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I just thought of this as we discussing the GTA...

What was it with this ou...I heard stories here and there...older guys, tell me more please as I feel this is etched in Alfa Romeo South Africa history
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No idea but apparently things went pear shape for the poor man.
Well I might be thinking of someone ells who know.
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Ja I read that...It would seem that everyone who's everyone in the car circles knows this man and has nothing but bad things to say...I know its been discussed at length here but I'd like to know the history of the Mostro and why when people see that car they have bad things to say about the owner, well previous owner
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I suppose he did a couple of bad things.
People tend to be unnecessarily harsh on people they do not actually know so I will rather take everything with a pinch of salt.
Some of the story’s I have heard are bad or maybe sad.
Every coin has two sides and the only one I mighty be interested in is his own rendering of what went wrong.
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I remember something about photoshopped brake callipers, but memory is a bit hazy.
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Here we go again...

Another thread that's about to be locked...
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Reading through his 3.7 post it sounds like he wasn’t forth coming with everything and people got upset with things he posted on other forums concerning cars he did or did not have.
Anny way lets not dig to deep maybe we do not really want to know all of it.
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Ok, maybe I must divert my initial request...any news on the car before he sold it to Rudi, as Rudi is now selling it again...tell me more about the car anyone who knows.
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Its a Blue 147 GTA with a lot of trick bits on it.
If you want to use it as a daily drive you will need a normal plenum with management to start of with.
With that fitted and working correctly you will know if the cams are too wild for normal use or not.
The cams in my GTV are supposedly close to 300 degrees and the oe management doesn’t really complain. But the brake booster does not appreciate the lack of vacuum in the system.
Rudi probably wants to sell the car since it keeps on fouling the plugs when extended idling in traffic occurs. All this can be remedied without sacrificing all the performance.

GTV V6 Turbo, Q2, Eibach, Koni, and lots more
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I just think he tried to hard and people would not believe that someone would spend that kind of cash on a Alfa.
He was mugged a few years ago and something got damage. He could not control some brain functions or something, had to take meds to countrol his temper or keep him calm every day.
Would snap like that if you said any thing wrong
He is nice guy, pity someone had to go smash his head it.

He did a lot of development with his car for the likes of Dawie.
If I had the cash I would get his car. It just needs to be refined

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Well now we have a better idea of what happened in the mans life.
Unfortunately things like that happens no matter where you live.

Main thing is the car's worth more than what Rudi wants for it considering the amount of work and special bits that went into it.
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Much of the bad stuff said about this guy comes from carforums.co.za . Many of the guys who post in the non-motoring side are pseudo-intelligent, hostile types so hills get turned into mountains real quickly.
I was taken in by comments on a number of forums as well, but I don't care what his Internet persona is about any more - his car speaks for itself, he is extremely knowledgeable and whoever has met him in person speaks warmly of him.
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TN, how easy would it be to sort those issues I was thinking for the new owner, a GTA plenum with bmc cda would be better for everyday/weekend use.

Also reliability, if I bought this car I would want maximum power and torque at ultimate reliabilityan I think the exhaust needs a box or two aswell just to calm and tone it down abit. Basically I'd take it from a full on racecar to a mild street car
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Full on race cars aren't mild street cars

I think I have to re-think my entire fleet

No cage--Not race car

Street Legal Slicks=Street Car
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No scotty, this car is undrivable as a daily. A daily is a streetcar no matter who says what.
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Guili I am sure it can be done. Email or phone me. I have to be careful since I am apparently over stepping if I ask a friend to come visit.
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Guili I am sure it can be done. Email or phone me. I have to be careful since I am apparently over stepping if I ask a friend to come visit.
What? Did I miss something? I know there is a blue 156 GTA in PTA I think, that's got a 3.7 conversion and its used ewveryday and quite reliable, the owner is also on here but usually posts in the GTA section.
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Guili I am sure it can be done. Email or phone me. I have to be careful since I am apparently over stepping if I ask a friend to come visit.
Turbo, you take a lot of time to help answer all our questions, and go out of your way to help out any forum member with advice that you base on years of experience. It's very rare that anyone, in any trade, would give away knowledge gained with such painstaking effort.
Sometimes our queries are repetitive, or ignorant, but guys like you, Krasch, Alfatuner and the like always take the time to type long, detailed (often dumned down) posts just to help us out.
I sincerly hope none of the big wigs from the forum have had a go at you for inviting a fellow Alfisti out by inviting them around to your shop to discuss an issue that can be hard and time consuming to sort out over the web. I don't get the feeling that you do it to make money , rather to help a friend or even a stranger.

Ok, rant over.
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Turbo, you take a lot of time to help answer all our questions, and go out of your way to help out any forum member with advice that you base on years of experience. It's very rare that anyone, in any trade, would give away knowledge gained with such painstaking effort.
Sometimes our queries are repetitive, or ignorant, but guys like you, Krasch, Alfatuner and the like always take the time to type long, detailed (often dumned down) posts just to help us out.
I sincerly hope none of the big wigs from the forum have had a go at you for inviting a fellow Alfisti out by inviting them around to your shop to discuss an issue that can be hard and time consuming to sort out over the web. I don't get the feeling that you do it to make money , rather to help a friend or even a stranger.

Ok, rant over.

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turbo, you take a lot of time to help answer all our questions, and go out of your way to help out any forum member with advice that you base on years of experience. It's very rare that anyone, in any trade, would give away knowledge gained with such painstaking effort.
Sometimes our queries are repetitive, or ignorant, but guys like you, krasch, alfatuner and the like always take the time to type long, detailed (often dumned down) posts just to help us out.
I sincerly hope none of the big wigs from the forum have had a go at you for inviting a fellow alfisti out by inviting them around to your shop to discuss an issue that can be hard and time consuming to sort out over the web. I don't get the feeling that you do it to make money , rather to help a friend or even a stranger.

Ok, rant over.
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Ok, rant over.
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What? Did I miss something? I know there is a blue 156 GTA in PTA I think, that's got a 3.7 conversion and its used ewveryday and quite reliable, the owner is also on here but usually posts in the GTA section.
If you want a 3.7 daily you need std compression(10.5:1) and cams like GTA2/GTA1, if you have std conrods the rev limit shoud be 6000 rpm due to the heavy pistons. If like the blue 147 build by Monstro it have Pauter conrods it can handle more revs but I will limit to 7000 rpm. But the Monstro car's compression will have to come back from 12:1 to 10.5.(lower piston) The std plenum must come back with a Maserati throttle body and the std management must come back with a Unichip.

Look at the Mario Rossi 3,7 dyno results, it is a std 3,7 and I THINK he is using 6000 rpm. Mario's car is a daily and whipped me in a relaxed manner on the track day, but he did have a problem later the day. What I an saying is that even in this form, you can get a problem with the car, like any of us with std cars can get a problem.

Maybe Mario care to give us his opinion about his car.
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Thanks.
No need for me to “dumned down” posts for others to understand it comes naturally.

I understand their concern’s since the forums not there to canvas for work.
Some of my posts could have been misinterpreted as canvassing so I apologies for that.
I will definitely keep helping with information when and where I can but if someone really want to contact me they know where to get my contact details.

Maybe I should also clarify that I am not in the motor trade, it’s a hobby for me my actual business is to assist shop owners with the tedious job of complying with all the law’s and bylaws regarding their shops.
IE: Occupancy certificates, Trade licenses and all the other mundane things.

My Mother and Brother (Gerhard) run the shop since my Father passed away.

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