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Beatle

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Re: Alfetta GT VS GTV
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2012, 05:39:59 PM »
I'm not actually sure what the wheels were.  Car came with two sets 15x6" and 15x7"(you'll also notice the 5-studs).  I believe they were just an aftermarket steel wheel from somewhere in Adelaide.  You specify width, offset and PCD and they make them up using a limited choice of wheel pattern.  From memory the guy told me the manufacturer did truck and trailer wheels.  The rim section was definitely one-pice so not a cut-n-shut job.    

This is what it looked like when I bought it.  The guy let me take anuthing I wanted from another GTV, so that's where the interior and later glass came from.  Fitting a windscreen is tricky, pulling one out in one piece is trickier  :o

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Past:
'79 GTV - Loyal 1st love
'76 GT - Track entry
'89 75TS - Saved
'76 Alfetta - Sacrificed
'83 GTV6 - NT bullet
'67 Duetto - Fun
'66 Super - Endearing
'92 164 - Stunning
'85 90 - Odd
'04 GT 3.2 Rosso/Tan - Glorious
'02 156 V6 Auto Rosso/Tan - Useful daily

Paul Gulliver

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Re: Alfetta GT VS GTV
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 05:49:44 PM »
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Second Alfa was a '76 GT ex-rally car which had been stripped of everything

Great looking car Beatle, think i have seen those photo's somewhere else. Isn't it remarkable how white is the vogue color in Alfa's again ( IMHO)

If its not opening up old wounds why did you sell it or what happened to it.

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Gully
Paul Gulliver
Present
2017 Silver Giulia Veloce
1979 Silver Alfa 116 GTV Twin Spark
1973 Red Alfa 105 2.0 GTV

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2013 Giulietta QV
2006 Black 159 2.2 J
1970 Dutch Blue Series 2 1750
1975 Blue Alfetta Sedan 1.8
1981 Piper Yellow Alfetta GTV 2000
1985 Red Alfetta GTV2.0
1989 White Alfa 164
2000 156

Beatle

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Re: Alfetta GT VS GTV
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 08:10:01 PM »
I sold the GT while I was in Adelaide.  Don't recall who I passed it on to.

Why sell it?  Who knows.  It certainly wasn't for the cash.  Just like old girlfriends I (mostly) can't remember why we parted (but they probably do) ;)

That car did a few laps of Mallala and even some of the last laps of Amaroo.   

Funny things you remember eh? The wife and I were driving back from a Mallala event when news came across the radio that Princess Diana had been killede....   So it was a while back.
Paul B
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Past:
'79 GTV - Loyal 1st love
'76 GT - Track entry
'89 75TS - Saved
'76 Alfetta - Sacrificed
'83 GTV6 - NT bullet
'67 Duetto - Fun
'66 Super - Endearing
'92 164 - Stunning
'85 90 - Odd
'04 GT 3.2 Rosso/Tan - Glorious
'02 156 V6 Auto Rosso/Tan - Useful daily

Beatle

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Re: Alfetta GT VS GTV
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2012, 08:18:07 PM »
To get back on topic:

Joe, early Alfettas have a different steering rack than the later cars, but I'm not sure the ratio is different?  I know the knuckles on the ends are not interchangeable though.   And it's a year model change, not just GT Vs GTV.  Like most Alfa changeover/improvements its often impossible to nail down the change to a date/model/chassis number.  Also, Alfa often had more than one parts source for components so you could end up with different brands scattered throughout a model run.

Giubos (donuts/doughnuts) in the propshaft vary over the years too, so you need to be careful what you order.  Many shafts have been mixed and matched so just because you have an early giubo one end doesn't guarantee an early giubo at the other.
Paul B
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Past:
'79 GTV - Loyal 1st love
'76 GT - Track entry
'89 75TS - Saved
'76 Alfetta - Sacrificed
'83 GTV6 - NT bullet
'67 Duetto - Fun
'66 Super - Endearing
'92 164 - Stunning
'85 90 - Odd
'04 GT 3.2 Rosso/Tan - Glorious
'02 156 V6 Auto Rosso/Tan - Useful daily

Sheldon McIntosh

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Re: Alfetta GT VS GTV
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2012, 09:03:33 PM »
I'm not actually sure what the wheels were.  Car came with two sets 15x6" and 15x7"(you'll also notice the 5-studs).  I believe they were just an aftermarket steel wheel from somewhere in Adelaide.  You specify width, offset and PCD and they make them up using a limited choice of wheel pattern.  From memory the guy told me the manufacturer did truck and trailer wheels.  The rim section was definitely one-pice so not a cut-n-shut job.    

Damn, I'd love to get some wheels like that.  I love the look of wide steelies, would like some for a project I have in mind.  It's not to easy to find decent steel wheels for a transaxle Alfa.

Beatle

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Re: Alfetta GT VS GTV
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2012, 11:10:51 PM »
Paul B
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Past:
'79 GTV - Loyal 1st love
'76 GT - Track entry
'89 75TS - Saved
'76 Alfetta - Sacrificed
'83 GTV6 - NT bullet
'67 Duetto - Fun
'66 Super - Endearing
'92 164 - Stunning
'85 90 - Odd
'04 GT 3.2 Rosso/Tan - Glorious
'02 156 V6 Auto Rosso/Tan - Useful daily

pep105

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Re: Alfetta GT VS GTV
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2012, 02:08:59 AM »
Nice GT Paul

75 TS?

Yep I reckon they're 75 TS steel centres converted to 15s.

I bought a set of 105 widened steel wheels some time ago, they are 1750 centres (3 lugs) converted to 15 x 7 and 15 x 8 by ROH.
Looks like a nice conversion and yes Im very nervous about dodgy welds  :)

Current
'74 GT 1600 Junior  (Currently under restoration)
'84 Alfetta GCL Sedan
'02 Vespa ET4 150
'05 GT 3.2
Past
'82 Fiat 131 Superbrava Mk II
'82 Alfetta GTV 2.0
'88 75 Twinspark
'80 Alfetta Sedan
'02 147 Twinspark