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My project track car

Hi guys,

juts thought id let you guys in on the progress as i go with this, i started just over a week ago stripping the car out ready for the conversion to track car.....its going quite well so far and im now starting to plan which parts i need to buy so i will soon be at the point where the build can start......

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you can see how desperate i am for wheels now im using a get ya home wheel and a axel stand

all thats left now is for the engine to come out and be binned (unless anyone needs any parts for a 1.6TS) and for the dash to be removed and all the gubbins behind the dash to come out aswell

unfortunatly im away as from tomorow for 2 weeks in greece so wont be getting any work done out there lol but ill be straight back on it when im back
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What engine are you planning to replace the little Twinny with?
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What engine are you planning to replace the little Twinny with?
ive not looked into it in great detail as of yet, sent a few emails to Gus asking what he reccomended, i wanted something much bigger but also simple, solid and easy to maintain, he reccomonded a 3.0 v6 which im looking towards more and more....however i will need to give him a call first to find out a bit more about it

im not planning on entering her in any races, i live less than a hour from the Nürburgring so im just planning on having some fun at the weekends as im not too inclined to take my v6 round it as ill be stuck for a car if anything bad was to happen

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If you can get hold of some dry ice it make it much easier to remove all of that sound deadening - but I bet you already knew that......

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If you can get hold of some dry ice it make it much easier to remove all of that sound deadening - but I bet you already knew that......

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I didnt know that! as i said in my reply to you in my other post this is the first time ive stripped a car to this extent so ive not had to encounter that before. ill keep my eyes peeled for some though
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Dry ice is only dry ice at -73 degrees - so get a block or some pellets and leave it on the sound deadening for a while and then whack if off with a mallet, it is good fun and saves hours of boring heat guns and messy scrapping

Move it around in sections sitting in place for a minute or two before you attack that area.....
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cool sounds like a good afternoon in the garage to me lol. Any ideas where to get some from?
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sent a few emails to Gus asking what he reccomended, i wanted something much bigger but also simple, solid and easy to maintain, he reccomonded a 3.0 v6 which im looking towards more and more....
Why 3.0 not a 3.2? Technically these engines are the same (as long as you mean 3.0 24v not 12v).
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Well.... party / disco shops as they use it in the dry ice / smoke machines. You can have it delivered but it is expensive. You may find a supermarket might let you have some but people can be a bit cagey as at -73 degrees it is not for playing with!

Try the web for local suppliers.....
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ill do a bit of searching when im back as im currently sat by a pool in greece lol just thought id catch up on the AO world
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ill do a bit of searching when im back as im currently sat by a pool in greece lol just thought id catch up on the AO world
That's not fair! Even when I can't complain about the weather in Jersey.
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ok so im back from greece and really need to get cracking now

im realising now how far behind i really am so need to get pressing but cant even decide what engine to go for!!!

bit of advice here would be awsome

im not too fussed on size however minimum of 2ltr and not too fussed about turbo or n/a

im just after a good solid high power engine which is going to make my little gem perform well on a track

obviously im after a engine which is easy to source and maintain im useless at making up my own mind so im going to need some advice here please!!!!
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a solid high power engine, then the 3.2 liter sounds like a good way to go, it is more reliable than the 2l ts engine.
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any more info on this as i cant seem to find any
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ive been looking at the engine mounts on my v6 and comparing them to that of the 1.6 and it all seems to be exactly the same which would suggest i could drop a 2.5 v6 straight into it but what baffles me still is drive shafts etc etc, what else further down would be different?? same for the likes of the 3.0 / 3.2 v6
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Subframe & gearbox are different on TS vs V6. Its not a straight forward conversion, neither is the electrics needed to get it running. It would require a total loom, ECU & codebox swap from another car to get it to work.

If you want to drop in a reliable high-power engine, what about a turbo Ford engine? Something like the 2.0 Turbo from the Escort RS2000? Its a very basic EFI engine, sorting the electrics out would be a lot easier than putting in a modern engine like the Alfa V6.
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fiat coupes 20v turbo might be a good laugh
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Be reasonably straight forward to fit as well, its the same basic block as the 2.4 10v JTD so you could use bits from that car to get it to work, save getting stuff fabricated. You wouldn't be the first to do that conversion either.
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Be reasonably straight forward to fit as well, its the same basic block as the 2.4 10v JTD so you could use bits from that car to get it to work, save getting stuff fabricated. You wouldn't be the first to do that conversion either.
ok well im pretty confident that this is a good powerfull engine as a friend of mine has one but im thinking cost now?? surely an engine wont be cheap and how simple would it be to fit??
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just seen one breaking now......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fiat-coupe-bre...3A1%7C294%3A25

what do you think?? and what would be a reasonable price given the turbo/ intercooler thats fitted! i have emailed to ask what sort of price he wants for it.
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how about a focus ST engine??? just a thought but there are plenty of them knocking about!!
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ok i have just had a reality check lol (about time)

im guessing as this is my first track car build i want to keep this simple!!

so to that note im wanting to keep it as a alfa romeo engine!!

the 1.6 ts is scrap and too small for my liking so im thinking a 2.0 will be more than enough!
i dont want to get too ambitious as i know it will end up on the scrap pile when im working well about my means...so which engine should i be looking at? 2.0TS/JTS or something from a older alfa??

as we stand i wont be doing anything untill the car is stripped completley (in process now) im only leaving running gear in place, even the complete loom has gone and im wanting to keep electronics to a minimum!!!

i have no idea where to even begin here as ive not seen much work done to alfas but im sure someone out there can help me
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2.0TS and remove the balance shafts. Frees up a couple of hp and revs more freely, or so i've been told.
All you gotta do is get some plugs made up for the holes left behind.
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