Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
My '70 GTV is the European version with Webers, small tail lights, and a 4.10 rear end ratio. For many years this was my daily driver. Before I bought it I'd always driven Alfas with 4.56 rear ends. I never liked that combination with a stock gear-box, mainly because it made 1st gear much to short. With the 4.10 that complaint completely disappears, giving you a very usable 1st gear along with, overall, a gearbox with noticably longer and more flexible gear ratios. I immediately liked driving my 1750 GTV better than my 1600 GTV for this reason alone. Frankly, I enjoyed the longer gears better than I did the few hundred rpm reduction at highway speeds. Although I haven't tried it with lower-numerical rear-ends, the much longer 2.54 1st of the c/r box works very well with the 4.56 rear end. Although it's an expensive mod, the c/r box dramatically enhances a 105 car's driving dynamics.
Jim . . . '72 Super 1300, '70, 1750GTV, 2nd series,
'62, Lancia Flaminia Zagato3c, 2nd series
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