Has anyone experienced a 164 racing?! I have a spare 164QV for parts, which actually runs well. The thought struck me to throw in a roll cage, and try out some racing. Any thoughts?
Milano, being RWD, also requires more rigidity than a 164. As the 164 has everything up front and the rest simply follows behind, it doesn't need the same stiffness in the chassis. Also, the Milano is all Alfetta underneath, dating back to the early '70s. 164 design is at least a decade later so more rigidity is achieved with less metal.........
I really do think that what makes the Milano heavy is the Steel in the chassy, and the heavy De Dion, setup which, though alluminum still, covers a lot more area than the drivetrain of the 164. Think about it; the 164 has almost no weight for the rear supension. The Milano may be more balanced but it has the huge DeDion bar to cope with and the much larger transmition. (or is it my imagination?).......