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    Old/cheap tires wanted - NE Ohio

    If you have original rims, you should be able to find something in R13 165/80 or R13 175/70. Not sure about other sizes. I know you are looking for used, but can get new tires in these sizes for around $40. You might try auto wreckers - they sell used tires. Good luck! Bill
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    Series III hood badge

    Page 24 of SS catalog.
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    Live in Oakland, CA. Own a red Series III.

    Live in Oakland, CA. Own a red Series III.
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    Series 3 project in Norcal

    There's a Series 3 project for sale for $2200 is listed near Galt, CA (Norcal). Looks like it has been sitting in the elements for a while. https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/6144539446.html Bill
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    need sunbeam mechanic for engine replacement

    Hi Stevel, I have a couple of possible places. 1) British Car Specialists in Stockton. Not quite Sacramento but reasonably close to you. I haven't used them. http://www.britishcarspecialists.com/ In the south Bay Area (Campbell) there's another promising place called British...
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    California Series 3 on Craigslist

    Ad has been pulled The S3 ad is no longer active - looks like someone snapped a nice car.
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    California Series 3 on Craigslist

    Someone in Santa Cruz/Capitola just listed a nice, rust-free California Series 3 with original black plates on Craigslist. Check it out: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/4914443201.html Cheers,
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    looking for top help

    Hi Kevin, I'm in Lafayette with a series 3 that has its original top. If your upholsterer wants to see it, let me know and I can arrange a time. Cheers, Bill
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    Wells Fargo Poster featuring an Alpine

    Hi guys, I was in my local Wells Fargo branch today (Sunnyvale, CA) and saw a poster advertising a new credit card. It features an Alpine! Check it out. Bill McCormack Series 3
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    Nice Series III for sale

    Hi guys, There's a nice Series III (early VIN - B9200325) on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190879028853&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160 Location: Washington state Cheers, Bill McCormack Series 3
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    New Cyl Head - Won't Run

    Just to confirm, did you adjust the valves?
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    This goes in the "other discoveries" section

    A late, wingless version of a WW2 glider? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_k07pirzBU34/SmGFq20vWEI/AAAAAAAABs0/F4CZhGzG-aA/s400/troop_carrier_glider.jpg
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    New owner of Vader

    Welcome aboard! Cheers,
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    SV Engine and body parts

    Saw this in today's Craigslist: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/3632703142.html It lists a recently rebuilt Series V engine and some body parts for sale in Santa Clara, CA. Cheers, Bill McCormack Series 3
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    Looking for a Series III project...

    Looks like it is up to a grand, if this is the one you are referring to: http://thumb.craigslist.org/cto/3523222122.html
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    OK. What kilt????

    You can also rent kilts by mail order. My sister-in-law did that for her three sons. It worked out great. Google "kilt rental" and you will get lots of hits. For example: http://www.kiltrentalusa.com/rent-your-kilt/casual-packages/golf-or-corporate-event-package.html Bill McCormack Series 3
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    Alpine S4 sputters and dies

    Hi, It sounds like you are getting there ... When the engine is sputtering, does changing the choke setting help/hurt? It sounds like the engine requires a load (the hill) in order to die. Can you get the engine to die in your driveway by just holding the throttle down? I think you...
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    Alpine S4 sputters and dies

    Cool - a replacement coil suggests that the problem may be somewhere else. Your description makes it sound like a fuel system problem. It sounds like you are saying that the problem occurs when you put the engine under load. Is this true? And also, was your engine hot when this occurred...
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    Alpine S4 sputters and dies

    I should tell you that I experienced the exact same symptoms on my Series 3 and the problem turned out to be the coil lead. I figured it out by running the engine in my driveway until it started exhibiting the problem. I moved the coil and distributor leads and was able to fix and/or make the...