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Alpine 2000

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by mototron, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. mototron

    mototron Platinum Level Sponsor

  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Nice! Tell me more:)
     
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Rocco, is this the honda s2000 conversion?
     
  4. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Looks like the S2 electrics also.
     
  5. mototron

    mototron Platinum Level Sponsor

    Yes it is a 2.2 s2000 engine and 6 speed trans
    with a miata Rack and a s2000 steering column
    volvo 240 motor mounts and a Rig of an Exhaust
    Need to change the rear end gears , the 3.89 gear are way to low
    I can start in 3rd and drive it like a 4 speed
    Vtec kicks in around 6 - 6.5 K ( hold on to your Hat )
     
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  6. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Rocco,

    Will you be adding back some form of scuttle brace? The lhs looks like stock bar would work..right maybe relocate?

    I have heard great things about this car. There is also another nice s2000 conversion that has been done... Could this be the new 171 v6 conversion replacement?
     
  7. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    [QUOTE Could this be the new 171 v6 conversion replacement?[/QUOTE]
    Not in this incarnation. The frame has been cut away to provide exhaust clearance, stock steering has been replaced, scuttle braces removed and there appears to be no air intake system.

    The lure of the Ford 2.8 swap is that it produces a finished car that requires no major modification of the Alpine. These are two completely different swaps with no comparison when looked at from either a power or installation viewpoint.

    Bill
     
  8. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Bill,

    Agreed Rocco's has a lot of mods, but the survivor blue SV that was done retained the factory body.. No serious cutying iirc... Cant recall if they kept stock steering or used dales front end conversion
     
  9. mototron

    mototron Platinum Level Sponsor

    First off, this is not a easy swap ,cross member and tunnel mods,are extensive .
    as for power,reliability it exceeds the Ford 2.8 in Stock form
    ford 2.8 = 115 hp Carburetor , s2000 = 237 hp Digital fuel Injection
    The Cold air Intake is in the works . I find that cowl braces do not make much of a difference
    In the ride or handling but will most likely fabricate new ones
    I need to increase the steering Radius, the MGB steering arms are little long with Miata Rack
    I have a Chevy 10 bolt rear with a posi and 3.55 and will most likely modify it for the
    Alpine , since i already have it sitting around unless someone has a completed rear they can part with .
    Like I said ,A work in progress . I have to work on customers cars most of the time to pay the bills
    I Drive it Every day !
     
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  10. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Not in this incarnation. The frame has been cut away to provide exhaust clearance, stock steering has been replaced, scuttle braces removed and there appears to be no air intake system.

    The lure of the Ford 2.8 swap is that it produces a finished car that requires no major modification of the Alpine. These are two completely different swaps with no comparison when looked at from either a power or installation viewpoint.

    Bill[/QUOTE]
    That stuff doesn't fly with me,putting a V6 in an Alpine does require modifications however slight they may be!
     
  11. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    That stuff doesn't fly with me,putting a V6 in an Alpine does require modifications however slight they may be![/QUOTE]
    Please reread my post. I stated "no MAJOR" modification. Your disagreeing about something that was never said nor implied.

    Bill
     
  12. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    I was around for most of the work Rocco did and can confirm that this was a lot of work and not something most of us could tackle. It would be very interesting to compare this build to the other one in the club; having watched Rocco do this work I cannot see how the engine/transmission could be made to fit without the mods Rocco made to the car, although the existence of the other car would certainly indicate that it is possible. What I can also confirm is that the car is incredibly smooth and fast. I'm waiting until he finishes sorting the steering before taking my turn behind the wheel, but he and I went for a long drive through some beautiful country roads after the last BASH and it a blast!
     
  13. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Rocco, Do you have any pics of the Miata rack install?
     
  14. mototron

    mototron Platinum Level Sponsor

    Next time i have the alpine of the lift, i will take some pics of the rack .

    Any one have a 83 to 92 ranger rear they want to part with ?
    3:45 gears preferred
     
  15. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    That would be perfect.
     

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