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61 Sunbeam
Rocco Lojac

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Registered:
01/09/2011 08:45PM

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Alpine Rear
Posted by: 61 Sunbeam
Date: January 09, 2011 08:56PM

Hello All
I road race a 61 Alpine and want to put a better rear With a LSD
and would like to keep the same lug pattern and all so not spend a fortune

does any one know if a mustang II rear will work without shortening it ?
and what the dimensions are ?

Thanks
Rocco


socorob
Robbie
La
(173 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2009 04:42PM

Main British Car:
1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: Alpine Rear
Posted by: socorob
Date: January 10, 2011 01:04AM

I have a narrowed mustang II 8 inch in my alpine. Theres some discussion on it here.

[www.sunbeamalpine.org]


Orange Alpine
Bill Blue

(45 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2010 07:36AM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine 2.5 Ford Duratec

Re: Alpine Rear
Posted by: Orange Alpine
Date: January 10, 2011 06:31AM

For all practical purposes, the answer is no. Guys have done it, but no one says it is a good thing. Maybe if you run wheels with a lot of offset.

Bill


gt40mk1
Pat Cargan
Biggin Hill, Kent, England
(18 posts)

Registered:
12/30/2010 03:22PM

Main British Car:
1949 Jowett Javelin 318 cu. in. Chrysler

Re: Alpine Rear
Posted by: gt40mk1
Date: January 12, 2011 12:40PM

Some early rwd Toyota Celicas had lsd, wont be the same bolt pattern, but may not be far off the correct width.

Cheers, Pat.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1968 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Alpine Rear
Posted by: mgb260
Date: January 14, 2011 06:54PM

GM Monza,Skyhawk,Starfire right bolt pattern and with FWD offset wheels may work,thick spacers in front. May still be slightly wide so skinny tires or flares.EDIT: Spridget bolt pattern not Alpine! The only ones narrow enough that I know of are Postal Jeep(72-75 CJ5 4x4 also)or maybe MGB. Not that hard to change bolt pattern.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/2011 03:42PM by mgb260.


socorob
Robbie
La
(173 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2009 04:42PM

Main British Car:
1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: Alpine Rear
Posted by: socorob
Date: April 18, 2011 11:01PM

I met a guy at a car show a few weeks ago that said he had an alpine, and in the 80s the rear end went out in it. He said he went to a junkyard and measured to find something close and i think he said it was a dodge colt (it was a small dodge car)that was the same from drum to drum. He said when he got it home, it actually bolted right in, the spring perches were in the same place. I didnt see the car, this is just what i was told. I doubt that is an LSD but it may be a bolt in option.


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