Exterior wise... it looks completely standard...
Had a set of road pads and vented, grooved and drilled discs.
and its only modification engine wise...
A gsr induction kit... on a very underpowered 1.6 engine.
so.. that was my next venture!!
i looked into the different engine types available to me... 1.8... 2.0l.. 3.2 v6 from the gta. I was disappointed by all 3.
I paid a deposit to have a race engine made based on the 2.0l engine but then withdrew having spoken to a gentlemen in germany...
A 220bhp Fiat Coupe engine....
this got me thinking!!!
Easy power.... easily tunable... and will leave a GTA and R32 etc for standing...
With a factory fitted LSD and using the same ECU setup as a lancia intergrale they are really capable.
one thing led to another..... ;D
Currently has the following mods;
Blue flame Exhaust
3" down pipe to turbo
Gizzmo MS-IBC Boost Controller
HKS dump valve with hard pipe
Stage 2 gt28rs Turbo - 360 bearings + 60 trim wheel
Straight induction pipe
but hasn't yet been remapped and was already showing 260 at the fly on a rolling road with a standard turbo and just the parts bolted up.
i expect between 310 and 350 bhp...
Genuine HKS dumpvalve and modified pipe
Genuine K&N filter which needs a clean!
So my ideas so far:
Give Fiat engine bay a good clean!!
Polish anything which can be polished..
Paint engine cover black and polish up fiat emblem
Add a fuel pressue regulator and gauge.
Add a oil catch tank and stainless steel coolant tank.
Get that sucker into the Alfa!
fit a set of coilovers and get it sitting on the wheels properly.
custom made exhaust - nice and quiet
and fit my personal number plate (i'm keeping quiet until engine is in ;D )
So in order to fit?
Not sure myself!
Mechanically; i guess mounts, drive shafts, gear linkage, and throttle cable (Alfa is drive by wire) but both run a hydraulic clutch
I'm most worried about this as the Alfa uses a canbus system...
I am presuming he means the body ecu and engine ecu
(the fiat ecu will be demobilized to make life a little easier)
So spoke to my contact in Germany...
"About WIRING - we conected two ECUs and some extra wiring.
ENGINE MOUNTS - ALFA 156 2.4 jtd.
Drive Shafts- Lancia K and Alfa 156 2.4 jtd.
Intercooler - Fiat Marea 1.9 td100."
"Remove all the coupe mounts and use alternator and steering pump bracket of 156 2.4 JTD also the front one from 2.4 JTD, Gearbox from kappa 20vt. "
Drive shafts -
the left one its from AR 156 2.4 JTD
and Right one from Lancia K (kappa) 20VT but in Lancia it s in left side
or gearbox side
but I put 2 cm plate betwen Shaft and Shaft bearing
147 subframe is OK and 156 + Kappa shafts are going to fit but you must cut in red marked (measure the 147 CV Joint and cut in that dimension) points in the attached picture
I think that this will help you!
I'm now lost at this point!
Does the German make any sense to anyone else?
Mechanics really arn't my thing!!!
Anyone fancy helping out with the engine change?
I can pay in bacon sandwiches! haha