Andy´s ex-white GTV6 (CZ) - pearl green

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Andy´s ex-white GTV6 (CZ) - pearl green

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Hi there,

as it seems the forum is dying I decided to introduce my car to raise the forum :)
Always been an Alfa fan due to family circumstances.
So, my first Alfa 33 Q4, check the spin on the end :)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3469291367

used to be a fun in a winter, therefore some minor crashes happened. I don´t know why always the right side was damaged?:)

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Than I swapped her for Alfa 156 2.5

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I needed then for a better daily car, so Alfa 147 1.6 TS appeared.

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However 147 TS is not really pure drivers car and I´ve found advertisement on czech alfa forum for a GTV6.
The car was previously owned by Marcel (rossogtv) member from old gtv6 forum by the way.
Originaly red, but repainted to white color, 3.0 V6 164 12V engine in it, SZ type headers, SZ type center unibal, 47% LSD, side pipe, bilstein dampers, zender progressive springs in rear, campagnolos, etc...

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So, I´ve joined to the GTV6 family in 2008.
As you can see, the side pipe was not so nice made, therefore stainless type I´ve done with my friend

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The car was bought as a weekend fun car, however I realised shortly I´d like to participate in amateur local hillclimbs, rallyes where roll cage is not needed - as we cannot drive the car on roads with this setup.

Than I wanted to eliminate body roll, so RS Racing kit, including 30mm front sway bar and castor ball joints were added.
From that time I´m finally happy with the suspension. However I did not like original campagnolo wheels (the way it looks :) - even I respect their weight they were replaced by Image Wheel IFX type 7.5x16 ET30.

When the suspension was fitted I than immediately was going to local hillclimbs without any proper suspension setup and testing. In fact, I was driving the car for first time in wet conditions however it ended quite well as I finished 3rd in my historic class :)

http://don.vn.cz/photos/sima_sprint_vitkov/

I must admit the car is very reliable as during last 3 years I´ve changed only spark plugs, ignition cables and coolant tank
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There is lot of petrol heads around and we all enjoy nice roads nearby.
You can check some pics from one of the meeting on following link:)

http://don.vn.cz/photos/sundaydrive/


Anyway, me and my friend was bored once and have created a trailer for a car show that is probably never coming out :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCWIfqAohQg

What´s next? I just bought JimK´s book and looking forward to big brake upgrade. So any comments are welcomed ..
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Some great pics there ( good lighting). I see in your last pic you have made some good repairs after your misshap in your " top gear " video. You have given me some motivation to take out the video camera and also do some vids.

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Nice shots! Nice video!

And by the way...

I LOVE The Prodigy!
Fixing it bit by bit....

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recently (during winter) the car was repainted to the ultimate green (pearl green). Perhaps the only one at this point?:-)
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The car sure will stand out and turn heads. Is it the reflection but the 2 outer headlights seem to have definite lines running through them making it look as if thye are cracked or broken :shock: .
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Stunning , did you take these .? Might have to change topic heading as its no longer white :)
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my mate took those pics...his photobook http://don.vn.cz/

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There was a trackday on the weekend, so lot of fun and I must admit KU36 tyres are working quite well even I haven´t played with the tyre pressure at all. Only one thing I´m worrying about - after several laps knocking from the rear of the car while hard breaking and later on also without braking while hard cornering to the left. Any ideas? Time to change for a vented rear discs?:)
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Check gearbox mounts . Your exhaust is out the side o it cannot be that . I changed to vented rear disc but found the standars were fine for trackdays . I was only on race day on tight twisty tracks that the vented were much better after 30 mins of hard racing . What size brakes are you running upfront ? Before you go vented try the ferodo ds 2500 compound in the rear , it generates far less heat than the standard ate because it does not glaze when gets hot . Combine this with good race fluid and a bias valve ( obviously with same compound pads upfront) you should be ok .

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Thanks for tips Kevin, I just forgot to mention that I fitted custom 70mm (2.75" ?) exhaust to the rear and used thermoisolation tape around rear axle. Just realised that there was a very small gap between the exhaust and rear sway bar mountings. Anyway, I´m running standard disc size upfront.
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just found this http://andryst.sweb.cz/22.jpg so the exhaust is sometimes touching the rear sway bar mounting. Hopefuly it´s just that.

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compliments for the car!! i like the colour very much
very nice photos also
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Congratulations for having the nuts to do something different in colour choice.
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thanks, I´m loving the color :)
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