Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney Australia
Australian cars only,,,RHD
As far as I am aware,,all 1750 series 1 cars that came to Australia,,had the remote air filter system.
1750 series 2 cars had the air cleaner at the carbys.
1750 series 1 had 1 brake booster
1750 series 2 had 2 brake boosters,,= no room for a huge remote air filter canister on the LH inner guard.
Have seen many (over the last 30 odd years ),, 105 1750 series 1 with series 2 bumper bars and tail lights and duel brake boosters and front indicators park lights in the bodywork,and not on the top of the front bumper bar
This information could confuse a lot of our overseas visitors.
As an example,,Australian delivered 105 GTV 2000 cars had the larger taillights and different front Diecast grille and instrument cluster and Limited Slip Diff,,,where overseas 1600s had our front grille and Instument cluster and small taillights.
Another difference to Australian delivered cars were the Camshafts and engine number location.
Series 1 engines had 10502 camshafts where series 2 has 10548 camshafts.
Another thing I noticed many years ago was that series 1 engines had the engine number AR00548 etc under the carbys on the block,,where series 2 engine numbers were on the exhaust side of the block.
Of corse,,lots has happened over the years and items have been swapped.
Also,All Australian delivered 105 series 2 litre Coupe,Berlina and Spider cars came standard with a LSD
Coupe + Spider came with 4.10 ratio and Berlina with 4.30 ratio.
I heard that the LSD was an option overseas.
Even our Auto Berlinas + Coupes had an LSD with 3.2 ratio= 46 crownwheel and 14 pinion teeth.
Last point is,,,,Im glad Australian delivered 105 never came with that Spica fuel injection.
One day I will chat with a LHD Alfa Specialist to tell me how difficult it is to work on, to have a brake booster-mastercylinder,,exhaust manifolds and a steering box on the same side.
Always wondered why I sell so many carby intake manifolds and exhaust manifolds to overseas people.
Glad we got standard= twin carbys,and 4 into 2 into one exhaust,and not 4 into 1 like LHD cars got to possibly clear the steering box.
1972 105 GT Veloce 2000
1976 2L Spider
1984 GTV 6 3 litre
1967 GSGT 2 litre