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Sorry about that...

Sorry about that. To all that read my juvenile poem I apologize.

To ddouglas77, I am personally and truly sorry. It was in poor taste and mean.

I had been upset by you on another thread where I had asked that you remove some images I found offensive, and probably to my family.

You did not answer the request.

Instead you invoked my daughter in an attempt to get at me. It worked. I was hurt and promptly bowed out of the thread. Seething, I just sat and watched that thread grow, and then a second thread popped up. That is when the poem started to fester.

Once again. I am sorry.

I now find myself having done a similar reprehensible thing by prodding you with a stupid limerick.

For that I am honestly sorry.

To the rest of the board, I will take my own advice and leave for an extended period of time and only contribute when I deem it is helpful or informative.

You were right to delete it. I was rolling in mud!

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And yet the polls indicate 135mph is possible, Ask papajam through PM what he thinks, you may be surprised....
 

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I have never written a poem or limrick in my life.
I apologize in advance to any REAL poets out there.
But this one just wrote itself.

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The Alfabb, Double-D, registered user:


The Alfabb, Double-D, registered user,
claims to be a real-world Spider abuser.

A hunert 'n thirty five is his grand acquisition,
provided herein he can prove his position!

Proof is required, not faulty renditions,
to carry it out, you need fool-proof conditions.

A "tail-wind" is needed, we've all been told,
it's important, he tells us, for his high-speed gold.

A 4 cylinder Spider takes off in a hustle,
burning rubber, and smokin' Italian muscle!

Is it Torque or Horsepower? What is the answer?
We all want to know from the Alfa Grand Master!

Horrid attacks are spewed out, for no reason,
as are pornographic images that are not-at-all pleasin'.

From us, no malice of forethought, no ill will or reason,
indeed, all of us just want to just be rid of this season.

All we are after is normal perspective,
from a bloke who proclaims to be Alfas protector.

Fat chance from the Alfabb, Double-D, registered user.
Wax in his ears, he's too busy postin' and bein' a loser.

Robert...entertaining....but

the BB doesn't need personal attacks...

We are here for Alfas not personalities, digitally distorted or otherwise...
I discovered the ignore list in the "UserCP" tab and put it to good use... it makes many threads much shorter;)

as my pappy used to say, "Don't wrestle a pig in mud son... you both get dirty and the darned pig enjoys it."
 

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I discovered the ignore list in the "UserCP" tab and put it to good use... it makes many threads much shorter;)
Also gives you HALF the story doesn't it? That doesn't seem very logical at all, but oh, well. I agree with everything else you've said, the BB shouldn't be a place to pick on people which is what it has been turning out to be. I don't need to defend the threads I made as they were legit.
 

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Also gives you HALF the story doesn't it? That doesn't seem very logical at all, but oh, well. I agree with everything else you've said, the BB shouldn't be a place to pick on people which is what it has been turning out to be. I don't need to defend the threads I made as they were legit.
It gives you about 1/10 of the story, but it's the 1/10 worth reading.

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It gives you about 1/10 of the story, but it's the 1/10 worth reading.

bs
Good news BS, I got the "rev limiting" problem fixed today!!!!:D Ignition coil was fried, wasn't building up enough charge at high rpms under load!:D:D:D "load" being in an important factor as combustion chamber turbulance under load is completely different at no load, requires more voltage to fire the plug...FYI
 

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Good for you! It took you 3 weeks to diagnose a bad coil?

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3 weeks, working 12 hour shifts and 6 days a week along with other cars coming in for brakes, oil changes, exhaust, cooling system...on my only day off, yes, 3 weeks!:) I asked you, Papajam, the entire board, no one said anything about the coil, so how I arrived to that conclusion myself is beyond me, it's like I got experience or something *sarcasm*, sorry, I'm in a really good mood right now. This is without a doubt the first time ever I've seen a failed, but working ignition coil. I've seen 'em dead, but never working and dead...go figure...
 

