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by Jim K
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 164 24 valve conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 4665

Re: 164 24 valve conversion

Why re-invent the wheel? Sandwich plates are universally used and never presented cause for concern. However , most I've seen have small bores and have to be opened up -a fairly easy job with a Dremel tool. And not just the in/out bores, don't forget the internal thermostat (oilstat) port! I always ...
by Jim K
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 164 24 valve conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 4665

Re: 164 24 valve conversion

One note here regarding what I see in your pic. The blue anodized fitting in view, looks like it has a very thin diameter. Please check to make sure the bore inside is at least 12mm and not smaller, otherwise your lubrication circuit will suffer from insufficient flow. Fittings chosen should not be ...
by Jim K
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: V6 24V camshaft saga
Replies: 22
Views: 4415

Re: V6 24V camshaft saga

You lost 10hp with bigger cams? :shock:

Jim K.
by Jim K
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Mats Strandberg (SWE)
Replies: 785
Views: 157651

Re: Mats Strandberg (SWE)

Yeah, you can rent a cardboard box here and you get free return trips to Turkey! :lol:

Jim K.
by Jim K
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: V6 24V camshaft saga
Replies: 22
Views: 4415

Re: V6 24V camshaft saga

That's exactly what I'm saying regarding power. Measurements don't mean $hit if you don't have a baseline figure for the same engine in stock form on the same dyno, or if you're doing a before/after mods measurement. I can go to 10 different dynos and get 10 different readings from 230 all the way t...
by Jim K
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: V6 24V camshaft saga
Replies: 22
Views: 4415

Re: V6 24V camshaft saga

No master, as I haven't even tried different settings on mine! I did go to one dyno for a remap a few weeks ago and will go to another for the same job next month -just want to see what the differences can be as I hear numbers flying around. I am also looking for a bog-stock gta for a baseline measu...
by Jim K
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: V6 24V camshaft saga
Replies: 22
Views: 4415

Re: V6 24V camshaft saga

Oh, it will run even if you're ±10* off, but the question is where will it give the fullest power curve? That, unfortunately, is a question answered only by trying out different settings. Not too hard to do with the 24v car on the rollers, playing with adjustable cam wheels.

Jim K.
by Jim K
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: V6 24V camshaft saga
Replies: 22
Views: 4415

Re: V6 24V camshaft saga

Each cam must be set separately. Anyway, when you have the TDC gauge in, the two cams on overlap and the two dial indicators, you can do cams 1 and 2 in one step and then repeat for cams 3 and 4. This is quicker than doing one cam at a time at max lift. The regrind 'mistake' is valid for every cam p...
by Jim K
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: V6 24V camshaft saga
Replies: 22
Views: 4415

Re: V6 24V camshaft saga

Last things first. Go find another dyno and re-measure. GTA engines have consistently produced 225-229 wheel hp. Alfa has been consistently optimistic about their power figures ...adding VAT since the early '60's! :lol: You'll find interesting reading here: http://rototest-research.eu/popup/performa...
by Jim K
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff
Replies: 409
Views: 89669

Re: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff

Naaah, that's dangerous stuff! If I was going to ruin his day, I'd pour jello powder in his expansion tank when cold and watch him pull the engine out the next day, after having driven the car! :twisted:

Jim K.
by Jim K
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff
Replies: 409
Views: 89669

Re: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff

Thanks guys, things and people are bound to get better :) ...We sure hijacked the hell out of this thread with all this! The floor is now Kevin's after a due apology! :oops:
I'm calling the dyno guys again today for a remap re-schedule.

Jim K.
by Jim K
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff
Replies: 409
Views: 89669

Re: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff

Thanks MD. She lives upstairs from me and my trips there have greatly increased since yesterday, as well as keeping her company. They fixed her with metal inserts, nails etc. Should be able to walk on her own in a few weeks. Best thing is the operation took place at the Air Force hospital (Dad was a...
by Jim K
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff
Replies: 409
Views: 89669

Re: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff

Heheh, anyone modelling his car's suspension after a kangaroo deserves a break with a free shock-treatment session :lol: Ok, will let you go this time Ozzie (or Harriet if you still fancy wearing you-know-what ) on condition you must paint your cab a proper yellow and put a TAXI sign on the roof. Pl...
by Jim K
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff
Replies: 409
Views: 89669

Re: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff

Would you rather I posted some pics of you in ...let's say, improper attire? Strange color combination in that g-string, heheheh! :oops: Loved your sexy (?) dance with that macho biker with the SS hat on, hahahah! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :oops: :oops:

Jim k.
by Jim K
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff
Replies: 409
Views: 89669

Re: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff

Just couldn't stay away, could ya? Found a quick way out of the straight-jacket, have you? I hope they strap you back on that table with one wire up your kazoo and the other up your nose and push the 'start' switch! Hahahahahah, You'd make a great Marty Feldman eyeball and Einstein hair impersonatio...