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Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / Re: 8v 75 Twin spark engine for sale.
« Last post by simmi1983 on September 22, 2020, 08:25:13 PM »
Bump
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939 Series (159, Brera and Brera Spider) / Re: Best after market exhaust for 3.2
« Last post by Ascari32 on September 22, 2020, 08:23:22 PM »
Thanks for that Duk.

A prototype Alfa was designed around twin turbos and that was north of 400BHP:-

 https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrJQ6DAxGlfjygAKHUM34lQ;_ylu=Y29sbwNpcjIEcG9zAzEEdnRpZANDMDQ1NF8xBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1600795968/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fen.wikipedia.org%2fwiki%2fAlfa_Romeo_Visconti/RK=2/RS=gerhpCGVI2zrATHTW5kzUbegy.I-

Of course the SAAB and Insignias had twin turbo versions at 2.8ltrs. I was at one point contemplating a new SAAB engine complete with all ancillaries and just over 2000 as an alternative to rebuilding the Brera engine.

The standard JTS engine performance is not enough to test the wonderful chassis the 159 Q4 sports. It really is very rigid. Happily, I am starting to see its true virtues. Strut braces are available although in standard guise it hardly seems necessary. Pushing on now, uphill on a local sweeping righthander, the car is now starting to talk to me: the Q4 system is brilliant.

However, instead of just replacing the rear P - Zeros: 235/40/18, I decided to get back to what they should have been - not least because the 40's were very noisy. So I went for 235/45/18 UniRoyal RainSport 5's. Took them on recommendation and road noise has dropped tremendously. And they were a fair price.

Just received prior notice my S.S. Cat is in transit from Denmark and should be here in the next day or two. However, another issue has just popped up - no A/C - Climate control completely dead. So just ploughing through the e-disc to see what may be going on. There is a pressure sensor on the condenser which may be the culprit, but I am really stabbing in the dark. Perhaps the garage can check it out when the cat goes on.

However, as an indication of just how well this engine is regarded, in revised form it will remain in production until 2026. And I can understand why. As good as the Busso is, casting technology has moved on and its block cannot compete with the likes of the 3.2JTS. The 3.2 JTS crankshaft is literally buried/encapsulated within the main superstructure.

Stepped bearing caps with six bolts two each side, of differing sizes, torque settings and on two levels, either side of the mains give incredible rigidity, complimented by two bolts either side from the outer walls through to the sides of the caps adding further bracing and strength making it vastly superior to anything I have come across.

The bores, cast into the block add further strength and the way the underside of the block is sculpted - almost cathedral - like - creating a continuous architectural casting must add tremendously to the overall strength. Wetting of this void, by oil, thrown by the rotating crank creates an even distribution of temperature across the whole of the blocks internal surface. It is a brilliant piece of engineering and for a mass produced engine is outstanding. Alfa completely missed that!

The Heads however -Alfa's, are a different matter altogether. If there is a limiting factor to this engine, this is where it lies.           
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Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / Wanted - Alfa GT 3.2 ABS unit
« Last post by bazzbazz on September 22, 2020, 07:18:19 PM »
Am on the hunt for a working ABS Unit for a 2007/2008 Alfa GT 3.2 V6.

Anyone who knows of one please call/txt me, my number is in my signature below.

Baz
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Hi Joppa
Good to see another 105 GTV being reborn, with the added bonus of a family connection since new. From the look of the car, it has been well preserved and is a great start for a car project. This is when it becomes interesting to see, whether your plan is to carry out a ground up restoration or a refresh of mechanicals, body and interior to enable it to be road registered. I suppose your budget will have major bearing on which way you will go, together with how quickly you want it done. Looking forward to updates on your journey, with reference and or advice from members of this forum, as required.
Good luck and all the best
Regards
bonno
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And this is after we pushed it into the sun for the first time.....

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105/115 Series (105 Coupe/Spider/Berlina) / Pics of when I first picked it up to bring home
« Last post by Joppa on September 22, 2020, 05:34:19 PM »
Hi Carl,

I have no idea how to send you pics so I thought you may see these here.  Here's a few pics on what the car looked like when I picked it up last year.  Still sitting on the CN36 Cinturato's which weren't that flat considering it's been almost 40 years.  Last time I sore this car I was just a young kid (my uncle bought it new), and I still remember picking up the rear right tail light reflector that fell off, and I placed it on the back seat.....and it was still there when I picked it up.....it was just an incredible feeling :)
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Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / Re: WTB towbar to suit 159 wagon
« Last post by Micheloaks on September 22, 2020, 04:12:41 PM »
Purchased

Thx
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116 Series (Alfetta Sedan/GT/GTV & Giulietta Sedan) / Re: Gear Lever Play
« Last post by fazersix on September 22, 2020, 03:30:24 PM »
Cheers bonno I will take a look
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Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / WTB towbar to suit 159 wagon
« Last post by Micheloaks on September 22, 2020, 01:41:51 PM »
Wanting to buy a towbar and harness to suit 159 wagon

Let me know .

Thx
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Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / Re: WTB 159 WAGON jtd ti /3.2 ti
« Last post by Micheloaks on September 22, 2020, 01:35:29 PM »
Wagon purchased.  thx for all the offers

BTW looking for a 159 tow bar and harness anyone have one?

Cheers
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