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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-10-2014, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Callaway Milano restoration

It's at the shop for full restoration . Will post progress pics
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Never knew they even did one?

Similar sort of power to the gtv6 version?

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Hood scope details please

Very very interested, in seeing the hood scope details. Where is this car?

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There is an interview with Reeves Callaway in which he states a small handful of Milanos were converted with left over GTV6 kits.
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Cool

I had a 79 Alfetta Sports Sedan turboed in 1981.

It eventually became a rather quick car.

Your Milano project will be interesting.

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Here is the target to work for

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hi all,
that's a very good photo, what the manifold set up like.
Did they have modified exhaust manifold ?

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The "target" Callaway is my 1986 GTV6 and yes there were custom SS exhaust manifolds fabricated by Reeves Callaway for these twin turbo charged production Alfas. Only 2 or so Milanos and around 35 GTV6's were produced by Reeves Callaway for Alfa Romeo making these 2.5L V6 high performance mid 1980 Alfa's very special.
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Any updates? Spruell converted two Milanos and they were dark blue like this one.

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Any updates? Spruell converted two Milanos and they were dark blue like this one.
Indeed. I'd be interested in the details too. I understand there is another thread on the forums with details about the Callaway implementation. I am wondering what changes were made to the L-Jet to run the turbo set up.

Of course these days it would probably be simple with a custom ECU.

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I love the Calloway conversions. They are beautifully executed. I look forward to hearing more about this one.

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Indeed. I'd be interested in the details too. I understand there is another thread on the forums with details about the Callaway implementation. I am wondering what changes were made to the L-Jet to run the turbo set up.

Of course these days it would probably be simple with a custom ECU.

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They used the L-jet at normal aspirating function and had an additional Electronic microfueler box to take care of the boost function. This functioned well to the 230Hp power of this 2,5L engine. Also the topside intercooler did not have optimal function for cooling the inlet air. But it was nice for its day.

Today very much could be done much better, but then it would not be the historic Callaway any more. So I think historic is more important than modern power!

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They used the L-jet at normal aspirating function and had an additional Electronic microfueler box to take care of the boost function. This functioned well to the 230Hp power of this 2,5L engine. Also the topside intercooler did not have optimal function for cooling the inlet air. But it was nice for its day.

Today very much could be done much better, but then it would not be the historic Callaway any more. So I think historic is more important than modern power!

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I have to agree. I remember seeing one at a dealership in Hamilton, Ohio. I wanted to drive it but didn't because I couldn't afford it.
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