Sunbeam Alpine Parts List Series 1 to Series V (small, but not complete)
Sunbeam Alpine Parts List Series 1 to Series V (small, searchable, complete)
Building a bulletproof Alpine by Rex Funk
Fire Extinguishers by Eric Smyder
Sunbeam Survivor – a collection of tech tips from TE/AE. (PDF version)
Tool Kit article from SAOCA
Tool Kit article from TE/AE Rootes Review January 2011
Cooling Tiger & Alpine by Tom Ehrhart & Chuck King
Cooling Tiger & Alpine – Addendum by Tom Ehrhart & Chuck King
Cooling Tiger & Alpine Summary by Tom Ehrhart
Alpine Camshaft Interchangeability by George Matthis, Jr. – Using a 1725 camshaft in a 1592 motor.
Camshafts and Understanding the numbers – some camshaft comparisons, but note that the distances when valves are “open” and “closed” are not defined.
Rootes Engine Strip Down – a Rootes 1500 & 1725 engine rebuilding article from the magazine Practical Classics, published September 1980.
Vizard head modification – a collection of files (zip) provided by Jim Stone detailing the Vizard head modification process.
Low Oil Pressure / Oil Pressure Relief Valve
Relief Valve Modification – by Jarrid (a.k.a. RootesRacer)
Relief Valve Modification – by Tom Ehrhart
Series V OPRV (part 5043949) measurements – by Michael Hartman
Series V OPRV (part 5043949) drawing (autocad) – by Zack Kummer
Series V OPRV (part 5043949) drawing (jpeg) – by Zack Kummer
Castrol ZDDP Article – Rootes Review Feb 2009
Valve Adjustment by Tom Ehrhart
Fuel Shutoff Valve by John Logan – instructions for installing a fuel shutoff valve under the trunk.
Fuel Tank Cleaning & Sealing by Michael Hartman
Stromberg air filter label – a TIFF file if you want to make your own Stromberg air filter labels.
Stromberg carb service bulletin – provides an overview of the Stromberg operation and instructions for tuning.
Stromberg gaskets base gaskets – a JPEG file if you want to make your own Stromberg base gaskets
Stromberg complex gaskets – a JPEG file if you want to make your own Stromberg complex gaskets (used under the air filters & throttle plate)
Stromberg fuel tee replacement – how to make a brass replacement for the original plastic fuel tee
Zenith WIP Carburetors Rebuild – by Andrew Masse
Clutch & Propeller Shaft
Gearbox & Overdrive
Overdrive Gearbox Installation – A summary of the process I executed to replace the standard gearbox in my Alpine Series V with an overdrive gearbox.
Shock Replacements by Dave Johnson
Steering Wheel Hub Restoration by John Logan
Steering Wheel Restoration by Joe Parlanti
Brake bleeding via gravity by John Logan
Brake booster rebuild by Tom Ehrhart
Master cylinder springs by Tom Ehrhart – Inspect springs for wear when rebuilding master cylinders.
Rear Disc Brakes – DanR’s Alpine rear disc brake conversion kit
Wheels & Tires
Tire speed calculations – a spreadsheet to analyze RPMs versus speed given tire dimensions, axle ratio, and gearbox type.
Alternator Conversion by Tom Wiencek
Fog lamp circuit by Michael Hartman – hand sketch
Four Way Flasher circuit by Michael Hartman
Generator to Alternator Conversion wiring by Thomas Hayden
Hitachi 14231 Alternator wiring by Thomas Hayden
Horn ring repair by John Logan
Horn Relay Circuit by Michael Hartman – the wiring changes are made behind the dash
Horn Relay Circuit by Alex MacGregor
Installing a horn relay on a Series V by Dan Levitin
Overdrive Relay Replacement by Thomas Hayden
Turn Signal Switch Adjustment by Tom Ehrhart
Wiper Wheelbox Lubrication by Tom Ehrhart
Wiring Series V – wiring diagram with color coded lines
Fuel Gauge Restoration by Joe Parlanti (from Rootes Review Sept 2012)
Fuel sender ground by Michael Hartman – instructions for adding an explicit ground connection to a series V fuel sender
Fuel & temp gauges – by Michael Hartman and Thomas Hayden – troubleshooting issues with series III, IV, V fuel and temperature gauges
Gauge Refurbishing – TR6 – the process documented applies to Alpine gauges as well
Repairing Jaeger & Smiths Speedometers by Anthony Rhodes
Speedo Rebuild by Larry Paulick
Tachometer Repair by Thomas Hayden
Sunbeam Alpine Gauge Inventory by Michael Hartman
Sunbeam Alpine Gauges – part numbers used for the gauges by Alpine series. The original source of this info was http://www.sunbeamcanada.org/gauges.htm, but that site is no longer live.
Dash Refinish by Joe Parlanti
Dash Pad Installation – instructions from Sunbeam Specialties
Alpine – Doors – the inside story by Chris Barker
Door Restoration by Joe Parlanti
Paint Chip Repair by Larry Paulick – details for a process to repair paint chips
APS Tower Paints – Paint spray cans & touch-up enamel bottles for original Rootes color codes.
Jan Servaites sells paint samples for Rootes colors. His e-mail is jservaites at woh.rr.com.
Powder Coating for the Amateur by Joe Parlanti
Seat Restoration by Joe Parlanti (from Tigers East / Alpines East)
Trunk Panel Replacement by Dan Cameron
Upper door finishers – series 2 – 3D scan by Bryan Carter (a.k.a. hockey sticks)
Windshield – Rootes Service Bulletin
Wiper Blade Replacements by Jim Anderson, John Logan, and Fred Baum
The Darkside (Installing a Ford 2.8L V6 into an Alpine)
DanR’s documentation and components for converting a Ford 2.8L V6 into an Alpine.
V6 Alpine weblog – A blog for converting a Ford 2.8L V6 into an Alpine.
V6 Articles Archive – PDF image archive of SAOCA Forum threads for 2.8L V6 conversion
V6 Articles Archive – Searchable PDF archive of SAOCA Forum threads for 2.8L V6 conversion
V6 Articles Archive – ODT format archive of SAOCA Forum threads for 2.8L V6 conversion
Alpine 1592cc engine rebuild (Tim Raymond): https://youtu.be/b9ynYn-yPpU
Rebuild notes – Notes to accompany the above rebuild video.
Alpine SIV Hub Seal Replacement (Tim Raymond): https://youtu.be/R-9zW7HSww4
Hub Seal Replacement notes – Notes to accompany the above hub seal replacement video.
Alpine Soft Top Stowage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y38FrsNE4Tc
Alpine Rockers on a running engine:
Alpine Valve Adjustment:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q621t1VILuo
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj1sf7G_dz8
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0My2lo2W_8
Sunbeam Jingle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjyRSaxJFAs
Wheel bearing packing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?=PQYiA53vcxA&feature=related