GTV-S2000 (warning not for the Alfa purist) - Page 23 - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #331 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here the first test drive!!

<object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/m8Dfj1yzGXA"> </param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/m8Dfj1yzGXA" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"> </embed> </object>

1971 GTV ongoing "restoration" project (Rice Conversion)
1978 Spider sold in 1996
1962 Guilietta Spider sold looong ago
Keven is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #332 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's a link...


1971 GTV ongoing "restoration" project (Rice Conversion)
1978 Spider sold in 1996
1962 Guilietta Spider sold looong ago
Keven is offline  
post #333 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 08:17 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pomona, CA
Posts: 1,180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The little-dude camera-man did a good job.

The first time an Alfisti that knows his stuff hears this thing comming, their gonna scratch their heads!

Good job. It's gotta feel good getting this far. Congratulations!

Cheering section stands and cheers!!!

1981 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000 USA
1968 Ford Fairlane
2009 Audi A4 Avant

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Last edited by SpiderWebb; 05-24-2008 at 11:49 PM.
SpiderWebb is offline  
post #334 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 11:26 PM
Director BC Chapter SNO
Platinum Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver, B C
Posts: 5,031
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
+ + +

Bob

1962 Giulietta Spider: Grafite Grigio/Red Interior, "Tuned" 2L. [Sold June 2014]
1963 101.12 Giulia Sprint: Dark Blue ,"Tuned" 2 L. [Sold June 2014]
1967 Giulia Super: Red/Black Interior,"Tuned" 2 L. Added in June, 2013.
Subtle is offline  
post #335 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 11:40 PM
Registered User
 
AR4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 4,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thumbs up

Congrats!

87 Milano Verde - daily driver - [URL="http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?p=363643#post363643"]Juliet[/URL] - SOLD
87 Milano 3.0 Motronic - budget race car - [URL="http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?t=27358"]Roxanne[/URL] - SOLD
87 Milano 3.7 24v - race car - Running again after 3 year hibernation...
(Repeating what I suggest or do, is at your own risk - be critical)
AR4me is offline  
post #336 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 12:02 AM
1966-2013
Platinum Subscriber
 
Tifosi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern NY, USA
Posts: 13,741
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds kinda angry, don't it. 'Specially that chirp when going into second LOL
Tifosi is offline  
post #337 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 01:37 AM
Registered User
 
GTV Ham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: L.A.
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sweet man! Did you break a bottle of the good stuff to christen it? Thanks for sharing the vid clip. Can't wait to see it in person one of these days.
GTV Ham is offline  
post #338 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 04:16 AM
Registered User
 
GTV-GR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Athens Greece
Posts: 1,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Perfect work
GTV-GR is offline  
post #339 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks guys. I still do not have the exhaust set up, so
kinda sounds like a race car. Also I have one issue to
iron out, and that is a fair amount of brake screech. I
am using Wilwood performance street pads, so not sure
if these need to seat? Since I am not running a brake
sevo/booster, it seems to need about 10 time the pedal
pressure to stop. Gonna have o get used to that.

The other issue is that now that I have a taste, how
do I avoid clandestine daily runs around my neighborhood?
BTW the incredible amount of torque and power is truly intoxicating!

I did pop open a bottle of Guinness

1971 GTV ongoing "restoration" project (Rice Conversion)
1978 Spider sold in 1996
1962 Guilietta Spider sold looong ago
Keven is offline  
post #340 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 08:18 AM
Director BC Chapter SNO
Platinum Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver, B C
Posts: 5,031
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Unhappy Screetching Brakes

Been there.

I set up my Turbo Wagon with some track time in mind and installed AP Racing brakes in the front.

This included Forodo DS 2500 pads front and rear, which are good for the track, and usable on the street.

As things turned out I've never got to the track and the brakes have been oustanding coming down the passes with a full load of camping and white-water paddling gear--including two canoes on the roof.

Initially--like for the first 8 months or so-- they would squeel something awful at the final slow stages of easy braking--like in traffic. Then as the depth of the pad lessened the shrill eventually went away.

There is about 20% left and I will replace them with something less aggressive.

Bob

1962 Giulietta Spider: Grafite Grigio/Red Interior, "Tuned" 2L. [Sold June 2014]
1963 101.12 Giulia Sprint: Dark Blue ,"Tuned" 2 L. [Sold June 2014]
1967 Giulia Super: Red/Black Interior,"Tuned" 2 L. Added in June, 2013.
Subtle is offline  
post #342 of 560 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 07:30 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: (Redondo Beach/Santa Cruz), CA
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, congrats! its awesome to see her running!!
pastaman86 is offline  
post #343 of 560 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Been a while since I have worked on the Tomato, but welded up
a steel steering linkage arm. The aluminum ones I bent with a
torch had stress cracks that did not inspire confidence
The steering feels nice and tight, and no interference.

I also finally finished the header, my welds still look like crap, so
lots of grinding... I going to bead blast the headers and paint with
high temp paint. Eventually I will be sending them out to Swain
for ceramic coating, when funds become available

Also am getting some exhaust tubing bent, and will be completing
installing the rest of the exhaust.
Attached Images
   

1971 GTV ongoing "restoration" project (Rice Conversion)
1978 Spider sold in 1996
1962 Guilietta Spider sold looong ago
Keven is offline  
post #344 of 560 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don need no stinkin sombreros
Bought some hubcaps to complete my "old school sleeper look"
I think they look better than the other hats. Opinions?
Attached Images
 

1971 GTV ongoing "restoration" project (Rice Conversion)
1978 Spider sold in 1996
1962 Guilietta Spider sold looong ago
Keven is offline  
post #345 of 560 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
uhhh where's the caps?...
Attached Images
  

1971 GTV ongoing "restoration" project (Rice Conversion)
1978 Spider sold in 1996
1962 Guilietta Spider sold looong ago
Keven is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome