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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Alfarrari, Home Built 105/Ferrari video build

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I have teased the details of this engine swap for a while, and I have finally done it. I am putting a Ferrari engine in my Alfa 105. As such I thought it deserved starting a new thread with a title that better describes it.

This may annoy some of you as I have not chosen an Alfa engine for this build and it is not going to be an original matching numbers restoration. I can appreciate those builds and if that is your thing, more power to you. For me, unless the car is particularly rare or special, it doesn't really get me excited. I build cars for me and this is going to be just that. I think it will be an absolute blast, and if you can get on board with that hopefully you will enjoy this build along with me.

Here is a link to the original thread before I announced the engine.

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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 06:31 AM
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I think this project is AWESOME!
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Seems like a LOT of motor for a little '60s car.....
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I just want to know how it FITS with that intake plenum!
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I'm looking forward to seeing the fabrication required to get that thing in! It will be mental

I think you would be surprised how quick a 105 would be with a Dino engine though.
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Like others, I'm very curious to see how this plays out and commend you for your courage. Will be fun to watch from the sidelines!!
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I just recalled this effort.......

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/eng...-stepnose.html
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Looking forward to the build. This is a 105, not a Tipo 33. Plenty of unmolested examples out there for those who want factory originality.
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As Bigmart has said, if it gets to the stage when these cars are that rare, it will not take a crazy amount for a future custodian to make this original again. In fact it will take a lot less work than 99% of these cars that are completely rusted away.

I have been planning this for a while and I will be working with the engineer the whole way so it will be all road legal. It is not worth the effort of building it if I can only take it to the track.

I fully realise that this is extreme for this little car, but I think it will be fun and a real challenge for me which is what I look for with each project I do.

If you hate it, I kind of understand, but for those who are interested I would love your assistance when I need it. As the collective knowledge is what I think forums are all about.
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If you hate it, I kind of understand, but for those who are interested I would love your assistance when I need it. As the collective knowledge is what I think forums are all about.
The majority of BB members (myself included) love projects like this. Putting a Ferrari engine into a 1930's 8C2900 might be a different story, but a '73 GTV 2000's isn't all that rare a vehicle.

Sadly, we do have some haters here. BB etiquette is supposed to be "if you can't say something constructive, then just say nothing at all", but not everyone follows that.

Keep the photos and videos coming and let us know if we can assist.
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Raikkonen’s Alfa has a Ferrari engine, so why not?

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I have seen a GTV with a 164 engine but, this is over the top. Have fun and look forward to your You Tube Videos.
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I’d have been inclined to grab the Guila QV donk.. on brand and engineered by Ferrari.

Given the amount of cutting required to make this fit, is it going in the front or mid mount?
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I’d have been inclined to grab the Guila QV donk.. on brand and engineered by Ferrari.

Given the amount of cutting required to make this fit, is it going in the front or mid mount?
Definitely front mounted. I will be tight, but I am hoping I won't have to cut out a crazy amount to get it to fit. The V6's go in and this being a V8 is a similar width to the V6, just 4 cylinders long instead of 3 if you get my meaning.

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I think it is fun to build a GTV hot rod and what type of suspension will you use on this car. I restore Giulietta cars to original condition and repair classic sports cars like my friend's 507 BMW. I know someone who has built a giant VW Convertible on a truck chassis and has many custom hot rods that you have to see to believe it. I really thought about buying Ferrari cars in the 1970's and did not like how the Ferraris handled. I thought about buying Ferraris again recently and will probably buy a Giulia QV Coupe instead. I recently drove a Stelvio QV and it goes fast and like it very much. I know that Ferrari cars are much more exotic than Alfas and have a much different following.
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