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Now I'm in for it.

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Aladin Sane, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    For some time I had been casually looking for a series 5 to do a v6 conversion on. I was looking about on ebay recently and saw a 5 that someone had started a v8 conversion on. The firewall and trans tunnel work looked OK in the pics I got so I put in a low bid and won the auction. Now I need to transport the car from Virginia to Iowa and see what I have actually gotten. Wish me luck. Oh, and I will never try to pass this of as a Tiger.
     
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  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Aladin, Just what all did you get with the SV? Any Pictures available?

    Maybe you can provide some for the rest of us Modified Guys
     
  3. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I got a complete car stripped down in primer. (hopefully all the trim parts and pieces make it to me ) I know it will take some body work before it is ready to paint, despite what the seller says. The fire wall and trans tunnel have been moded to allow a 302 with headers be installed. It comes with a 302 out of a late 80s mustang GT. It is mated to an auto trans that I will likley replace with a T5. It comes with seat frames, but pretty much needs a full interior. I will post some pics once I get the car. I am still working on getting it delivered. Failing that, I will drive out to Virginia after Christmas and haul it back. I am too busy with work to go get it until then.

    Oh, and it has a set of 14x6 panasport minilites new in the boxes.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2019
  4. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Here are a few of the sellers pics.

    Auto trans prior to new tunnel install.

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    With new trans tunnel.
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    Trunk
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    Engine bay. Evidently while switching distributors.

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    With a hood scoop

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    One more engine bay. It will have a new aluminum radiator as well, not pictured.

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  5. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the PIC's....Wish you well with your Project! Lots of Guys here will most likely be offering ideas and suggestions including any help too!
     
  6. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks, I dont doubt I will be looking for a lot of help along the way.
     
  7. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Gold Level Sponsor

    Congratulations, looks like fun. Do you know what steering it has?
     
  8. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Make sure you re install the Firewall to fender braces!! They are a necessary ingredient for the structure!
     
  9. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Yes, I was already looking for the braces in the picture of the pile of loose parts and I do see them.
     
  10. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I do not know what it has for a steering set up.
     
  11. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    I’m guessing MGB steering, since that’s an MGB steering wheel.
     
  12. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Why not give the Auto a try! Bet you will like it:)
     
  13. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I may give the auto a try, but I have always been of the opinion a sports car should have a stick. Right or wrong.
     
  14. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Nice score!
     
  15. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I hope it turns out that way.
     
  16. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Weld everything up just a tip
     
  17. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Every thing like what?
     
  18. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Start with the fwd. Spring mounts.
     
  19. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Spring supports on the crossmember..... Recommend you make contact with Tiger Tom and some other Tiger experts of some of their recommendations.
     
  20. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Will do, thanks for the info.
     

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