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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #150 on: September 25, 2021, 10:28:12 AM »
From repco. A can can easily do a whole boot and part of the interior with 3 coats.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #151 on: September 28, 2021, 12:45:49 PM »
Martini stripe has begun. If you are doing a full car stripe you will need around 4m to 5m.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #152 on: September 28, 2021, 03:45:59 PM »
Martini stripe has begun. If you are doing a full car stripe you will need around 4m to 5m.

Reckon it'll be good for at least an extra 5 km/h down the straight. ;)
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #153 on: September 28, 2021, 08:32:44 PM »
Martini stripe has begun. If you are doing a full car stripe you will need around 4m to 5m.

Reckon it'll be good for at least an extra 5 km/h down the straight. ;)

Damn I thought it was 100kg of down force as well ;D
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #154 on: September 29, 2021, 10:34:55 AM »
Why a $1000 alfa 156 makes more sense than a $50k manual e46 m3?

E46 m3 is 250kw and 1500kg which if you divide kilowatts by weight you get 0.16. In the alfa if you divide 120kw by 1250 standard, I would say potentially 1100kg now you get 0.11. So its 0.16 to 0.11. However you take turns with 400kg less in the alfa and you can run slicks.

Essentially the power to weight is not much different but you go into turns with 400kg less and you can run the car on full slicks in the dry.

The other great thing is you can put a proper bucket seat, 6 point harness and roll cage in the alfa. And if you bin the alfa than you go buy another one whereas you don't have insurance for the m3 on the track. And even insuring the m3 for $50k a year makes it a lot more expensive. Plus you don't need to do $10,000 sub frame repairs on an e46 m3.

I would have to go over the numbers of the touring car championship race cars but the 156 was very competitive against the e36 and e46 m3 and this may be why. But gt3 cars are usually around the same weight and the m3 could have been restricted in kw in race car form similar to the current ferrari v porsche in le mans for example.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #155 on: September 29, 2021, 01:03:17 PM »
For all the gran turismo fans
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #156 on: September 29, 2021, 01:04:09 PM »
Letting everyone who didn't know that alfa has been around since 1910 and racing for over 100 years now.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #157 on: September 29, 2021, 01:05:20 PM »
Jack Brabham won the Drivers world championship in F1 in 59,60 & 66.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #158 on: September 29, 2021, 05:37:37 PM »
Martini stripe has begun. If you are doing a full car stripe you will need around 4m to 5m.

Where did you get the stripes from? Iím looking for them for my GTA

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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #160 on: September 29, 2021, 08:05:57 PM »
Type in Martini into that Ebay store and they have lots of varieties.

I've tried that but didn't exactly likes what I found. Thanks for the links, that'll help me with new car prep. Heaps of things to do, but I'm going for the livery first

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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #161 on: October 02, 2021, 03:33:10 PM »
I think I have a chip on my shoulder from removing the sound deadening.

Tips for anyone doing this themselves:
Wear ear muffs and eye protection
Wear a face mask when spraying
If you are right handed than be careful with the angle on the chisel on the passenger side of the car as you can put a hole on the wheel well in the boot or the floor of the car if you get the angles wrong. Theorectically ::).
Get a medium weight hammer as a heavy hammer will give you biceps and triceps like Thor but you won't do more than an hour at a time.
Use dry ice if you can.
Sand it down to bare metal and than spray as I just sprayed over the  final bits of glue as I would be here till christmas doing this sound deadening.
Ensure you have basic ventilation when spraying anything.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #162 on: October 02, 2021, 03:34:41 PM »
Any small squares of sound deadening are usually covering up a hole so I left the ones just under the door as don't need water potentially getting in.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #163 on: October 02, 2021, 05:16:32 PM »
Got some tow hook straps but need to find a high strength bolt to fit them. From digging up some threads the standard thread is m16x2.0? Anyone know where you can buy these 2 bolts?

Also you will need to cut the standard holes in the bumper for these tow straps to fit so probably don't need them if you have a road registered car. Just buy the standard eye hook as below for both front and rear.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #164 on: October 02, 2021, 05:19:13 PM »
This is what was in the car. I have had a car towed on one of these and it bent after one tow so can't imagine it would be the best if you are in a Sand trap or grass hence why I went with the straps.
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