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billymgb1000
bill gaulin
harrisville R.I.
(68 posts)

Registered:
11/30/2012 12:31AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB V8 LS1 5.3

Re: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine engine change
Posted by: billymgb1000
Date: November 09, 2018 09:03PM

Welcome back Charlie, People who get all mad about other people stating what they have done or had in their life. Are just jealous, And 99% of the time have many other issues. To me you are a lucky guy, Anyways when you figure out the pic thing I would love to see some pics of your car and ones you have built. Good luck with the sunbeam.
Bill G


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine engine change
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 10, 2018 10:26AM

Yes, that 600kb limit is usually the problem. If you have microsoft office there is a program in there that lets you resize photos, I don't remember what it is. But you should be able to find it.

Anyway congratulations on your successes. It's seldom easy for anyone and you have to be thankful for what has worked in your life. We hold up to acclaim those who succeed greatly but the reality is that the stars must align for those stories to exist. For the vast majority there are steps missing on the ladder to success and usually too many to bridge. So rather that judge oneself by others' achievements it's more profitable to consider the hurdles actually overcome. Everyone has them, how they are dealt with is the true measure of success, and nobody else is in any position to measure it. Gratitude for the generosity of others is seldom misplaced, nor is generosity in one's self. So there's my comment on that, I hope it doesn't offend.

Jim


Charlie Cheap
Charles Johns
Texas
(21 posts)

Registered:
03/12/2014 07:21PM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine Ford 2.3 Lima (85 Mustang)

Re: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine engine change
Posted by: Charlie Cheap
Date: November 13, 2018 12:11PM

Jim, you wouldn't happen to know my old English teacher, Mr. Lloyd would you? I write for a newspaper and try to keep my prepositions away from the end of a sentence, all due to that man. Your sentence structure and flow of wording reminds me of him. Anyway, I appreciate the good words on this site and the other one was good also...I just stepped on some toes when it appeared I was bragging. Forgive me if sometimes I repeat myself, as I had a stroke a few years ago and forget if I told something on a particular site. Working with sportscar sites, engineering sites, writing an on-line answer board for 6 cylinder Mustangs, writing a newspaper column, setting up my personal gunsmith shop, and building my Sunbeam...I forget which group knows my background. THANKS for the help with the pictures. I'll try later to post some if I figure out how. My friend Paul Speaks has been on here for years and he turned me on to you guys. A nice guy and long-time friend.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(952 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine engine change
Posted by: Dan B
Date: November 13, 2018 12:22PM

A good shortcut for resizing pics is to email the pic to yourself. When you attach, the email program asks what size. Pick the one under 600.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine engine change
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 13, 2018 03:05PM

Heck of a good tip Dan, thanks. I'd never have thought of that one.

Charlie, your buddy Paul is admired and respected on this site. If you approach his standards I can't see you having any problems here. And we are eager to see what you're doing there.

Jim


Charlie Cheap
Charles Johns
Texas
(21 posts)

Registered:
03/12/2014 07:21PM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine Ford 2.3 Lima (85 Mustang)

Bragging
Posted by: Charlie Cheap
Date: November 15, 2018 05:25PM

Jim, at the risk of bragging, I have been building cars for over 50 years. My 289 powered 32 Ford coupe won its class at the Dallas ISCA show and was featured on the cover of Performance CARS magazine and centerfold story in 1976. Yes, I am old. Dean Spruell the photographer, was shocked I did all work except upholstery. It was also a color article in Street Rodder magazine. I had exceptional teachers who have won national acclaim and international awards. The guy who taught me body/paint did work for the Gas Monkey TV show and Richard Rawlings. His name is Raymond Chovanetz and I have known him since the late 50's. My friend Jimmy K Smith is now in Oklahoma owning the Hot Rod Shop in Sand Springs, where they built a famous Chevy pickup, and his personal 34 tudor was featured in Street Rodder magazine. My present 65 Mustang has won several show awards, not because it is exceptional but it is a "different" six cylinder. Back in the late 80's a millionaire built me a fully equipped 4-bay shop in my backyard so I could build just for him. I did for several years. His 1940 Nash 2 door, chopped 3", no chrome, custom frenched lights, super interior, big inch Ford V8, auto, Air, Cruise, tilt, and more, won 1st in class, best interior and 2nd Peoples Choice at the Ft. Worth show. Now I work on my own 1967 Sunbeam Alpine, and hope I can still do good work. Time will tell...and Paul is a long-time friend also. He once left his T-Bucket at my farm while he went back to Dallas. I drove that fun car for a couple of weeks and it reminded me why I never built one. After a few miles with the Chevy exhaust dumping right next to the driver, you can't hear anything below a grenade detonation. OKAY, that is not intended as bragging, but I understand how it could seem that way. I come from the Dallas housing projects and could not afford to buy a Hot Rod. Thank God I had experts to teach me how to build one.


Charlie Cheap
Charles Johns
Texas
(21 posts)

Registered:
03/12/2014 07:21PM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine Ford 2.3 Lima (85 Mustang)

Re: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine engine change
Posted by: Charlie Cheap
Date: November 16, 2018 03:00PM

518_100_0474.jpg For some reason this Ferrari shot of a car my friend built attached.



Charlie Cheap
Charles Johns
Texas
(21 posts)

Registered:
03/12/2014 07:21PM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine Ford 2.3 Lima (85 Mustang)

Re: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine engine change
Posted by: Charlie Cheap
Date: November 17, 2018 06:55PM

Okay Jim, now that everyone knows how wonderful I am I will stop repeating myself. I still can't get pictures to post...except the Ferrari my friend Raymond built. I know I mentioned I could not get pictures to post...so I guess I am still repeating myself. Sorry guys, this seems like one of those dreams that keeps repeating. My 9 year old grandson probably knows how to solve my problem, so I'll ask him Monday.
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