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by 4SFED4
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Which would you choose and why?

How far could the capacity of the 2 litre motor be taken? With 2.2 or more litres of engine and a well sized (as small as you could get away with) turbo, you'd broaden the torque curve of the engine noticably. Really speeking, if you were able to add 10% more engine capacity, then you should be abl...
by 4SFED4
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Which would you choose and why?

Sorry for any confusion... Jim goes by "4SFED" and I go by "4SFED4"... my name is Brian and I am the owner of the 78 GTV with a Steck built turbo motor. Working with Jim we first built the car in 1995. The first iteration has an on center turbine housing and a log manifold and while it made a little...
by 4SFED4
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Which would you choose and why?

Good responses all, remember it say's "road car" in the poll. The Nord turbo has about 50K turbo miles and while it is still going strong I was offered a 155 TS head for a price I could not refuse so it got me thinking of what to do. While the V6 sound is incomparable, I think I will stick with the ...
by 4SFED4
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Which would you choose and why?

Not trying to evaluate ALL options or power levels. Clearly a 3.0 Busso could be made to have more that 450BHP. Thinking about going to a Twinspark head but the sound of a V6 always calls to me but the weight... oh the weight! hahaha
by 4SFED4
Tue May 08, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Site Administration & announcements
Topic: 1-Year Notice of Forum Closure (End of 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: 1-Year Notice of Forum Closure (End of 2018)

I have helped Michael make banner graphics in the past, the one above and the one of Barry's GTV6. I am happy to continue to help in that regard.

-Brian
by 4SFED4
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Site Administration & announcements
Topic: AlfaGtv6.com - CLOSING TIME - January 31st 2019.
Replies: 16
Views: 10027

Re: AlfaGtv6.com - CLOSING TIME - January 31st 2019.

Zamani wrote:I think it's time for Alfagtv6.com to have facebook presence to pull in some traffic. The FB page is no good as a technical forum, so it will just be for useless chats. But mostly it should be used to promote this site. Any thoughts or opinions?
FB already has a few transaxle pages...
by 4SFED4
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 104
Views: 41673

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

Wow, those Toyota discs are so inexpensive, incredible. They come in both rubber and alu... wonder what problem they were trying to solve with the aluminum. Guess I have some Googling to do.

Interesting video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPddmvjB3bE
by 4SFED4
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 104
Views: 41673

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

But on the Mercedes, bmw and corvette they're perfect in line and don't twist... The alfa v6 lies crooked in the car. It's off centre by something like 10 degrees or so. So every turn of the propshaft twists the front guibo. Putting the engine in straight will require new enginemounts and a new rea...
by 4SFED4
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 104
Views: 41673

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

Kevin, That settles it in my mind. It is an exoskeleton for the flex disc. That gold paint... must be worth 5-10 BHP huh! :wink: A ton of cars use these hardy joints. All of them fail. Mercedes, BMW and even the Corvette which has them in a torque tube so deflection is not an issue. At any rate, non...
by 4SFED4
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 104
Views: 41673

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

The wear shows how much the disc twists which is what it is designed to do. My bet is that the most damage (wear) to the discs occurs from radial growth from high rpm centrifugal forces. How much clearance is there between the cage and the outer part of the flex disc? Since 1994 (~60K miles) I am on...
by 4SFED4
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 104
Views: 41673

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

Kevin, did I read that right 25mm? I what direction is this movement?
by 4SFED4
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: transaxle upgrade's
Replies: 53
Views: 9375

Re: transaxle upgrade's

maxiboy wrote:
gtv-racer wrote:I think i'll produce a small serie for sale. That's if enough people want them.
Amazing work.. loving this thread[/quote

I'm interested...
by 4SFED4
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 104
Views: 41673

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

Is it the rpm that gets the guibo torque? I think it is the centrifugal at higher rpm's that does the damage.
by 4SFED4
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Site Administration & announcements
Topic: 1-Year Notice of Forum Closure (End of 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: 1-Year Notice of Forum Closure (End of 2018)

[quote="Duk"][quote="4SFED4"]Any consideration of monetizing the site to offset costs?[/quote] I for 1 am totally against this appoach to running a forum. There becomes a conflict of interests and that very rapidly intrudes into the freedom of speach we all enjoy here. I was once instructed to alter...
by 4SFED4
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Site Administration & announcements
Topic: 1-Year Notice of Forum Closure (End of 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: 1-Year Notice of Forum Closure (End of 2018)

Any consideration of monetizing the site to offset costs?