Matt Jennings' Sunbeam Alpine Tiger-conversion

Matt Jennings's Ford V8 Powered 1967 Sunbeam Alpine

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 2, September 2007

Owner: Matt Jennings
City: Minneapolis, MN
Model: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine
Engine: Ford 302 stroked to 347.

Engine: Ford 302 stroked to 347. Kaase Canted Valve aluminum heads. MSD ignition. Edelbrock performer intake, 750 Barry Grant carburetor. Crane cam.
Cooling: Racemate waterpump/alternator (see www.racemate.com). Fluidyne aluminum radiator.
Exhaust: custom headers with 3 inch collectors.
Transmission: C4 Automatic. Reverse valve body. Manual shift. 3500 stall converter.
Rear Axle: Ford 9" axle with 4.11:1 gears, limited slip differential, and Strange axle shafts.
Brakes: front disc / rear drum.
Front Susp.: stock Alpine, except Mustang rack and pinion.
Rear Susp.: stock springs and shocks. Traction bars.
Chassis Mods: extensive frame reinforcement. Full cage NHRA certified to 7.50 seconds.
Wheels/Tires: front: Bogart SS drag wheels with M/T ET Drag slicks.
rear: Weld Dragstar with BR Goodrich Drag radials.
Miles Driven: about 100... a quarter mile at a time!
Performance Data: about 500 hp. Low 10 second quarter mile times. Still tuning.
Recommendations: take your time!


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Ford 302 stroked to 347. Kaase Canted Valve aluminum heads. MSD ignition.


Edelbrock performer intake, 750 Barry Grant carburetor. Crane cam.


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