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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: 17
Views: 4062

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.

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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: 53178

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: 1076

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: 3556

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).

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by Jim K
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cambelt types for 12v engines
Replies: 8
Views: 3556

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:

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by Jim K
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: 24v headers for rwd.
Replies: 9
Views: 4695

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.

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by Jim K
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Maserati Ghibli GT
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

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: 1530

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...
by Jim K
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil sump drain plug size
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Oil sump drain plug size

Yes, you are right. Looked around for M24x1.75 plug today, no such thing exists. Best thing that fits is a (non-metric) 5/8" plug which I got. Hmmm, don't want to live with that. What I'll do, is to sleeve the hole with a threaded insert and then drill/tap the std M22x1.5 thread. Crap, I hate non-st...
by Jim K
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Maserati Ghibli GT
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: Maserati Ghibli GT

Great cars but I personally prefer the 424 with four doors. More practical and inconspicuous. This one sells for 7,500€ now...Beautiful! Just think of the 3-way suspension adjustment at the push of a button! :roll:
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by Jim K
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil sump drain plug size
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Oil sump drain plug size

Hi guys, Strange things happening with the 24v motor I'm building. I'm missing the oil drain plug. The sump of course is rwd V6, from some gtv6 or 75V6, but the sump drain thread is not the usual M22x1.5. It seems its a M24x1.75. Looked closely at the thread and seems to be factory original, no sign...
by Jim K
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Jim K. 3.2 engine
Replies: 344
Views: 59531

Re: Jim K. 3.2 engine

Just for good measure, I had another shaft modified. Looks like some other guys here are thinking about going rwd with a 164 24 valver. 8)

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by Jim K
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Jim K. 3.2 engine
Replies: 344
Views: 59531

Re: Jim K. 3.2 engine

Spent the morning modifying the rwd oil pump shaft to look exactly like the 164 24v fwd one. The reason is I am one 24v pump short...probably lost it in all the junk I have or lent it to someone :roll: Anyway, the solution was to drill and tap the hardened tip of the shaft and install a cylindrical ...
by Jim K
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Jim K. 3.2 engine
Replies: 344
Views: 59531

Re: Jim K. 3.2 engine

Using the shaft from the 164 would be the obvious solution, as I did in my engine. However, I don't want to lose the last 164 24v pump I have; I have 2 spare 75 V6 ones though. I will therefore plant an M6 stud in the 75 pump with a spacer in the middle and that will give me a 164 pump. Its the simp...
by Jim K
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Jim K. 3.2 engine
Replies: 344
Views: 59531

Re: Jim K. 3.2 engine

Pics? Hahah! We woke up with ~2" on the ground, all water pails frozen solid, -1* at 7am. After that, it's been 100% sunny all day and the white $hit is almost all gone! That's Athens for ya! It may snow some tonight and go below zero again. The only danger is driving and walking around in the morni...