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vin sharp

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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2018, 10:03:36 PM »
Hi Scott,
Firstly, I'm pretty sure Benincas GTAM was the same car they ran with carbs for a few year after, & yes, Frank Porter was the main driver for almost all of its life.
I think if your car is only one number different to Bill Magoffin's car ( & his IS a special car) I would start investigating there. Perhaps the might be some similarities in the unusual aspects of the shell. It may be possible that 2 shells were picked & started for the project, Bill's as a full Gp2/C spec car & yours maybe a second that never got that far.
Also, regarding colours, the one my father tested a Talbot Motors was a rather odd shade of pink/maroon/plum? rather than red. I've seen some 105 Berlinas in the same colour & early 1.8 sedans.  Certainly not  "normal" Alfa Red. 
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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2018, 10:16:52 PM »
Thanks all.
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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2018, 01:01:07 AM »
For interest sake,  I note your car is vin no. 3207.  I have 3205 and 3208.

3205 Is a silver GT with Spa Milan plate.
3208 is a red GT Alfa Australia plate sold new in WA to an owner in Victoria park.
I also have 2532, a dark blue GT.

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Scott Farquharson

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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2018, 08:15:32 AM »
Interesting, I think it just reinforces that the chassis numbers for gtam were not sequential.

Good to hear another 2 gt's are intact.
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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2020, 11:45:58 AM »
Thought id ad another gt to the mix ive just dragged out of the shed-its chassis number is AR11611-0002329 and engine is AR 01608 S31086-Anyone got any info as this I
seems to be missing compliance plate and other bits like seats door cards etc but a worthy project(for someone)

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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2020, 01:18:57 PM »
Forgot to say that its got the 1977 gtv front nose cone on it which looks to be factory as I cant find any drilled out spots or different welds-lines are great?

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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2020, 10:00:17 PM »
New Facebook group for GTAm owners.

We've got a couple of cars on there but would like to see others on there.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/303406260866495/?ref=share
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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #67 on: June 27, 2021, 10:41:23 AM »
Hi everyone, this thread may be dead but in case its not Scott sold this car to me (my 1st alfa) and I'm in the process of pulling it apart in order to potentially discover why it was parked up and get it going again.
The engine is now out and does have the 10548 cams mentioned above. It also has copper exhaust manifold gaskets (#4 was upside down)which I dont know if are standard or not.
All the valves seem to be opening and closing well (head is still on at this stage.) and there's some bright green paint on the front of the sump (dipstick side) which seems to be unusual.
As I've never pulled one of thesae engines down before I'm learning as I go. It looks like I need to back off the cam chain adjuster in order to get the head off so I've just ordered the 17mm hex.
Any tips and tricks you all may have would be much appreciated!
I appreciate all the above info, thank you to the contributors, it seems probable that it was a racing car at some stage, the plan for now is simply to get it going then see how much love remains, atm its growing, I cant wait to drive it!

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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2021, 10:50:28 AM »
does it have the lsd at the rear and that should help you determine it

i think it is
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Re: Is it a GTAM or not?
« Reply #69 on: October 10, 2021, 10:44:06 AM »
Hi all, I recently picked up the gearbox from Mick at Hugh's who confirmed its not an lsd.
I've begun to put things back on on this car now. (steering rack is back in, brake booster and clutch master in, hatch is on)
The faults I've discovered which may have been a reason for it getting parked are limited to the fuel pump and missing dizzy.
Having a look inside the fuel pump now and as soon as some circlips show up I'll re-assemble and bench test it.
Also waiting for a gearbox mount then the entire drive line goes back in.
Drivers seat mount is getting welded up today.
If anyone has for sale or recommends a good supplier of a servicable (points or elec) dizzy, F & R caliper service packs (no pistons just o rings and seals) and a radiator I'd be mighty obliged.