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Title: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on September 20, 2019, 09:05:09 PM
So a new video, for a change, not a 105.....

https://youtu.be/lIim0vgXGFs (https://youtu.be/lIim0vgXGFs)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: 105gta on September 20, 2019, 11:08:23 PM
Congrats on the purchase Colin, Looking forward to seeing the progress on this.
You mentioned having to run a distributor.. that torque reaction mount looks like an ideal place to mount the dizzy parallel with the crank with a small belt off the front of the cam 😉
Would give good access in-situ as well!
Ben
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on September 21, 2019, 08:44:04 AM
Thanks, yea exactly what I was thinking re distributor! However new tarmac Rally rules for released last night, and plans have changed....
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: bonno on September 21, 2019, 09:21:33 AM
Hi Colin
Looks like a very interesting project, facing several challenges along the way, such as incorporating distributor, gear selection and engine mounts, smaller alternator, exhaust and intake systems. Canít wait to see the end result, incorporating the busso v6 engine plant, with the expected performance being out of this world. Is your plan strictly to only rally the car or are you planning to have it road registered as well?
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: aggie57 on September 21, 2019, 12:10:06 PM
Love it Colin, will be watching!
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on September 24, 2019, 05:42:54 PM
Yea it's a rally car, so needs to be have registration, but don't think it'll be too much of a daily driver!

Second instalment of the engine installation

https://youtu.be/AGsThq-MAeI (https://youtu.be/AGsThq-MAeI)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: bazzbazz on September 24, 2019, 08:51:42 PM
"YES IT'S A LANCIA STRATOS"
           (A REPLICA)
           (....C'MON!)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

What, it wasn't you who won Lotto the other day?  ;D

And yes, everything is always easier with the right friends . . . .  ::)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: 17fitty on September 25, 2019, 12:27:15 PM
AWESOME- great grass roots suck it and see--was the existing box Lancia?
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on September 25, 2019, 01:07:36 PM
Yea box and engine straight out of a beta, so a little small for what we were planing on!
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on October 06, 2019, 09:54:19 PM
next video

https://youtu.be/N8-jtGLO4Uk (https://youtu.be/N8-jtGLO4Uk)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: john m on October 10, 2019, 10:58:10 PM
Very inspiring especially when it's someone from your own car club. Keep up the good work Colin.
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: 17fitty on October 16, 2019, 04:20:21 PM
Another great watch-you get a lot more done with 3 beers than me-inspirational-cheers
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on October 27, 2019, 08:59:45 PM
Thanks for the comments guys, Next Video

https://youtu.be/-8PP0RFCtAU (https://youtu.be/-8PP0RFCtAU)

cheers
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on December 24, 2019, 06:09:58 AM
Roll Cage installation begins!

https://youtu.be/1B_-8GcRU8g (https://youtu.be/1B_-8GcRU8g)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on December 25, 2019, 06:39:03 PM
Not the only person doing this in AU....  Not sure if it ever had a Lancia engine in it.
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on December 25, 2019, 06:40:03 PM
But it had this ugly lump in it:
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on December 25, 2019, 06:40:49 PM
Can you guess...
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on December 25, 2019, 06:42:32 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on December 29, 2019, 08:42:26 AM
nice! looks to be a hawk car also, who's is it?

next video the roll cage continues

https://youtu.be/NDLYuMADmnE (https://youtu.be/NDLYuMADmnE)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on December 31, 2019, 07:58:16 AM
Yes, a Hawk car. Not mine unfortunately... A local collector. One of about 60 odd cars he owns.

Finished fabricating the new engine mounts and now doing the new suspension pickup points (to cope with the track of the Alfa drive line). The gearshift.... Lot of head scratching atm: but forming a plan.
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on January 01, 2020, 06:46:41 AM
Cool! yea i've been looking at the gearshift also, my current plan is to machine a new top plate for the gear shift mechanism on top of the gbox, so i can spin it around 90 deg and have the cables coming in from the other direction, rather than add additional linkages. unfortunately there is a missing spline in the selector fork which will need to be relieved  and a new hole for the locating pin drilled, and that shaft looks very very hard
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: bonno on January 01, 2020, 09:48:58 AM
Hi Colin and Luke
Both are amazing builds incorporating the 3.2 litre Busso V6 engine transplants and thanks for sharing in the journey.  Not sure if you have seen this post on the AlfaBB  (15 Pages), which is a similar build and includes the gearbox and associated shifter options/mods;
https://www.alfabb.com/threads/turbo-3-2-gta-engine-in-a-stratos-replica.174020/page-2
Happy New Year
bonno
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on January 02, 2020, 12:24:27 AM
Yes, I remember following his amazing build. He ended up with a Toyota MR2 box in it as he could not get the Alfa boxes to hold together. He died a couple of years ago... there were no details how.

