theres a few guys on here splitting there gtv's for parts etc ask some these guys on a exhaust etc
That's where the 56mm Bore exhaust came from! Picked it up from Jason in Rotherham.
Sorry, I do ramble on....
In a nutshell:
My exhaust fell off. Got squashed (due to human slug of a recovery driver).
Garage said new exhaust. I said can't afford it would 2nd hand do?
They said yup. went to Rotherham & picked one up.
Garage said nah mate- that on e is 56mm bore you want 60mm: new exhaust.
I had a little cry. They welded my dropped, scraped & squashed exhaust back on.
Going for a little pootle down dual carriageway today & lost acceleration: car started "Bucking" around 3000rpm (3rd/4th/5th)when floored.
Found <ahem> speed limit obtainable by teasing it through gears and flooring at 4500-5000rpm.
2 (dumb) questions really:
1) just confirming that would be due to squishy welded up exhaust
2) can I fit a complete 56mm bore exhaust onto the manifold (just as many holes as mine- but definately not been squashed over the speed bump as the mechanic backed it into the yard from the street, where the lovely considerate recovery driver cba to back into)- or have I got a different phase for instance?
I do love my Alfa, but it is just a tad exasperating......