Re: Alfa Head Swap
Can't be bad if it beats a 998. Or maybe the rider's better than he's letting on !
Got the Cloverleaf finished and strateed her up, lovely tickover, started straight away. Let her warm up a little then gave her a rev, fone on light throttle, wouldd take any more than 50% throttle or more than 4000 r.p.m unless on a REALLY light throttle.
She drove okay as long as you didn't push, managing an easy ton.
First impressions are very direct steering, and very old school handling traits (i.e lift off oversteer) but feels quite grown up aswell.
Waas very impressed with the engine even though it was not at its best it felt very big chested more like a 2.5 than a 2 litre, especially from 1600 r.p.m
This afternoon I decided to remove the MAf sensor. It didn't look particularly dirty but I decided to give the conductors a bit of a clean and then re-fitted it.
OH-MY-GOD what a difference, I **** you not, I goes like the dogs proverbials now as is even torqueyer than before.
Eventually found the electric mirror switch which had fallen inside the plastic cowling that it is supposed to fit into to, all re-fitted.
I can concentrate on enjoying it now. All for £103 on Ebay plaus a good head from Langers for £130 delivered (cheers again mate).
£90 gaskets and tensioners, £10 cambeelt tensioning tool and £30 oil and filter (Castrol)
So there you go, £350 quid ish for a lovely red Cloverleaf with FSH up to 70,000 miles.
How happy am I !