Sonntag, 10. April 2011

Verkauft - Sold

Hallo Alfisti,

nach 8 Jahren Auf- und Umbau meines GT 1300 Junior trenne ich mich vom meinem Schätzchen.

Technische Daten:
- Bj. 1972 (ex Sardinien) - H-Kennzeichen
- TÜV/AU 09/2012 ohne Mängel
- Farbe rosso Ferrari L303
- seit 2003 nur 12500 km gefahren (2. Hand in DE)
- Restauration in Deutschland, 90er Jahre (mit Fotodoku)
- Mike Sanders Hohlraumfett (Schweller, Unterboden TOP)
- seit 2003 kein Regen/Schnee

- Motor 1600 ccm (Basis Giulia Nuova 1975)
- Zylinderkopf überarbeitet, Verdichtung erhöht, Nockenwellen mit neuem Profil (Straße, Drehmoment)
- Ansaugkanalverlängerungen (V. Hauser)
- Weber 40 DOHC neu bedüst und synchr. mit Serienluftfilter, K&N-Filter
- Fächerkrümmer 4 in 2 in 1
- Sportauspuff (System Götzelmann) mit super bassigem Sound
- Metallkat ungeregelt
- Elektrolüfter
- Alu-Catchtank für Ölnebel
- Kupplung neu
- Kardanwelle komplett neu gelagert, Hardyscheibe neu
- Einstellbare obere Querlenker an VA, PU-Strebenlager
- Bremse an VA komplett neu (Brembo Al-Sättel, Stahlflex, GG-Scheiben, Serienbeläge)
- Radsatz wahlweise 185/70 auf 14" Momo Al-Räder (zeitgenössisch)
- oder 195/60 auf 15" Alu mit Bridgestone RE72 (modern, Fahrdynamik)
- Holzlenkrad 1A+++ aufgearbeitet (Hellebore, Fa. Tescari)
- Interieur schwarz, Sitze aus GTV 2000 neu gepolstert und Kunstleder bezogen
- Türtafeln neu bezogen
- Blaupunkt RC mit Chromblende zeitgenössisch
- Zusatzinstrumente, Öltemp., Voltmeter
- 12V Batterie im Kofferraum in Box
- Chromteile Außenspiegel (2x), Türgriffe neuwertig
- Umrüstung auf H4
- Zusatzfernscheinwerfer Bosch (orig. 70er, 100W Schwedenausführung)
- viele Optimierungen im Detail
- Wartungen bei St. Götzelmann und Italauto

Freitag, 24. September 2010

Fixing Steering Gearbox Leakage

Because of some oil on the Burman steering gear housing I supposed that there would be a leakage on the o-ring of the steering arm. In this case it is recommended to fill the steering box completely with Molycote Longterm 00 grease. This is a heavy duty dark grey grease for gears with partially high loads. To open the top cover plate remove the four screws. Two of them have nuts. I my case the steering gear box was already filled with grease and the oil spray came from the oil catch tank in the neighborhood.

Sonntag, 1. August 2010

Mobile Amateur Radio Station

Amateur Radio DC4FP/m(obile) with 145 MHz 9-element Yagi antenna. The Location is 500 m above NN in JN48JR near the Black Forest in South Germany.

Montag, 10. Mai 2010

MSC Herrenberg - Rallye 2010

MSC Herrenberg's rallye was great fun this year. We had to use our tripmaster and chronometers and should have been an expert in German  literature. Cruising through the Tübingen area we passed the famous "Wurmlinger chapel". One special stage was to quote the first two lines of Ludwig Uhland's poem:

Die Wurmlinger Kapelle
Droben stehet die Kapelle,
schauet still ins Tal hinab,
drunten singt bei Wieß´und Quelle,
froh und hell der Hirtenknab.

Traurig tönt das Glöcklein nieder,
schauerlich der Leichenchor;
stille sind die frohen Lieder,
und der Knabe lauscht empor.

Droben bringt man sie zu Grabe,
die sich freuten in dem Tal.
Hirtenknabe, Hirtenknabe,
dir auch singt man dort einmal.

 No. 88 - ready for start

Sonntag, 6. September 2009

Adjustable Upper Lateral Links

The upper lateral steel link has a thread welded in and two nuts. This allows me to adjust the wheel camber to -1 deg. On the left side of the upper ball bushing you can see the polyurethane (PU) bushing from Superflex inside the fork of the longitudinal link (castor arm). Powerflex part no. is PFF1-301. Similar PU bushings can be found at SuperPro.

