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by KevinR
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: MD has a racing team in the UK?
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: MD has a racing team in the UK?

George has spent ages tweaking the front suspension and the LS to get this car to turn " perfectly "
Spindle flex is a major issue but new mods to the upright will help a bit . Will put some pics of this up later .
I would there is good company in our little store :)
by KevinR
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Feels a bit sad the project is at its end or nearly end. I'm loving the steering wheel position and set up mods with gear-lever as well. Just so comfortable to do some " aggressive " touring :) I did a rebleed of brakes today and rear brake adjustment. So I totally slacked off hand brake then adjust...
by KevinR
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: 75 Twin Spark Engine Head Removal Tool
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: 75 Twin Spark Engine Head Removal Tool

We used to hang these engines for days suspended over old tyres and just spraying WD40 down the bolts. Sometimes you would here a massive clonk in the night :) The last engine ( nord) we could not split heads off no matter what even with a few bottle jacks .... Engine went to the bin ! Maybe spark e...
by KevinR
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: 75 Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: 75 Upgrade

Hi , Weekend Warrior :) I have several conversion bits and pieces for that engine. I have made extras of these every time I did this conversion. Parts that I have are front thermostat conversion, bracket to attach alternator, oil filter attachments with threaded insert , trigger wheel( 60-2) pick up...
by KevinR
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Once I got the car out its parking space I could open up the doors and change the door rubbers. Door Rubbers supplied by Highwood Alfa are really good quality. They don't have the felt on it however. The doors still close nicely but you still need to let them settle ( or mould ) in position. The sta...
by KevinR
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Did some test driving today on private back roads in Surrey Hills as still need to do MOT hence SA plates still on. Took a few as there was a good sunset. I need to find some decent 63mm wheel centre caps .
by KevinR
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

These do take time especially when you also doing engine conversion. 130 red is great colour ( my opinion ) !
by KevinR
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Thanks Alfaaa1, it's nearly there. Just waiting for weekend to do some test drives and then do nut and bolt check. I got some new doors seals to put on but I need a wider space to open the car doors properly. Post some pics of you GTV with those Simmons wheels. Like to see an update. Keeps me motiva...
by KevinR
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Now that I have enough gold I have refitted the stainless steel exhaust system that the previous owner had fitted a couple of years ago. Basically two boxes on 63mm pipe and all boxes are free flow . ( no compartments ) . No drone on this. Interesting the way it's routed around caliper for more clea...
by KevinR
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

I'm not sure where this gold colour entered my head . Maybe it was from living in Johannesburg for most of my life surrounded by industry dedicated to gold mining. Just hope Jim and MD don't get any golden ideas. I have just finished replacing all the bolts on my FX compomotives and was about to put...
by KevinR
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

:lol: :lol:
Damn this has kept me chuckling well into my third coffee break !
Good to see Jim has dragged himself off the beach and possibly could surprise us with some more info soon on the 24v space project.
by KevinR
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

I think Jims on vacation again .... Maybe on some beach in Brisbane :) Moving along. Weather has been poor so only small items done but they all add up to a better functioning or should I say correctly functioning GTV. Going through my snag list and servicing list I got these few item sorted out tod...
by KevinR
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Larger oil cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Larger oil cooler

Main issues with high oil temps on a good quality oil is the effects on rubber seals. ( from what I have been told) . Out of interest how long does it take to get to that temp ? What type of radiator you using ? ( for water) . What's the size of your pipe work? And the ID of your fittings. Jims book...
by KevinR
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 280 bhp Alfa 2.5 V6 Group 1 Engine Dyno
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: 280 bhp Alfa 2.5 V6 Group 1 Engine Dyno

This is one of Richard Melvins engines which has recently gone into the Apilatte GTV. That engine made 267hp with that set up. This weekend they have another car which Chris Snowdon , George and Richard have taken to Spa this weekend. I told george to send some pics of this awesome original touring ...
by KevinR
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 133
Views: 3706

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Excellent tip MD. I will get some of this goo ordered .
I think Jim’s other hand might be on his fly off handbrake as I heard he’s into drifting.