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KeithH
07-09-2007, 02:47 PM
I have a 67 alpine that wants a new v6 engine. Could someone please direct me to where I can purchase the conversion kit? Any help would or tips about the conversion would be greatly appreciated.

aeronca65t
07-09-2007, 05:16 PM
Welcome to the British Car Forum!

I have seen V6 swaps (all Fords) but I am not familiar with any kits.
However, one of our members (Chuck, AKA "thegoodbeamer"), has mentioned something about this in the past.

If he doesn't reply here, send him a note at:

thegoodbeamer1@shaw.ca

thegoodbeamer
07-12-2007, 07:45 AM
Hi Keith
Welcome to the Sunbeam world.
Yes the 2.8 Ford V6 and a T5 tranny will definitley make your Alpine a real sports car.200 HP is easily attained
Feel free to email me
(thegoodbeamer1@shaw.ca)
Chuck

78Z
07-18-2007, 12:22 AM
There is a kit apparently for V6 Joe. Check out this link: https://www.britishv8.org/Other/RobWiseman.htm

thegoodbeamer
07-18-2007, 07:39 AM
There is a kit apparently for V6 Joe. Check out this link: https://www.britishv8.org/Other/RobWiseman.htm

Yes there is a kit
You will have to wait a bit for it.V6 Joe's fabricator has retired.Now Joe in conjunction with a Jim Ellis are near to have fabricators in line to once again supply the kits. as in the past it is a no nonsence kit that makes it an easy conversion.I did my V6 conversion in 1979 long before I even heard of V6 Joe.It turned the Alpine into a fun and most reliable sport car.I put just over 177000 miles on it and other than doing the carb and regular maintenace it never quit.Oh yes it was a 2.6 and not the 2.8 but back then who knew.It was rated conservatively at 170HP wich made it a contender.

jfslenes
07-27-2007, 11:08 PM
Although I've never tried it, seems that a Mazda Rotary would always be a good choice for adding power, reducing weight, etc. The relatively small size should also make the task as manageable as possible. Add a turbo or blower and it might make the Tiger look like a loafer.

SilentUnicorn
07-28-2007, 07:52 PM
If any are interested i have a v6 2.6 with the original tranny just taking up space in my garage........

mark

thegoodbeamer
07-29-2007, 07:27 AM
The 2.6 is a good engine but not capable of the easy to obtain 200 HP of the 2.8.The kit is designed for the 2.8 Ford.Saying that I did do my V6 conversion with the 2.6 Back in 1979.It was estimated to be around the 170 HP mark.We put 177000 plus miles on this setup.It was a most fun and reliable engine you could want.It also made the Alpine a much better sport car.

PAUL161
11-04-2007, 06:47 PM
I saw a V6 conversion at the Wilmington, NC car show. I was told that it was a English Ford V6. Looked real good in the engine bay with a little room to spare. Don't know about the tranny though. PJ

Opps! Sorry guys, I dont mean to jump in on your conversation. I don't venture over here often. Just thought I'd throw in the info. about the V6.

thegoodbeamer
11-05-2007, 09:17 AM
Why would you feel the need to apologize.
This is what its all about is it not.
To share is just simply marvelous RIGHT.
Yes there are quite a few V6 ers out there in the sunbeam world.Most trannys are the Ford T5.Usually a shortened 8 inch ford rear end is the choice.
The T5 from the supercharged T bird is quite a nice tranny.I have this in the 62 and it is smooth as silk.

PAUL161
11-05-2007, 09:24 AM
There was a Sunbeam Tiger at the Wilmington, NC show with a V8 in it. Did they come that way originally? It must be a wild little car with a V8. I'd say a real sleeper.

Roger
11-05-2007, 01:09 PM
There was a Sunbeam Tiger at the Wilmington, NC show with a V8 in it. Did they come that way originally? It must be a wild little car with a V8. I'd say a real sleeper.

It wouldn't be a Tiger without a V8 - it'd be an Alpine.