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RHD LeMans

Discussion in 'Harrington Alpine' started by 65beam, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Bern, That is a very nice Alpine ( Done_a (1).jpg ) I like those wheels too!

    I have been following along with the discussion on the HLM you Guys are making. Thanks for the gentle discussion of the similarity yet different pieces that made the HLM a beautiful project:)
     
  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Bob, Looking at the tail lights, I see an oddity in the lens on each unit there are two lens domed and one flat!Wonder the reasoning for the difference?
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  3. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

     
  4. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Bob, I found the 12 Hour Sebring Alpine in a Haggerty video by Tom Cotter.
     
  5. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    I seem to remember that video. Hagerty sends out a lot of info to policy holders. Was that the one that they showed in a large older garage?
     
  6. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

  7. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    The dash and seats are in on a temporary basis. Now that everything fits it's ready for the trip to Tiger Auto in Dayton this week for a few items that I don't have time to do. As Doug has always said; " some modification required " . In this case we decided to correct some bad work on the hinges. After he finishes and our Hagerty agent checks out the progress and ups the value the dash comes out to finish the wiring. The upholstery shop did finish the sun visors and 110_0342.JPG still has to work in a few items between other jobs.
     

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  8. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    I should be installing the new tires mounted on the Minilite style wheels when it comes back. I'll have three cars with this style wheel.
     
  9. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    Cheaper by the dozen?
     
  10. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    No Bill, this set cost more than the two previous sets. I think that's called inflation.
     
  11. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Loaded the RHD for it's trip to another shop for door and window work along with other work. That's a Tiger in the background at the shop. 110_0344.JPG 110_0346.JPG
     
  12. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    A few more things are done. The doors have been adjusted and the left side is done. We're making a few changes to the egg crate grill. We're going to paint the body black behind the grill. A Tiger door moulding has been modified to follow the curvature of the grill and will be installed across the valance as was done on series 4 & 5. 110_0356.JPG
     

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  13. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Installed the instruments and test fitted again. Still needs other items so I'll remove it and then install other pieces 110_0340.JPG and hook up wiring.
     
  14. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Does you wheel telescope?
     
  15. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Dan,
    The LeMans were built on a series 2. Series 2 Alpines did not have a telescoping wheel.
     
  16. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Yep! I was aware of that peculiarity, but was just wondering "if" you had changed it out.

    Another bit of info I discovered a few weeks ago is that the Series I & II also had a steering column that is about 4 inches longer than later Series Alpines. Live and learn:)
     
  17. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Dan,
    It would be nice to have an adjustable column but it's rather hard to find a right hand drive box here in the states. I don't notice the length difference because the LeMans seats set you farther back than normal seats.
     
  18. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Apparently, it is getting hard to find them in the UK, too. The SAOC is working to have them reproduced.
     
  19. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I'm currently working to add an EPS to a SII that will have the telescoping wheel capability.

    I bet I can "fix" yours for the telescoping function without changing out the steering box. I'll let you know when I get through with the current project:)
     
  20. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Dan,
    I never use the adjustable column. When we restored the series 4 I locked it in position and we don't use it on the series 5.
     

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