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Hello All, I am finally getting somewhere with my 105 Twin spark. I purchased the car with the body work done (not painted) and "95%" complete no V5c or Number plate.

Then found out to get the v5c and number plate you must MOT the car!!

So after 6.5 years I am finally getting close.

I decided to restore all the running gear and engine to get it through MOT and then get painted.

So here are a couple of pictures I have installed Alfaholics twin brakes upgrade with outlaw 2 or 4 pot (not sure) calipers on front and single/2 pot on back.

Anyway this is fighting me all the way and my only word of wisdom would be, NEVER buy a car already stripped. It's an F'ing nightmare.

So my latest question is the coolant hose from the throttle body to the 75 water bottle (Circled in Yellow on the inage below. What should I do with it on my 105? do I need to get a 75 water bottle?

I'm aiming for the Duxford Alfa day for it's first day out!
https://plus.google.com/photos/107401812919009580720/albums/5534217498081073089/6105391666533383698?banner=pwa&pid=6105391666533383698&oid=107401812919009580720

Thanks for the info

Chris
 

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Chris- if you don't need it for MOT purposes then I say forget it, or at least initially try running without coolant to the T.B.

FWIW, my'74 GTV/TS conversion has performed beautifully in all weather conditions and altitudes for years w/ zero issues with the ports at the throttle body blocked off and using the original 105 coolant bottle and plumbing. No cold or warm idle problems, no icing. IMO it's less hoses, less clutter, less places to leak. Besides, the 75 coolant tank is big... and ugly.

That said, I too would love to hear from those having done this conversion as to whether there are other advantages to utilizing the original coolant system. Increased overall fuel mileage perhaps? Always willing to learn...
 

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You seem to have a lot more room in your engine bay than i do!

I have the the the coolant piped through from throttle body all the way to the front of the engine bay, to a 'T', which goes off to the water pump one way and off to the inlet via another 'T' the other way
 

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You seem to have a lot more room in your engine bay than i do!

I have the the the coolant piped through from throttle body all the way to the front of the engine bay, to a 'T', which goes off to the water pump one way and off to the inlet via another 'T' the other way
Thx. I have the alfaholics dual brake master box, so no big servo.
 

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Hello All, I am finally getting somewhere with my 105 Twin spark. I purchased the car with the body work done (not painted) and "95%" complete no V5c or Number plate.

Then found out to get the v5c and number plate you must MOT the car!!

So after 6.5 years I am finally getting close.

I decided to restore all the running gear and engine to get it through MOT and then get painted.

So here are a couple of pictures I have installed Alfaholics twin brakes upgrade with outlaw 2 or 4 pot (not sure) calipers on front and single/2 pot on back.

Anyway this is fighting me all the way and my only word of wisdom would be, NEVER buy a car already stripped. It's an F'ing nightmare.

So my latest question is the coolant hose from the throttle body to the 75 water bottle (Circled in Yellow on the inage below. What should I do with it on my 105? do I need to get a 75 water bottle?

I'm aiming for the Duxford Alfa day for it's first day out!
https://plus.google.com/photos/107401812919009580720/albums/5534217498081073089/6105391666533383698?banner=pwa&pid=6105391666533383698&oid=107401812919009580720

Thanks for the info

Chris
Just blank it off, have run my V6 for 15yrs no problem..also a few T/S conversions ...
 
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