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post #61 of 215 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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the rear suspension and gearbox

the rear suspension fitting was delayed because would you believe it the country ran out of auto rustproofing materials ( 3M ) being used. the rear eibach springs and the perforated sports discs
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further fitting

the engine bay fitting ....ignitor, servo, steering etc being fitted prior to the engine going in. Some of the work is piecemeal... such as the painting as the workers dont want the exterior paint to be spoilt by their mecs.... they are very protective of their finish. So the interior is going to be cleaned and painted next aftyer rthe engine goes in and gets started and the car test driven.
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technical drive shaft question

Have run into an issue. The driveshafts and I have two of them are both too long. About 6 inches too long!!!! . Is the driveshaft of the GTV6 smaller than the saloon drive shaft? what shall I do if I have to cut the drive shaft....rear portion to fit????
This is puzzling as one of the drive shafts is supposed to be from the same car......................
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Drive shaft length is different between the saloon (Alfetta, Milano or 75 depending on year and part of the world) and the GT / GTV6. Saloon is longer.

Options -
1) Import a GTV6 drive shaft since you essentially have a GTV6 engine and trans.
2) Shorten one of your existing drive shafts. May not be an easy task, but from what I have been watching here, that won't deter you. The shaft spins at engine RPM so the shortened shaft needs to be straight and balanced. You will need a shop that can dynamically balance the shaft assembly.

There are lots of fiddly pieces at the connection to the engine and transmission - bearings, bushings, springs. Plus there are several different sizes of rubber donuts.

I am sure that you can overcome this hurdle!

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Thanks @Mark_toro opting for the shortening of the drive shaft and rebalancing. If only becasue the technical challenge is less daunting than getting involved with customs agents and assessors.... in a third worls country
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the engine has been installed...

the engine has gone in . CSC stainless headers... some difficulty in making the heat shield for the starter but that is being done as well. The fornt end of the drive shaft has fitted perfectly. the rear end shall be masured now and then cut welded and dynamically balanced. The celica is taking time for its fittings etc... slackness on part of the workers.....but there are three teams and several vehicles in various stages in the body shop the merc 116 6.9 two r107s rolls coupe aw109 and a w108 and of course the 912. A beetle 1302 and a belair are on the way out of the workshop
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the car on its own four feet !!!!!

brought down form the dollies and jacks . driveshaft fitted. the engine wiring done. the rest of the inetrnal wiring today and hopefully a crank and start after the radiator is fitted today again. Want the Ac compressor work to be done so that further dismantling isnt required. Some pics
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looking recognisable

the interior rustproofing has been done with some paint sprayed. Its looking recognisable with the trial fitting of the grill and the air dam/ spoiler... looking like an alfa
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Amazing progress, but you should really use something other than old newspaper for an airbag Seriously though, it's been fun following your project.
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the wiring is being done along with the air conditioning. As the older freon based ac gas is no longer available the evaporator , condensor and the compressor will all have to be improvised. No Sanden 505s or York Compressors I am told by the Ac guy,.
. He has a good experience with a Toyota Duet.... Daihatsu compressor in Mercedes R107 air conditioning upgrades.You can see three r107s restored with the same AC upgrades Says he wants to try that...I believe its a rotary compressor.... meanwhile he is free as he has just finished the Celica air conditioning and is now able to shift attention to the Alfa although the shop is filling up with failings car ACs due to the temperature hitting 44 celsius yesterday.
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Wow! Now you have an interesting shop there... but I understand how the guys would feel, after working on an Alfa GTV 6, then switching off to a lowly Toyota Celica... I'd probably lose interest too.

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the engine wont start

the engine fires but does not start due to the injectors not firing. Problem has been traced to the Bosch fuel injection and pump module and the DRC module which I ordered from Centerline. The body work has to proceed nonetheless.

And of course the 912 is progressing too
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and something italian

a fiat twin am being prepped for my fiat spider
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primered

the car is now in the paint area. Primered and now ready for the imperfections to be sorted.... generally good body work with minimal filler requirements
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