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by Jim K
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Engine mounts

How do you guys come up with these strange problems? Why can't the nut be tightened? Did someone elongate the slot or is the mount badly made in some way? :?

Jim K.
by Jim K
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Engine mounts

I fail to see the need for any special mounting arrangement. I used the std V6 mounts on my 164-based 3.2 and no problems at all. Am I missing something?

Jim K.
by Jim K
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Building the supercharger to the engine (75 3.0V6)
Replies: 212
Views: 34902

Re: Building the supercharger to the engine (75 3.0V6)

Just measured several sets of used 164 24v gaskets (all in excellent, I would even say reusable shape) and they are all 1.6-1.7mm. I have a new set of special Nava ones still sealed, advertised as 1.6mm thick.

Jim K.
by Jim K
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Which would you choose and why?

You can order special liners from Darton (US), Westwood Liners (UK) or Gozzoli Autotrasformazioni (Italy). State your requirement and they will use the proper material. In Italy they use 'spheroidal cast iron' as they call it. Alternatively -for a 4cyl engine- you can pay a lot more and buy a monosl...
by Jim K
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 313
Views: 42545

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

Yeah, a wrinkled nude senile 'babe' with no teeth, with Nomex leakproof diapers (FIA approved?)... just up his alley! :twisted: :lol: :wall:

Jim K.
by Jim K
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Clutch spline count and shaft Dia?
Replies: 15
Views: 2177

Re: Clutch spline count and shaft Dia?

I wasn't aware the clown parade was on, but you two weasels posting together gave it away! :twisted: Sticks and stones.... For the record -you upside down loafer- my own little 1.8T had 293ftlbs at 4380rpm with the old GT2871. And what's more, I got all my own teeth! Eat your heart out, HAHAHAHAHAH!...
by Jim K
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Which would you choose and why?

Bull! This is slander! :twisted: I like the V6 (24v) but I'd like it a lot more if it had, say, longer stroke, a bit bigger valves and double Vanos.... 8) Any objections? 8)

Jim K.
by Jim K
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Which would you choose and why?

'How do Greeks do it?' Haha, I like this one! Well, just like everyone else but not often enough, that's why population is declining! Now on cars, I will agree with MD -as much as I hate to. First you gotta know what the hell you're going to use the piece of junk for. A 747 can't be a fighter and v...
by Jim K
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Which would you choose and why?

I'm saying we should keep things into perspective. I do admit my cars are faster than I am, so I'm not really looking for more power. This is why I usually say ' I modify an engine for the power level I want, not what I can' . For example, I believe a 75 1.8T with ~300hp and ~320ftlbs (440Nm) is a m...
by Jim K
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which would you choose and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Which would you choose and why?

Your next poll question should be: and, do you think you're really capable of competitively handling 350-450hp in the track? Come on guys, time to apply for a test drive with an F1 team -the hell with F3 ...toys! :roll: :wall:

Jim K.
by Jim K
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Clutch spline count and shaft Dia?
Replies: 15
Views: 2177

Re: Clutch spline count and shaft Dia?

We do it here all the time and we have no problems. There are a few specialty shops for these jobs. Consider we have transaxle discs and pressure plates rebuilt mostly for Alfa 75 1.8Turbo cars, many of which have considerably more than 260-280ftlbs torque.

Jim K.
by Jim K
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Building the supercharger to the engine (75 3.0V6)
Replies: 212
Views: 34902

Re: Building the supercharger to the engine (75 3.0V6)

Write to these guys here and ask them to make you the gaskets with separate O-rings at your desired thickness. They DO make special orders and they have done them for us for the 2liter V6. I have the std 3liter set from them but you need the O-ring special, which they make for several Alfa engines. ...
by Jim K
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: 16" Compomotive MO wheels wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: 16" Compomotive MO wheels wanted

30-35 offset is fine and if not 5x98 pcd, 5x100 will do, which is much more popular as its for Subaru and others. No other pcd is practical as I have 2 more Alfa pcd sets at home -trying to cover my two 75's with road+trackday wheel/tire sets. I've contacted Compomotive, but they won't be making the...
by Jim K
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 313
Views: 42545

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

Ok, back here again regarding the 6 carbs. I am currently rebuilding them and the new needle valves are 1.2mm but no rubber tips, just classic brass needles. Fortunately the carbs are in almost new condition and work is straightforward. :)

Jim K.
by Jim K
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Parts
Topic: 16" Compomotive MO wheels wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 551

16" Compomotive MO wheels wanted

I'm looking for a set of 16" Compomotive MO wheels, preferably 7.5x16", pcd 5x98 or 5x100, any color, in excellent condition. These are what I'm looking for: Image