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Im seriously considering taking my GTV and 156 2.4 JTD apart to make one good car (156 floor is rusting away and GTV just needs tidying really). Am I mad?
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Do it !

It's an easy answer when it's not my money or cars. The only thing that stings to mind though is it could be nose heavy and take away from the drive.
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Thats the drawback I guess but it wasn't that big a problem in the 156. I just need to get back in an Alfa!
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It's an easy answer when it's not my money or cars. The only thing that stings to mind though is it could be nose heavy and take away from the drive.
Is the answer transferring across the front suspension?
And yes anyone running Alfas is mad but in a good way...
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Is the answer transferring across the front suspension?
And yes anyone running Alfas is mad but in a good way...
I've seen it done on a gtv on these forums. Just need to replace the strut tops and I have that on my possible list of things to do!
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It's been done before one of the lads converted a petrol 156 to Diesel the only issue I could see is trying to fit the 5cyl engine in their I know the are basically the same as a Fiat coupe at the front but they were made for a 2l 5 cyl engine so the Diesel might be a bit more awkward be fun though.
 
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I'd say the electrics could be a bit of a nightmare, cool project though!
 
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Do you have BBS CH on that 156 in the pic? Could you post a pic of them if so?
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Do it!! Did the GTV's with the ts engine have a different suspension set up to the 3.0 V6? if they didnt then the weight difference could'nt be that much of a problem could it?
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Is that my old 2.4 JTD? If so I'm sorry to hear its rusting away - I had many happy memories in that car over 30k. I say you should fix it. There is a GTV 2.4 JTD already out there which I saw in the flesh a couple of times, it was built by a chap from the Leeds area. I reckon the engine is too tall for the car, the sump was quite close to the road and changing the timing belt looked impossible without taking the engine out. But then the same can be said of a Coupe 20VT.

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rev counter would be a bit of a hard thing to source (its not a huge deal i know) as you know rev counters for diesel and petrol are different so it may be that you will have an error show up on the ecu but the rev counter wont recognise it and hence not show you.
But please do it
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Is that my old 2.4 JTD? If so I'm sorry to hear its rusting away - I had many happy memories in that car over 30k. I say you should fix it. There is a GTV 2.4 JTD already out there which I saw in the flesh a couple of times, it was built by a chap from the Leeds area. I reckon the engine is too tall for the car, the sump was quite close to the road and changing the timing belt looked impossible without taking the engine out. But then the same can be said of a Coupe 20VT.
Its your old I'm afraid. I'd love to fix it but it got rear ended shortly before I discovered the rust issue so its hard to justify fixing it. Would a good sump guard be enough protection? The belt is due soon so that would be done before it went in.
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A sump guard would probably help but it would reduce clearance even further. I think you'd be ok with it you'd just have to be careful.
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Do you have BBS CH on that 156 in the pic? Could you post a pic of them if so?
Ya they're 18" CH's. I'll put them on the GTV if I go ahead with this plan. I'll get some more pics of them tomorrow and put them up.
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Funnily enough it's on eBay at the moment, search GTV jtd. Small world!
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nothing like a good project thread. please do it
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Funnily enough it's on eBay at the moment, search GTV jtd. Small world!
So it is! Mine's red aswell but I'd be droppin it on 18" with the cup kit and a few other custom touch's hopefully.
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Can you put up some pics of my old car lowered on the 18"s? I bet it looks sweet
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Hey Mark, how are ya? What happened the 'purple blue' coloured 156? Did you re-spary it or is this a new car?
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Hey Mark, how are ya? What happened the 'purple blue' coloured 156? Did you re-spary it or is this a new car?
Its the same car I always had. Colour doesn't quite come out the same in pictures.
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They are stunning wheels, love BBS CH. Are they real or replicas?
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As much as I love engine transplants, I have no idea why people like sticking diesels in sports coupes... sorry
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As much as I love engine transplants, I have no idea why people like sticking diesels in sports coupes... sorry
I'd love to be able to stick a 3.2 V6 in it but its just not financially viable! It's more a project of convenience.
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