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NigelC

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Back into racing ...
« on: July 05, 2017, 09:07:42 AM »
The GTVis currently at the mechanics having the new engine put together and installed. After five years of having the car ('79 GTV) stare at me every time I walked into the shed I decided to pay someone else to finish it off. I dismantled the existing engine down to every nut and bolt and thoroughly cleaned everything and it is now being re-born.  It will have different cams from standard, new oil pump, chains, JE pistons, gapless rings, webber 45 carbies, extractors, mildly reworked head (stronger valve springs), re-mapped distributor etc etc.

Should be a hoot to drive and it will take about 4 weeks to do all the work. I have re-applied for my CAMS PCC Licence so I should be on the track well before the end of the year. I have re-joined Group S Association (watch for No. 29).

I am aware that there have been some changes to the regulations so I now have a HANS device and fireproof undies plus I have to put some of the FIA approved deformable roll-bar padding in the car to replace the 'noodles'. My helmet is still in-date (just) and my harness is also in-date.

I will need a new set of tyres, I did run RE55s back in 2010 but what are people using now?

Is there anything that I have missed?
Current 2003 Alfa 156 2.0 JTS Red
Current 1979 Alfa GTV - Ivory (Gp S racer)
Past 2007 Alfa 159 2.2 JTS Rubino Red
Past 1979 Alfa GTV Red/Rust

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Re: Back into racing ...
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 06:56:36 AM »
Hi Nigel

You missed being part of the Veloce Racing this weekend at Eastern Creeks SMSP Shannons Nationals
The Victorians and Queenslanders have not entered and are missing out also.
24 Alfa Raceing
You could always come out and watch and see what you are missing
Both Sunday races will be televised.

Great you are nearly finished with your engine rebuild.
Windscreen number ?
Targeted Scrutineering ?Get the car and apparel checked by a qualified Scrutineer before you come and race again.
All race gear up to date with latest standards= 2000 written on boots and socks and suit etc?
Just mentioning these items cause its been a while since you have competed.

Robert

NigelC

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Re: Back into racing ...
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 10:50:22 AM »
Thanks Robert,

Will have to watch on TV this Sunday.

have checked belts, helmet etc. Will check suit.  What tyres are you running now?

Nigel
Current 2003 Alfa 156 2.0 JTS Red
Current 1979 Alfa GTV - Ivory (Gp S racer)
Past 2007 Alfa 159 2.2 JTS Rubino Red
Past 1979 Alfa GTV Red/Rust

giulia_veloce

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Re: Back into racing ...
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 04:55:11 PM »
Hi again Nigel

Most Cars at SMSP today are using Dunlops and Yokohama R tyres

My car uses Bridgestones,but the 195-60 14 are not available at the moment,,so this weekend i have 2x 2009 tyres and 2x 2010 Bridgestone tyres= yes,,thats the year they were made.

This is for Group S cars like yours Nigel
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NigelC

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Re: Back into racing ...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 08:50:55 AM »
Getting the 195/60 R14 Yokohama A050
Current 2003 Alfa 156 2.0 JTS Red
Current 1979 Alfa GTV - Ivory (Gp S racer)
Past 2007 Alfa 159 2.2 JTS Rubino Red
Past 1979 Alfa GTV Red/Rust