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Anyone need a 116 GTV6 2.5 Busso block?

I'm still doing my 3.0 v6 build (not much spare time to do it in) so bought a complete 12v 2.5 v6 (engine number matches the gtv6 type) to take the ancillaries off.

Once I'd dropped the heads I discovered it was as rusty / gunky as you'd expect a GTV engine which has been standing for years to be, but I gave it a quick cleanup and lightly glaze busted the bores to see how bad the rust really was, and it's not too bad over all. I haven't checked the rods for straightness or crankshaft for ovality, but it turns nice and freely now the surface rust is out of the way.

Realistically the bores will need honing to get rid of the rust residue (it may be cheaper to replace the liners though, depending on what bargains you find on t'internet) and it'd be silly not to replace the bearings and polish the crankshaft while you're at it, but it looks perfectly useable so I've stuck it on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293222519210

Drop me a personal message if you fancy it, and I'll knock another 20% off if we arrange collection through here.
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Price reduced to 90, if nobody wants it I'll break it down further and dispose of the block, which would be a shame; if nothing else it'd make a beautiful coffee table
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It really is a shame, but I don't have the space for this
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It really is a shame, but I don't have the space for this
Yeah, same here, and I can't see my other half buying the coffee table idea 'cos it'd clash with our decor

I might get the liners out, etc and see if I can stash the bare block in my loft if I can make it light enough to lug around and nobody else here wants it.
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Sit on 'till the spring, nothing is selling at the moment. I am 'watching' some items on Ebay and there is no movement. It is too soon after holiday period (people are skint) and too near potential Brexit crash out (afraid they might be more skint).

90 is criminally low, one day people will be searching everywhere for a decent Busso block. Try calling Alex Jupe.
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Sit on 'till the spring, nothing is selling at the moment. I am 'watching' some items on Ebay and there is no movement. It is too soon after holiday period (people are skint) and too near potential Brexit crash out (afraid they might be more skint).

90 is criminally low, one day people will be searching everywhere for a decent Busso block. Try calling Alex Jupe.
Thanks, yeah, inevitably that'll happen at some time, but then that always happens with stuff for classic cars. Either you send an 'old heap' which nobody is interested in to the scrappy 6 months before they're 'discovered' in a classic car mag and become worth 10k, or you bin a load of old switches days before some desperate restorer on Ebay spends a fortune on them, and end up scrabbling through the bin to rescue 'em

I think you're right about the skintness thing but sales of Busso bits and bobs have been slow for quite a while now; maybe the whole dieselgate scandal and the threat of forcing us all to use EVs is putting people off doing fresh restorations. Well, either that or the pot of unrestored-but-rescuable 116 series / 164s is now so small there are none left to fix...

Either way, the current situation has meant I've got some good bargains over the past year, which has allowed me to do some interesting research (e.g. my comparing busso internals thread). And since I'm skint too I'm quite happy with the current situation, and more than happy to pass this part of one of my bargains onto someone else for a low price if they want it.

Does Alex Jupe have an email address perchance?
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Here you are, I'll do the Google search for you.......

Alex Jupe Motorsport |

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Here you are, I'll do the Google search for you.......

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Thank you

There's a special site for doing that sort of thing:

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=alex+jupe

"The site for all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than search it for themselves."
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Another bunch of parts left over from my rebuild / experiments:

Alfa 164 loom - untested but all appears to be intact
Alfa 164 Motronic ecu - type 0 261 200 11. Untested but contacts look good
75 / gtv6 inlet trumpets and injectors - not tested, assume the injectors will need a clean!
75 / gtv6 2.5 12v cylinder heads - appear to be in great condition. I've kept the oil pump drive and camshaft sprockets but could stick an old, rusty set on if you need them
75 / 164 3.0 12v crankshaft - seems to be in pretty good condition from my measurements
156, etc 2.5 24v crankshaft - appears almost unused
164 3.0 12v inlets plus Motronic injectors Not used in ages so will definitely need a clean!
164 3.0 12v 'distributor' plus cover, cap and rotor Rotor arm isn't the best, but the rest is in good condition
164 3.0 12v 'distributor' Not the greatest, but it turns ok
164 3.0 12v 'distributor' Not the greatest, but it turns ok
those lovely Wossner forged pistons - brand new and unopened
916 gtv, etc 24v rocker covers - good condition
116 gtv6, etc 12v rocker covers - good condition
75 / gtv6 Busso sump - good condition, but will need gaskets. Just what you need for a fwd to rwd Busso conversion, along with:
Alfa 75 / gtv6 oil pump - Some scoring on rotor and can't claim it's perfect / unused, but it's within tolerances, and at least you know what you'd be getting
Alfa 164 12v oil pump - Some scoring on rotor and can't claim it's perfect / unused, but it's within tolerances, and at least you know what you'd be getting
Alfa 164 12v oil pump with pickup - This one's in surprisingly good condition
Random 75 / gtv6 / 164 12v oil pump bits - Rescued from the bottom of a parts box, may come in useful to someone
75 / gtv6 / 164 12v main bearing caps - Another rescue from the parts box. Seem to be in pretty good condition

Please let me know on here if I've overpriced (or dramatically underpriced) anything, and drop me a PM if you want any of the bits; I'll knock 20% off Ebay prices (as long as it's more than 20 worth) but postage might be more because I won't get Ebay discounted postage rates.
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I think the people at the lancia stratos + stratos kit car forum would be interested too.
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I think the people at the lancia stratos + stratos kit car forum would be interested too.

It'd be good if they were But unfortunately I'm not a member of either forum, and it'd be bad form to join up and instantly spam the forum with a 'for sale' thread...
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Of course, what I meant to say is that some forum members might have contacts there, @SanRemo78 owns a Stratos too, for example, maybe he can let them know.
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Of course, what I meant to say is that some forum members might have contacts there, @SanRemo78 owns a Stratos too, for example, maybe he can let them know.
That'd be great if anyone does have access

But in the mean time I'll update all the bits and bobs with a Stratos replica mention so they pop up if anyone does a search
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I'll happily post a link on the Stratos forum for you!
Bits are getting harder to find...
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I'll happily post a link on the Stratos forum for you!
Bits are getting harder to find...
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Brilliant, thank you
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I was just googling around Busso coffee tables to kill a few seconds, and found this



Maybe making it into a coffee table isn't such a daft idea after all...
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Brill, thank you
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Not a lot of interest, so I've parted the block out and listed it's bits individually.
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