David Park's Big Block Ford powered 1960 Sunbeam Alpine

David Park's Big Block Ford powered 1960 Sunbeam Alpine

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 3, December 2007

Owner: David Park
City: Centerburg, Ohio
Model: 1960 Sunbeam Alpine
Engine: Ford 410cid Big-Block
Conversion performed by: Owner.

Engine: 410 cubic inch Big Block Ford dressed to look like a 427. The intake is an original 427 low-riser with dual Edelbrock 600 cfm carbs. Lunati hydraulic cam, Accel dual-point distributor. Otherwise it's a stock rebuild.
Cooling: Griffin radiator with cooling fans from a 2002 Mustang Cobra.
Exhaust: home made shorty headers, hooked-up to a set of side pipes from a Cobra kit car.
Transmission: Borg-Warner T10 4 speed transmission (from an early Ford Falcon V8 donor.)
Rear Axle: Dana 44 with 4.11:1 gears.
Suspension: front suspension is stock Sunbeam with a Ford Mustang rack and pinion. Rear suspension is stock. Sway bars have been installed, both front and rear.
Chassis Mods: 2" by 3" steel frame custom built from the seats forward. The fuel tank was enlarged to feed the big motor.
Brakes: four wheel disc brakes. (Larger front disc brake rotors were fitted, and modifications were made so they would work with later model GM parts.)
Wheels/Tires: the wheels are Halibrand replicas, 15x8 rear and 15x7 front. 50 series tires.
Body Mods: fiberglass flares (front and rear). Cobra hood scoop. I also have a hardtop that's painted to match the car.
Electrical: all electrical wiring is stock. All gauges are original.
Completed: ~2003.
Comments: I did all the engineering and work on this car myself, except for the seat covers. This is one Sunbeam that isn't afraid of snakes... especially cobras!

410 cubic inch Big Block Ford dressed to look like a 427

dual Edelbrock 600 cfm carbs

original 427 low-riser manifold

4 speed transmission

Sunbeam Alpine seates with red piping

Halibrand replica wheels

Cobra hood scoop

Cobra side pipes (exhaust)

fiberglass flares (front and rear)

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