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by Fernando
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A flipping good Alfa - EVO magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: A flipping good Alfa - EVO magazine

Kevin thanks for the link. I am so glad the Gulia is an Alfa we can aspire to once again. It just looks like a car made to put a smile on your dial.
by Fernando
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo
Replies: 17
Views: 4620

Re: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo

Hi Sydney Jules, This is my first time back on the site. I have been medically unable to drive my Alfa for three months now. All because my liver has just about packed up thanks to Hepatitus C picked up from untreated whole blood when I was about 6 years old. I was a hairs breath from kicking the bu...
by Fernando
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Jim K. 3.2 engine
Replies: 344
Views: 43853

Re: Jim K. 3.2 engine

Hi Jim,

I am enjoying your thread and look forward to the new book on 24V motors and possibly a 24V with snails fitted. :mrgreen:

My brother was given your current book as a birthday gift this Janaury. It is a great read.
by Fernando
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Formula 1 2016.
Replies: 0
Views: 975

Formula 1 2016.

Well it looks like this could be the year Ferrari wrestle the world title back from the Silver Arrows. Such a pity they opted to keep Seb on the Super Soft's after the red flag incident with Alonso. That was a scary accident. To think a decade or so ago and we would have being reading Alonso's obitu...
by Fernando
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: GTV6 Drive Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Re: GTV6 Drive Video

Hi Theunis, Thanks for that link. That guy understands 'Alfa' like few others. There is just something so magical about really pedaling a 2.5 or 3 litre GTV6 that makes you smile like you are on drugs. :D My 2.5 gives me as much pleasure as driving my twin turbo does because when that Arese V6 in th...
by Fernando
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: Hi

Welcome and all the best with your project. Do you intend going 3 12v single or twin turbo ,or are you building one like mine which is a 3 l 24v twin turbo set up ? Look under 'Fernando' as I try to post as many little niggle issues I pick up and I would be more than happy to give you advice to avoi...
by Fernando
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo
Replies: 17
Views: 4620

Re: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo

I have decided this thread could be lesson's learnt running a twin turbo GTV6 on a daily basis... A while back I started picking up a misfire especially when trying to pull away on an incline. Did the usual replacing plugs checking connections which seemed to improve things but yet the car still did...
by Fernando
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo
Replies: 17
Views: 4620

Re: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo

Quick holiday update. I used the Twin turbo to travel through for Gauteng to visit my aunts in Kimberley, yes the same one with the big diamond hole and hot as hell. The care returned an average fuel consumption of 10,26 litres per 100kms travelled. With four up and warnings of over zealous traffic ...
by Fernando
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Need some cooling love
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: Need some cooling love

I prefer the twin GTA fans as one will always keep working if the other picks up an issue. The single fan is from the KIA Cerrato if I am not mistaken. Goldwagen can sell you the silicone radiator pipes which is what I intend doing , because finding anything original for the GTV6 here is becoming ve...
by Fernando
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Need some cooling love
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: Need some cooling love

Tips from running a GTV6 3 TT in stop start traffic with outside temps sitting at 40 degrees Celsius versus my stock 2.5 GTV6. Oom Div fitted a full aluminum radiator coupled to two GTA cooling fans. Problem I first encountered was the alternator could not provide enough Amperage so the battery woul...
by Fernando
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Alfa Romeo Challenge Hockenheim
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

Re: Alfa Romeo Challenge Hockenheim

The game has really moved on as regards snail power. I can well remember as a kid going to the Castrol 9 Hour at Kyalamy and watching the Ferrari 308 twin turbo struggle with turbo related issues. It was quicker than anything except the Joest Porsche 936 but it gave up the ghost after just two hours...
by Fernando
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo
Replies: 17
Views: 4620

Re: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo

It has been sometime since I last posted an update. I have just had a real run of horrible health issues all of them Haemophilia related. Well my origional diff decided to mimic it's owner and loose some teeth a month or so ago while I was driving back from a visit to my Doctor. Weird. Anyway ,Kevin...
by Fernando
Fri May 08, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo
Replies: 17
Views: 4620

Re: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo

I forgot to mention the drive to my cousin on Saturday afternoon was bloody good fun though. This car has a happy cruising speed of 180km/h and accelerates from there to plus 200 speeds so easily. :D We are going to play around with the turbo boost settings this weekend. Going to set it at 0.7 BAR f...
by Fernando
Fri May 08, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo
Replies: 17
Views: 4620

Re: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo

I have not had a chance to put it on a Dyno as yet. I will do this once Dom , at Powermods, has done the final mapping of the Gotech for me. My brother has rewired the wires to and from the alternator and redone them to protect them from the heat. They decided to short out at 23H30 on Saturday night...
by Fernando
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo
Replies: 17
Views: 4620

Re: Fernando's Alfa GTV6 3 Litre 24V Twin Turbo

Tip number one, Always make sure it has air filters fitted in SA. The first engine Oom Div built did not have the filters fitted as it was just before Christmas and I wanted the car back to show my family. On Christmas day 2013 I drove it to my parents and would you believe it a tiny little stone go...