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67BEAMR
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67BEAMR

First Gear, Male, 67, from Carlsbad Calif 92008

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Dad brought home a 1960 Alpine with engine and transmission in rear seat and trunk. He said, if you can make this run, it is yours. Feb 4, 2019

    1. 67BEAMR
      67BEAMR
      Dad brought home a 1960 Alpine with engine and transmission in rear seat and trunk. He said, if you can make this run, it is yours.
      1. Limey
        Limey
        Gunmetal is a great colour. I've only ever seen one but it looked like a small Aston Martin
        Mar 19, 2019
    2. 67BEAMR
      67BEAMR
      67 Alpine color code 130 Gunmetal gray 1725 like new
      1. RootesRooter
        RootesRooter
        I've never seen an Alpine still in original code 130. Could you post a photo sometime?
        Feb 12, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    May 27, 1951 (Age: 67)
    Location:
    Carlsbad Calif 92008
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer
    Interests:
    Events and modifications
    Vehicle:
    1967 Sunbeam Alpine
    My 16 year old summer; Dad trailered home a 1960 Sunbeam Alpine with the engine in pieces in the trunk and interior. The flywheel was behind the driver seat and no locking pin. I spent hours rationalizing how the pistons must move up and down in coordination with the valves. Visiting the library weekly for specifications. Assembly was fairly easy except for knowing the aluminum head must be machined and the flywheel must have the keyway pin(missing). After several starts and runs I inquired from Enmark auto repairs why the head gasket keep leaking? Therein learning more about the requirements. I drove it to school 3 months later and in 1968 splashed a wall of gutter water across 3 classrooms of waiting freshmen. After swim practice that same day someone had removed the valve cover and loosened all the tappets. Took me about 10 minutes to reset them. I wonder to this day if the perpetrators felt frfrustration?