A full description on my fathers 75
I found 2 big big folders on the 75 and well...WOW. Lots off info. Were stuff was done. And a receipt for everything.
My dad was going to get rid off it so we could move to Isle of White. This is the description from the for sale advert. Just thought you guys might want to read it.
First registered April 1990. Purchased by me April 96 from fellow AROC member at 40,000 miles
in absolutely standard condition. Current mileage just turned 80,000.
The engine has been fitted with a unique injection/management system designed and developed by John Noble
Engineering of Chesterfield. This consists of Richard Jenvey independent throttle bodies mounted onto a specially fabricated
manifold, controlled by a DTA computer, which is fully mappable for every parameter (the standard ECU being discarded completely).
The standard twin distributors and coils are also discarded, and replaced by a single ignition module powering only 4 plugs instead of 8.
A second module could be wired up to power all 8 plugs but this would give no power advantage. The main advantage of this system is
that the computer can be easily remapped with the car on a rolling road, to suit whatever state of tune is desired, from fast road to full race.
The engine is otherwise standard, and would benefit from further traditional tuning modifications to fully utilise the potential available from
the injection system. A fully gas flowed and ported cylinder head together with camshafts of higher lift and duration were the next modifications
I intended to make, followed by a capacity increase to 2100 cc, using Arias liners and forged pistons. (Talk to me if you are interested in doing the
capacity increase as i have all the information you need). Included with the car are some tuning parts; a fully gas flowed and ported cylinder head
matched to the currently fitted inlet manifold, currently fitted with piper re-profiled cams (not recommended, see EB Spares for genuine Columbo billet steel
cams); a lightened flywheel and a fully lightened, Knife edged and balanced minus 20,000 in. crankshaft plus lightened and balanced rods.
Supersprint tubular manifold, centre section and rear box with 4 inch magnum tailpipe.
Standard cooling system addition of a pacet manually controlled electric fan
mounted ahead of the radiator.
Bilstein dampers, specially re-calibrated to Rhoddy Harvey bailey's specification (non adjustable); Harvey bailey 28mm front anti roll bar;
rear coil springs specially made for me by Harvey bailey to slightly lower rear end.(Too low and you're always bottoming out!); Standard
front torsion bars on lowest setting; Polyurethane suspension bushes where appropriate.
tarox grooved discs front and rear with EBC green stuff pads plus goodridge aeroquip brake hoses. simple but it works.
WHEELS AND TYRES:
Monotora (italian) alloy center lock wheels (removable by undoing single large centre nut), size 17 x 8 inch rim. Unfortunately these are
not in perfect condition after being attacked by Neanderthal tyre fitter! Tyres are toyo TS1, size 205 x 40 x 17. These are superb tyres in both wet and dry conditions,
better than the yoko A110s i had before.
the whole car was repainted in july 1997 in original AR130 by alfa main dealer. This was not due to any damage, just the usual stone chips
and "fade to pink" associated with this colour. This was a proper repaint, with all trim and glass removed and stripped back to bare
metal. The standard Twinspark rear wing and bootlid spoilers were removed and replaced by the flat strips from the 1.8 75 and painted
body colour. The sunroof was fitted with a new felt seal. At the same time a body kit was fitted. This was by the Italian company "lester"
and is contemporary with the age of the car, consisting of front bumper/spoiler complete with fitted foglamps and air intakes, rear
bumper/spoiler with air extraction slots, and 4 headlamp front grille. These were all painted body colour to match. A carbon fibre
rear wing similar in appearance to the fully extended 155 Silverstone wing is fitted, together with a carbon fibre front screen scuttle.
The paintwork is still in immaculate condition with no rust anywhere. I have always used Autoglym Resin Polish on the paintwork.
The seats and door cards have been re trimmed in sand coloured Bridge of weir hide. Other non standard items are Momo corse steering
wheel in red leather; Momo anatomic gear knob in red leather; white instrument faces with black numerals; OMP drilled alloy pedal facings
and a carbon fibre mobile phone holder.
The car has been maintained to a "no expense spared" philosophy by BLS of Lincoln, and has an extensive history file. All normal wear
and tear items have been replaced as necessary, including prop shaft universal joints; gearbox mounting bushes and petrol tank for example.
The last 2 MOT tests were passed with no work being required at all. The engine has always been run on synthetic oil and currently uses
This car has been developed into a no compromise fast road/track day car still eminently usable for a family outing, but above all to provide
driving pleasure. The road holding and handling have to be experienced to be believed! The very expensive development work to the unique
injection and management system is now tried and tested, and with further modifications as described above, a power output of circa 200bhp should
be within easy reach.
The general condition of the car is superb, looking and driving more like a car a fraction of it's age, and it creates a great deal of interest
wherever it goes.