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Dna Dave

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My South Africian 3.0L finally back on the road
« on: January 09, 2021, 12:19:23 PM »
After a three year full restoration, finally took out the South African last night for a shakedown, it ran faultlessly with the noise from the 3.3L AHM motor absolutely amazing, and performance is breath taking, still some little bits and pieces left to do to finish it but all in all I am extremely happy with the end result
1975 Alfetta GT, VRA Racecar (3.0, 12v)
1984 GTV6 3.0L South Africian (charcoal)
1980 Alfetta Turbodelta
1991 Alfa 75 Potenziata
1985 GTV6 South Africian Rep (white) 3.2L gta motor


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GG105

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Re: My South Africian 3.0L finally back on the road
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 06:31:37 PM »
Congratulations Dave, looks fantastic, look forward to seeing it.

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bonno

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Re: My South Africian 3.0L finally back on the road
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 06:54:27 PM »
She looks stunning Dave and good to hear she has met all your expectations in regards to performance and sound these rare SA Alfettas provide. Out of curiosity, did you end up going with the original Alfetta colour Grigio Chiaro AR751.
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Dna Dave

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Re: My South Africian 3.0L finally back on the road
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 09:09:17 PM »
Hi Bonno,

Yes thats the colour we went with, and it looks spot on.
1975 Alfetta GT, VRA Racecar (3.0, 12v)
1984 GTV6 3.0L South Africian (charcoal)
1980 Alfetta Turbodelta
1991 Alfa 75 Potenziata
1985 GTV6 South Africian Rep (white) 3.2L gta motor


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Ascari32

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Re: My South Africian 3.0L finally back on the road
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 09:32:52 PM »
After a three year full restoration, finally took out the South African last night for a shakedown, it ran faultlessly with the noise from the 3.3L AHM motor absolutely amazing, and performance is breath taking, still some little bits and pieces left to do to finish it but all in all I am extremely happy with the end result

Such a lovely, lovely car. I had mine at a time when LJK Setright was around. And some prat, Steve somebody or another reviewed it for the same Mag. - against a 2.8i Capri.

He came down on the side of the Capri - still around I think, but now no doubt a revered old hack. Clarkson has one now, too fat and old to properly enjoy it. But finally the man showed some taste!

My mate - we worked together on BBC transmitter commissioning - had a 2.8i, but he was green with envy over my 2.5 GTV, metallic Nero. And I used to give him a good spanking on the journey - 200 miles each way between Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire, Mondays and Fridays.

There was nothing in it on the main roads. But once we got onto those Yorkshire twists, he was always in my rear view mirror.

On another occasion, being sent from Marconi in Chelmsford to Whitney in Oxfordshire, to look at some problems on BT Satellite Earth Station, someone tried it on as we approached a fast roundabout. Needles to say the old GTV held her line, came out of the roundabout beautifully, whilst this guy decided to trim the grass and the bushes.

 Now that was a proper Alfa, warts and all. Happy days!
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Dna Dave

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Re: My South Africian 3.0L finally back on the road
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2021, 03:36:56 PM »
Yes, when sorted, they are a special car, this one has been off the road for far too long, now its time to start enjoying it again
1975 Alfetta GT, VRA Racecar (3.0, 12v)
1984 GTV6 3.0L South Africian (charcoal)
1980 Alfetta Turbodelta
1991 Alfa 75 Potenziata
1985 GTV6 South Africian Rep (white) 3.2L gta motor


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carlo rossi

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Re: My South Africian 3.0L finally back on the road
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 02:50:01 PM »
looks fab
I must have  missed something ,did you bore it out to 3.3?
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white 79 alfetta 2000
alfetta 74 1.8
escort Lotus twin cam
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Dna Dave

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Re: My South Africian 3.0L finally back on the road
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 05:23:47 PM »
Hi Carlo,

Yes, i can two of the 3.0L carby autodelta engines, one is the original un modified one and the other (in the car now) is the AHM 3.3L.
1975 Alfetta GT, VRA Racecar (3.0, 12v)
1984 GTV6 3.0L South Africian (charcoal)
1980 Alfetta Turbodelta
1991 Alfa 75 Potenziata
1985 GTV6 South Africian Rep (white) 3.2L gta motor


Past,

Not that many 😜