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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
Re: "Italian Nose Job"
A few mistakes in there though, including this reference to the JTS engine:
"Introduced to replace the ageing but still charismatic 110kW Twin Spark block, which continues in some 147 hatch models and can be traced back right into the days before Alfa bootlid numbers, the JTS is more flexible than the old stager..."
The current family of iron block TS engines was introduced in the 155 16V and is no relation to the earlier alloy block TS engines.
"While the 156's 2.5 litre V6 hasn't been around for quite as long as the Twin Spark has, it's a good old-fashioned unit, majoring on providing good power and a decent soundtrack, rather than frugality."
The 24V V6 was introduced in the 164, I'm sure this was before the 16V TS was introduced in the 155.
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