Mittwoch, 12. August 2009

Wheel Alignment Data Sheet

Front Axle Kinematic Settings

Camber with serial upper links (non adjustable): 0° 20’ (tolerance +/- 0° 30’)

Camber with adjustable upper links (preferred): -1° 00’ (tolerance +/- 0° 10’)

Camber difference right/left wheel max.: 0° 40’

Toe (total axle) steering wheel straigt ahead: 3,0 mm (tolerance +/- 0,5 mm)

Toe angle @ 15“ wheels: 0° 13’

Toe angle @ 14“ wheels: 0° 14’

Toe difference angle @ 20° steering angle: n.c.

Caster adjustable at longitudinal link: 1° 30’ (tolerance +/- 0° 30’ )

Preferred sporty caster value: 2° 45'

Caster difference right/left wheel max.: 0° 20’

Kingpin inclination: 8° 35’ (tolerance +/- 0° 30’) not adjustable

Preferred sporty kingpin inclination: 9° 35'

Rear Axle Kinematic Settings (rigid axle)

Camber (non adjustable):

Camber difference right/left wheel max.:

Toe angle (non adjustable):

Caster: n.c.

Testing conditions:

Put 45 kg weight on each driver and copilot seat. And another 25 kg in both foot rooms. No passengers inside, fuel tank full.

Dienstag, 7. Juli 2009

Oil Temperature Sensor

I experimented with an oil temperature sensor instead of the oil dipstick but the device was broken over the time and I had oil leakage problems. Now I replaced it by a temperature sensor in an additional flange between oil filter and engine block. I used a kit by Raid Automotive Concepts. It has a 3/4 unf thread for conventional W718/2 Alfa/FIAT oil filter cartridges and a conventional oil filter mounting pedestal. The anodized aluminum extra flange is able to accept a small sensor with 1/8 inch 27 NPT conical thread.

Sensor specs of the new oil filter sensor: 1,8 kOhm @ 20°C - 150 Ohm @ 100°C

Montag, 22. Juni 2009

Tiefenbronn Classic Rallye 2009

This year's Tiefenbronn Classic an Sunday, 21st of June had a lenght of about 130 km between the nothern part of the Black Forest and the river Enz wine region. Almost 200 cars and 20 historic bikes participated. Among them were former Mille Miglia competitors Herbert Linge and Paul Ernst Strähle with their historic beetle and Porsche 356 "V2". Among the ancient heroes we also met Eberhard Mahle, Günter Steckkönig and Paul Hensler - all familiar with historic Porsche cars.

Here is the GT junior in the Bad Liebenzell Park. In the youngtimer class from 1972 our grid number was 121.

Sonntag, 10. Mai 2009

Radiator Thermoswitch

I replaced the adjustable Kenlowe thermoswitch by a fixed thermostatic switch. Radiator on @ 88°C - off @ 83°C. The switch comes from a Volvo 360 and it's metric screw is M14 x 1.5. The copper T-shaped fitting comes with a tube diameter of 32 mm (2000cc engine needs min. 35 mm). It's mounted in the lower radiator hose between the radiator and the water pump. Customized T-fittings are available at Schweizer-Motorsport.

Sonntag, 1. März 2009

Trunk Lid Repair

After a little welding job the trunk lid was painted red again (Ferrari rosso l300).

Mittwoch, 18. Februar 2009

Photo Competition @ MotorKlassik

*** Sorry, the Alfa was not the best photo of the show! ***

Win a Leica C-Lux compact camera and vote for one of my photos at the MotorKlassik photo competition (see MotorKlassik magazine no. 3/2009) and on the net here:

MotorKlassik online
This is my photo of the GT junior taken in autumn 2008. It was the fist test drive with the new 6 x 14 MOMOs.

This one I took at the Neuenbürg Classic Day in September 2008. Nice gauges! Water resistant?
Please guess - what muscle car is it?

Sonntag, 18. Januar 2009

Oldtimer Meetings and Competitions 2009

We will participate in these 2009 events:

21.06. 2.Tiefenbronn Classic Oldtimer-Freunde-Tiefenbronn
27.-28.06. 10. Bosch Boxberg Klassik

and next year:

Mai 2010: GÄU Veteranen-Rallye MSC Herrenberg

Samstag, 20. September 2008

MOMO Vega Wheels 6 x 14"

The Vegas finally are powder coated, tyres 185/70 R 14 (with tubes) are mounted. The steering needs less effort when driving in a bend or parking compared to the former 195/60 R 15 Bridgestone. However steering characteristics offer a very good increase in handwheel force over lateral g's.

Mittwoch, 17. September 2008

Neuenbürg Castle Sept. 15th, 2008

These are the Alfa participants of the 2008 Neuenbürg Event in the old castle yard.