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by kevin
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Jim K. 3.2 engine
Replies: 344
Views: 89550

Re: Jim K. 3.2 engine

Looking good Jim , from my side on subject of plennum and from my mates in SA the bigger throttle body made no difference apart being difficult to map at low rpm even on the 3.7 motors so I doubt it will be any better on the 3.2 . The tapered plennum on side delivered really good power on number of ...
by kevin
Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Race Animal ?
Replies: 77
Views: 32125

Re: Race Animal ?

It was Scoobie day at Z . Dawie got Braam to drive . This car does not run coil overs but keeps torsion bars with RS springs in a cup type holder between lower A arm and reinforced bump stop . Clever way of getting around the " not having coil overs in rules " . Got some pics somewhere ...
by kevin
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Race Animal ?
Replies: 77
Views: 32125

Re: Race Animal ?

This car which is same as above is for sale in SA . Here's an action shot from few weeks back .
by kevin
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff
Replies: 411
Views: 119197

Re: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff

Md , this unit definitely does not slip as its way over the spec the torque my engine produces . As soon as it gets hot you can't select first or second and when you do get it in your window for release is minuscule compared to when cold . I understand the build up of heat is huge in these clutches ...
by kevin
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff
Replies: 411
Views: 119197

Re: Project 2 : front mount SA GTV 3.0 - Sei diff

I have been doing a bit of road driving in this trackday car and everything functions as I hoped it would do except the clutch I fitted . As soon as it gets hot in traffic or even three pull offs on slopes its stops functioning . I thought I could live with the race clutch shudder and sudden release...
by kevin
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: No power to ignition or fuel pump GTV6
Replies: 6
Views: 5007

Re: No power to ignition or fuel pump GTV6

Have you tried bypassing the ignition incase your ignition barrel has given up the ghost . Could just be coincidental . There three wire to ignition as you will see on the plug connector under steering consul . Worth a try because if their is no power there then you have to go back to bulkhead .
by kevin
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer
Replies: 253
Views: 73596

Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Ha ha ha ha ! I heard turds can land on the ceiling down under - something to with supernatural Ozzie powers or the pineapple porting technique . Jim I am afraid to argue with these guys after I witnessed one then punching our great white sharks in SA a week ago . So let's assume for time being the ...
by kevin
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer
Replies: 253
Views: 73596

Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Certainly an eye catching car . I bet it draws a lot of attention with its pace and colour scheme . Looks great ! . Can you hear distinctly their is a supercharger or does your exhaust mask the noise . Any on the track action pics ? With all that torque I'm sure it must be huge fun as you don't have...
by kevin
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: No power to ignition or fuel pump GTV6
Replies: 6
Views: 5007

Re: No power to ignition or fuel pump GTV6

Check your power source to ecu relay . This is separate red wire that runs from rear of car ( battery ) alongside the power cable . It connects to the 6mm stud on bulkhead alongside the battery and starter cable .
by kevin
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Std 1986 engine stalls
Replies: 12
Views: 5112

Re: Std 1986 engine stalls

I saw a GTV a few days ago where the airflow meter flap had got stuck on its pivots which created similiar problem . Check by taking airbox off and afm cap off, then push flap with fingers to see if it rotates freely and its moving on circuit board inside afm cap . Can also check with ignition on ( ...
by kevin
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Jim K. 3.2 engine
Replies: 344
Views: 89550

Re: Jim K. 3.2 engine

Hey Jim , what's new on the Motor . Is this this the last thing on your guys mind with all the issues at the moment . Anyway look forward update pics .
by kevin
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: driveshaft conversion
Replies: 378
Views: 100989

Re: driveshaft conversion

Z , here is name of guys who can make a replica Alfa prop with torsion resilient tube and universals . They said when I was at their shop Itbwould cost about £450 . You then need to make adaptors to flywheel . However ... Just use the coupling cage on std prop with new front coupling , BMW centre co...
by kevin
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 336
Views: 89828

Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Two more pics . You know you got a problem when you take to many pics of GTV 's :D
by kevin
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 336
Views: 89828

Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Back again at the local track - Goodwood . This time it was hosted Classic Alfa with superb weather . Even as a serf efrican I got frazzled . Their were six transaxles out on the track with some really nicely cars that have made appearances in AutoItalia in the past . Bill Smiths red 3.5 without bum...
by kevin
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: driveshaft conversion
Replies: 378
Views: 100989

Re: driveshaft conversion

Duk , that's the best solution - proper made couplings . When I bought a rubber coupling for the BM ZF box I had a choice of two as their was one specifically for the M3 . A friend of mine here has had the original Pirelli couplings on his 3.5 GTV for 17years and does at least five trackdays and a r...