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This is my 1984 Alfetta Gcl, it has been lowered with a straight through 2.5 inch exhaust.. the engine has been bored out and bigger pistons have been put in.

what you guys think?
 

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looks like a nice car, great colour.

engine bored out - really? is that possible with wet liners?
3 inch exhaust - why? is it turbocharged?
lowered - really? is that the before photo?

I think it would look better if the alloy wheels fitted to the rear also on the front - they are a nice light wheel, if a bit undersized, but suit the age of the car nicely. The momo copy fronts, not so good. It is hard to find wheels that suit these cars now. If you can get a set of 15 inch GTV rims in 4x98, they would really set it off nicely.

Only other comment is to get a slimline front numberplate, in black and white if you can - yellow plates look wrong (but you'd expect that from a queenslander of course!)
 

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Hi, welcome, etc.

Nice car, more impressed by the std aspects than the mods list, but well - you posted it...

While I'm a paid up member of the brizvegas cynics club myself, boring liners is possible (if not as easy to get done right as boring a block) but implies some expensive pistons (or maybe some creative substitution) - either of which would be interesting - tell us more... And who bored the liners?

Exhaust sounds like it would sound horrible if that description is accurate, but I am intrigued because I want to see what I can get through aft of the turbo on mine... Pics?
 

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Hi, welcome, etc.

Nice car, more impressed by the std aspects than the mods list, but well - you posted it...

While I'm a paid up member of the brizvegas cynics club myself, boring liners is possible (if not as easy to get done right as boring a block) but implies some expensive pistons (or maybe some creative substitution) - either of which would be interesting - tell us more... And who bored the liners?

Exhaust sounds like it would sound horrible if that description is accurate, but I am intrigued because I want to see what I can get through aft of the turbo on mine... Pics?
Shankle/AR Ricambi used to sell 85mm pistons here in the USA, but I don't know who made them. 3 inch exhaust is going to be way too big for a 2 liter(ish) engine, but the primary header and collector size will be more critical for power and torque characteristics, anyway...
 

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thanks guys, the pistons where imported from the usa.. i didnt complete all the work the guy i brought it off did it all for me for his tafe thing. as for the car itself it goes hard and sounds very beefy, this is a non turbo 2.0 engine although a turbo would be absolutely crazy ;). the car doesnt look lowered in this photo but if you saw it in person it is much lower than stock.

i will upload more detailed photos within a few hours once i download them off my camera.. i am thinking of putting the stockies back on the front to even it out.
 

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It looks to me to b sitting at "the right height". Lower arms look to be horizontal. Don't lower it any further.

I know you can bore and I know you can buy pistons from the usual forged piston suspects (I had a set of both). But it strikes me as a bit strange to put them in a stockish GCL - you would only bother if you wanted lots of compression (race engine with wild cams and other work) or not much (static) compression (turbo engine). The overbore by itself isn't gong to make enough difference to capacity to amount to anything - so why do it unless it works out cheaper to bore liners and get pistons than to buy piston + liner set - and if anyone has made that add up I'm interested. Or is this thing a wolf in sheep's clothing? And are you sure that pipe is 3"? I'd have guessed 2.5"?
 

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Good looking Alfetta there Chris69, you need to get yourself some nice simmons wheels on that, i love the model you have with the round headlights better than the one with the square headlights.
 

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Yeah nicely lowered with out the stupid, what springs did you use in the bum?. 3" exhaust will be of no benefit on N/A cars 2.5 max 3" on turbo minimum. Each to his own but mate. Looking good but, a nice set of 18" will set it off nice. Koya make 2 nice sets drilled to your stud patten and choose your offset.
 

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The front wheels look like Mille Miglias and suit Alfetta Sedans IMHO, but the supposed 3" exhaust to me actually looks like a bog standard Alfetta system, which I doubt would probably at best be 2" or even less. So its a bit :confused:
 

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Yeah agreed. Neither one is 3" by any stretch. I have a 3" turbo back on my S15 Silvia and you could fit 4 of those pipes up it. A 3'' tip doesnt make a system. I have a 2.5 with a 3" tip on my Alfetta and that is bigger than our friends.
 

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based on value of alfas at the moment and being an alfetta, id say around or under $1000
 
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