Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2007
The sound is very exciting but not too loud. Increase in performance? - Dont't ask!
I purchased it from Stefan Götzelmann Vintage Alfa Romeo Cars. Nice work!
Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2007
Seat consoles must be adapted to the car by two pairs of sheet metal (ST-37 steel). Geometry differs from vehicle to vehicle. A drawing example see here:
How would a pair of red Schroth ASM autocontrol II safety belts would look like?
Tyres were Continental Sport Contact 185/70 R14. These wheels gave the GT junior a distinctive "German Look" of the early seventies. Unfortunately these tires offered a very good ride comfort but no sporty driving properties.
The wheels had a lateral and radial run-out of more than 2 mm. This lead to tremendous vibrations at speeds between 80 an 120 km/h. As a result I graded up to 15" wheels or use the standard 14" steel wheels with inox Alfa hub caps.
The MSD Ignition features a capacitor which is quickly charged (within one millisecond) with 460 - 480 volts and stores it until the ignition is triggered. With the CD design, the voltage sent to the coil is always at full power even at high rpm.
The MSD 6 Series produces multiple sparks for each firing of a plug. The number of multiple sparks that occur decreases as rpm increases, however the spark series always lasts for 20° of crankshaft rotation. Above 3,000 rpm there is simply not enough "time" to fire the spark plug more than once, so there is only one powerful spark.
My MSD 6 is triggered by points. I use the BOSCH distributor # 0 231 110 044 JF4 which has a two stage advance curve with a steep advance gradient below 2000 rpm. Starting o fthe engine has improved very much when using new NGK BP6E plugs instead of Golden Lodges. The MSD control unit is mounted next to the air filter housing.
Have a look at the aluminum oil catch tank next to the battery improved in appearance with a K&N filter. BTW: There has never been oil in it, so what.
Red silicone ignition cables are a MUST on 105 Alfa engines. :-)
Sonntag, 20. Mai 2007
And this is the original interior of the Alfa GT 1300 junior (step front) -
the two spoke steering wheel looks a little bit simple and dreary.
My latest mod: Wooden Hellebore flat steering wheel. If you need help to get such a bright, shining surface I recommend Claudio Tescari from Classic Car Parts in Cologne, Germany.
Scuderia Non Originale is a trademark of Gary Williams, Washougal, Washington, USA. Used by permission."
In 2005 I joined as "Director of the German branch".
"SNO was founded by a group of Alfisti in October of 2004, at the annual Concorso Italiano in Monterey, CA. The charter members live in the San Francisco Bay Area, mostly in the region south of San Francisco widely known as Silicon Valley. They include three engineers (Tom Sahines, Richard Lane and Ben Lamprecht), an auto parts manager and former Alfa mechanic (Steve Smith), a former Yahoo web wizard who now works for the government (Ted Williams), and former business owner turned lay-about (Gary Williams).
Cars include several GTV's & GTA's, an assortment of Giuliettas, a Junior Zagato, a Giulietta Spider race car, a Milano Verde, a stunning Turbo Alfetta GTV, and an ever growing list of other Alfas, Panteras, Ferraris, Maseratis, and other Italian makes."
There are only two requirements to belong to this group:
(1) You must be more enamored with Italian cars than is emotionally or financially healthy, and
(2) You must not be offended by fellow enthusiasts who change the wheels on their cars, modify mechanical systems, or make other changes, such as painting their cars non-stock colors.
To Become a Member
1. Reread rules 1 & 2 listed above. By joining SNO, you are acknowledging that you will pay NO dues, attend NO meetings, and will refrain from mocking non-originale Alfas and other Italian sporting machines ... at least not openly.
2. Send an e-mail to : SNO at greend dot com.