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I could'nt believe how the GTA was keeping up. Those 911 guy's have 1991 cc's but don't they also have flat 6's in there!

I thought they were going to pass you on the staright, and leave you in the dust. But for a second it looked like you were about to pass the black 911.

Anyways, that video got me so hyped. The picture wasn't right you know. A 1600 Alfa Romeo in a pack of 911's, oooohhhh so lovly. I might have to take you up on a cd offer.

p.s. You definitly drive the piss out of your GTA!

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Just adding to my total. Oh, yeah, GTA videos are great!!
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Thanks for the replies, good folks, but I gotta tell ya, I rec'd the cd of the entire race sequence last night. I have about 18 minutes of racing on the cd, and the four 911's and me are just fighting the entire time.
The guy definitely edited the best lap for the video you've all seen, that is a good highlite lap.
But, you junkies would probably love to just kick back and watch the whole 144MB video.
A video cam is SO instructional, I really need to find a way to get one like this. I definitely see some blunders on my part, and everyone else's. I know a lot of it is visibility-related, as I sail into a fast turn side by side, I really can't see where he is, so I just give lots of room. In european racing, I don't think they do that.
You'll have to see another highlight, it's where I pull the 911 mit cam on the straight. You can first see me appear in the rear view mirror, then just power by him down the straight.
OK, my 1600 has 80mm pistons, so I'm 1649cc. Sorry, but the car was purchased this way. The pistons appear to be stock 1750 pistons, very low rise to them, but with huge cutouts for the valves. They are Kolbert-Schmidt pistons. My head is cut 0.100" and the block is decked.
That video brought back some really great memories. In the end, the black one just beat me, and I was ahead of the other two.

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I agree wholeheartedly!!
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It's so funny. Non-car folks freak when they see me pulling a Porsche down the straight. I say, oh yeah, we're all supposed to just pull over when we see a PORSCHE in the rear view mirror. Phooey!
Porsche's marketing has done one hell of a job, however. They've got everyone fooled.

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It's great!

You made 'em work for it that's for sure.

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Way to show those weenie Porsche's. That's my point, marketing has brainwashed this society.
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Steve,

Your GTA sounds so good! Very different from other 4-cyl race Alfas.

At the higher RPMs, it sounds like a V6!!!
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Steve,

Nothing wrong with your mods, who knows what the 911's have.

I think the 1750 block is the way to go on a TS 1600.

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A 1750 block is certainly tempting, but when I see a GTA, I expect to see a 1600 mill residing in there, or at least something very close! All GTA's came with 1600's or 1300's, I hope to keep it that way.

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I bet autodelta, made the 1750 compatible with the 1600 on purpose.

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