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by ar4me
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: xrad's gtv6
Replies: 137
Views: 25385

Re: xrad's gtv6

Is it worn or just full of old dried up grease mixed with rust? Disassemble, clean, lube, reassemble, and see if it returns to normal or if there is permanent damage...
by ar4me
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Pricing for Alfetta Race Car.
Replies: 22
Views: 5862

Re: Pricing for Alfetta Race Car.

This is a full race car GT3. but was not very competitive nationally. Are you planning to go racing, nationally? What is you plans and objectives with this car? Not only does it require LOTS of $ to be nationally competitive, it also requires LOTS of talent+skills, which may be even harder to come ...
by ar4me
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dipsticks and conversions
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Dipsticks and conversions

Anyhow, I don't see the problem even though it is an excellent issue to to discuss. My approach would be to use the factory spec for the engine capacity,fill the sump,run the motor,let the oil settle o/night and mark the oil level on the stick with a saw cut as the new oil level mark. With all kind...
by ar4me
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dipsticks and conversions
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Dipsticks and conversions

Related to that: The length of the dipstick tube mounted to the block also influences how deep the dipstick sits. I saw this when putting the 12v 164S engine in my Milano race car. Another issue is that the engine sits level in the transaxle cars, but at an angle in the front-wheel drive cars (if I ...
by ar4me
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 25
Views: 4923

Re: New to the forum

kevin wrote: The glenwood twin turbo was 370kw and still vertical at .5 bar. (I reported 450kw but that was on another dyno at higher boost).
Hey Kevin,
What gearbox is that car running? Front mounted?
Jes
by ar4me
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: middle guibo
Replies: 46
Views: 19102

Re: middle guibo

Jes, Is it possible to do a 1 piece aluminium driveshaft from your shop which did the CF stuff? They are specialized in composite materials and do carbon fiber driveshafts for all kinds of applications - not just cars. I don't believe they do metal shafts. Talk to Richard. He can explain to you wha...
by ar4me
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: middle guibo
Replies: 46
Views: 19102

Re: middle guibo

I think there would be no problems to use on standrd prop on road car as the box mounts and rear coupling will take up the extra 5mm. Not sure if I understand correctly, but forcing the transaxle back 5 mm with the driveshaft (putting pressure on it), or distort the rear coupling by 5 mm does not s...
by ar4me
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: GTV6, ex Zender, turning into a racer
Replies: 95
Views: 36971

Re: GTV6 Zender

Suppose we can conclude that Pete is wider than he is tall... :lol: :wall: Love your new seat, even comes with mounting rail.
by ar4me
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: GTV6, ex Zender, turning into a racer
Replies: 95
Views: 36971

Re: GTV6 Zender

I can't quite visualize where the tubes going forward from the middle of the hoop (up under the ceiling) go to. It could look like they run diagonally across to the front corners, or maybe there is a bend? If it goes diagonally you may have an issue with helmet clearance (if you are somewhat tall), ...
by ar4me
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Whats the worst JOB on a transaxle ????
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Whats the worst JOB on a transaxle ????

On Milano/75 V6 you can get the rack out without removing engine (it does need engine mounts loosened and lifted with a jack, but doable) - done it multiple times. Doesn't that apply to the GTV6 as well?
Jes
by ar4me
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Whats the worst JOB on a transaxle ????
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Whats the worst JOB on a transaxle ????

rust, Rust, RUST did I mention RUST Yes, I agree. Rust is the worst job. Totally agree. That's why I moved to SoCal from Denmark after having a 75 rust so fast Alfa Romeo had to replace front and rear sheet metal of car under factory 6 year rust warranty :oops: No need to say any SoCal 75/Milano is...
by ar4me
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: driveshaft conversion
Replies: 378
Views: 75663

Re: driveshaft conversion

Yes, correct. For my setup the shifter has to be relocated into cabin, but that in itself is beneficial since you get a more direct linkage to the transmission - single straight rod from shifter to input selector of transmission. I'm still to get my pieces together... "New" house and associated proj...
by ar4me
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Milano Verde Has No Spark
Replies: 20
Views: 4831

Re: Milano Verde Has No Spark

'imobilizer' is king's english for 'car alarm/ ignition cutout' Some refinement for the royals... :wink: In some places immobilizer was/is a term for a manufacturer option where the ignition key contains a micro chip that the car would ID at start (RF) and not start without - a bit more advanced th...
by ar4me
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Milano Verde Has No Spark
Replies: 20
Views: 4831

Re: Milano Verde Has No Spark

Stock US Milanos do not intertia switch.

Your car has no immobilizer unless you or PO added it - I bet it hasn't.

Jes
by ar4me
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Supercharged 12V/Stratos copy/engine tech type stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 19825

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

Mats has a good point. Check plug wires. On a 24v with coil packs (not on plugs) in a 75, I had rough running that seemed most notable at low RPM, and then it would come alive. Almost by chance I noticed an intermittent tiny spark from a plug wire to the valve cover. The plug wire did not look damag...