Like any fiat lancia alfa of the 70's they r woefully underpowered with soft suspension and absolutely dogs to drive. Removing the USA bumpers and struts usually net you around 100lbs weight reduction while drastically lowering the polar moment. C&D once quote the weight @ over 2400lb i weight mine in at 2135 (street car) without really trying. along with the bumpers i took out the pop up head lamps, smog, ac and sound deading. It would be easy getting it under 2000lb for track use.
mine had a 2.0l 42dcnf, 42/82 cames, euro pistons, ansa headers, adjustable pully's and CD ignition.... i would guess around 135-145 crankhp. i g-teched 0-60 [email protected]
around 7 sec. stock takes about 12secs. how many cars can you modify that will knock off 5 sec with old school period correct technology?
my first scorp had with same motor without the dcnfs(36dtmr?) and a ported stock exhuast manifold felt much stronger. my hunch is one shouldnt use high duration cams and big ITB carbs without bumping up the compression over 10:1. A common mistake with alfa and fiat owners. you just lose to much low end charge. people cant resisit because the sound and lools of dual webers r irresistable.
I also had koni shocks and various shorter stiffer springs. I took it out to some track events in the SoCal area back in the 90's. I could regularly run down E36 M3,integras, miatas on handling tracks. One event i remember only getting passed by a juiced up MR2 turbo all day. I guessing, becuase the car can corner much harder and have fantastic traction out of the corners, its has the potential to be much faster than 105gtvs with similar mods.
one things for certin is the brakes are awlful. They dont have the thermo capacity for prolong track use and r very front biased. in the rain they are down right dangerous. I took out my boosters, ironcially which are the same as my 69gtv, for better modulation and replace the rear with a bigger 124 calipers. these mods helped only marginally.
scorps-monte are fantastic platforms for tinkerers. kind of wish i still had mine
i'll c if i can scan in pics of my other one
my 2 cents
heres a vid of on an scca scorp breaking the track record of pocano last year
wheels r Ronal R1 for alfetta 7x15 98m 15lbs, i believe the is et20. I have a set out on loan so i cant check the et.