I'm embarrased to tell you how long I've been tinkering with the car...but now I've finally made the decision to get on with it!!
The inboard/outboard isn't that unusual..the set up is to keep a handbrake (which is on the front) without having to change the rears...I'm doing front and rear (from a late model Sprint donor) which means I can remove the inboards..
You'd be surprised just how liberal the rules for the "GTA" class are
!! Engine: must be Alfa (that's all it says !!), Bodywork: Replicas are permitted but must be Alfa !!
The plan is (at the moment) a 1700cc 8V running on carbs (but I'll be competing with guys who are running 16V)...I know a guy who is a motorsport engineer who has built some really good engines..I'm trying to talk him into doing the heads for me...the cams are unrestricted so I'm looking to get a little funky with them (C&B)!!.
The induction was pretty standard (36DHLA) when I bought the car but I've pulled off the airbox and replaced it with two K&Ns on 40mm trumpets...(which works really really well as I'm still running it as a 1500cc!!)..I'm in the process of investigating running 40 or 45 DHLA carbs when the new motor is ready.
I'm pretty sure the car is almost as light as it can go without getting into fibreglass or carbon fibre (there's nothing but paint, a seat, belts, fire extinguisher and a battery left in the interior!!)....but I'm going to have one last look at it before I'm satisfied (as while writing this I've thought of a couple more bits I can dispense with!!) !...Polymer windows feature on the wish list also.I'm even down to considering the weight advantages of different wheel/tyre combinations !...
Also in progress is the process of fabrication of a really deep front spoiler for it (aerodynamics & asthetics !) having just located the last "new" mk1 spoiler in the country...a friend works with carbon fibre and kevlar so things could get interesting...(carbon fibre splitter !!
I'll try to keep the forum posted on progress