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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-23-2016, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Interested to meet Alfa GT owners in Toronto / Looking to buy a GT in near future

Hi Everyone!

I live in Toronto and am interested in potentially buying a GT Junior 1300 in Italy (or maybe Germany or the Netherlands) in the near future, then bringing it back home to upgrade, rebuild/restore and enjoy! I've been a long time fan of the Type 105 but have never really had a chance to see one up close or sit in one. It's nice to see that there's a great little community of Alfa GT owners in the GTA/Toronto area. Perhaps we could meet up. It'd be nice to hear everyone's stories about owning, living with, working on and restoring these beautiful machines.

Look forward to hearing from all of you!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 12:40 PM
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If you are in the east of the GTA you can see my GTV 1750 I live in Whitby. I have owned 3 GTs, my uncle owned a 1970 GTJr. 1300.

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Hi Brad! Great to hear from you! I can zip over to Whitby. How's your week this week? Definitely sounds like you're the guy to talk to. Can you PM me? I can't PM anyone right now. One post! :-P
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The next Toronto cruise night is Tuesday. Usually a GT shows up. Just look in this ARCC thread for the details.

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The next Toronto cruise night is Tuesday. Usually a GT shows up. Just look in this ARCC thread for the details.

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Thanks BerlinaTO! I'll definitely be at La Paloma that evening. Will you be there with your Berlina?
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My goal is to try to be there. :-)
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I too am planning on being there in my just completed 74 GTV. Lately there have been 2 or 3 GT Juniors showing up.
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Looks great, GTV4EVR! Looking forward to checking it out and hopefully see those GT Juniors. :-)

What wheel & tire combo do you have on there?
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What wheel & tire combo do you have on there?
They are the 14X7 Panasports with 17mm offset I think. The tires are 205X60/14

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They are the 14X7 Panasports with 17mm offset I think. The tires are 205X60/14
Beautiful! WOW 205s. How's the steering effort with those? I'm thinking about 15x6 Panasports with 185s or 195s. Do the 205s offer too much grip? Steering feel? Tramlining?
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Beautiful! WOW 205s. How's the steering effort with those? I'm thinking about 15x6 Panasports with 185s or 195s. Do the 205s offer too much grip? Steering feel? Tramlining?
Steering is heavy at rest and this summer it seems to tramline more than I remember, but the tires are about 10 years old. It's really hard to find tires.

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Yeah 205/60R14s are an odd size. Tire Rack only returns one result, a track tire. Time to switch to a narrower width? There are some options for 195/60R14s.
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Yeah 205/60R14s are an odd size. Tire Rack only returns one result, a track tire. Time to switch to a narrower width? There are some options for 195/60R14s.
They have a smaller diameter, the last thing you need with a 4.56 rear end. I had that size on a 69 GTV 30 years ago, but it had a 4.10 diff so it didn't rev too high on the highway.

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They have a smaller diameter, the last thing you need with a 4.56 rear end. I had that size on a 69 GTV 30 years ago, but it had a 4.10 diff so it didn't rev too high on the highway.
That is true! But what's worse? Driving on 10 year old tires? There's always a compromise. How much tread is left? Any sidewall cracking?

There are better tire choices for 15" wheels! :-)
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If you stay with 14'' rims depending on width and what you are looking for 195/70, 185/70, 195/65 are all close to OE dia.
195/60/14s are way to small in diameter. 15x6 rims suit a 195/60/15 well or a 185/65/15 and are close to OE dia.

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