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.

Sonntag, 14. September 2008

Speedometer Optical Tuning

An additional 12V 4W instrument light bulb with it's BA9S socket is mounted on the back of the speedometer housing. On my car instrument ligths are very weak.

I recently had to open the speedometer because of a failure. By the way I cleaned the mechanics from dust and grease and put the SNO logo and the gear switch pic on the dial. Both are decals printed with an inkjet printer. The gear logo is scanned from the Giulia manual. The checkered flag showes the city limit area.
The speedo accuracy can bei easily adjusted on Jaeger instruments by a screw on the back side. Odometer rolls (km) can also be tuned independently.

Dienstag, 2. September 2008

Mini Catalytic Converter

Why not supporting environmental protection with our historic cars? Here is an easy and cost effective way to integrate a catalytic converter into the exhaust system. I use the Tenneco Walker Mini Converter. I has a diameter of 55.5 mm and was planned to use in the Audi Coupe 2.3l 5-Cyl. (Walker type no. 52590-03W). Other diamerters (42.5 mm, 45.5 mm, 50.5 mm) are also available.

The converter is intergrated in the exhaust pipe just behind the 2 in 1 tube of my CSC sports exhaust system with stainless steel pipe clamps. Sealing compound is recommended. It should be mounted as near as possible to engine's exhaust ports.

There is no special engine control system. I run stock Weber 40 DCOE carbs. Ok, this is not very effective in terms of emission reduction but better than nothing. I can't measure any significant engine power reduction due to the
streamlined sheet metal catalyst technology.