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by Jim K
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: V6 24V camshaft saga
Replies: 22
Views: 4066

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: 84503

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: 84503

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: 84503

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: 84503

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: 84503

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: 84503

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...
by Jim K
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Busso V6 3.2 24v Coil Pack
Replies: 16
Views: 3810

Re: Busso V6 3.2 24v Coil Pack

Bosch Part number 0221504456 is just a dumb coil, used in Alfa 24v engines. In the 164Q4 and 156 cars, the output stage is in the ecu and the other two 24v 164's (with afm) have two separate power modules on a bracket near the engine.

Jim K.
by Jim K
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer
Replies: 253
Views: 52293

Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Senile old goats seem to have a thing for destroying cars in Oz, thinking they can still drive... :lol: Stop hiding from the guys in white and do us the favor of donating the space between your ears (where normal humans have their brain -it will take a lot of pictures to explain to you what that is)...
by Jim K
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: alternative cooling fans
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: alternative cooling fans

Here is a NOS set from Italian ebay: http://www.ebay.it/itm/ELETTROV-ALFA-ROMEO-75-2-0-TD-2-4-T-1066547-/132046375039?hash=item1ebe93c87f:g:vRkAAOSwo4pYYqyb Alternatively, you can buy the twin fan set from the gta and with few mods in the frame (a little cutting, drilling and rivets on the mounting ...
by Jim K
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cambelt types for 12v engines
Replies: 8
Views: 3517

Re: Cambelt types for 12v engines

MAKE the sprockets? :shock: Why would anyone do that? You can buy them new from Alfa parts or even better they regularly pop up on ebay (usually german ebay).

Jim K.
by Jim K
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cambelt types for 12v engines
Replies: 8
Views: 3517

Re: Cambelt types for 12v engines

You do that and you'll be rebuilding your engine soon. It happened twice to some guys with an Opel engine here until they found someone had used the old style sprocket behind the crank pulley! ...Oh, belt tension was correct! :roll:

Jim K.
by Jim K
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: 24v headers for rwd.
Replies: 9
Views: 4659

Re: 24v headers for rwd.

Hi guys, 7 sets of headers are done and there's the possibility of doing another 2 sets while the car is still in the shop. If anyone is interested, now is the time to say it.

Jim K.
by Jim K
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Maserati Ghibli GT
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Maserati Ghibli GT

Murray, I have no info at all on the carb cars. I was enchanted with the 4-cam ones, after ~1992. At the low end of the scale was the 2liter V6 with 245hp and high up the Ghibli Cup 2liter with 320hp. Remember the old legendary ad trick of taping a $100 bill on the windshield of a AC Shelby Cobra an...
by Jim K
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Maserati Ghibli GT
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Maserati Ghibli GT

The only reason I didn't trade my 75 3liter+$$ back in '98 for a beautiful light blue 424 (but with a Ghibli Cup 320hp engine) was RELIABILITY -or better, the lack of. The owner of the dealership was a good friend and he talked me out of buying the car. Since then, I have come across many Maser stor...