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by Typhoon90
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Alfa romeo v8 engine
Replies: 41
Views: 13335

Re: Alfa romeo v8 engine

Welding up blocks can be done, custom cranks are not a huge issue for the right people. Cams, as long as you can make stock blanks work, they can be ground to whatever you want. The big issue as people have said, is the cylinder head. I reckon the cheapest way to do a reverse cylinder head would be ...
by Typhoon90
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

Big day today, got some primer on the car. Removed the front windscreen yesterday, much easier when you don't care about saving the glass! I'm glad I pulled the front screen, I know for sure there's no rust and it allows me to tidy up the front of the headliner. I've also degreased the engine/engine...
by Typhoon90
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

And I now need a new windscreen. :evil: Was trying to delicately remove the ancient rubber (now plastic in flexibility) finish trim from between the screen and body, got a tiny bit careless and cracked the screen right in the middle top. A registration inspection fail for sure! I'm not too upset, at...
by Typhoon90
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

It's going to stay the original white/beige. This saves a lot of work. I don't have to paint inside door shuts etc, plus being white, I can get away with just painting the back of the car and roof without any unsightly blend marks and colour problems. The other advantage is white looks inconspicuous...
by Typhoon90
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

I got a few "big" issues fixed on the weekend. The blower motor on the climate control system wasn't working, the wipers were really slow and the headlight switch made the lights flicker on and off. The wiper was an easy fix, I've come across this issue before. Bosch wiper motors of this era have gr...
by Typhoon90
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

Yep, my car is a late 90, an 87 Super 2.5. The bits and pieces in the car are actually pretty light. Of course the air conditioning is not light, but with a one hour trip each way to the track, I think I will leave it in. The sound deadening under the rear seat is going (it's a big rubber/foam mat, ...
by Typhoon90
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 164 heater unit - Best way to remove it ?
Replies: 1
Views: 851

Re: 164 heater unit - Best way to remove it ?

I remember when I was into Jaguars, the heater core was a huge pain to remove as well. The heater core had a long right angle pipe as part of the assembly that required removal of the entire dash. The easy solution was cutting the right angle pipe off just past the bend with an air hacksaw or simila...
by Typhoon90
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

I have access to some fantastic foam tape at work, used to seal windows into fibreglass canopies, I am going to use it around teh tail lights. All the water in my car came in around the rubber fuel filler boot, someone had resprayed the car and torn that boot when reinstalling it. Being a 90, it had...
by Typhoon90
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

More pictures, sprayed butyl sealer/deadener onto the repairs. Yes I know, everyone says it's heavy, well, I put 500 grams of it on the car and I'll sleep much better at night knowing I have that corrosion protection there! Besides, it smells soooo nice and hides a lot of my ugly welding. http://img...
by Typhoon90
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

Tell me you are not using that kerosene heater in the boot to dry things out. :?: Hell no! It was just placed there whilst I was cleaning the floor up. It's great for heating the garage though, I use my waste kerosene from parts cleaning in it, I run the kero through a paper filter first though (ju...
by Typhoon90
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Hi all!

Well, I don't see anywhere for car builds/ restos, so I may as well keep throwing some photos up here. I've been pretty busy bashing, cutting and welding metal, throwing bog and sanding. Have tried to devote 15 hours a week to the car, which is working. I have the repairs in filler, roof and quarter...
by Typhoon90
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: GTV6 3.0 litre Carburated
Replies: 16
Views: 8597

Re: GTV6 3.0 litre Carburated

I agree that 7psi or .5 bar is too high for those carbs. Most Euro and Japanese carbs are designed for 3-3.5 psi max. Even Holleys won't tolerate much more than 6 psi and they run big floats(more closing force on the float needles) If you are running a return system and developing excess pressure in...
by Typhoon90
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: 75 track car
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: 75 track car

Alfettish wrote: I know, it's ridiculous.

Cheers Andrew I'll see you round.
I spoke with Vince and I'm ready to order if you are.

I'll send you a PM.

Regards, Andrew.
by Typhoon90
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: 75 track car
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: 75 track car

Thanks guys I'll give em a call. Typhoon, do you live in Canberra? I'd be happy to share freight costs etc... Yep I'm a member of SDMA. I used to race a GTV6 there but it rolled down a long hill and hit a tree :( Why do cars ALWAYS hit trees? There can be a 10 hectare field to careen across with on...
by Typhoon90
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: 75 track car
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: 75 track car

I'm right in the middle of rebuilding and setting an Alfa 90 up for a track day vehicle and will be pretty much doing similar things as you by the sounds of it, although I am not going with a cage. The 90 and 75 are both 160 series platforms (mechanically almost identical), so if we can collaborate ...