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Sunbeam 2000 build

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by belmateo, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    I don't think the trim ring needs to be very tight against the gasket. I aimed for having even spacing in the gap between the trim ring and the body, but not sure how feasible that was. I put the trim ring in place and used a sharpie in the screw hole to mark the spring clip. It was a challenge for me to drill the spring clip with any precision, since it is so flexible and bent under the pressure of the drill bit. I ended up with slightly larger spacing at the bottom of the ring than at the top. It seems solidly in place, though.

    Mike
     
  2. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

  3. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Mike,
    There is the problem, I have them too tight to the rubber gasket. As I remember the metal plate at the top is held on by three small "rivets" and the material for the rings is cast I believe and very fragile. Will take your suggestion and try to install screws in place of the rivets and increase the space so they are not so tight against the rubber.
    Guy
     
  4. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

  5. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    I looked up installing them on bike forums. They were designed to go over stock rims and leave a gap on the bottom. The chrome ones come with a piece of chrome tape to cover it. Some have used it without the stock rim and the gap was closed but it fit too loose. A strip of foam tape around the retaining ring tightens it up nicely.
     
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  6. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    At the top of the ring, there is a small vertical plate attached by rivets I believe. That small vertical plate sits in a recess to keep the top part of the ring in place. I believe the rings fly off when driving when the bottom of the ring first comes loose, then it doesn't take much for the top of the ring to come unseated. So making sure the bottom of the ring is secure should be all that is needed. I don't think you need to replace the rivets at the top of the ring, unless they have been failing for you.

    Mike
     
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  7. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Guys,
    Please keep an eye on the parts for sale section as I just picked up a pallet full of spare parts that will be listed in the next couple of days. Just to list a few of the parts.
    Seats
    Covertible top frame
    Front Valance
    Door Cards
    Tiger Headers
    etc.
     
  8. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Mike,
    I was able to carefully drill out the center rivet (after breaking a small drill bit) and put a brass screw in it's place. Seems to be much more secure.
    Thanks!
    Guy
     
  9. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Other attempts to clear the CEL did not work will try this product which has good reviews. IMG_20211221_094404180_HDR.jpg
     
  10. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Just got an extension wire for the 02 sensor so I can wire in the magnum tuning simulator.
     
  11. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Did santa bring it for you?
     
  12. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    He brought me a new shroud and electric fan for my radiator.
     
  13. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Well, not to brag but since you asked and I know you are familiar with the Mick Jagger singing about his BIG 10 " and some guys brag about a 14".
    Santa brought me a 16"
    HAHA
    Merry Christmas to all my Alpine Brothers and Sisters.
     
  14. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Well, Happy to say that Magnumtuning did the trick!
    No more CEL.
    I was somehow able to tuck it under the console and run the wires to the extension cable dicretely so all appears to be stock.
     

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