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Racing => Historic Group S Racing => Topic started by: Scott Farquharson on October 09, 2007, 12:39:32 PM

Title: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Scott Farquharson on October 09, 2007, 12:39:32 PM
Another Group S car close to being complete.....sensational.....Great Work Mike!

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?p=432305&posted=1#post432305

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12554889@N04/1504834333/
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Fast Eddie on October 09, 2007, 01:40:03 PM
That's the ex Colin Goundrey GTV
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Scott Farquharson on October 09, 2007, 02:35:14 PM
Yes, it is, hard to miss the headers...
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Scott Farquharson on June 25, 2008, 02:23:35 PM
Does anyone know how Mike is progressing with this car?
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on November 29, 2009, 06:10:01 PM
He's not progressing with it.
However its on
a boat back to Vic
and hopefully become a full fledged group S car before PI 2010 :-X
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on December 23, 2009, 08:51:08 PM
Hi All,

I bought the car from Mike in Tassie and brought it back to Victoria early Dec 09.

The word Nears in car Nears completion is relative.

Here's the low downs:

Good bits:
- Car got PACE motors, exhaust and 48 Webbers.
- Malvern Motorsport cage.
- Wheels and near new track tyres.
- Body reasonable condition with some surface rust (being taken care of hopefully before mid Jan)
Not so good bits:
- Body reasonable condition with some surface rust (being taken care of hopefully before mid Jan)
- Second gear is toast, no lsd.
- Street Suspension (have since put in PACE torsion bars, rear spring and rear Konis, front sway bar)
- Some of wirings and fuel hose work is a bit DIY stuff will need to be redone.
- Race seats not to my liking and how it's been bolted in is also a bit DIY.
Things on the todo list before Mar 2010:
- rear swaybar, all 4 konis revalved.
- twin spark gearbox with lsd
- Seats
- 5 points harness
- Minor (I hope) rust repair
- Kill Switch
- interior clean up
- CAMS group S log book
There are plenty of other things to do but right now timing and budget wise this will have to do

I had the car out for AROCA Dec 13th sprint, and being in an Alfa for the first time, on the road or the track, I was very apprehensive.
I was expecting something to fall off or fail during the day but it all went well which was very pleasing.
And the best part about the car was definitely the PACE engine, its a little beauty.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottwallace/4181200874/in/set-72157622990488252/
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: alfagtv58 on December 24, 2009, 08:13:28 AM
but it all went well which was very pleasing.
And the best part about the car was definitely the PACE engine, its a little beauty.

Welcome hmd!

I told you they were a good thing!!  Great to have another Alfa running in Group S in Victoria......2010 should be impressive.  There should be at least 6 at most rounds now.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on March 02, 2010, 07:31:55 PM
Quick update:

Things got done over the off season
- rear swaybar.
- twin spark gearbox with lsd
- Seats
- 5 points harness
- Engine bay rust repair
- Kill Switch

- CAMS group S log book, were very impressed with CAMS I handed the application in on Friday and I got the logbook on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: NigelC on March 03, 2010, 08:50:16 PM
Well done.  Ditto on the CAMS accolade, they turned around my Group S logbook in three days too.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Scott Farquharson on March 05, 2010, 12:20:46 PM
So who are the six now Phil?
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: alfagtv58 on March 05, 2010, 01:39:28 PM
Me
Tony Hawker
Gary Pearce
Marcus Hancock
Hung Do
Tony Prowse
Tony Norris
Hung Do
Nick Taylor

Thats 9 mexicans that I can think of with Grp S log booked Alfa's!!
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on March 05, 2010, 01:54:40 PM
I hope you are not an accountant by trade, you double counted me ;D
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Paul Gulliver on March 05, 2010, 02:00:40 PM
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I hope you are not an accountant by trade, you double counted me

Phil can  you also do tax returns ???
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: alfagtv58 on March 05, 2010, 02:27:50 PM
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I hope you are not an accountant by trade, you double counted me

Phil can  you also do tax returns ???

I'm so very very tired......I got confused with all the Tony's, I figured there must have been multiple Hung's too. Ummm would you believe (in your best Maxwell Smart voice)
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Chris Blanden on March 05, 2010, 03:23:43 PM
Could I add one more. My 2 litre 105 got it's Sc logbook about a month ago. See you all at Phillip Island.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: NigelC on March 05, 2010, 03:32:10 PM
I'm sorry, there's no Chris on the list - have you considered changing your name to Tony?

Unfortunately I can't make it to the Island this year.  I have to work and my boss is an arsehole of the ocean going class.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: ProvaRacing on March 05, 2010, 03:59:33 PM
- CAMS group S log book, were very impressed with CAMS I handed the application in on Friday and I got the logbook on Tuesday.

Well done.  Ditto on the CAMS accolade, they turned around my Group S logbook in three days too.

I wonder if this being Alfa's 100yr birthday and/or this other fact has anything to do with the swift processing...note question 5;

PS I am not suggesting any favoritism just consideration that's all  ;)
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Scott Farquharson on March 05, 2010, 05:34:10 PM
Well that is a magnificent result.  My new car is a year off.  But all in all that is senasational to have that many Grp S logged and ready to go.

