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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 08:19 AM
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Yup, darn deer, they can come out of nowhere. Just plugged one on my motorcycle a couple of weeks ago, not fun. Really like alfaparticle's vid though, sounds great.

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If you mic the Stinger closely you should be able to get close to that,
minus the analog' carb part.

I just changed a Bosal rear for a Stinger on an S4 and there's def. more rasp but it lost the bass,
kinda like going from the bridge to the neck pickup on a guitar. Probably going to change it back.

Personally I prefer the sound of my carb Alfetta GTV which has a normal Imasaf.
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Mine has no cat or rear muffler, just a single Borla straight through. It was louder with an OEM center box and a stinger and it had a nasty rasp.

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Been there, done that. My son thinks that it sounds a bit tinny and he gave me a Shure mike for the next attempt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXXO...ature=youtu.be
How light is your flywheel?

It's Giuseppe's giubos, not Guido's guibos, on my 78 Alfas
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How light is your flywheel?
I don't remember. Alfar7 lightened and balanced it. It makes a difference, particularly to gear shifting.

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I don't remember. Alfar7 lightened and balanced it. It makes a difference, particularly to gear shifting.
Mine went from 21 pounds down to 14 pounds. I love it.
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Lighter clutch disc, too? Some good, fast shifts being made!

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Lighter clutch disc, too? Some good, fast shifts being made!
+1. Rj reckons that the light disk is worth more than lightened gears.

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You'll never get an injected '84 to sound like a side drafted carbed engine. Nope. Brrrraaaap, brrrraaaap!!

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is it one particular component that makes it sound like that?
the rear box? the headers??
I have an '82, a cousin to yours, and mine sounds very close to the movie sound. Starts with Alfa cast iron headers, into a collector ( actually a '74 setup ), a CAT bung (w/CAT!), a bog stock muffler just in front of the rear axel, then up & over to the exit cutout in the lower valance, where lives an Ansa twin tip. (see piktoor) Not everyone is in love with this, and, I understand some weak spots: some decry the price, and some bemoan the build quality, and I agree that the muffler just behind the tups becomes non - mufflering after a not too long a time, but I consider it just a break-in issue, for once the stuff inside the muffler degenerates and is distributed along side the hi-way, the sound becomes just right [that is, just a sketch louder] and becomes very mellifluous and distictive - like an Alfa should.

Seriously, be careful to always drive the car long enough to drive all the moisture out of the exhaust system ( much like one must drive long enough to heat the moisture out of the oil ( you gots like almost 8 quarts, it takes time - but you'll be spending that time cheerfully like the movie, driving on the wrong side of road keeping an eye out for marsupials and wombats <if that was 'strailia>. Anyhoo, that's my story and i'm sticking' to it

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Mine sounds great, unmistakably Alfa. My 86 has a magnaflow center and a stinger. Sounds similar to those posted above, but I can't rev that fast or high LOL. I did notice that engine sound itself changed after the rebuild. The mechanical noises under the hood weren't very sporty with the top up or the hard top on. OK, it sounded like crap, lots of clattering. After the rebuild she sounds great with the top up as well as down.

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