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alfagtv58

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Project 'S'!
« on: July 17, 2006, 01:04:25 PM »
Picked up my new toy on the weekend ;D

Cant wait to get started....I will post some progressive shots.

The photos below are pretty low quality, I took them with my phone!
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006, 05:09:20 PM »
It looks great Phil! I am jealous - when do you think that you will have it ready for competition?

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006, 10:04:09 PM »
Well I reckon the 6-hour in November would be a great 'shake-down'...  ::)

Looks great Phil - please keep the photos rolling in...!
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2006, 09:18:47 AM »
Looks great Phil, Congrats!!

Can't wait to see it on the track!
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2006, 09:29:55 AM »
Ah yes, the 64 thousand dollar question.....when will it be ready for competition :-\.  This question has been keeping me awake at night lately, Claudia (my wife) thinks its drinking coffee to late at night, if I told her what it really was she would just shake her head slowly and roll her eyes!!

I am hoping that the 6 hour will be its competition debut, however I don't think it will be completely finished in Group S format or log booked by then (due partly to time & partly to $$).  I really hope to have it ready for Phillip Island Historics early next year.  A few things need to fall into place first though...
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Re: Project 'S'!
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2006, 10:02:27 AM »
This is lucky Phil... ;D

What a score Phil, well done - i am jealous. :'(
Did you find this locally and in the paper or by word of mouth etc?
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2006, 10:27:51 AM »
Actually, I found it right here on the Forum.

So, Evan, I dips my lid to you......this forum is fantastic!
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Re: Project 'S'!
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2006, 06:04:44 PM »
Hey Phil,  as the "opposition" @ the 6 hour, we don't mind if that's your new toy's first outing!  Gives us all a better chance! (especially after your teams' fantastic performance @ Mallala!)  :D
Seriously though, it looks like a great buy and hope to see it in action before the 6 hour.  Cheers!  Victor
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2006, 08:00:09 PM »
Itís been a little while so I thought I might update my progress with a few photoís.  I think I may have underestimated the work involved in body prep, itís kind of consuming my life at the moment!

Anyway, the ROPS has been fitted, I have stripped the body deadener (boy, thatís a fun jobÖ..), started sanding back the paint which resulted in two things 1. it turned my garage and all its contents a magnificent shade of red and 2. revealed the true extent of the rust that lies beneath (some bits better than expected, some bits worse) and the engine is all but ready to be removed.  Next step, remove engine, some seam welding and also welding in replacement sections in the rust spots then hopefully off to the painter.

Cheers,

Phil.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006, 08:08:52 PM »
A few more....
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Re: Project 'S'!
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2006, 01:58:21 PM »
are you keeping those gold rims?

not that they look healthy in these pics, but i might know someone who might like them especially given you cant use those in group S. ::)
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Re: Project 'S'!
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2006, 04:48:59 PM »
I had planned to keep them......why would I not be able to use them in Group S ??? ??? ???
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2006, 06:49:04 PM »
I had planned to keep them......why would I not be able to use them in Group S ??? ??? ???

i think that historics people get bit anal about correct period look !   ???  :o
If you demonstrate that those wheels are corect for the period you should be fine  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2006, 07:08:45 PM »
They look pretty 70s to me!  I can't imagine you having any issue.
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2006, 09:15:30 AM »
As Branko states, they need to be period style... but its more than a sphincter issue.
I believe they also have to be ex factory i.e. a genuine alfa optional wheel to the standard steel road wheels which is why all the other Group Sc drivers run original wheels even in comp. although running R-specs on steel rims does raise another issue...

Happy to be corrected but...
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76 Sud L 1.3
85 33 1.5
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77 Alfetta GTV - Group S project - "yellow peril"
86 SudSprint 1.5 - clubsprint car
77 Alfetta GTV - Tarmac rally/Group S
03 156GTA 3.2 manual
80 Alfetta GTV
07 166 -3.0 Ti.
86 GTV6