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Ciao Sergio,

Love the car mate, im currently restoring a 105.37, and your car has been a wonderful reference point, along with a large dose of motivation!
If you dont mind me asking, is your PWR radiator off the shelf, or was it custom built to spec?
 

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Ciao Signor Slowly,

Glad to assist and motivate anyone to get these 105's back on the road/track as soon as possible, where they belong.
Unfortunately it's not off the shelf, I sent my original radiator to PWR who then created the below information which I'm sure will assist.
Note that I also had mounts added for a SPAL 11" pusher fan.
All the best and HNY.
 

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Ciao Sergio,

HNY and thank you for taking the time to post the information regarding your radiator. Ill be in contact with PWR hopefully later in the year once the metal work on the chassis is well and truly underway. Ill start a thread on my 105.37 in the near future once i get a few more things sorted. Thank you again, and i hope to see you on the track in 2020 :)
 

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Ciao alfisti berlin, don’t stop dreaming as I was in your position a few years ago 👍

On a separate note, I went to the dark side an opted for some Yokohama A050 195/55 R15 race tyres for a recent AROCA track day.....wow what a transformation.



PS. Apologies for the length of the video as am having issues with my GroPro Editor!!!
 

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Nice to witness the blast your having!

Ciao Sergio, cool vision! 66GTV seems to eat Wakefield up and you appear to have less work to do behind the wheel when on the limit because of the new Yokos! Nice to witness the blast your having after such a first class car build. See you soon.
 

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Sergio - great post as usual! What rear end and 5th gear do you have? How is your car on the freeway driving around 110kph?
 

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Thanks Eliseo, the differential is a quad plated LSD 4:3 ratio with a long 5th so highway driving is cruisy, but boring....😎
 

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SMSP Apr 19

Some GoPro footage at a recent track day at SMSP........ The Yokohama A050 slashed my best lap times by 3.12sec!! :smile2:





.......How not to take Turn 1 @ SMSP!!!!:surprise:


 

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Just realized you do not have sun visors, looks great. I’ll have to follow your choice on that as well.
 

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Phillip Island July19

Gotta say that I had one of the most eventful track days at Phillip Island.......

Night prior to driving down to Phillip Island I stripped one of the exhaust manifold studs which thankfully Bruno Colautti from Maranello PurSang | Auto Servicing, Repairs, Parts | Alfa Fiat Ferrari was able to fix on my way through Melbourne. 0:)

Then on the morning of the event whilst adjusting the rebound found that my LHS top shock mount plate has completed broken in three pieces and came up with a quick solution to resolve!! (apprehensively you can hear the plate moving in the video!).



Lastly, we didn't install the AH quick shift correctly as hadn't centre punched (re-staked) the thread 'enough' to stop the active bolt from unwinding the nut loose......even with lock tight!!
Unfortunately, I was only able to complete 10 laps but still bettered my time by 4.23 seconds, and YES I was able to extract the nut (in good condition) from the bottom of the gearbox :smile2: now just have to fish out the missing washer :frown2:




 

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Hey Sergio

You have really sorted your car well and also drive it great.
Impressive lap time also.
Any laps around Phillip Island is worth it,,and Towing of the car 1000 kms each way to do it.
Great Video
Another successful weekend for you.
 

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Then on the morning of the event whilst adjusting the rebound found that my LHS top shock mount plate has completed broken in three pieces and came up with a quick solution to resolve!! (apprehensively you can hear the plate moving in the video!).
Is this a common failure on the first series? On mine (a project car) one side was just like yours and on the other side the plate was torn from the mounting point on the chassis (the 2 welded nuts out, see picture). When I got the car standard spica shocks were installed.
Does it happen with stiffer shocks, or shocks that reach the end before the bump stops do?

Maybe some extra reinforcement is needed...
 

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How can it be road legal then?
Lol, I’ll install them when someone produces light weight one!

…Another successful weekend for you.
Thanks Rob,
Not sure if 10 laps for 2000 km + cost is classed as successful!
At least I’ll have more to accomplish at PI next time.

.....Maybe some extra reinforcement is needed...
Ciao Macaco,
I did reinforce the whole area but still utilised the original 66’ top shock mount plate which I thought was ok!!
Obviously reinforced one are on the shopping list......
 

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SMP Amaroo Sept 19

SMP Amaroo track day......unfortunately lost my front LHS quarter window hinge mechanism on about the third lap in the video @ 2:35 mark!!.......went back the next morning but couldn't find it :frown2:........Thanks to Robert @ Manning Motors for the replacement :wink2:




.....What to do when your driver side door handle pops-off into your lap during a session

 

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SMP Amaroo track day......unfortunately lost my front LHS quarter window hinge mechanism on about the third lap in the video @ 2:35 mark!!.......went back the next morning but couldn't find it :frown2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMX9IeVUZhQ



.....What to do when your driver side door handle pops-off into your lap during a session

https://youtu.be/IpoqpM_tkPM
lol, i can relate. :)

i lost my whole quarter window at a trackday... they had to stop the session to sweep up the glass...
 

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Bathurst Dec 19



The second lap on the video was my fastest at 2:46:28..........It was a busy weekend and can understand the popularity! Bloody Awesome :)
 
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