Twinspark-2.0TB Qs and As and more
Well I have for awhile now a Rosso Red 1989 Alfa 164 Twin Spark.
It the phase 1 of the twinspark motor and I do like it, but, like anyone I am looking for more power.
Here in Hungary the 2.0 TB motors are easy to find, I have a mate with a 2.0TB motor ready for my car which leads me to questions.
I have read searching around that a motor conversion is a wiring nightmare. How so? What would be needed to get this motor in my car besides the engine and trans plus engine wiring harness and ecu.
Also the car is a 4x98 as the brakes are indeed smaller. With this being said I would like to upgrade to the 5x98 brakes, how involved is this too?
For the record I DO NOT want to just sell the car and get a V6 as the red I have is about rare and I had the car long enough that it is family at this point
I would like to upgrade to a 24v (from a 166 or GTV) or a 3.2 but I know these now have drive by wire. Would I be able to just swap in the pedal box and parts out of a 166 and go? Parts for the 24v 164 motor are getting scarce and tensioners for the 164 24v are nla and these motor are the black sheep of the 24v world but if I can get one in my car would i be able just to swap bottom ends with a newer 24v or the complete motor and run it on the old 24v motronic with the afm. If so I would have no problem getting a 3.2 and running it on the old motronic and chipping the ecu to cope with the new displacement.
Also I know the italian market also got a 2.0 turbo (not the v6 but a motor similar to the fiat chroma? and the lancia thema). This motor was introduce very early in the 164 life and was later replaced with the 2.0 v6. with this being said is it also possible to swap a thema, fiat turbo 2.0 in the 164.
Sorry for the question but its time to breath new life in my old lil buddy here
Cheers guys from Hungary