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sunbeam74
05-16-2007, 05:50 PM
The graphics are on the car and the short block should be back withing the month. This car was the old Skip Adrian/Tommy Elliot Alpine that raced in the Northern California area from 1967-68. Almost time to find another Sunbeam race car project. I'd love to locate the old Hollywood Sport Car Alpine that Jerry Titus raced.

http://www.racingalpines.org/1.jpg

http://www.racingalpines.org/2.jpg

http://www.racingalpines.org/3.jpg



Steve

Twosheds
05-16-2007, 07:47 PM
Cool. Do you have a close-up photo of the steering wheel? How many spokes go down?

sunbeam74
05-16-2007, 08:27 PM
No close up of the steering wheel but it is just the stock Alpine/Tiger 14" wheel they ran in the 60's (Similar to this one on Ebay #270120595390).

I may change it to the Moto-lita which would be a bit stronger but on the other hand I don't mind the look of the stock wheel.

Steve

bugimike
05-17-2007, 01:21 PM
Has Dr. John solved the mystery?? /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/thumbsup.gif

Twosheds
05-17-2007, 02:44 PM
Has Dr. John solved the mystery?? /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/thumbsup.gif

Nope, Bugeye. I tried, but my arrow fell wide of the mark.

I'd like to see a steering wheel from one of those earlier Alpines, though. You know, like the one Ingrid Bergman drove in that movie with Cary Grant?

sunbeam74
05-17-2007, 07:32 PM
Here's one of the early ones being restored...

http://www.pearlcraft.com.au/images/exte...0-assembled.jpg (http://www.pearlcraft.com.au/images/extensive%20repairs/Classic%20Car%20Restorations%20New%20Zealand%20Sun beam%20Alpine%20'06/05%20Sunbeam%20Alpine%20-assembled.jpg)

Ok, what's the mystery?

Steve

Twosheds
05-17-2007, 09:49 PM
Here's one of the early ones being restored...

Ok, what's the mystery?

Steve

Close, but no joy; 4 spokes across and 4 spokes down.


Steve, see Post #281364 in the Pub Forum on 04/16/07. I don't know how to send you directly to it. I'm sure someone does, though.