The engine and gearbox I am using is from a 916 GTV with a cable shifter... similar box, different shift mechanism. I have a bit of a plan.
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: bazzbazz on January 02, 2020, 12:37:59 AM
Luke, ever feel like Dr Frankenstein ?   ;)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on January 07, 2020, 09:17:13 PM
Roll cage Done!
https://youtu.be/I729_-ItBeA (https://youtu.be/I729_-ItBeA)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on January 15, 2020, 08:36:58 PM
So with the roll cage done for now, time to move on to mounting some seats

https://youtu.be/qo1bso8HrzQ (https://youtu.be/qo1bso8HrzQ)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: bazzbazz on January 15, 2020, 09:12:29 PM
Roll cage Done!
https://youtu.be/I729_-ItBeA (https://youtu.be/I729_-ItBeA)

Thank God, a proper cage install!

Sorry, I have just seen SO many Alfa Track cars up here that have the lower forward mount of the cage to a pad on the floor instead of the sill area. Makes me cringe every time I picture one sliding of the track into the muddy infield, catching on the grass, flipping up and come crashing down on its roof, punching the mounting pad clean through the flimsy 40 year old floor.

Rant off.   :)

Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on February 03, 2020, 08:24:15 PM
https://youtu.be/aZuIpqnWjvk (https://youtu.be/aZuIpqnWjvk)

Pedal Box install
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on March 25, 2020, 06:06:03 PM
Hi guys, bit of a break (work trip OS) but back and have knocked up some new rear uprights.  The use a Peugeot hub, which is a 4 x 108 PCD same as the 105

https://youtu.be/NNoDYC5KLGw (https://youtu.be/NNoDYC5KLGw)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on April 12, 2020, 09:18:52 PM
Getting onto the rear suspension

https://youtu.be/Iyh9TjUlL-o (https://youtu.be/Iyh9TjUlL-o)

Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: sketchl on April 14, 2020, 06:15:54 PM
Excellent work Colin 👍

Your Stratos replica is going to be a bloody road rally weapon 😎

Looking forward to the progress, Ciao
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on April 29, 2020, 08:27:45 PM
Hi guys, next video, sorting out the front wheel drive gearbox linkage to work in the stratos.
https://youtu.be/jiwj1x3K-hM (https://youtu.be/jiwj1x3K-hM)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on April 29, 2020, 10:24:44 PM
I stayed with the standard linkage, but had new long cables made to run behind and under the engine... There was going to be a fair bit going on in front (cooling pipes and hoses etc).
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on April 29, 2020, 10:32:30 PM
Some Black magic including sacrificing a few black cockerels to make the 916 shifter work well...

Plus: an eye watering $800 bill to make the cables!!!!!
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on April 30, 2020, 08:04:43 AM
Who did you get to make up the cables, looks like they used the original factory end fittings?
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: john m on April 30, 2020, 04:07:20 PM
Hi Colin, try Retro Spares, Eltham and Flexible Drive, Kensington. The latter once made up a 105 tacho cable for me many years ago.
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: alanm on April 30, 2020, 07:19:48 PM
Hi Colin, I just wanted to say that I am loving your work!
I am a designer not an engineer, and I am really developing an appreciation for the creative/problem solving element of your engineering work as well as the technical aspects.
Cheers,
Al.
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on April 30, 2020, 08:38:05 PM
Cheers Al, glad your enjoying it, and don't worry there is no shortages of problems to be solved in this project!, I've managed to engineer myself into a pretty big hole with the driveshaft situation, so that should show up in the next few videos.

Thanks John, I'd actually already sent Flexible drive an e-mail, nothing back yet, might try and ring them tomorrow, looks like retro spares just sell already manufactured cables, but given they are about 100m from my house I'll give them a try also!
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on May 03, 2020, 12:25:18 AM
Quote
Who did you get to make up the cables

From memory, it was Flexible Drive. Good to deal with... They did warn me it would not be cheap!

My drives were a challenge: mixture of Lancia Beta bearings, Alfa 916 flanges and Nissan stud pattern.  :o
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: LukeC on May 03, 2020, 12:28:33 AM
And yes, they reused as many parts as they could.
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on May 14, 2020, 08:17:21 PM
Next video i tackle a drive shaft issue i've got myself into, big thanks to Ben (105gta) for helping me with some info and sending me down an engine mount

https://youtu.be/hU_mF2YWagc (https://youtu.be/hU_mF2YWagc)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: 105gta on May 14, 2020, 10:11:57 PM
Nice video Colin, glad to see Iím not the only one that drops things and uses beer to get through the problem solving issues 😉
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on May 24, 2020, 05:51:48 PM
next video, got the cables so finished off the shifte system, think i even got all the gears in the correct location!

https://youtu.be/S7mL8TOcwwY (https://youtu.be/S7mL8TOcwwY)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on June 01, 2020, 07:17:52 PM
Next episode, I get stuck into the exhaust

https://youtu.be/uBsv5I_VQNk (https://youtu.be/uBsv5I_VQNk)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on June 09, 2020, 06:00:29 PM
Next video, the exhaust gets mounted

https://youtu.be/Hn9evLHqSdc (https://youtu.be/Hn9evLHqSdc)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on June 22, 2020, 06:50:46 PM
Next Video, sort out a some of the firewall and make a cover for the shifter cables

https://youtu.be/kDkH4EKK-ck (https://youtu.be/kDkH4EKK-ck)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on July 05, 2020, 08:17:12 PM
New Fuel Tanks get made in this one

https://youtu.be/AJp_LKtFWgA (https://youtu.be/AJp_LKtFWgA)

Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: four90s on July 07, 2020, 01:37:06 PM
Great work Colin.
Love the non-conductive welding.