Well done to all.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on November 11, 2010, 08:42:21 PM
Important gofast bits just added

STRIPES  ;D


Thanks to club member Paul Edwards
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: John A Pucak on November 11, 2010, 09:17:06 PM
Nice looking machine, hope to see it at a track preferably NSW soon.

Hollywood
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: NigelC on November 11, 2010, 10:12:27 PM
Very nice.  Stripes are good for an extra 10 kph.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: alfagtv58 on November 12, 2010, 08:51:03 AM
hmd, it looks fantastic.  Really well finished.

Maybe I should get in touch with Paul to help me finish off mine, it has always bugged me that my stripes are not quite 'finished' at the front underneath the grille and the back below the bootlid.  But I did them myself and could not figure out how to make it work around the angles without looking...well...crap.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on November 12, 2010, 09:13:25 AM
Phil,

Paul can easily add the finishing touches to your stripes.
He's on the forum regularly and perhaps would chime in.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Paul Newby on November 12, 2010, 11:05:32 AM
I love the stripes on my Alfetta GT. They are periwinkle blue metallic on periwinkle blue metallic. There are so good you canít even tell that they are there..!  ;D

Now I feel that I really belong here and I donít have to suffer Racing Stripe Deficit Syndrome anymore.  ::)

 
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on November 12, 2010, 05:05:30 PM
Paul,
You know you want it.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Scott Farquharson on November 25, 2010, 08:54:42 AM
I just think it's great we have stripes specialist...
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: MD on November 25, 2010, 09:28:33 AM
A racer without stripes is like a Chihuahua without nuts ;D
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: NigelC on November 25, 2010, 05:32:08 PM
How about that!  I had no idea that they ate nuts.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: John A Pucak on November 25, 2010, 08:40:35 PM
Paul, get with the program and get some SILVER RACE STRIPES so your Alfetta can look like a race car
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: alfagtv58 on November 26, 2010, 10:23:01 AM
Paul, get with the program and get some SILVER RACE STRIPES so your Alfetta can look like a race car

+1 Paul you have the fancy helmet, you NEED some stripes  :P
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Paul Newby on November 29, 2010, 10:43:46 AM


+1 Paul you have the fancy helmet, you NEED some stripes  :P
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I have more than enough stripes on my fancy helmet to compensate for my lack of stripes on my Alfetta GT...  ::)
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on December 19, 2012, 12:29:27 PM
Wow how time flies, 3 years down the track and so far all I have done to the car is fix bits that broke and lighten the car with plastic windows.

Over this holiday period I am planning on doing a few small things like:

- Overhaul front calipers, strip off racing red flaky paint and leave the calipers unpainted.
- Fit small PC680 Odysey battery.
- relocate fuel pump to the rear, currently under driver side and too close to road when off-roading ;)
- Buy an in-car camera and mount it.

Engine is a little tired and budgetry constraint mean it will need to last for another 12 months before a minor refresh.

What everyone's plan for their group S cars?
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Gary Pearce on December 21, 2012, 05:38:42 AM
Yes Hung time flies. 4 years now for me and finally all my mechanical and engine performance development has been refined and the car drives great. Summer months for me is to fit a Pollycarbornate rear window, attend to some panel damage, freshen up the cosmetics under the bonnet and a new paint job. It's got to be more shiny........go faster.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on December 21, 2012, 09:17:53 AM
and a new paint job. It's got to be more shiny........go faster.

seriously how can you make it shinier than it's already is?
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: alfagtv58 on December 21, 2012, 09:35:54 AM
and a new paint job. It's got to be more shiny........go faster.

seriously how can you make it shinier than it's already is?

Or "freshen up the cosmetics under the bonnet"...
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Neil Choi on December 21, 2012, 10:47:37 AM
As Ted Bullpitt would say "I just polished the battery"
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Neil Choi on December 21, 2012, 10:54:35 AM
finally all my mechanical and engine performance development has been refined

Yep, my refinement process is I break it, I replace it.  Just waiting for the next thing to break as I have just about replaced every bit on the entire car thus far save the nut that holds the steering wheel and that day will come shortly!!!
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: Alan Hopla on December 21, 2012, 04:15:44 PM
Neil,

I thought that you had the new nut for the steering wheel in training!! ;D

Alan.
Title: Re: Another Group S Car Nears Completion....
Post by: hmd on February 11, 2013, 03:36:11 PM
Wow how time flies, 3 years down the track and so far all I have done to the car is fix bits that broke and lighten the car with plastic windows.

Over this holiday period I am planning on doing a few small things like:


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- Overhaul front calipers, strip off racing red flaky paint and leave the calipers unpainted.
Done

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- Fit small PC680 Odysey battery.
Done then undone, revert back to bigger battery I don't want to sit on dummy grid hoping the battery is ok

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- relocate fuel pump to the rear, currently under driver side and too close to road when off-roading ;)
Done

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- Buy an in-car camera and mount it.
Awaiting budget allocation ;)