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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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My new 116 toy

Here's my latest purchase a 1976 GTV. According to the race log book it started out as a race car in 1996, competing as rally car. It has had three owners since 96 in which time it has been modified to a track car.
Items of interest: MOMO 15x7 6 spoke mags
Near new Toyo R888 tyres
2xMOMO Corsa seats
Koni Yellows all round
Lumpy cams (Unknown profile, to be confirmed)

Took the car for a blast down the road and man what a blast. Having never driven a race modified Alfa on the road, it was completely awesome. The pure noise from the open ram pods on the 40mm dellortos with lumpy cams, the noise from the front was just immense, added to that, a single muffled 2" side pipe out the back, it noise was just exhilarating. I don't think i have ever been in a car where the noise from the carbies has been so loud and changed so much throughout the rev range.

I can't wait to get it on a race track now.

I need to find a trailer to drag it around to as many tracks as New Zealand will offer to me.

I also need some help with setting up the front suspension, I feel it has been lowered to much and will love to know the optimal ride height. (I'll also ask this on the Alfetta page).

Has anyone seen this car race or have information on it. I only have the small amount that is written in the log book.

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Past: 1969 Giulia 1300 Ti 1984 Alfa Sud Ti GCL 1983 Giulietta 1969 GTV 2000
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Only a single pic at the momment.
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Now: 1976 Alfetta GTV 2.0 Race Car
Past: 1969 Giulia 1300 Ti 1984 Alfa Sud Ti GCL 1983 Giulietta 1969 GTV 2000
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I saw this on trade me and was tempted, just in the wrong island.

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I'm pretty sure that Alfetta was raced in the Trofeo series by someone from the Wairarapa about 8 years ago, went quite well, well faster than me, but unreliable, after that I think it was in Whanganui.
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Congrats on the purchase....

That's Nigel Bunny's old car which he ran with some success for a number or years... It been passed on a number of times with the new owners not really doing much with it. One recent owner crashed it a few times before it being sold one in need of major work on the driverside front. Then it went through a few owners again being partly repaired and here it is again looking good and ready to go!!

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Yeah i can see where it has been repaired in the engine bay. Not the best repair but it's race car and I have never raced, so i may need to repair it my myself anyway.

If you look front on to the car, you can see that either the passager side is drooping down or the drivers side is too high by about 10mm (doesn't sound like a lot but can be easily seen). The wheel archs are the same height and the car drivers straight so I'm not too fust.

What are the musts and must nots I need to do, before I take the car on the track. I going to go to a couple of open track days at pukekohe and hampton downs.

Hans when you say "unreliable" would know what sort of things went wrong? (sorry little while ago now)

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Little things seemed to go wrong but I think everything would be changed by now. Trofeo people are very friendly and should be able to help in Auck.
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One absolute thing is to have suitable brake pads, standard pads on the track will disappear in half an hour and it won't be braking properly for half that time.
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Do you have a brand and model you prefer? Hans

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Past: 1969 Giulia 1300 Ti 1984 Alfa Sud Ti GCL 1983 Giulietta 1969 GTV 2000
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Hey Nick,

Nice wheels man.

Re:Brakes,
Try these guys out, they stock Ferodo and Mintex brands, very good... Race Brakes - Performance Brakes - Classic Car - Race Car - Hot Rod - Drag Racing - HOME

Find out what calipers you're running. If they are standard Alfetta, I may have some new unused still in there (tatty) box Tar Ox competition pads that will fit. PM me if you're keen.

Re: Suspension
The suspension on the front of these is very easy to change. There are a number of threads over in the Alfetta forum. It's also easy to **** it up though so beware.

How's the old Ti coming along?

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I get my pads from Andy at Performatek in the US, I tell him how I'm driving and he sends the pads, no idea what they are. It's cheaper than buying local with more choices although Race Brakes are fine to deal with and Ferodo race pads work well.
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The front calipers look bigger than standard, so will have to do some investigating. Cheers for the link.

This is my first 116, so I will have to do some study on how to play with everything. 105's and sud/sprints are pretty straight forward but these are special in more way ways than one.

Before I change anything I want to take it to a track and see how it goes. And the guy (steven forbes) who I bought it off says needs some work in handling area.

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The giulia is not going anywhere fast. I'm not happy with body work and started removing large amounts of bog. The people how tried to fix it, must have been all apperentises. There is no sign panel beating just panel bogging.

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The front calipers look bigger than standard, so will have to do some investigating.
If they are an aluminium Brembo caliper, then probably off a 75, a common upgrade.

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I'm working on a ship for the next few weeks so will have wait and see what they are. They are 2 piston units, with a "G" stanped onto them, i think?

Now: 1976 Alfetta GTV 2.0 Race Car
Past: 1969 Giulia 1300 Ti 1984 Alfa Sud Ti GCL 1983 Giulietta 1969 GTV 2000
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