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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1917 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: mgb260
Date: February 04, 2018 04:44PM

John, Like the Quick Jack bumpers!


Tiger2Dan
Dan Richardson
Greenwood, SC 29649
(7 posts)

Registered:
02/04/2018 12:16PM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V ST Colour Code 106 FORD (Cologne) 2.8 V6

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: Tiger2Dan
Date: February 04, 2018 09:37PM

Maybe we shall meet up one day me and my V6 , you and your LS ?
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My Uncle Billy (99 years) likes to run'em too!
Love them Sunbeam's Keep'em-on-the-road,
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nakedhacienda
john scherff

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05/11/2014 11:34AM

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: February 04, 2018 11:14PM

Thanks I thought the Quick Jacks were a good idea, someone else used on theirs.I hope to meet up with all you folks! I can't wait to dry my little ghost.. I think I know my vanity tag now. It's gotta be GHOST.


nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: July 02, 2018 08:24AM

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Weíre still sourcing an LS but itís coming along.


nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: November 22, 2018 08:35AM

I finally found and Engine. An LS1 5.7 should be pushing 500 BHp at least thatís the idea, I can add a Stage3 cam if I need to get up to around 600, weíll start airb this..... Iíve just ordered a low profile front end for it and a Tremec 5 spd.. I hope to have it on the road by the spring. Iím considering putting in an IPad station for music/nav etc... ideas are always appreciated!!
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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)

Orange Alpine Bill Blue
Posted by: Charlie Cheap
Date: November 26, 2018 12:21PM

I have driven Bill's Alpine with the 2.5 Duratec, and it runs as well as any Alpine engine swap. The Tiger has lots more torque at lower RPM, but in the Alpine...WHO NEEDS IT? Bill drove this car all over the US this summer and stopped by my place, giving me a chance to see his work and how it turned out. Very well and well balanced, which some overlook in an effort to make maximum Horse Power. A lot like trying to put a Harley Twin on a bicycle.


nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Registered:
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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: December 01, 2018 08:15AM

Well I guess the short answer is.. I do.. Or maybe I don't.. No one really needs any of these cars.

The little bugger beat my buttocks 40 years ago when I had my E-type.. I always wondered what it had under it's hood. Ford Small Block 289 and Mustang Automatic Transmission and Mustang Rear End. It was a rocket. This is the car that stomped me flat. So when I happened across it, I decided to build something special.

Why the LS..?

It's cheap HP and performance, easy to work on with regular tools, it's in 1000s of cars out there, aftermarket is full of fancy upgrades, chips etc.

It's compact, and I should get about 20 mpg.

The Car is built to Autocross and be what I call "Streetable".

It'll have power steering and removable cores for the side pipes that are going on it. The underneath was so far gone, that I had nothing to do but gut the inside. So if I'm going to spend the money to have a Race Shop build a custom frame I'm going to stuff a clean high performance engine in.

This is NOT your normal Alpine, it only has the body of one.

Resale I feel will be better with something unusual in it. If/When I sell it to a CONSENTING ADULT ONLY.

In this case, it's not putting a Harley Engine on a Bicycle, it's keeping the Bicycle Seat and building a frame for it that one hangs a Harley on.. If I hadn't had to cut the frame out, I would not have the foundation for the engine.

and maybe lastly

Because I wanted it.

Cheers...



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