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SIII GT owners, Another Solex Question

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by lemansvk, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. lemansvk

    lemansvk Donation Time

    A friend of mine is restoring 1963 Humber Vogue Sports - a rare car sold only in Australia. Basically it's a Singer Vogue II with the Solex-carbed alloy head Alpine motor (plus brake booster, wider wheels and lowered suspension mods). He is looking for a rubber connection piece that joins the Solex to the air filter body. Here are some pics of his old one, rather than try to describe it:

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    We thought that it might be possible that this piece was also used on a Solex equipped Alpine model. I asked Rick at SS and he wasn't sure but said it might have been used on the SIII GT model.

    If anyone recognises this part and knows of a source for it can you let me know. Oh, and if anyone in Australia knows of a Vogue Sports just lying around somewhere I'd like to hear about that too - main clue to them is the early bodyshape (wraparaound rear window) with the alloy head motor, confirmation is the body number starting 'VS'.

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers,Vic
     
  2. 64beam

    64beam Donation Time

    Hi Vic,

    I don't know whether I will be able to help you that much, but did the solex adaptor fit on to a canister-type filter housing? The Alpines used a few types of air cleaner setup, but as you know there was the issue of space in the engine bay.

    Regards, Robin.
     
  3. P. Scofield

    P. Scofield Bronze Level Sponsor

    Unfortunatly, that is not from the Alpine. There were two different air hoses for the canister on the Series III, both were longer as shown. They are very hard to find, in fact, I had mine sent all the way from your neck of the woods.

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  4. lemansvk

    lemansvk Donation Time

    Thanks Paul and Robin (and everyone else who looked),

    One of my other hunches paid off, it turns out to be the same as on the Humber Sceptre (which we didn't get down under).

    Cheers, Vic
     

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