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The car behind is the "Periscopico" mid engined Junior Zagato. Both this and the 6C were built by Zagato. The Persicopico though used the 105 series engine.
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Martini colours :hmm:

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nice car, at least the guy is honest enough to say "the car isn't concours" no kidding
 
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Hi Greg and Philm - Yes that was the other Sprint wth the different rear louvres and panel - but I think it was not made by Zagato - Autodelta built two and I suspect there were a couple of "mules" built by either Alfa or Autodelta.
Pascs - thanks for the BX link but I will be fabricating in steel
The paint scheme will be a bright blue, either similar to the current Mazda or Mercedes colours. I cannot be doing with complicated paint schemes...so no Martini or Alitalia.
I hope to get a bit more built in the next few days but really waiting for it to dry out before pushing everything out of the garage......
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what about this colour
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I cannot be doing with complicated paint schemes...so no Martini or Alitalia.
Matt black for the win, I suggested it a few pages back
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Matt black for the win, I suggested it a few pages back
Or even satin black.....a in between gloss & mat....perfect....
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Or even satin black.....a in between gloss & mat....perfect....
Yeah, satin black would be fine too
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The car behind is the "Periscopico" mid engined Junior Zagato. Both this and the 6C were built by Zagato. The Persicopico though used the 105 series engine.
Hi Philm - any idea how the engine was configured in the Junior Z Periscopio? I read everywhere that it is mid-engined, and that it uses the twin-cam Alfa Nord engine, but nobody seems to know what gearbox arrangement was used, or even what the engine orientation was (North/South? Transverse?). The (Alfa) OSI Scarabeo used a bizarre combination of transverse Nord engine connected to a 5-speed gearbox with a 120 transfer box driving an in-line (North/South) differential via a rotoflex doughnut coupling. The Periscopio came along a little later (1970), but Alfa still did not have a production transaxle at this time (only the 6-speed unit used in the T33)

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Its amazing how many detail differences there are between the two 6C prototypes...

Hi Sixnut - a subtle shade of blue it is then

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As everyone and his sister have a colour they would like too see the car in(did i mention yellow) how about....letting people sponser a panel on the car, then they could have it painted their colour and you can get some extra funds.

The project could then be called THE HARLIQUEN 6C

Keep the pictures coming.

Merry Christmas one and all.
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Thats cheered me up - no progress on Cutting, Shaping and welding cos I've been laid low coughing, aching and headaching - Manflu??
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Having had manflu myself I know how bad you feel and sympathise.
However you need to get to the hospital as this is one of the most serious conditions that a man can get. One day women will understand and not mock us.
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Sorry that you're feeling blue.
But glad the Sprint will have that hue.
And hope you'll soon be on the mend.
With all that metalwork to bend.
We have your thoughts on finish date.
Any news on number plate.?
We're waiting for a progress thread .
Have a happy Christmas ,out of bed.

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The Periscopio used a similar drive set up with an angled adaptor on the rear of the standard 105 series case transfering drive to a longitudinal final drive case via a short shaft.
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Thanks Philm - that's very interesting. I couldn't find out anything about the engineering at all. Does it feature in a 105 series book (I know the Scarabeo gets a brief mention in one of the 105 series guides)?

Can you image how fabulous the Montreal would have been with a transverse mid-mount V8???

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Well I've got out of my sick bed - briefly and had a little play with the 6C it is theraputic
Anyway the Rear hatchback (From a Fiat Panda - so all in the family...)has had the bottom sliced off and the glass removed so that I can modify the top corners to fit high in the Sprint, behind the B pillars. I will be welding in a frame and then bolting the hatch in place so that it can be removed for servicing.
I have tried my repair section (from an MGB rear wing) and I think it will do the job for the flared rear wings....
The petrol tank has not yet been welded as the fabricators have a Christmas rush on.....
Anyway it has been an interesting year and I am really pleased with the progress on the 6C. There is still a lot to do and most of what I have fitted so far needs finishing. However all the major features have been addressed and problems sorted.
The input from all watching and posting on this thread has been much appreciated
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Aaaargh -finally got a 36mm socket to remove the driveshaft hub nut and it is SO TIGHT I've used tube extensions and jumped up and down on it and still it refuses to undo........
Is there a secret or just more force
- and yes I have knocked back the "locking tang" in the thread groove.....
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a good impact gun should do the trick
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How big an extension? I needed to stand (actually I bounced a bit) on a 6' scaffold pole to undo a Beetle hub nut, 225 lb/ft. Nowadays I use a handy 1m tube for my Sud hub nuts, which are done up to 23 kg/m (200+ lb/ft).

These are the hub nuts for the 164, I presume? I think at these torque levels a smooth application of force is important - you just need a long enough lever...

Good luck!

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It is the Sprint Front hub nut - and I'm now up to a 1.5m tube extension and it is still not budging - I've also bent my big 28mm ring spanner which was stopping the hub rotating
I will have to try and borrow an impact driver, using EA's advice......
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you could try smacking the end of the socket/breaker bar so it jars as you bounce on the extension tube. 2 man job that one really, but works. failing that have a word with your local tyre depot, for a few quid they could buzz it off for you, very strong guns i guess the hubs are still on the car?
 
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Talking of tyre depot's, if your still stuck, talk to your local friendly kwikfit shop, their mobile fitting vans have airtools on board
Might be worth a try.
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Talking of tyre depot's, if your still stuck, talk to your local friendly kwikfit shop, their mobile fitting vans have airtools on board
Might be worth a try.
true, but at ATS they have bigger air-guns used to undo truck wheel nuts
 
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if I was closer I would bring mine
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