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Engine bay completed!

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by napa 1, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

  2. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    John, haven't you heard? With an engine bay looking that good on a 45 year old car, running is optional.

  3. Steve Kirk

    Steve Kirk Guest

    That looks very nice
  4. Drnobeam

    Drnobeam Donation Time

    Awesome John! Now I know why you kept the expansion tank, it polished up nicely! I noticed you're Series II is earlier than mine - the bonnet support rod is in the back vs. the side where mine is.

    You have spent a lot of time here and it shows. Really good job.
  5. Green67Alpine

    Green67Alpine Former SAOCA Membership Director Gold Level Sponsor

    Head on over to Georgia and fix mine up like that !:D (only in green)
    Very nice indeed.

    Tom J
  6. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    That's a nice detailing job. I know how much work is involved to make it look that nice.
  7. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    engine bay

    you need the finishing touch; call rick at SS and buy a bright white washer bottle.i just put the new one under the bonnet of the harrington and it looks great!
  8. skywords

    skywords Donation Time

    A+++ Very clean and orderly. looks like I just opened the hood at the dealership and the answer is why yes I'll take it!!
  9. atallamcs

    atallamcs Donation Time

    Engine Detail

    Hi John,

    Wow, sure came a very long way from when I had that car. It looks as good as the rest of your restoration work--perfect. Another great Series I brought back to life--thanks for that?

    Bill Atalla
  10. 64beam

    64beam Donation Time

    Hi John,

    Engine bay looks great and we're all hoping it goes as well as it looks. Keep up the good work.

    Regards, Robin.
  11. Jeff Scoville

    Jeff Scoville Donation Time

    Sure nice to see more folks giving every area of their Alpines the attention they deserv.
    I get a kick out of cars that look great until you open the hood and see a different color than the outside, and what looks like 40 years of nothing but adding oil.
    It's sure raising the bar for us obsesive folks.
    Very nice job, and all without Alberts help!
  12. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    I guess a before photo would be in order. Thanks again Bill for getting me started with in the Alpine world!


  13. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    I have to admire people that can do that kind of stuff. I can't. I can adapt GM brakes for a 4000 pound car onto an Alpine and fit them inside a 13" wheel, but don't ask me to detail the damn thing.

  14. tfctpa

    tfctpa Donation Time


    Looks Great!
  15. Series3Scott

    Series3Scott Co-Founder/Past President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Someone recently posted a pic of their engine bay, and the valve cover was done in a really nice black crinkle finish. I can't find that pic anymore - does anyone have it or the link?
  16. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Scott, I believe that was Andy's (DRNOBEAM)
    series II


  17. Series3Scott

    Series3Scott Co-Founder/Past President Platinum Level Sponsor

    That's it John, thanks. I really like the look of that black finish.
  18. weaselkeeper

    weaselkeeper Silver Level Sponsor

    Both very nicely done. Hours and hours of effort and patience. Gives me hope.
  19. Green67Alpine

    Green67Alpine Former SAOCA Membership Director Gold Level Sponsor

    I like your Rootes logo's on the wheel hubs:) The engine bay, showroom fresh. How's it drive ???

    Tom j
  20. Series6

    Series6 Past President Donation Time

    Gee thanks Bill..... Sold him the one with the engine. My feelings aren't hurt! much...


    Ok enough sarcasm.... Geez that's pretty... Nice job.

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