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Bit of a dry, textbook review which heralds the 1750 engine as the best engine out of the range. Of course the writer was driving the Franschoek Museum's car, probably at a very sedate pace. I think I'll try and make a video of how old Alfa's should be driven on the same roads and post a link on their site soon!
 

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Yep, same one we saw when we stopped there on our AO run a while back. I'm always amused by how the door shutlines are out slightly even on this car:)
 

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I must agree the 1750 was the pick of the bunch in my opinion as well.
We had a Berlina 1750 and 2000 in the family in the late 70’s early 80’s and the 1750 was a lot more fun and actually stronger as well. Not even mentioning that the GTV and Berlina 1750’s had nicer dashboards as well.

The 1750 is a nice free revving motor compared to the 2.0.

That’s my opinion anyway.
 

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The 1750 is the nicer engine, but the 2000 does have a bit more torque......
Dash in the 1750 is SOOOOOO much nicer than the one in the 2000 GTV.... thats why I am looking to replace my 2000 dash with the 1750 dash
 

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The interior and grille treatment are what gets me on the 1750 as well. I had a 1750 engine in the Junior and the standard version of that was better than my 2000 engine in stock form. However, a modified 2 litre can rev as sweetly as a modified 1750!
Did the 1750s have different cams to the 2000s here or was it the bottom end which made the difference in revability?
 

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Can’t remember the cam profiles off hand but it is possible that the 1750 had different cams. But in my opinion it is the basic dimensions of the 1750 (1800) that makes it a happy motor.
It happens with most motors the larger they get the lazier they feel. 1600 to 1800 tend to be nice size motors. But do not forget the 1300 Nord man that was and still is an amazing motor as far as I am concerned. Not a lot of modern 1300 na motors that make more power after 50 odd years.
Probably still one of few 1300 motors that can propel a car to a tested 200kmh
 

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Carlo you are getting old.

(But I agree and have been saying this for a long time)
 

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:lol:
Will we see you at the meeting tonight?
Still not sure if I should go with the 159 or GTV
 

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I can't risk it with Iron Man 4 days away and Karism's 30 th and all....
 

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Take the GTV
 
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