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just a bit of bragging really, but after buying a fairly siezed 1750 on the first of october, spending most of my time and only a little extra money, i have taken it too its MOT (first drive for it in about 11 years) it passed, and i drove her home. now i just need to learn how to change gears with my right hand.

and just a quick question, would LSD from a 2000 be a simple bolt on job? cheers.
 

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A complete swap of rear axle will bee a simpel spanner (lots) job - remember new bushes.
The problem is to find a workable 2000 axle with LSD. They have all been snapped up by GTJ and Spider Alfisti.
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Well congratulations. Nice to see one saved. If you can't get a 2000 rear end you can always just fit the Classicalfa / alfaholics Gripper Diff to the existing. It is a better engineered job than the original and will last better. I have one fitted to my GTV and it has made a tremendous difference.
 

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Well done, and welcome to the UK Berlina club, a VERY elite few ;)

Tell us more.......

PM me if you want to talk Berlina stuff.
Mine is about to go under the knife over the winter, a long over-due project to rid it of the dreaded tinworm!
 

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What other mods you planning are you going to race spec or fast road.
Nothing beats the look of surprise as you take off from the lights in a 40 year old car and leave modern cars in your dust.
 

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not too sure yet, just enjoying driving it at the moment, plans are (once finances allow) lsd and bushes, springs and shocks, in that order.... still working out a few teething problems though, lost my clutch yesturdy, just the slave cylinder though so a quick call to alfaholics today, and i should have her back on the road tomorrow.

oh and my carbs are shot, no movent on the idle mixture screws. only 40 dellortos too, maybe 45's?
not really sure about potential of the engine tho, or where to start, any ideas would be great,

i heard that a ford rear axle/diff all fits on nice and easy, any thoughts???

fingers crossed for more icy or wet conditions, not binned her yet, but had plenty of fun pushing my limits, and at such low and safe speeds too, brilliant!
 

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Got Practical Classics Feb yesterday. Nice looking car.
I would not got to 45 mm carbs, they are good for tweecked engines (higher compresion, hotter cams etc.) but are too temperal for ordinally driving town and country.
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i quite agree but racier cams and such may well be on the cards at a later date, not sure if its worth getting decent 40's and sorting the venturi's, its just that mine really are dead. trying to see what i can improve on a very tight budget, although just having so much fun in her standard form so not in a huge rush.
 

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Got Practical Classics Feb yesterday. Nice looking car.
I would not got to 45 mm carbs, they are good for tweecked engines (higher compresion, hotter cams etc.) but are too temperal for ordinally driving town and country.
Erik
I'd agree with Erik - 45mm carbs really only make sense for very fast track or race car tune. And to get the best from them you need to have spent a lot more on cams, head work etc first.

I've never heard of a Ford Diff being used - and even if it could, would you really want to replace the beutiful, lightweight aluminium finned Alfa Diff with the lump of cast iron from a Ford? Once again I'd encourage you to look at the Gripper upgrade if you want an LSD - if you buy a secondhand LSD (if you can find one) you should really rebuild it anyway before putting it in so you'd end up spending a lot more than the cost of the diff. So the gap in cost between Gripper and second hand diff would not be that great.

Richard Merrill, who races a GT Junior has a great website that rates the benefits of various tuning and upgrade mods. See here GTA Replica Project
 

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Re the Ford Transit diff. Its the series 102 2000 and 2600 that can have the original cast iron diff. replaced by the Ford item.
A 1750 or 2000 Berlina is, in my eyes, not suited for track or rally, the Giulia Berlina or GTs are much better (lighter and the GTs lower). A Spider with a chassis stiffener is alright, too, but not in standard form, not enough torsional stiffness.
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If you are prepared to spend millions on any car you can make it a race and rally winner. To stay with classics just look at how Ford made a boring Cortina into a Lotus Cortina and later did it with success to Escorts, Sierra etc.
But for the happy amateur with some money (lots for an individual) who want to race or rally a classic Alfa he or she will do better with a Giulia Berlina or GT.
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Good Day

We got a nice Berlina 1750 here in South Africa, 1750. I wanna know did the 1750's come out with a LS diff?
 

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I think only the 2000 came with lsd as standard.
Berlina 1750 (68-72) came with std diff, and lsd was optional....afaik......open to correction here:)

On the other hand, if you just want to know how to tell if your car HAS an lsd, then you just look at the lower casing--- it will have a "V" cast in it and the rearmost 3 fins in the casting protrude further.
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