Start off by buying a '67-'74 GTV that needs work for about $1500. Strip it and get it painted.81gtv6 said:Alright anthony, i will bite.
I may be a V6er, but explain to me how a hot 2 liter could beat a 24V? And what would it cost to make the 2L smoke a V6? C'mon i need facts, numbers here!
Next, Call up any of the Alfa Romeo parts suppliers and get a springs, Koni shocks, sway bars, adjustable control arms, eurothane bushings.
When it comes to the motor, you dont need a whole lot cuz horsepower does not win races! Throw in some 10:1 pistons, get the head port/polished by a machine shop that knows Alfa heads, throw in some 11mm cams, oversized valves, Weber carbs (DCOE 40's will be fine), and a nice set of headers. What you'll have here is a good streetable motor that runs on pump gas and puts out about 120-140 RWHP.
For the gearbox, throw in a set of lightened gears or if you have some extra cash, call Steve Schwitter and get one of his synco-boxes (about $2K for the gear set).
Rear end, a basic 4.56 lsd will work, don't even have to re-shim it if it's working fine. Later on down the road if you want, throw in a Panhard Rod, but you don't need that yet.
Interior, throw in an Autopower roll bar or if you want more protection, Autopower and Sparco both make nice 6 point cages. A couple of racing seats, steering weel, a few little other odds & ends...you're done with the interior.
Wheels & Tires: 14x7 Panasports are the way to go these days. Tire availability is great for 14". You can pick up Kumho's for as little as $95 each or once you get super serious Hoosiers will run you about $180 each.
At this point you will have a GTV that is roughly weighing in a little under 2000 lbs. and there is a whole lot more you can do. Don't forget you can still throw on: lexan windows, fiberglass doors - hood - trunk - lower front spoiler - fender flairs. At this point you're venturing down into the 1800 lbs. area.
Reliability...the 105 series GTV's are tanks! I can't begin to tell you how much abuse these things take and they don't stop to take a breath, they just keep running.
Another thing you may want to think about is the value of the car should you have to sell it for and emergency or whatever reason. A nice prepared street/track GTV will run about $15K-$20K with a full race car going for $20K-$30K. I don't think a GTV6/Milano will ever reach those prices unless it's a Calloway or some factory racer with race history. So, in the end, you won't be loosing as much. Also, a you street/track GTV is gonna cost you about $15K-$20K to completely build once you are done if you have shops do the work and cheaper if you do it yourself so, you'll basically breaking even on the car.
With a good set up, not a whole lot of horsepower, and a good driver a 105 series GTV should be able to mess up any V6.
Wanna hear what a full race GTV can do?
Think about it.....