Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: maidstone, kent
I seriously considered this conversion about a year ago and looked into it to see how difficult it would be. I raised a thread on it before? The short answer is that it appears to be quite simple, and I reckoned on using the hubs/discs/calipers from the dedra turbo as my skinny 2L would have inadequate brakes. I spoke to a specialist company up north and he said the subframe et al are fine as the alfa has the same block mountings and bellhousing as the lancia 2L TC. I even managed to get a reasonable inurance quote on the proposed project.
What I never established was if the gearbox ratios were the same, but as the cars share the same floorpan, it shouldn't have been difficult if I had a dedra turbo donor car. Reckoned the speedo might cause problems though.
Biggest headache would be the ecu and wiring. Never got into examining this in close detail, but I think it could be done. Lack of time and workspace prevented the project becoming a reality, and I realised I could probably buy a nicer,faster car cheaper than faffing about with the alfa.
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