Zwartkops Jan 2017 - Alfa Romeo race cars in action

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Zwartkops Jan 2017 - Alfa Romeo race cars in action

Post by KevinR » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:03 am

Will post details later of these Glenwood powered 24v cars running the usual Powermods ECU's
Just getting some pics down first .
Engine is prepared by Dawie DeVilliers running a reliable 400kw on the wheels at 0.7 bar boost . These dyno figures are at high Altitude in Pretoria so pretty good . The owner of car also has that mad twinspark turbo Alfetta GTV posted here ages ago . The gearbox is a 4 speed Jerrico box . More info to follow
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Re: Zwartkops Jan 2017 - Alfa Romeo race cars in action

Post by KevinR » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:09 am

More pics
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Re: Zwartkops Jan 2017 - Alfa Romeo race cars in action

Post by Giuliettaevo2 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:35 am

That's just insane, i love it. :D

What kind of rear suspension is it running?
Drive it like you stole it...
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Post by KevinR » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:31 pm

Yes it's pretty impressive to see it ahead of the Ferrari 430s but long way behind the Mclarens then again that costs about thirty times more than the Alfa . Not sure of what rear suspension is in but most parts are borrowed off his Old V8 super series car which had their own racing formula in South Africa .
The next Alfa I'm posting is another Dawie De Villiers GTV also with a 3.7 motor and still running standard torsion bars upfront with short springs in a cup between lower control arm and bump stop . Not ideal but then it's really difficult and extremely pricy to get coil overs in SA .
This 3.7 has a SA made straight cut gearbox , inboard vented discs on rear , reinforced clutch housing and standard prop with one my coupling cages on the front . The dyno chart showed over 230kw on the wheels :shock: . Extreme body roll was an issue but I understand new coil overs have been sourced to run with the torsion bars .
ECU is the usual tried and trusted Powermods .
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Re: Zwartkops Jan 2017 - Alfa Romeo race cars in action

Post by Zamani » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:07 am

Here is the GTV6 video:

https://youtu.be/Zsiv0W15rQA
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Post by KevinR » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:43 pm

Good find Z . They must just get that GTV to handle now but it's still new for the owner and will take time to set it up . I think it's his first race ever .
Here is a video of a 1800 Giulietta turbo out in front in its own catergory . Can see how quickly he overtakes back markers near the end . Out of interest this Giulietta is doing 1.15 times the Gtv was doing 1.12 . However the giulietta is running really low boost but makes up for Tony being a really good driver . :)
The turbo set up and manifold comes from the production Giuliettta Turbos that were built by the Alfa Factory in the 80s - errr maybe not the exhaust straight out the bonnet :D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ayof-VuvkEg

Out of interest the twin turbo Alfa GT was lapping at 1 min .05 while the McLaren GT2 was lapping 1min .02 . Best time in an F1 car on that track was 59 secs which was Schumi's old Bennetton .
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Post by KevinR » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:04 pm

More pics of another 3.7 GTV race car , gearbox is still in the correct place :D
The martini GTV is a 3.5 also with the now ' usual ' coupling cage on front and braced clutch housing . ( speaking of coupling cages - if any one is interested please pm me as got few left ) .
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Post by KevinR » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:40 pm

Few more pics of a very neat engine bay on the Glenwood Gtv . Can see the trigger pick up on the right with trigger wheel heat shrunk and bolted to front of pulley . Interesting water reticulation set up . Note the exhaust headers have been ceramic coated both inside and outside . Similar set up to my exhaust except these are better as he has made pipes from no 3 and 6 longer ie the collector is lower down by 50mm . I will definitly copy this on my next set :D
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Post by Vyt » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:11 pm

Just awesome! Some really good looking gtv6 's in South Africa. Keep the pictures coming.
Thanks for posting!
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Re: Zwartkops Jan 2017 - Alfa Romeo race cars in action

Post by KevinR » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:38 am

The guys do have fun here in SA . Here some pics taken by Paul Blackburn from this weekends Alfa Trofeo challenge . Check out the black stripes the twin turbo GT left on the tarmac
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Re: Zwartkops Jan 2017 - Alfa Romeo race cars in action

Post by Murray » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:56 pm

Ah man your making me feel envious.Looking at those beautiful pics.I can smell the rubber and hot brakes,Here in Canada the only time I've been on the track with other Alfas was a tired 164 at Watkin's Glen, and then an insane GTV (13:1 setup) at Mossport.I smoked the former not so much with the "relic".It was a mythical 1750 by the way - hah !
Anyway please keep posting.You've got a vibrant Alfa thing going on down there, plus you've got no snow, lions maybe but no snow !
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