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V AR 164

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Busso Night Run
« on: October 01, 2017, 11:09:53 PM »
Hi all,

Took a quick video of the Alfa the other night. Just some in car accelerations, enjoying the sound of the busso!

https://youtu.be/H-iSBL57wLI

Thinking of making a few more with better camera angles and maybe a drive along a nice road during the day, let me know!

Cheers, Andrew.
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Re: Busso Night Run
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 09:15:30 AM »
Sounds healthy enough, was surprised/disappointed to find out itís a manual. Auto next, please. :)

I once discovered a cracking drive from the Hume across towards Lancefield and thence Kyneton, rolling hills and very light traffic. Unfortunately I havenít saved the route anywhere but remember appreciating how much more fun the car was away from the ďtraditionalĒ blat routes.

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Re: Busso Night Run
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 11:40:42 AM »
3 pedals for Italian cars please ;). There is nothing like the sound of a busso with the engine and transmission locked each time the clutch is released  ;D
Your 164 looks to have a nice set of ratios with an easy shift just right for a spirited drive in the hills, all legal of course  8)
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Re: Busso Night Run
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 11:54:50 AM »
ha - you need to find a road with a longer straight, less lights and no roundabouts!

But you have to love that Busso growl whenever she gets above 4000rpm.
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Re: Busso Night Run
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 12:14:48 PM »
Once you learn to play with a 4HP18 it can be quite OK to pilot. Know the upshift points and you can lift off a fraction prior to the change, this greatly reduces slurring. As you decelerate with the converter locked, again once you learn when it will release you can immediately blip the throttle and it takes the unlocked converter closer to stalling so the downshifted gear is pushed harder right away.

Pretty sure the drive I raved about started from Tallarook, starting along Tallarook-Pyalong Rd, to pick up Seymour-Pyalong Rd, thence to Pyalong. From there, West Rd leading to Mission Hill Rd via Emu Flat, thence Baynton Rd into Kyneton - and back into Melbourne via the freeway. Good roads for a LWB luxobarge.

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Re: Busso Night Run
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 03:35:04 PM »
Cheers guys  :D

Manual all the way for me. The reason I bought another 164 was for 3 pedals.

I agree in that the auto cars, the gearbox is still good for a car of its age, but I never find it inspiring to drive and make me want to go on some back roads. The ratios are pretty long and the gear shifts are quite slow, just seems to me as a barrier in between myself and the V6. All personal preference though! Some people love them, I just tend to like a manual car.

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Present:
-1992 164Q
-1993 Hilux Surf
-1994 VR Calais

Past:
-2006 159 2.4 Ti