Steve
Adelaide

Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on July 09, 2020, 02:38:33 PM
cheers mate, yea comes in handy!
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on August 03, 2020, 08:10:51 PM
Hi guys, next video of fitting out and mounting the tanks
https://youtu.be/CahziY4lG2k (https://youtu.be/CahziY4lG2k)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on August 17, 2020, 07:29:24 PM
Hi guys, next video of Mounting the ARB


https://youtu.be/QKuu8Zo4O4w (https://youtu.be/QKuu8Zo4O4w)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on August 30, 2020, 05:30:28 PM
Hi guys, next episode, oil cooler mounting

https://youtu.be/zhyfgkoM4d0 (https://youtu.be/zhyfgkoM4d0)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on September 13, 2020, 08:53:21 AM
Hi guys, next episode, finish off the oil cooler

https://youtu.be/4B6fm9QhbaQ
 (https://youtu.be/4B6fm9QhbaQ)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on December 07, 2020, 06:17:01 PM
It's been a little while, but I'm back with a Stratos Tarmac Rally car update and Drive shaft fix number 2

https://youtu.be/2h3VOA0jqOg (https://youtu.be/2h3VOA0jqOg)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on December 24, 2020, 07:39:59 AM
In this episode I have a look at the fuel tank fittings and the spare wheel mount of the Tarmac rally Stratos, Happy Festivus!

https://youtu.be/OtcoOWPfilg (https://youtu.be/OtcoOWPfilg)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: sketchl on December 25, 2020, 08:18:34 AM
Great work, Buon Natale e Anno Nuovo 🎅
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: bonno on December 25, 2020, 09:14:36 AM
Fantastic project Colin, this and others from members on the forum have been informative and a joy to watch. Have a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.
Cheers
Bonno
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on December 26, 2020, 08:26:57 AM
Thanks mate, glad your enjoying them!
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on January 03, 2021, 08:18:47 PM
So I totally forgot you need an alternator and the original one on the engine didn't fit, so this episode i tackle the that situation on the Stratos Tarmac Rally car

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Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on January 17, 2021, 06:51:38 PM
Bit of a wheel bearing issue in this episode

https://youtu.be/Z7rp34zyhQc (https://youtu.be/Z7rp34zyhQc)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on January 31, 2021, 06:36:41 PM
With only a couple of small jobs to tidy up this episode I thought we could have a walk around the workshop and checkout the tools I've been using to build the Stratos tarmac Rally car
https://youtu.be/MwWIooA6XWI (https://youtu.be/MwWIooA6XWI)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on February 14, 2021, 07:48:59 PM

Next Video, with the mounts finished off in a previous video, seemed rude not to actually fit some ARB's

https://youtu.be/b7nz93pA_hU (https://youtu.be/b7nz93pA_hU)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Edwards on February 15, 2021, 08:44:10 AM
Congratulations on the fantastic result in the Targa High Country!
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on February 15, 2021, 11:05:29 AM
Thanks mate, yea nice to get back out there and great to get on the podium, tried my best to break the old mans car, but it just kept going!
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on March 07, 2021, 08:50:23 PM
In this episode i attempt to get some cooler air in to the engine of the Tarmac Rally Stratos

https://youtu.be/u1RXrJgyj0Q (https://youtu.be/u1RXrJgyj0Q)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on April 13, 2021, 07:18:31 PM
It's finally Time to strip down the Tarmac Rally Stratos and get it ready for some paint, of course still plenty of stuff to fabricate along the way


https://youtu.be/EtpCsH2r5xU (https://youtu.be/EtpCsH2r5xU)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on June 01, 2021, 06:34:41 PM
Next video

No Paint yet, so close

https://youtu.be/ArC21CEsIcw (https://youtu.be/ArC21CEsIcw)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on August 16, 2021, 07:53:28 PM
Sorry guys, been a while, but plenty has been going on

https://youtu.be/m9KlSL3lKWA (https://youtu.be/m9KlSL3lKWA)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Alfatango on August 18, 2021, 08:07:26 PM
Great to see an update
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on August 30, 2021, 06:11:20 PM
quick video adding some R8 coils to the Busso

https://youtu.be/WZ-XXfhNV3Q (https://youtu.be/WZ-XXfhNV3Q)
Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: Colin Byrne on September 30, 2021, 08:30:31 PM
Next video, finally got the springs and dampers, been waiting on these for ages!

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Title: Re: not a 105 for a change
Post by: ALFAAA on October 02, 2021, 09:02:03 AM
Hi Colin , looking forward to your video.