And it looks like she is for sale now as well, is that true Steve? I saw her on Car & Classic today. Lot of car for not too much money.It's a two litre with less than a thousand miles, Piper 285/2 camshafts, well ported cylinder head, 40 DCOE's re-jetted and choked to suit, 10.6 : 1 CR, polished & balanced bottom end, GTA exhaust, 123 distributor, lightened flywheel, rebuilt gearbox, lsd, all new.
Not been on the rollers yet, but would expect min 165bhp,
Yes Nigel, very, very sadly to make way for a new project. I only wish I had the space to keep them all !And it looks like she is for sale now as well, is that true Steve? I saw her on Car & Classic today. Lot of car for not too much money.
I've had a passenger ride round Castle Coombe in this car and it is fantastic (despite the 916 GTV seats )Started out as a very rusty 1971 1750 mk2, re-bodied in grp as a wide-body GTA Junior replica by Ian Ellis Classic Alfa - she now weighs in at about 850 kilos...
Engine was already a 2000 with C&B cams so I've just added a 123 and Alfaholics stainless exhaust...
Not been in this one but seen it at Ian's workshop and it is a beautiful car.Here's a few of my own "GTA-P" P for Plastica as all the outer panels are GRP, lots of lightweight parts, the mission was to build as light a car as possible yet still be road-legal. It measured 700kg on a weighbridge & is fitted with a 2.0 Twinspark on throttle bodies.
Hi Ranz, you can see a summary of the build on my website here: Alfa GTA replica progressOK, Ian (post 2048), your car looks like a seamless fusion of GRP and metal. I like it.
As the owner of a car which needs a new nose, door and tail in order to be 'right', you have renewed my interest in the GRP thing as a solution...especially considering the weight loss.
As much as I Lurve the GTAm wheels, the big arches they dictate makes it look like those cars spent too much time in the Gym for my taste, at least for a road car. I don't wish to 'diss' that look, coz it is still nice, but on balance, the semi-standard GTA style you have adopted suits me more - have you detailed your build, including GRP panel sources anywhere on the BB or elsewhere?
We added a roll cage to mine to help with rigidity, and add a measure of side protection (grp doors)... she feels extremely rigid...So with these exterior panels being plastic has 'she' lost any rigidity?
I would have thought the rear guards working with the inner arches would account for a lot of the shell strength ... ??