Bulletin 67-44: Alpine V, Minx VI & Arrow New Oil Pressure Relief

GROUP: EngineSUBGROUP: Oil Pressure Relief ValveDATE: 3-31-67 SUBJECT: New Oil Pressure Relief Valve Models: Alpine V, Minx VI & Arrow A new steel relief valve assembly was introduced in production from the Chassis Numbers shown below, having a thick fibre sealing washer under the head of the relief valve. Alpine V – B.395 012220 Minx (more…)

Bulletin 67-32: Modified Master Cylinder Main | Alpine V & Minx IV

GROUP: ClutchSUBGROUP: Master CylinderDATE: 2-22-67 SUBJECT: Modified Master Cylinder Main Cup MODELS: Alpine V & Minx IV A modified master cylinder main cup is now available which will correct problems of periodic loss of clutch in heavy traffic. The new main cup can be identified by its manufacturer’s number 3842-424 which is on the cup. (more…)

A3 – Chassis Codes Issued for Hillman Vehicles

Rootes and Chrysler U.K. Passenger Cars Download a PDF of Hillman chassis engine number coding MODEL COMMENCING CHASSIS NUMBER ENDING CHASSIS NUMBER PRODUCTION DATES Hillman Minx Mk. 1 Approx. July 1945 to December 1947 Hillman Minx Mk. 11 December 1947 to September 1948 Hillman Minx Mk. 111 1900001 September 1948 to November 1949 Hillman Minx (more…)

A5 – New Chassis Number Format: 1970 and after

Rootes and Chrysler U.K. Passenger Cars A new vehicle identification format was introduced in July 1970. Download a PDF of Later model chassis engine number coding New chassis plate example: Chassis No. R G 211 000115 Service Code H AA H Paint Code 108 Trim Code 701 Type Code 211 H 4 Breakdown of details (more…)

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

GROUP: EngineSUBGROUP: Cylinder HeadDATE: 2-28-68 SUBJECT: Cylinder Head Bolt Tightness MODELS: Alpine, Imp, Minx, and Arrow 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: Cast Iron Head – HOT Aluminum Head – (more…)

Bulletin 66-4: 1725cc Crankshaft End Play

NUMBER: 66-4 DATE: July 26, 1966 GROUP: Engine SUBGROUP: Crankshaft End Play MODELS: Alpine V; Hillman Minx VI; Super Minx IV; Humber Sceptre II; Sunbeam Rapier V; Singer Gazelle VI; Singer Vogue IV SUBJECT: Crankshaft End Play – 1725cc Engine Recent reports received from the field indicate excessive crankshaft end play in the 1725 c.c. (more…)