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by WhizzMan
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Exhaust valves
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: Exhaust valves

Trimming down the guides depends on your cam profile, valve spring strength and max RPM you'll be going. Imagine the force on the valve if you'd be getting a little float on closing at 7800 rpm and the extra strong springs whacking it onto the seat. That's what would cause deformation and eventually...
by WhizzMan
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Selector Rod Centering Spring Broken
Replies: 5
Views: 2957

Re: Selector Rod Centering Spring Broken

Gently heating the shaft with a propane torch, while putting a wet cloth on the retaining spring should help it come loose as well I'd reckon? If really required, there should be metal workers that will be able make a new spring for you. Granted, it would cost an insane amount of money for such a li...
by WhizzMan
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 75 or 164 Motronic crank pulley?
Replies: 10
Views: 3478

Re: 75 or 164 Motronic crank pulley?

The Busso V6 engine used external balancing. That means that the crank itself isn't balanced to 0 grams, but was balanced to predetermined un-balance. Doing that, saved an enormous amount of weight on the counter-weights on the crank itself. This means that you do need the pulley and the flywheel of...
by WhizzMan
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Pencil Coils For a 12Valve???
Replies: 10
Views: 4896

Re: Pencil Coils For a 12Valve???

You'll need some form of distributorless triggering of the coils. That would boil down to some form of ECU rather quickly, unless you want to fabricate your own analogue electronics, or mechanical advance system with 6 contact points. My suggestion would be to go to your local car wreck yard and get...
by WhizzMan
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: JK's v6 book
Replies: 266
Views: 62931

Re: JK's v6 book

The 155 V6 engine changed cam follower tappet size in MY95. The first 3 years the smaller ones were used. The 12V 3.0 used in the 164 (started in MY93 with the FaceLift, or was it MY92?) had the bigger ones as far as I know, but it could be they changed to bigger ones later. The 916 spider 3.0 12V h...
by WhizzMan
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Site Feedback / suggestions
Topic: Promoting items sold by members
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: Promoting items sold by members

Although I have no problem with the activities of either person at all, I think this is a slippery slope and may have more consequences than you would initially think. First of all, both are already known well enough to not need a banner for visitors to click on. In their case, it will be a recognit...
by WhizzMan
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: JK's v6 book
Replies: 266
Views: 62931

Re: JK's v6 book

darryl longley wrote:ebay has loads
got mine shrink wrapped for£20.00 inc postage

Thanks for the pointer. Just bought one, now camping under the mail box.
by WhizzMan
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: JK's v6 book
Replies: 266
Views: 62931

Re: JK's v6 book

I tried e-mailing Veloce about ordering the book, but I got a bounce from their ISP. I don't think the gods want me to buy this.
by WhizzMan
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 75 3.0 12V vs 348 Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: 75 3.0 12V vs 348 Challenge

That Ferrari driver could use some instruction on how to corner.
by WhizzMan
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Supercharged 12V/Stratos copy/engine tech type stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 19534

Re: Supercharged 12V/Stratos copy/engine tech type stuff

I'll keep that in mind when my numbers come up. Until then, I'm afraid I won't have any more budget than for about a single tire on it.
by WhizzMan
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Supercharged 12V/Stratos copy/engine tech type stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 19534

Re: Supercharged 12V/Stratos copy/engine tech type stuff

Selling the Stratos??? It's unfortunate that you never got to enjoy it. Maybe put in a 24V 3.0 engine and just drive it like that?
by WhizzMan
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: JK's v6 book
Replies: 266
Views: 62931

Re: JK's v6 book

Argh... even the currency converter is a mess at Veloce. They state the Euro price just one click further. Then they only accept credit cards. Really, how hard is it to accommodate international buyers?
by WhizzMan
Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: 116 GTV BRERA Race car !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 18766

Re: 116 GTV BRERA Race car !!!

How will the chain hold up? I've heard quite a few stories of chains needing replacement because they slack rather quick on road cars.
by WhizzMan
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: JK's v6 book
Replies: 266
Views: 62931

Re: JK's v6 book

Guy Croft decided to do his own publishing of his new book. Maybe you should talk to him if you ever plan on doing a new book? Anyway, maybe your retirement will give you an opportunity to make some money on doing Alfa related tech work? With your reputation, getting customers should be relatively e...
by WhizzMan
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: JK's v6 book
Replies: 266
Views: 62931

Re: JK's v6 book

Good to hear there is a release date Jim. Lets hope some of the money you invested will come back eventually.