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by MD
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: Alfa GTV6 3.0 Restoration Project
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Alfa GTV6 3.0 Restoration Project

Excellent. Another one saved.
by MD
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 153
Views: 9424

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

HEATERS !! Who needs heaters in 35*C 24/7? :D OK I will make a contribution for the other wimps out there besides you Kevin. You don't have to make it all happen under the dash and break your back in the process. You can install a motorized valve or a cable valve in the engine compartment from where...
by MD
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso
Replies: 17
Views: 3191

Re: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

With all that heavy duty gearing, I am thinking that the device is meant to be a control box for some purpose that needs remote control. Perhaps a heater valve, an air vent, a demister flap, an early intermittent wiper controller ( long bow here). Dunno. At the end of the day, it cannot be a key ele...
by MD
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso
Replies: 17
Views: 3191

Re: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

Hi Michael Long time between drinks. How close is this project to launch date? To be honest, I have never seen that item on any cars I have worked on in Oz. In terms of the wire colours and their application, the pink wire is generally a power source and the white (could be) switching or signal. The...
by MD
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 153
Views: 9424

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Sure that has to help but there is more to it than just a light throttle spring. The travel form zero to hero is too long causing the pedal to be too high so you have to lift your ankle back to an unnatural position. To get it just right the whole thing virtually needs a custom fit for the individua...
by MD
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 153
Views: 9424

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Interesting solution Kevin. On my racer what seems to fix the driving position is a deep dished steering wheel. Effectively producing a similar reach outcome. More than the steering position, the biggest pain in the butt with the GTV for me is the angle and location of the accelerator. In 5 minutes ...
by MD
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 153
Views: 9424

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Kevin, Your dedication to this car is exemplary but your determination is beyond belief. For the readers out there that actually get their hands dirty and work on these machines know exactly what it takes to get the job done and how difficult it is to work under the car without a hoist. I have done ...
by MD
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Son of Cab a FWD racer?
Replies: 24
Views: 2836

Re: Son of Cab a FWD racer?

Yes I think the Cab would make a good account of itself there. A damned long way to get to the track and back ! Glad you enjoyed the clip. Here is another one at a different track and an involvement of the GT. Interesting to see the "affordable" modifications to the various models from privateers to...
by MD
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Son of Cab a FWD racer?
Replies: 24
Views: 2836

Re: Son of Cab a FWD racer?

BTW Zeefa I never sold the Cab. We still use it. It might (depending on funds) get a tweak. ..and Jim, the Cab makes more power now than the 3.2V6 with less weight so why would I bother. Gotta remember that transaxle has to stay glued together. I am limiting my power to no more than 300hp whatever i...
by MD
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Son of Cab a FWD racer?
Replies: 24
Views: 2836

Re: Son of Cab a FWD racer?

For the curious, here is a GT racing in a local promo series for an insurance company. It goes reasonably well considering the chassis is so high you can get a midday sun tan under it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5rxAYzC2-0
by MD
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Son of Cab a FWD racer?
Replies: 24
Views: 2836

Re: Son of Cab a FWD racer?

Ah, good to see you back Bird Brains. I have heard people say you got a brain just like a birds nest- all full of shit and sticks. As always, just keeping the insults below the tipping point. In reference to this topic and after much hand wringing, I have decided to build up a 75 series and just ser...
by MD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Son of Cab a FWD racer?
Replies: 24
Views: 2836

Re: Son of Cab a FWD racer?

Nah. Way too much trouble and expense. I think what I should do is modify the gearbox so it has 6 reverse gears and 1 forward. Place the steering wheel in the back seat and put the radiator in the boot. A straight conversion to rear wheel drive just like a Ferrari. I don't know why I didn't think of...
by MD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 153
Views: 9424

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Haha. JK is so old he'll take it any way he can. :mrgreen:
by MD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 153
Views: 9424

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Nice work Kevin.
As far as I know, I do not recollect seeing that extra plastic filler in local cars.
What I do know is that JK could use some of that cavity wax you are using... :mrgreen:
by MD
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Our 1600 Junior restoration
Replies: 71
Views: 14527

Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

One last job Kevin.
Spray cover it all in wax and place it in a time capsule.
Electric car owners of the future will gaze in amazement of how real cars were made.
Good job Fella and give you dad a slap on the back from all of us as well.