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  1. tigretr

    T5 with a 1725 motor

    My input shaft is 7.85" long ('94-'95) which on my tranny actually measured out to be 7.8125 and has a .671" pilot bushing surface (Ford states 6.68".) Below is an exploded view of my assembly. I am also using a Tilton linear hydraulic release bearing (PN 61-401). Its just 4 extra holes on...
  2. tigretr

    T5 with a 1725 motor

    When I modify the bell housings for the T5, I always clamp it to the table of my mill, find the center of the tranny alignment bore (which is rarely fully machined from the casting) then machine down the bell housing to accommodate my adapter plate and bore out the ID of the tranny alignment...
  3. tigretr

    T5 with a 1725 motor

    Dan, are you just having an adapter plate made or are you shortening (machining) the Alpine bell housing and boring the tranny mating bore to actually be round and not just cast? I am just curious how others are doing it. Do you plan on dialing in your bell housing/adapter plate to the crank...
  4. tigretr

    T5 with a 1725 motor

    That is the one. Back when I got my T5 they were down the street from where I lived in San Jose (actually Bruce was working out of his garage back then). Then they moved to Idaho and grew exponentially. Paul works for Bruce.
  5. tigretr

    T5 with a 1725 motor

    Bruce at Modern Driveline (moderndriveline.com) has been my go to for T5 and all transmission advice for the last 25+ years. They have been doing T5's forever and know them inside and out. There are numerous combos of T5 pars that can be mixed and matched to be ideal trannys for the Alpine...
  6. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    Sorry about that. All links should now be unrestricted. Brian
  7. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    Hi Everyone, For those of you interested in scans of the relevant Alpine parts for fitting a motor, below are the links to the files. I would recommend downloading them into a single folder then try opening the assembly. See if it links to the other files it is referencing. If not you might...
  8. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    3MF, OBJ, or STL.
  9. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    Yes, like I said, there are still a great many challenges ahead of me on this build. Steering is the next big one to sort out. The cylinder head covers 80% of the hole where the column used to exit. Probably use a very short custom column with linkage to get to the rack and pinion. Based on...
  10. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    I made a lot of progress scanning various cars and parts over the past week. I positioned it all in Fusion360 and fitted the new motor. It will fit which is super exciting. And by fit, I mean I won't protrude through the hood or drag the oil pan on the street. OK, the pan may be closer than...
  11. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    I did my first scan of an Alpine engine bay over the weekend and it turned out pretty nice. Working on some post processing and trying to improve alignment with a coordinate system to ease integration with other parts. I am also playing around with overlaying it with a scan of the bottomside...
  12. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    The scans are either 3MF, OBJ, or STL. Since they are meshed scans, you won't be able to open them in Solidworks because it can only handle a maximum of 20k triangles in a mesh. To get any real granularity, the models are meshed with about a bazillion triangles. I use Fusion360 to open and...
  13. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    Funny you should mention that. For some reason hitting send or submit gets the neurons firing and calling them occurred to me too. The new owners apparently do have some at their house. They will call me back tomorrow to confirm they have one without an engine. Their house is only 45 minutes...
  14. tigretr

    Alpine Engine Bay to Scan

    Hi all, I was wondering if there is anyone in the San Francisco bay area that has an Alpine sitting around without a motor in it. I am looking to 3D scan it so I can start fitting my new motor in CAD.. I am not quite ready to pull my existing motor yet but the rear main seal is proving to be a...
  15. tigretr

    Difference between an Alpine and a Tiger in the Engine Compartment

    Dyno session with my previous turbo yielded 182RWHP and 172 ftlb torque.
  16. tigretr

    Difference between an Alpine and a Tiger in the Engine Compartment

    Your encouragement is much appreciated. I know I know, the dct thing is a big one. Wish there was a doable answer. I have given very serious thought to taking the ring and pinion out of a dct and installing an output shaft so I could use a driveshaft. Unfortunately that ring and pinion are...
  17. tigretr

    Difference between an Alpine and a Tiger in the Engine Compartment

    The big reason I chose this motor is because it is only 19 inches from crank centerline to the top of the motor. Just like the Alpine engine. The intake even turns down towards the front of the motor which helps even more. I would never have done it if I needed to modify the hood line. I...
  18. tigretr

    Difference between an Alpine and a Tiger in the Engine Compartment

    Bill, I totally agree. Don't get me wrong, there are some things that are worrying me. Like I am pretty sure the valve cover lands right about on the axis of the steering column. And where my brake master is going to go. Or how I am going to move the bolt points of the cross member on the...
  19. tigretr

    Difference between an Alpine and a Tiger in the Engine Compartment

    In the Fortunately these cars are made of metal. And just as Shelby did to fit the 260/289 for the Tiger, I plan to cut, move, weld, and paint. I will have to get creative in places, but for the most part everything is negotiable. Tight quarters might be an understatement, but that is the...
  20. tigretr

    Difference between an Alpine and a Tiger in the Engine Compartment

    My motor is already using 84mm JE pistons (1796cc), Carrillo rods, ported, polished head, enlarged ports, bigger valves, 12psi boost, roller cam/lifters, roller rockers. You name it, I've done it. The bigger turbo I just put on will definitely help the motor breath better as the small turbo I...
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