I am about to start my Spider Veloce conversion to a V8. Since it won’t be a pure Alfa when finished, I’m not sure if anyone here would be interested in the pictures & build process, so I thought I’d ask.
I am starting with a pretty beaten 1985 Spider Veloce. The floors are pretty much rusted out, and the body has seen better days. I will be swapping in a small block Ford V8 with fuel injection – Shooting for 400hp. Behind that will be a T5 5-speed to a narrowed 8.8 rear-end.
The front end will be re-done with a tubular K-member to support a coil-over suspension. The rear will possibly be a 4-link type setup. Both front and rear will have disc brakes.
The overall intent is to be a sleeper – Closed hood, quite exhaust. However, my driving force is to create something of an Italian version of the 427 Shelby Cobra – No top, no door glass etc.
I’ve built many cars in the past and have done pictorials on them as I went. I built a 427 Cobra replica
(in 8 weeks no less
), and a few others such as my daughters car
If there is interest, I’ll post throughout the process along with pictures.
If the mere thought of defiling this Italian piece of art makes those of this forum gag, I’ll respectfully refrain