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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: 411
Views: 100443

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: 411
Views: 100443

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: 411
Views: 100443

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: 17
Views: 5545

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: 61815

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: 1655

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: 4391

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: 4391

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: 5581

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: 2367

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: 2367

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: 1525

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: 2367

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:
Jim K.
by Jim K
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil sump drain plug size
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

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: 70472

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)

Jim K.