Just found this photo-What do you think? - Page 2 - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 12:51 PM
PSk
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tauranga New Zealand
Posts: 11,471
Send a message via AIM to PSk Send a message via Yahoo to PSk
Quote:
Originally Posted by concept 101 View Post
Can never hapen as the bodies are diametrically totally different, but the racing implementation might be related.

Dennis
i meant in concept and looks. This Alfa has copied the Porsche Speedster look.
Pete

'71 1750 Series 2 GTV:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
156 Series 1 v6 ... and remember it's all just opinions
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSk is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 01:48 PM
Registered User
 
divotandtralee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cape Cod, MAssachusetts
Posts: 7,213
Quote:
Originally Posted by mezzeta View Post
I Just found this photo.

I think it looks fantastic with the subtle changes.

What do you think?
love it .. except too much rubber on the road. I'd tone that footprint down to a 195.. looks like 300 series...
mezzeta likes this.
divotandtralee is online now  
post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 02:49 PM
Moderator
Platinum SubscriberSuper Moderator
 
Gordon Raymond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northfield, Illinois
Posts: 11,085
I ran into a similar issue with my Ausca Spider Uncle. It raced on Goodyear Bluestreak Sports Car Specials on the Minilites. For street, I found a nice Bridgestone that had the same rolling diameter and sidewall profile to fit the body. BUT they have so much bite, all-the-time, I had to swap out my Autodelta front sway bar for a stiffer Ward & Dean. These cars were designed to slide, and modern rubber is much more sticky!
Attached Images
  


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gordon Raymond
Illinois SNO Alfa Chapter Director
Illinois SNO Ferrari Chapter Director
and sometimes, CONFUSED AND INCORRECT, but Larry helps me out.
Now:
Illinois Chapter Director AND Charter Member of THE CONFUSED AND INCORRECT
Gordon Raymond is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-01-2015, 01:12 PM
Darth Moderator
Platinum SubscriberModerator
 
AlfistiSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 3,362
Gents if you take a good look at the picture in thread #1, those extra wide tires look to me like fronts and rears together, as the rear has a narrower track and this means that the inner edge of the rear is visible in the background of the front wheel making it look extra wide....

Looking at the website pictures, I'd guess that the tires are 185's or 195's at max and that it's running a 2.0 motor from a late 105. Bet it goes like &%#@ off a hot shovel, I'd call it a 101 Spider Brutale

Either way, my lovely wife is rather keen on a matching one !! Anyone got a good 101 rolling shell to donate to a worthy cause ??

Ciao
Greig
AlfistiSA is offline  
post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-04-2015, 10:39 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London UK
Posts: 2,409
Nah.....no pins no louvres.....great! FWIW narrow tyres for me and leave the wings alone. I have a MGA in SA with this Sebring treatment and I love it.
aye,

Stuart
'57 Spider Veloce, '57 Lightweight, '60 SZ, '76 2000 Spider. '60 Sprint
alfazagato is offline  
post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 07:44 PM
Registered User
Gold Subscriber
 
Raimondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,220
Garage
Personalized Spider

Greig is spot on regarding the front and rear "tyre" alignment from the front on photo.

So, it's original skinny rubber all around, but what about the silver paint? Did any 101 Spiders come in silver?

There are a gob of beautiful silvers around today that could be touched up quite easily when needed, especially driving on Tulsa streets!

Ray

Oklahoma SNO Alfa Chapter Director
'64/66 Giulia Spider finally back in the garage and painted
'75 Olandase Blu Alfetta Sedan 2.0 & '88 Red Milano Verde; both long gone and dearly missed
Raimondo is offline  
post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-07-2015, 02:57 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lima, Peru
Posts: 37
Garage
This car is owned by a friend of mine (Who also happens to have other Alfas)

Last edited by dgrados; 08-07-2015 at 02:58 PM. Reason: Misspell
dgrados is offline  
post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-07-2015, 03:29 PM
Moderator
Platinum SubscriberModerator
 
Alfajay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Juan Capistrano
Posts: 9,807
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon Raymond View Post
Karen,
I think the Porsche speedster windshield is available as a reproduction.
True, but that isn't a Porsche speedster windshield - the shape is just different. Here's a photo of a speedster that I found on the Internet:



It looks more like a Lancia Aurelia spider windshield (and I doubt repros of those are available):


Jay Mackro
San Juan Capistrano, CA

'65 Guilia Sprint GT
'67 Duetto
'91 164L

Last edited by Alfajay; 08-07-2015 at 03:33 PM.
Alfajay is offline  
post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-07-2015, 03:38 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
xalfaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Rough and Ready, CA
Posts: 788
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfajay View Post
True, but that isn't a Porsche speedster windshield - the shape is just different. Here's a photo of a speedster that I found on the Internet:



It looks more like a Lancia Aurelia spider windshield (and I doubt repros of those are available):

I agree but after looking at the pictures again I think that the wind screen is a cut-down stock Alfa piece. It is the swept back appearance at the outside bottoms that gets my attention.
xalfaracer is offline  
post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 04:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: (not so free state) Maryland
Posts: 83
You don't suppose that is the backlight from a Pininfarina hardtop?
battlecry is offline  
post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-11-2015, 11:27 AM
Darth Moderator
Platinum SubscriberModerator
 
AlfistiSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 3,362
Looks like a custom screen to me....

Car was built for summer, no side windows, or quarter lights, no provision for soft top or hard top.

I like it, still think the bonnet strip would finish it off & lose the Nascar hood pins

Ciao
Greig
Attached Images
   
mezzeta likes this.
AlfistiSA is offline  
post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 12:27 AM
PSk
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tauranga New Zealand
Posts: 11,471
Send a message via AIM to PSk Send a message via Yahoo to PSk
Nobody has an original thought anymore ... take any convertible and install a Porsche Speedster (in concept) windscreen and see what you end up with.

Oh well, some have to copy.
Pete

'71 1750 Series 2 GTV:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
156 Series 1 v6 ... and remember it's all just opinions
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSk is online now  
post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
mezzeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Marthas Vineyard, Ma. & Florence, Italy
Posts: 333
PSk: Please post the greatness that you have some up with lately. I would love to see it.
mezzeta is offline  
post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 02:11 AM
PSk
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tauranga New Zealand
Posts: 11,471
Send a message via AIM to PSk Send a message via Yahoo to PSk
Quote:
Originally Posted by mezzeta View Post
PSk: Please post the greatness that you have some up with lately. I would love to see it.
I know my limitations
Pete

'71 1750 Series 2 GTV:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
156 Series 1 v6 ... and remember it's all just opinions
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSk is online now  
post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 04:35 AM
Registered User
 
divotandtralee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cape Cod, MAssachusetts
Posts: 7,213
I'd like to see the engiiiiine ... as an aside, when someone does this , it makes all scrutiny of correctness meaningless. The American dream launched the "hot rod" with freedom of expression and the results are now recognized as individual works of art. ... The VW crowd discovered this years ago and they have a ball personalizing and showing off their cars.
mezzeta likes this.
divotandtralee is online now  
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:
OR

Log-in










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