Bulletin 68-3: Alpine, Imp, Minx, Arrow Cylinder Head Bolt Tightness

NUMBER: 68-3 DATE: 2-28-68 GROUP: Engine SUBGROUP: Cylinder Head MODELS: Alpine, Imp, Minx, and Arrow SUBJECT: Cylinder Head Bolt Tightness Effective immediately, the cylinder head bolt torque loading figure has been reduced from 48 ft. lbs. to 45 ft. lbs. Please correct the appropriate Service Manuals. NOTE: Check tightness of bolts: 1. Cast Iron Head (more…)

Bulletin 67-62: Alpine V & Arrow Change of Float Material In Carb

NUMBER: 67-62 DATE: 11-20-67 GROUP: Fuel SUBGROUP: Zenith-Stromberg Carb MODELS: Alpine V & Arrow SUBJECT: Zenith-Stromberg CD & CDS Carbs: Change Of Float Material A modification has been introduced on the subject carburetors, changing the float assembly material from compressed rubber to nylon. With this change of float material, some float settings have been altered (more…)

Bulletin 67-53: 7.5-inch Clutch Carbon Throw-out Bearing Wear

NUMBER: 67-53 DATE: May 10, 1967 GROUP: Clutch SUBGROUP: Throw Out Bearing MODELS: All Sunbeam Models Fitted With 7.5″ Diaphragm Clutch SUBJECT: Wear Of Clutch Carbon Throw Out Bearing Some reports of rapid wear of the clutch throw out bearing have been received indicating a lack of movement of the bearing in the clutch fork. (more…)

Bulletin 67-52: Ball Joint Checking Procedure

NUMBER: 67-52 DATE: 4-24-67 GROUP: Front Suspension SUBGROUP: Ball Joints MODELS: All Sunbeam Models Except Arrow & Imp SUBJECT: Ball Joint Checking Procedure In order to assist you in properly servicing ball joints as outlined in the Certified Car Care and Service Manuals, a new special tool is now available, fig. (1), for checking ball (more…)

Bulletin 67-49: Alpine IV & V, Tiger 260 Brake Pads

NUMBER: 67-49 DATE: 4-19-67 GROUP: Brakes SUBGROUP: Brake Pads MODELS: Alpine IV & V, Tiger 260 SUBJECT: New Brake Pads In order to improve braking stability under all operating conditions, a new lining material (DS.31) has been introduced from the following Chassis Numbers: Alpine V – Disc Wheels – B 395002906 Alpine V – Wire (more…)

Bulletin 67-43: Borg-Warner 35 Thumping Noise

NUMBER: 67-43 DATE: 3-31-67 GROUP: Automatic Transmission SUBGROUP: Adjustment MODELS: All Models Equipped With Borg-Warner 35 Transmission SUBJECT: Thumping Noise Some cases of a thumping noise from the transmission have been reported when shifting into ‘D’ or ‘D1’. If you should encounter this, the following action is recommended: Be sure that engine idling speed is (more…)

Bulletin 67-45: Alpine V Engine Vibration

Note: See Service Bulletin 68-18 NUMBER: 67-45 DATE: 4-3-67 GROUP: Engine SUBGROUP: Intake Manifold MODELS: Alpine V SUBJECT: Engine Vibration When you receive complaints of engine vibration which can normally be felt through the accelerator pedal especially at 3,200 r.p.m., it is recommended that a clamp is fitted to the intake manifold in accordance with (more…)

Bulletin 67-26: 1725cc Engine Oil Leaks

NUMBER: 67-26 DATE: 2-13-67 GROUP: Engine SUBGROUP: Miscellaneous MODELS: All Models Equipped With 1725 Engines SUBJECT: Engine Oil Leaks Before any detailed examination of oil leaks is attempted, be sure that: The oil level is correct and that no overfilling has occurred. The engine unit is clean, short road test carried out, and exact source (more…)

Bulletin 67-18: 1600cc & 1725cc Oversize Piston Pins

NUMBER: 67-18 DATE: Feb. 7, 1967 GROUP: Engine SUBGROUP: Piston Pins MODELS: All Models Equipped With 1600 & 1725cc Engines SUBJECT: Oversize Piston Pins A new oversized piston pin has been released for service under part number 5110421 and is identified by blue paint on one end. The new pin is .001″ above the top (more…)

Bulletin 67-23: Tiger 260 Fan Blade Clearance

NUMBER: 67-23 DATE: 2-7-67 GROUP: Cooling SUBGROUP: Fan Blade MODELS: Tiger 260 SUBJECT: Fan Blade Clearance In order to control the clearance between the fan blade tips and the rack and pinion steering unit, spacing washers are fitted between the cylinder block and the engine mounting blocks. When found necessary to remove the mounts it (more…)