F14 – Alpine 25-Spline Transmission Output Shaft

by Paul Almjeld in the December 2006 RootesReview: Have any of you ever tried to locate a driveshaft yoke for a 25 spline transmission output shaft? If so, you already know they are nearly impossible to find. The 25 spline shaft was used on very late Series V standard transmissions as well as on some (more…)

S24 – 1953 – 1955 Alpine – Talbot Parts Cross Reference

by John Logan in the September 2007 RootesReview: This Information is based on discussions I had at a recent Hillman car meet in Streetsboro, Ohio with one of our members, Allen Lee. He and his wife Alice, from Martinsville, IL, are owners of the beautiful 1953 Alpine and a 1955 Talbot Saloon that they brought (more…)

B19 – Replacement Alpine Water Pump in Question

by Carl Moon in the October 2001 RootesReview: Alpines do not typically suffer from cooling problems at least to the degree that Tigers do. But, as I have found, it can become problematic even for these small 4 cylinders. When I rebuilt my 1725 engine I replaced the original water pump with a new aluminum (more…)

M38 – PerTronix Ignitor Problems on the Alpine

by Ed Esslinger in the May 2001 RootesReview: Five or six years ago I installed a PerTronix LU-142 unit on my Series 4. It worked great: I did not even have to adjust the timing. It was spot on right out of the box. But a few weeks ago, it just quit working. I had (more…)

M37 – Stalled Alpine

by Ed Esslinger in the February 2002 RootesReview: Some time ago someone asked me what would cause an Alpine that had been running fine to suddenly stop running while going down the road? The symptoms were: the starter would not turn over, the generator warning light would not con1e on nor would the headlights. Checking (more…)

F11 – British-Japanese Union: A Toyota 5-speed for your Alpine

by Paul Almjeld in the September 2000 RootesReview: For some time now I have been interested in reducing the number of rpm’s required to run at contemporary highway speeds. Like many other Alpine owners, my first choice was to install an overdrive unit. After searching unsuccessfully in the upper Midwest for an overdrive transmission, I (more…)

C40 – A Prime Cause of Failure of an Alpine Engine

by Dave Lawler in the May 1979 RootesReview While having some discussions about maintaining oil pressure in a racing configured engine it became apparent to me that many people may be missing a serious problem. As a result of many forages to junk yards looking for parts I always remove the pressure regulator in what (more…)

Rootes Special Alpine Accessories

by Tom Wiencek in the May 1996 RootesReview Special accessories to personalize your Rootes vehicle were available from the introduction of the Alpine. Most people are familiar with the options installed at the factory. These included wire wheels, road speed or whitewall tires, laminated glass windscreen, tonneau, oversize battery, radio, heater, hardtop, and overdrive. Standard (more…)

FIELD GUIDE TO SUNBEAM ALPINES

by Rex Funk in the May 1995 RootesReview: Short diagonal lines on the drawings point to important identification features for each car. SERIES I High fins, angled like ’57 Chevy Low (4″) roll-up window guide post Horizontal spare tire over gas tank All chrome bumper guards Rear edge of roll-up window is curved “Bubble” shaped (more…)

C39 – Installing a Ford 2.8 Liter V6 in an Alpine

by Bob Sharkey in the July 1996 RootesReview The project begins with the desire to have an Alpine with a little more zip than original 1725cc engine could provide. At the Sunbeam United in Charleston, South Carolina a few years ago, I met Joe Rodriquez of Tacoma, WA. Joe and his brother Frank, who arrived (more…)