The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by Giuliettaevo2 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:10 pm

My street car had less travel as some of the racers i know.. :lol:

But definetely a point to consider. :wink: Will keep my eye on that when i start working on my solution. :)
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by BradGTV » Wed May 04, 2011 10:36 pm

hi mike,
wondering if you could post up a picture of the driveshaft ?
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Wed May 04, 2011 11:59 pm

What I'm interested Mike how have you modified the spindles to accept different joint?
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The Spindles are machined with a reverse taper and usually fitted with a tapered sleeve to be sure the fit is tight. This require carefull machining as too little and the BJ wont go deep enough in. Too much and it will not be tight. So be sure you have a carefull chat with your machinist about EXACTLY what you are trying to do. It would pay to have some spare spindles on hand just in case.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Thu May 05, 2011 12:04 am

Brad,

You cannot use a one piece driveshaft without having an inboard shifter mechanism.
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Post by BradGTV » Thu May 05, 2011 4:03 am

i know :wink:
i would just like to see an image if possible?
do you run a bmw donut or an alfa one?
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Thu May 05, 2011 3:47 pm

Brad,

Very well. When I am finished tidying up under there, I will take some photos of the instal for you. Meantime, I am using a 196hp rated BMW front donut only with modifications to make it work.
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Post by Duk » Fri May 06, 2011 10:06 pm

In case you feel like doing the expensive thing: http://www.subitocorse.com/index.php?op ... pathway=21
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Post by MD » Sat May 07, 2011 12:00 am

Nice find Duk but the price resembles a telephone number...it's off the planet !
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Wed May 11, 2011 2:03 am

I have been looking more closely of my assembled parts that make up this car and discovered what an interdependent world we have become.

Car shell- Italy
Acrylic windows- Australia
Paint-Australia
Windscreen-Australia
Engine- Italy
Starter- Germany
Injectors-Germany
Spark plugs- Japan
Fan belt- USA
Hoses-Australia
Gasket set-UK
Oil- Australia
Radiator-Japan
ECU- USA
Relays-Spain
In-car battery-China
Main start battery-Phillipines
Seat-Australia
Harnesses-USA
Cage Steel- Australia
Accelerator pedal-Germany
Throttle bodies-Japan
Lift pump-Unknown
EFI pump-Germany
Wheel rims-Japan
Tyres- Korea
Brakes Calipers-Japan
Brake rotors-Japan
Brake pads- Australia
Brake hoses-Japan
Surge Tank- Taiwan
EFI fuel hose- Germany
Transaxle-Italy
Clutch-Japan
Throw out bearing-Japan
Driveshaft-Australia
Front Rubber coupling-Germany
Wheel bearings-Japan
Dampers- Germany
Suspension springs-Australia
Sway bars-Italy
Fuel tank-Australia
All warning lights-Germany
Tachometer- Asia
Battery kill switch-USA
Steering Wheel-Singapore

I am beginning to ask the question, just what is an Alfa Romeo? :D :D Can I honestly say that I am still driving an Alfa? I would like to believe that I am but I wouldn't put up a huge argument if you said otherwise...
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by kevin » Wed May 11, 2011 12:17 pm

Md does not matter where all the parts come from. It's the what you get from the total package which is engineered and designed through a unique racing heritage. Only the Italians(Romans) could create that.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by Duk » Wed May 11, 2011 7:09 pm

MD wrote:I am beginning to ask the question, just what is an Alfa Romeo? :D :D Can I honestly say that I am still driving an Alfa? I would like to believe that I am but I wouldn't put up a huge argument if you said otherwise...
Well, you've definitely bastardized it :P .

But seriously, unless the car is built entirely from Alfa Romeo developed parts (which is so unbelievably unlikely, even for a 'factory team', we'll never mention such a ridiculous idea again), you can't 'technically' call it an Alfa Romeo. But given that factory standard cars have been using parts and suppliers from multiple manufacturers and countries for years, who cares?
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by GTV27 » Thu May 12, 2011 7:09 pm

IMHO if the engine and shell are Alfa - then it is still an Alfa. If either of these are changed (not just modified, but totally changed) then it is something else. All the other stuff is just ancilliary.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Sun May 15, 2011 2:58 am

Well that's a relief. Seems like a general consesus somewhere under all that still beats the heart of Alfa Romeo.

Here we are getting ready to go to the dyno shop again to finalise the tuning.Hope the Cab stays in one piece.
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Post by kevin » Sun May 15, 2011 11:08 am

Md , that's alfa art deco at it's finest. You actually have to look it the car for a while to get it. Rather bold . Any budding architects in your house.
Geez only you could cross brace your tie down straps :shock:
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Sun May 15, 2011 2:26 pm

Haha, thanks Kevin. Yes I had the trailer built so it can be tied down with a cross configuration front and rear. I have also installed tied down points on th car itself to facilitate that. The orange tie down straps ad the final picture! :D

As far as the graphics go, well, I figured if we can't get attention from being at the front, we may as well get some for presentation so the appearance is to get some fun value. Being a 1978 model, the Cab is an old girl but somehow the graphics make it relevant to today so I am happy with that. The graphics certaily look "busy" and I think that lends itself to position the car visually as ready to do the business (if you know what I mean). I had a lot of fun doing it. Given enough development and improved driving skills, it could be at the pointy end one day but for now , reliability with all my changes is the first priority.

After secondary education, architecure was my first university choice but I got side tracked. Nevertheless, if and when I build a new home for myself I still design, build, and do the fit outs so your presumptions show great insight.
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