Alpine V6 Conversion

The V6 in my S3
By Jim E
Published: October 16, 2009

Alpine V6 Conversion

Part 1 – The Dreaded Tunnel Modification

This is the first in a series of articles detailing the steps involved in the conversion of an Alpine to V6 power using the V6 Jose installation kit. Now before we get down to the nuts and bolts of the conversion a piece of advice – start with the very best car you can afford. Believe me, you will be money ahead! Buy that $12k restored Alpine on ebay, sell off the stock drive train and have at it, or even better buy one that is already complete. Continue reading “Alpine V6 Conversion”

Converting SIV automatic to a V6

By Jim Ellis
Published: April 23, 2009

Converting the SIV Automatic to a V6
Or, How I Spent My Halloween Vacation

“The SIV Automatic is the best car for the V6 conversion because of the wider transmission tunnel.”

Ever heard this statement before?  I certainly did.  It was repeated frequently on the old Forum, and it makes sense.  Widening the tunnel is one of the key steps in the conversion process, so starting with a wider tunnel should make the process easier.  The only problem is that it turns out that no one had actually done it, at least not with V6 Jose’s kit, until I inadvertently volunteered to be the first guinea pig. Continue reading “Converting SIV automatic to a V6”

More Air for a V6 Alpine – Fan Conversion

By Dennis
Published: April 23, 2009

Trimming the Volvo Fan For The V6 Conversion

Fan Conversion for a V6 Alpine

I’ve sold quite a few of the aluminum adapters for mounting the Volvo fans on the Jose V6 conversion. Through some trial an error over the last few years, this application has proven to be a fairly simple, inexpensive and worthwhile solution to overheating experienced by some of us. Each time I sell one of the adapters or adapter fan set ups, I explain to the buyer the process of trimming the blades. So here goes, the parts and process. The parts are shown in the first photo and are, from left to right; Continue reading “More Air for a V6 Alpine – Fan Conversion”

Sunbeam Alpine V6 conversion.

By Jim Ellis
Published: December 23, 2008

Sunbeam Alpine V6 conversion

From the day the first Alpine rolled off the assembly line it cried for more power, the little four just does not have enough oats to make the car a nice mover and the early cars spit rods like they were designed to fail. While later versions of the engine were better the cars are still known for spinning the number three-rod bearing.

Rootes may be to blame for starting the Alpine power plant conversions when they shoe horned the Ford 260 in a S2 car then put the creation into production, thus the Tiger was born. But even Shelby could not over come the tight confides of the Alpine engine bay and the car lost its wonderful steering when it received the little Ford V8. Not to mention the firewall and tunnel Continue reading “Sunbeam Alpine V6 conversion.”