My Alpina B2 powered 3.0CS

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could you possibly share those drawings/specs for the dolly you've made? I am getting close to the point I will have to weld one together soon, would be great if you've already written some information down. Thanks!
Sure! Sorry for the late reply but I will sear h for the dimensions (have the drawing somewhere..) and post them up.

hi James, I am interested in your wheels, can you tell me what size and make they are...??
They are Fondmetal 16x8 +11 from memory

This is B2 engine nº1545, built in 1975.

Alpina confirmed that the head (which has its own identification number) was the correct one for this block.

On the last picture you can recognize the Schleicher logo on the 300° Alpina camshaft.


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Thank you for posting this pictures, very interesting.

Buchloe confirmed that my block is original Alpina and was produced in 1978.
My cylinder head has infact been swapped at some point in the car’s life to a slightly newer 3 litre head from 1980.

I wonder if you gurus can help me identify the camshaft? It has the same Schleicher logo as yours but the number 348 instead of 351. It also has the number 2582 701 stamped on it.

So question is was the alpina camshaft swapped over to this new head, or do I have some other camshaft?

Any details/help would be appreciated! :)

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My camshaft also has 2582701.
They are very likely identical.
300° was the standard camshaft for all 3.0 engines.
348 and 351 could be references to the production runs.

Does your cylinder head have the stock "Dreikugelwirbelwanne" shape, like mine ?
 

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Here is a very bad copy of an Alpina document from 1974, with the specs of their camshafts.
Our 300° camshafts should have "601" engraved on the rear end.


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My camshaft also has 2582701.
They are very likely identical.
300° was the standard camshaft for all 3.0 engines.
348 and 351 could be references to the production runs.

Does your cylinder head have the stock "Dreikugelwirbelwanne" shape, like mine ?
Yes, looks like it does..

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Also found this cool article and thought I’d share it haha

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Hi Andreas,

This is very interesting.

Is yours a B2 as well ?
Please post pictures !

Already three Alpina engines with the same color, can it be a coincidence ?
 

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This is my valve cover! A little bit dusty, car was stored in a dry garage since 1982.

I think the colour maybe depends on the company who bought the engines from Alpina and customized these a little bit!
 

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It has to be a coincidence.

I just asked Alpina if they knew anything about red/pink valve covers...
The answer is NO.

They say their covers were always anthracite and they never heard of an Alpina agent/dealer repainting valve covers.
 

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So this is 4 cars already...

Let’s be patient, one day we will know the story around the raspberry colored valve covers.

We could ask on the 2002 forums.
There are a few very knowledgeable people there.
 
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