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3 weeks, working 12 hour shifts and 6 days a week along with other cars coming in for brakes, oil changes, exhaust, cooling system...on my only day off, yes, 3 weeks!:) I asked you, Papajam, the entire board, no one said anything about the coil, so how I arrived to that conclusion myself is beyond me, it's like I got experience or something *sarcasm*, sorry, I'm in a really good mood right now. This is without a doubt the first time ever I've seen a failed, but working ignition coil. I've seen 'em dead, but never working and dead...go figure...
Ah, the questions must have been lost in all of the noise. I'm sure none of us check book mechanics would have been able to help you out anyhow, what with our inferior knowledge and all..

Good job! When are you going to find the time for that 500 hp 2 liter?

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Good job! When are you going to find the time for that 500 hp 2 liter?
Aw, you mean 3.0L! I need to get the specs for the pistons sitting at 7.5:1 compression and see how much heighth is left over as I don't want to shorten the rods (Staying true to torque is the factor) any more than I have to and can't have weak pistons either to accomodate the 44mm increase in stroke on that 2.0L, to boost her to 3.0L. Also, still calling around on the valvesprings, may have to get them custom made to accomodate a 15mm lift on exhaust and 14mm on intake...Yes takes time, but even more so, takes $$$$$$ Also looking for a vendor to custom make a 3.23:1 rear end or other wise switch over to a 12 bolt chevy rear and have a custom carbon fiber driveshaft made to fit it....So many ??? and only a year to complete, I hope I have the intelligence to do it...
 

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Aw, you mean 3.0L! I need to get the specs for the pistons sitting at 7.5:1 compression and see how much heighth is left over as I don't want to shorten the rods (Staying true to torque is the factor) any more than I have to and can't have weak pistons either to accomodate the 44mm increase in stroke on that 2.0L, to boost her to 3.0L. Also, still calling around on the valvesprings, may have to get them custom made to accomodate a 15mm lift on exhaust and 14mm on intake...Yes takes time, but even more so, takes $$$$$$
Ah, 3.0. Right. That's good.

So, you're making your own crankshaft? I must admit to being a little confused, if you don't change the rod length how else are you going to increase the stroke?

You must be increasing the bore as well, right? How are you going to hold it all together? I've never heard of anybody increasing the capacity of the 2.0 to a full 3.0. Making your own liners?

I'm impressed! Can't wait to see it in Chicago next year!

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Ah, 3.0. Right. That's good.

So, you're making your own crankshaft? I must admit to being a little confused, if you don't change the rod length how else are you going to increase the stroke?

You must be increasing the bore as well, right? How are you going to hold it all together? I've never heard of anybody increasing the capacity of the 2.0 to a full 3.0. Making your own liners?

I'm impressed! Can't wait to see it in Chicago next year!

bs
Custom crank is a long way to describe it. You can reduce the compression heighth of the piston to achieve the same effect, however, the 44mm would only equate to 22mm of shortening the rod as the 44mm increased stroke is actually 22mm (22mm being thrown to the top TDC and 22mm being thrown down at BDC), the compression heighth won't effect torque as much as the rod length though (connecting rods acting as "levers" on the crank-the shorter, the less mechanical advantage), the downside though is I know there is no way in the world to remove 44mm of compression height, so some rod length will have to come off.
Back to the "lost in all of the noise". The thread I had started was entitled something along the lines of "Computer rev problems" where I stated I couldn't, at that time, get past 5K and up to 6K like the computer should've allowed me, as it did when I said I was going 135mph, remember that train wreck???....Ya, experts quickly ran away and the peanut gallery then began to throw tomatos at me... I think I'll stick with Spruell's 85mm piston liners...
 

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Enough!

Reading this thread I find myself considering the sacrilege of wishing for a major Alfa break-down so we can return to a more substantive discussion. Alfisti need to be working on Alfa's, not writing poetry.
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