Started by SeleMatt, October 27, 2022, 06:44:39 PM
Quote from: SeleMatt on December 09, 2022, 06:48:10 PMThe header tanks are in different locations - not hard to deal with.
Quote from: SeleMatt on December 09, 2022, 06:48:10 PMI'm guessing the 2 wiring harness blocks (purple) on the firewall are not the same arrangement?
Quote from: SeleMatt on December 09, 2022, 06:48:10 PMThe thermostats look very similar?
Quote from: SeleMatt on December 09, 2022, 06:48:10 PMAre the radiators the same?
Quote from: Craig_m67 on December 10, 2022, 10:08:58 AMbut then I have a chronic penchant for batshit crazy gorgeous things (with curly hair).
Quote from: SeleMatt on October 29, 2022, 06:19:03 PMThanks guys. I accept all those practical arguments but I really, really love my Ti facelift. These things are highly subjective, but I reckon the facelift 156 is one of the sexiest cars they've ever produced.Craig - The Guilietta QV is a styling hat full to me though it's a super fun car to drive. I'm not really a hatch guy with the exception of the Brera.This isn't about the money but what is achievable. I'm wanting to keep it as a 156 Ti selespeed. As per my original post, I mentioned most of the weaknesses in the JTS and they are all surmountable imho.Are there any other known weakness's like oil delivery etc? The JTS motor in the car at the present is as good as they get in standard form with only around 35000k's on it (the engine was rebuilt with the 'upgraded' rings by the previous owner). It's light throttle response is excellent and I love how it spins up and sounds. I've put poly bushing's through the rear and fitted Bilstein B6's and Eibach springs, GT horseshoe wheels to it.It's a fun car.I just want an engine that you can fully sink the slipper into, is bullet proof and uses engine oil that doesn't disappear.Time isn't an issue. I have access to a JTS long motor with a busted timing belt and so I'm considering rebuilding this motor with the aforementioned weaknesses addressed etc.There's no hurry.Alfatango - It's fair enough you think the selespeed is pointless but I've had it for 4 years and maintained it as per Bazz's maintenance schedule; it's been faultless. It's an interesting piece of automotive history and I enjoy it's click-clacking and languid shifting compared to the modern twin clutch jobs. Changing it out to a traditional manual doesn't interest me for this car. I've other manuals.Anyone else have an opinion on the JTS vs TS ignoring the cost but focusing on the outcome; which is essentially direct injection vs traditional induction?Cheers.
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