Ltd. has done it to us again. The infamous 4TR regulator used on the Series V Alpine has been changed from a three (3) terminal unit (Figure 1) to a newer four (4) terminal unit (Figure 2). Both units are electrically the same as far as use in the Series V (more…)

Sunbeam goes to Woodstock

This photo was clipped from the evening news on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. What a story could be told about this adventure. I would sure like to locate the owner of this car.

The Harrington LeMans

by Tony Inzana The Sunbeam Harrington LeMans, which some of you remember appeared in our newsletter as a Road & Track road test reprint several issues ago, arrived officially on the English motoring scene in December, 1961, at the Earls Court Motor Show of that year. Take a normal Sunbeam engine and chassis, tune the (more…)