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by BotswanaAlfa
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Desperate for a thermostat housing
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Desperate for a thermostat housing

Hi guys!
Thanks for all the assistance but Kevin from AK classics managed to sort one out.
Im sure all you s.a guys know him but if not, he's definitely my go to guy.
I was looking at centreline alfa for it but I needed it ASAP so it wasn't viable.
by BotswanaAlfa
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Desperate for a thermostat housing
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Desperate for a thermostat housing

Hey! Thanks for the super quick reply :lol: Its my last resort, id like to know that its been done right and I can forget about it, and that whole piece is pretty pitted inside too, so id prefer a replacement. If theres no alternative then thats what ill do. But its not ideal. Ive tried finding repl...
by BotswanaAlfa
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Desperate for a thermostat housing
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Desperate for a thermostat housing

Hey guys! So I am doing a much needed recoring of my radiator plus replacement of hoses etc. I did this because my radiator fans were squealing like crazy (any upgrade recommendations?) :lol: While doing this I noticed that my thermostat housing was completely knackered (see pic) 20273248_1020923424...
by BotswanaAlfa
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: What to do re: engine overhaul
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: What to do re: engine overhaul

Hi Kevin! Thanks for the reply :) I was planning to order the stuff from centerline. Are you saying id be better off getting the kits from EB or highwood when im in s.a? I need to do the gaskets of the engine from top to bottom as it has leaks all along the block. I believe some of the smoking is fr...
by BotswanaAlfa
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Adjust odometer
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Adjust odometer

hey! :) im just snowballing here but i think if you could get a pulse generator (from a university/electrical shop and create input signals to simulate speed (as the speed in these cars is done by electrical impulses) you could run it at 240 kph until it hits your required mileage. It may take a whi...
by BotswanaAlfa
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: What to do re: engine overhaul
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

What to do re: engine overhaul

Hey guys So im curious here. my v6 isnt running right and im prepping to do a an engine removel and tear down to put new rings/gaskets in. The engine runs great but it has a few leaks and is down on power (75 kw :wall: ) Im curious what i should all get as this is my first rebuild! Im planning to ju...
by BotswanaAlfa
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: A Quick dyno run
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Re: A Quick dyno run

Well, he said its possible but hes done runs with vehicles from a south african dyno shop,to insure that its accurate. The thing is my graph looks different to murrays as the kw value climbs from 28kW at 3000 Rpm to 75 kw at 5500 Rpm. The torque also climbs steadily from 120 Nm to 145 Nm at 3000 and...
by BotswanaAlfa
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: A Quick dyno run
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Re: A Quick dyno run

Hi murray! Thanks for your reply! i must admit i was pretty shocked, the engine runs fine or so i thought and seems to pull hard and smoothly up the rev range, i can upload a video cia youtube of the dyno run itself if it helps? Ive had the injectors overhauled and the plugs are all a perfect greyis...
by BotswanaAlfa
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: A Quick dyno run
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

A Quick dyno run

Hi guys So ive just gone for a dyno run, 2 runs. Both almost identical. Im attaching an image for you guys. My question is that shes making 145 Nm But only 75 kW Its at the wheels. is that supposed to be that low? i remember reading that they made 158Hp new, was that at the flywheel or at the wheels...
by BotswanaAlfa
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

Hmm, i had to do a clean of my injectors recently and didnt see any oil in the back of the vee but ill check again to be sure!
Thanks for the help. Its probably just stuffed oil rings, ill just have to face the music. :(
by BotswanaAlfa
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Cool Alfa 2.5 V6 12V CNC head porting video
Replies: 10
Views: 2585

Re: Cool Alfa 2.5 V6 12V CNC head porting video

Milling porn :shock:
Now i saw at the end a weird golf ball effect along what i think is the exhaust port. what is that from and what for? is it to increase back pressure reduce it? make the flow more turbulent? it got me curious :)
by BotswanaAlfa
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

I hope its not what you think it is gtv-racer! because thats exactly what i think it is and is alot more work and money than i want to spend right now :(

ill check the cam cover, but how do i check the oil pressure sender?
by BotswanaAlfa
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Merc Kompressor Supercharger?
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

Re: Merc Kompressor Supercharger?

WOW! :shock: this seems to be a potential idea! I was expecting it to be shotdown immediately. Okay ill check up on them as soon as im back in Botswana. I do believe twin superchargers would sap a fair amount of Engine power but the boost per cylinder will definitely jump! :oops: :D :D I think the p...
by BotswanaAlfa
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Merc Kompressor Supercharger?
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

Re: Merc Kompressor Supercharger?

Hi!
Ill look at that, any cars off the top of your head that have that unit? because its much easier for me to buy it locally than ship so..
Also to be honest 200 Hp is probably perfect for me really... for now :lol: :lol:
by BotswanaAlfa
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

Hey guys, so the other day i was wrapping my headers and when i pulled them off i noticed that my dashboard sided cylinders on both banks (i think cyl no. 3 and 6) both had a decent amount of oil in them. aswell as on the bolts for both these cylinders. what could cause this? Also could this be the ...