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Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   10-19-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Duk
A moronic idea done by a a few, or a lot of...

A moronic idea done by a a few, or a lot of people, does not somehow, magically, make it a good idea.

You might want to look at what happens to a car when it gets smashed into by another car. ...
Forum: Engine Conversions   10-19-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 17,986
Posted By Duk
Maybe it was addressed earlier and I missed it,...

Maybe it was addressed earlier and I missed it, but why on earth are your primary pipes paired incorrectly???
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   10-19-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Duk
For the love of all that you deem holy, DON'T put...

For the love of all that you deem holy, DON'T put your battery that close to your fuel tank!!!

You'd have to be a special brand of stupid to think that that arrangement is a good idea! :blink:
...
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   08-27-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Duk
A quick look shows that the e30 M3 had a track...

A quick look shows that the e30 M3 had a track width of 1418mm and the 75 Evo had 1373mm at the front and 1352mm at the rear.
45mm is not to be sneezed at. 66mm at the rear!

Obviously most talk...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   08-26-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Duk
I'd call the bottom balljoints harder to do. ...

I'd call the bottom balljoints harder to do.
They look simple, becuase it's easy to believe that they are simply held in place with suspension loads and an 8mm stud (13mm nut).
But they're a *****...
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   08-25-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Duk
It's not hard to add spring rate. The motorsport...

It's not hard to add spring rate. The motorsport style springs that were used in the ES30 chassis are available in dozens of different spring rates, typically going up in 25lb/in increments, from...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   08-25-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Duk
It's relatively straightforward. But it really...

It's relatively straightforward.
But it really comes down to what tools you have available.
For a start, you should only use a balljoint separator. The 'hit the tapered boss area of the upright...
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   07-13-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Duk
Very interesting! It'd be nice to know more...

Very interesting!
It'd be nice to know more about the changes to the chassis and whether Alfa did something a lot more suitable with the suspension on those cars than standard.
A shame it still...
Forum: Engine Conversions   04-06-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 2,251
Posted By Duk
It is. It would be at maximum output on the...

It is.
It would be at maximum output on the standard engine. Car manufacturers would always seek to get maximum use of the available sensor resolution (certainly on ancient systems, not so bad on...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   02-23-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Duk
Perhaps post your needs and want on Buy/Swap/Sell...

Perhaps post your needs and want on Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] (http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/index.php?board=17.0)
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   01-31-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,869
Posted By Duk
How weak are they? New idea, again before I...

How weak are they?

New idea, again before I go to work:

1: Machine the outside of the sleeve for a consistent finish.
2: Machine an interferance sleeve from a high strength steel, like 4140...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   01-30-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,869
Posted By Duk
Just a quick thought before going to work. ...

Just a quick thought before going to work.
Would it be worthwhile to machine the outside of the liner to a set diameter and produce a full length jig with a matching bore for them to slide into? ...
Forum: Engine Conversions   12-29-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
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Views: 2,251
Posted By Duk
It's Vortech centrifugal, probably a V5 (they're...

It's Vortech centrifugal, probably a V5 (they're rated to something like 400hp), maybe a (bigger) V4.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   12-18-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 116,269
Posted By Duk
Sorry, I can't tell you much about these cars...

Sorry, I can't tell you much about these cars other than the first 1 has widened standard GTV6 wheels and all 3 are from South Africa. I grabbed these pics from GTV6.com.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   12-14-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,645
Posted By Duk
Other valuable modifications: Sorting out...

Other valuable modifications:

Sorting out the front suspension geometry. There tends to be 2 schools of thought here. Those who have tried it and support it. And those who haven't tried it ans say...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   12-13-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,645
Posted By Duk
1 thing that was shared on GTV6.com many moons...

1 thing that was shared on GTV6.com many moons ago, was widened standard GTV6 wheels.
I loved the way the car looked with the extra offset (or is that less offset........... :huh: ) helped to fill...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   12-05-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,665
Posted By Duk
Short of strapping your own surname to it,...

Short of strapping your own surname to it, because it is your car and exclusively so (but would seem a bit pompous unless you were building them for the world to buy), I'm pretty sure that any...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   11-30-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,665
Posted By Duk
"Steiny"! :grin2:

"Steiny"! :grin2:
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   11-21-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By Duk
And that is why valve spring in Formula 1 engines...

And that is why valve spring in Formula 1 engines for the last 20+ years have been pneumatic.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   11-20-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By Duk
I was having a little think about the whole...

I was having a little think about the whole 'pushrod suspension equals reduced unsprung mass' thing.
And it dawned on me that it wasn't the case. Well, the interpretation is incorrect.

It's...
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   07-04-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 42,087
Posted By Duk
Unfortunate about the coolant leak. :frown2: ...

Unfortunate about the coolant leak. :frown2:

Car sounds nice.

Maybe take the oportunity to lighten the engine (and clutch) flywheel while the engine's out? Would certainly help the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-01-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Duk
My interest in removing stub axles is so I can...

My interest in removing stub axles is so I can either machine the original ones or machine new ones to suit Series 4/5 RX7 Turbo wheel hubs.
This is intended to be a bit of a combination of parts....
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   06-01-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Duk
It's just a spring loaded diaphram, that should...

It's just a spring loaded diaphram, that should be fine as long as the fuel hoses aren't kinked and the engine side hose has enough slack, prefferably a loop, to allow for engine movement.
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   05-27-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,985
Posted By Duk
Cheers bloke :D

Cheers bloke :D
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-26-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Duk
Removing Stub Axle From Spindles???

Has anybody successfully removed the stub axle from a spindle?
I'm sure I saw a stub axle for a 105 spindle on eBay recently, but I didn't think too much of it.
And the stub axle is definitely...
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