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nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: December 19, 2017 06:57PM

G&S Custom Fabrication in Athens Alabama. I've known the guy since high school, but wasn't aware of the quality of work he produced until I started looking for someone to redo the Ghost..
Plan right now is to put a 9inch rear end, it's ordered. A Mustang II front and 4 link rear end.. He builds his own. The Engine will be an Aluminum LS with 5 spd manual trans, we are shooting for around 700 Bhp. Here are some pics..
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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1899 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: mgb260
Date: December 20, 2017 01:25PM

John, Wow! Full frame. Have you thought about going narrower on rear and tubs inside instead of the huge flares? Do you plan to flare the front and run a standard width Mustang II front suspension?


Orange Alpine
Bill Blue

(45 posts)

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12/20/2010 07:36AM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine 2.5 Ford Duratec

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: Orange Alpine
Date: December 22, 2017 12:01PM

Why not split the car lengthwise and add 6 inches to the width, like John did about ten years ago? It is easy enough to say, implementation might be a bit difficult.

BTW Jim, do you have any idea what happened to that beauty?

Bill


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1899 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: mgb260
Date: December 22, 2017 02:38PM

Bill, I remember reading about it. Most radical jobs do not get finished. There is a Alpine on the SAOCA board using a full width rear with positive offset wheels with more subtle VW Rabbit flares.



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nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: December 22, 2017 09:22PM

Yep the Front will be flared as well. We are using VW fenders (all from Fronts). I'll put a pick up of the Front. The Wheels and Tires as well as the RearEnd are ordered and awaiting delivery. I don't think we are going so far out that it will not be built, Greg builds mostly hot rods and race cars.. The Ghost will be Street Legal but built so it can be raced. For example, we're going with Power Steering so my wife can drive...
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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1899 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: mgb260
Date: December 22, 2017 10:02PM

John, Cool! Checkout the electric power steering that our friend Dan on the SAOCA board offers.

[forum.sunbeamalpine.org]



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nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: December 27, 2017 12:40PM

A few more Pics, I'll think about the Electric Steering, We're working towards a Wifeable, Streetable Race car, so not sure whether the Raceable side would work with an electric Steering... Clean system he came up with though!

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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1899 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: mgb260
Date: December 28, 2017 10:50AM

John, A lot of autocrossers use the electric steering. Check out this 510 front spoiler for the race car look:
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TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(239 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: December 29, 2017 09:13AM

I highly recommend power steering of some sort for autocrossing.
Ken


nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: December 30, 2017 09:07PM

Nice looking front end.. We're talking about something similar for the Ghost...
Mentioning the Ghost..
I'm trying to think of vanity plates...
66GHOST
GHOST
SUNBEAM
NERVOUS
TGRKLLR
TGRHNTR

any ideas?


Orange Alpine
Bill Blue

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12/20/2010 07:36AM

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1967 Sunbeam Alpine 2.5 Ford Duratec

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: Orange Alpine
Date: January 01, 2018 08:35AM

The electric power steering is continuously adjustable from Pinky steer all the way up to Armstrong (no assist). Or so I've been told, but I have no reason to doubt. Am in the process of installing one now.

Bill


nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: January 11, 2018 07:52AM

Some recent pics if anyone is interested..
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nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: January 11, 2018 07:55AM

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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1899 posts)

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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: mgb260
Date: January 11, 2018 03:33PM

John, Pretty Wild! Are you going to use floor mount pedals? What front end is that?


nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: January 11, 2018 08:20PM

Basically a Mustang 2 parts for the Frontend, Wildwood Drilled Disk Brakes. Here are some more pics.. They are going to town on it.. We haven't found an engine yet.. And the Seats will be difficult.. Not much room.
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nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: January 22, 2018 08:31PM

Rear End 4 link Suspension, Front End, and Body Work.. If anyone is interested.. Still have to find an Engine..
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Tiger2Dan
Dan Richardson
Greenwood, SC 29649
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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 12:57PM

My Sunbeam Alpine has a bit of what I'd call an aerodynamic problem at really high speeds:) The fender flares might prove even worst. Hope not:)

Lots of talk about the different engine mod's for an Alpine led me to the Ford (Cologne) 60 degree Engines (2.8 & 4.0 V6's). Absolutely no "torch" work! Only time for any welding are the two bottom engine mounts! Tight, YES! But, It fits rather nicely.

I started with the 2.8 V6 Conversion "kit" I purchased back in 2012. Good quality, poor design IMHO, so I started my own!

First was the Headers sticking out the side (I did not like having to reroute the exhaust), so Mine are straight back similar to the Tiger system. Then, the engine mounts hanging off the rear of the crossmember was not to my liking either, so a new design with built in stops for setting the engine in position so there was adequate spacing between the radiator and fan ( I even have enough space to run dual pulleys for Air Conditioning)!

AND John, Your comment about: Quote: "I'll think about the Electric Steering, We're working towards a Wifeable, Streetable Race car, so not sure whether the Raceable side would work with an electric Steering... Clean system he came up with though! " Unquote
Leads me to the fact that the EPS can be worked with the power on or off. Off is normal steering, On is a choice you can select. In other words your wife can make it as easy as she pleases:)

Love them Sunbeams - Keep'em on-the-Road. Best of wishes to you and the Ghost,

DanR


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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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 03:46PM

John, Your front spoiler may be too low. When your car is on the ground with the motor in, a good rule is nothing should hang lower than the bottom of the rim. Shocks, oil pans, front spoilers, etc. If you have a tire blowout it could create a lot of damage.


nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: February 04, 2018 04:27PM

Great point, it is, above the loaded Rim and Rocker Panel, but it is low, Iíll have a custom oil pan, all my packeage should be above the low water mark..
I also agree itís a bit blocky to be really fast, but with the BHP we are putting in it, north of 600 I think Iíll still have a fast little booger.



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nakedhacienda
john scherff

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Re: Ghost 66 Alpine
Posted by: nakedhacienda
Date: February 04, 2018 04:33PM

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