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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2011, 09:02:35 AM »
And 40 years after its debut its still making waves, this years RDC - EBC Brakes 6 hour relay race, team SUD 4th team home, highest placed Alfa Romeo team, 'A real Alfa Romeo', Colin.
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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2011, 10:03:11 PM »
Colin,
I reckon we should both enter our 156s for next year's 6 hour and give them a run for their money. What do you reckon?

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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2011, 12:53:32 AM »
I would back my 33 against my 156 anytime, as the 33 is lighter, lower centre of gravity, good aero, shorter wheelbase, better front suspension geometry, better brakes per kilo, won't eat tyres and brakes, the 156 might do 2 laps quicker than the 33, but then the tyres would overheat and the brakes would go mushy and then your lap times blow out, then you would break your lap times and get penalised and then all the Sud team would laugh at you and say i told you so, think of it like motor racing 40 years ago in Australia, Torana XU1 [Alfa 33 \ SUD] versus Falcon GTHO [Alfa 156], 33 good brakes and nippy thru corners, but not as quick on straight, 156 slower thru corners, brakes cactus after 1 lap, but quick in the straight, Alfasud and 33 suffer from too much Alfa Romeo engineering, where the 156 suffers from too much Fiat engineering, but more importantly, i think i have something else to do at the 6 hour anyway, Colin.
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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2011, 06:28:42 AM »
Yes indeed you do Colin!!
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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2011, 09:31:55 PM »
So do I take that as being a "no" Colin?

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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2011, 10:13:38 PM »
Don't let me stop you, get yourself a team of 147's and 156's for the EBC - RDA Brakes 6 hour and you will have a ball, i can't get leave from uncle Neil, i even tried the long service line, but he isn't buying it, Colin.
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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2011, 03:18:35 AM »
And with many years of practice he's very good at it!  Taken at an AROCA event at Rob Roy Hillclimb several years ago.....
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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2011, 02:21:12 PM »
Very handsome man indeed, Ladies try and control yourself, stick him in a red jacket and he could be Mike Raymond, Colin.
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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2011, 02:32:16 PM »
Very handsome man indeed, Ladies try and control yourself, stick him in a red jacket and he could be Mike Raymond, Colin.

And that a cameo from John Floyd in the Giulietta?
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Re: Proper Alfa Romeo
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2011, 03:23:14 PM »
That's JF alright.  He has the only Giulietta with blue wing mirrors!
Current Alfas:  Alfa 159 3.2lt Q4; Alfetta GTV6; ES30 SZ (all V6s!);  2015 4C LE.
Past Alfas:      '02 156 2.0lt JTS; '84 Alfetta GTV6; '82 Alfetta GTV 2.0; '85 Alfa 33 1.5 GCL single carb