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David Kellogg's Harrington Alpine

Discussion in 'Harrington Alpine' started by jumpinjan, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Gold Level Sponsor

    The REAL problem is the glue. Will it hold up to the heat? Everything out there (contact cements on the market) cannot withstand the high temps and lets go.
    Jan
     
  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    More than eight years with the Dynamat in the Hardtop and still holding.
     
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    The sound issue would be a large one in the harrington as the boot area is open all the way through.. Same as why a hatch back os louder than a sedan.

    As for heat, i habe heard many people mention how thin the H tops are anf how thry are basically translucent unpainted... A modern thermal insulator would surely help a bit.
     
  4. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    The noise from the engine and drive train of a LeMans is a joy to behold. Music to the ears. That's why I didn't install the radio in the RHD car.
     
  5. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    You have a rear engined sunbeam.... Per my comments about hatch backs. Its the road noise, diff, reverberation of the open space behind.

    If you want good engine noise.. Add dcoe induction and a good cam.
     
  6. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    As you age you'll find it a pleasure to be able to hear that noise. Reminds you of when you could hear everything. Almost as good as waking up in the morning and you're looking down at the grass. As far as the other sounds it seems you're not aware of what I have in my collection and I no longer have any rear engine cars. I sold my Fiat and VW several years back.
     
  7. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Id say i think you missed the point...but do think you were trying to get it.... As usual this started as a discussion about a technical/parts thing... And as usual was made about someone... :rolleyes:
     
  8. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Mike, I just stated the facts. My three cars were built in 1962 so why try to make modern cars out of them? They are what they are. OLBC's
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
  9. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Three Alpines.~Did you rebuild them yourself?
     
  10. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Limey,
    If you're talking to me I have more than three cars. I use the sources available to me to restore my cars. The bodies of the series 4 and the series 5 were restored by Tiger Auto in Dayton. The 69 GT, the red Harrington and the white Harrington had paint and body work done by a local shop that builds street rods. Doug @ Tiger Auto has set the panel gaps ,etc on all the cars. Interiors with the exception of the blue series 5 have been done by a local shop that has had his work shown at SEMA. The series 5 is an interior by Proprep. Mechanical work such as engines and transmissions has been done by local shops, Tiger Auto, Tiger Tom and others. I gather up the parts and the wife and I along with a 33 year old assemble the car. I've been driving the green car since 1968. Photos of some of our cars. We have the third Harrington body ready to go to the dipper and I also have another series 4 stored in Tenn. 100_0545.JPG
     

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  11. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Excellent jobs on your cars without any doubt. All you miss would be an early Series and a Harrington Alpine ;-)

    P.S. Proprep apparently is good for interiors...
     
  12. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    I had two series 1 and several series 2 and two series 3. After the flood of 97 we decided to part them. I've sold quite a bit of the remains. I have photos of the restoration of a Harrington Alpine and I prefer the LeMans.
     
  13. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Noted. A pity you sold the early cars. The older I get the more I like the fins "again"...
     
  14. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    I didn't sell them. I cut them up and scrapped what I didn't want.
     
  15. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Misunderstood, but doesn't make it any better...

    Anything left ?
     
  16. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Gold Level Sponsor

    Why don't you guys start a new thread on whatever subject you're chatting about?
    Jan
     
  17. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Sometimes we just get drifted away. Sorry...
     
  18. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    It's just continuation by folks that frequent the forum quite a bit so there's no reason for you to feel sorry.
     
  19. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Appreciate your statement, but it's his thread. Let's get out of here...
     

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