Hi everyone. You know, sometimes, only a grovelling apology will do. I had taken a week off work to replace both the gearbox and the engine in my Nova and at the end of that week I have to admit I was tired and a bit emotional. My comments in "Alfatune Mystery Motor" could have been misconstrued as criticism of Alfatune and their products, whereas the reality could not have been further from the truth. What modifications I could see (such as the inlet manifold porting, cylinder heads, flywheel and those beautifully finished crackle-black cam covers
) have been finished to a very high standard, and still look brand new in spite of spending more than 20 years in storage. Skimming the block and heads so that the cam timing advances and retards by exactly one tooth is frankly a work of genius, and the baffled sump is a truly awesome piece of fabrication work.
In today's difficult economic climate, running any kind of engineering company, let alone one that has survived as long as Alfatune, is an achievement worthy of praise, and any implied criticism of a company's products, either past or present, is bound to have a negative impact.
So I would like to put the record straight, by offering my unreserved apologies to Gus and Alfatune for any offence that I might have caused through my ignorance; please believe me, it was completely
unintentional. There is still so much I want to learn about these fabulous little engines, and I can't do it without the depth of knowledge and experience of all the people on this forum
I look forward to participating in more engine talk in the future!