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1954 Sunbeam Parts and build
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jazzyjack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: 1954 Sunbeam Parts and build Reply with quote

Hello everone, I am currently building a 1954 Sunbeam Alpine. Looking for people with similiar vehicles to chat with and possibly trade parts. I know these are rare so hopefully there are poeple out there still.[/img]
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Rick
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum jazzyjack Smile

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jazzyjack



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you Rick, do you have a Sunbeam?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazzyjack wrote:
thank you Rick, do you have a Sunbeam?


No, sorry, it'd be interesting to see some photos and find out a bit more regarding yours if you get a chance??

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No prob, I dont know how to post pics on this site but i can email them to you if you like and keep you posted on the build.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all means post updates on this thread as things progress, it'd be interesting to follow the build.

A thread at the top of the forum gives a few pointers with ref to photos, see:
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2454

There are other photos services around, but in essence they work in similar ways.

rgds, RJ
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: As I acquired it Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: at its Present stage :) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: PARTS FOR SALE IF ANYONE INTERESTED Reply with quote

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ian



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gooday JazzyJack,
I did a full restoration, at home in 1973-1975 on a 1953 Mk I Sunbeam Alpine Special. That was the one built similar to the works cars with a twin choke Solex carby, overdrive, and other tweeks.

The car that you have, by the tail lights fitted, appears to be a Sunbeam Alpine Mk III. The motor was slightly revised on the Mk I with regard mainly to porting in the cylinder head.

I always felt that the styling was superior to all other British Sports Cars of the era, including the Jaguar XK 120, the Triumph TR Series, and others.

One valuable contact I had when restoring my alpine was, a chap called Graham Brooks. He used to be at 19 williams street, Leyton, London UK: I believe he now resides at Sparham in Norfolk UK. Telephone number is listed as 01362 688371.

Not sure if he is still around, or even alive, as I have not communicated with him in 30 years. If he is still around, he is hive of knowledge on the 1953 -1955 Sunbeam Alpine. Like me, he owned and drove one daily.

Speedy Spares @ Shoreham Rd, Brighton UK are a good source of, new, old stock spares; they are the evolution of the old R.J Grimes Company , and have a lot of stock

Good luck with your car. It is one worth restoring with all the care that went into the original.

Ian.
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Bitumen Boy



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if it's exactly the same model, but there's one of these starring in Antiques Road Trip this week, if you can catch the last one tonight - 5:15 pm, BBC 2.
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nqtraderman



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you joined the owners club Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Register ?
http://www.stardust.uk.com/intro.htm

There is also an email technical forum
http://sunbeamtalbot.info/mailman/listinfo/staowners_sunbeamtalbot.info

and this guy recently did a full nut & bolt restoration on an Alpine
http://tinyurl.com/6bsesvs
.. hang on .. that was me Wink
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