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If you haven't got a copy of this months PPC, go get one!!

I still don't know whether I absolutely love or hate this mating of classic Alfa and modern Nissan, but I would certainly love a go!

Is this a fellow AOer?

Top marks to him for being brave.
 

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A stretch too far? I'm not a complete purist but it doesn't sound right.

Why not the 75 twin spark as Alfaholics do with their GT replica?

Is there a particular reason for the Nissan motor being chosen? Size, weight, power etc that makes it more suitable than others?
 

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He, (Jim Giblett) bought the Alfa and it had an Alfetta 2.0 engine in their.

He saw a post from a Greek Alfa enthusiast stating that the 2.0 Turbo from a 200SX would fit. So he did it.

Odd combination, but the write up is very interesting indeed. Shows how the internals had to be modified, but wanted to keep the car as "original" as possible.

300bhp in the 900kg car would certainly be, erm, interesting? :wow:
 

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As long as it doesn't go whooooosssssshhh and hisssssss then its OK with me :)
 

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As long as it doesn't go whooooosssssshhh and hisssssss then its OK with me :)
But that's the best bit of the SR20 motor :p
 

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300bhp in the 900kg car would certainly be, erm, interesting? :wow:
A handful one would think. I wonder if it puts it down well?
 
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I stopped buying PPC a while ago but I might pick up a copy of that.

Nissan turbo engines get thrown in lots of cars these days. A Cosworth engine to go in a MK1 Escort will cost thousands, a 200SX motor will cost a few hundred with a free car thrown in. Japanese bulletproofing and tuning potential comes for free.
 

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Admittedly it would be better if it was an OEM unit, but modern (or relatively modern) units are either unsuitable or an 8c.
In the weird fantasy land I occasionally drift into to escape the tedium of everyday life, you know, the one where I've won the lottery, I'd do as a Canadian/American chap in the interweb has done and drop a recent GranTurismo/4200 Maserati V8 (sourced from a pranged one) in one, as that shares its DNA with the 8c (so there's a link there, albeit tenuous).
There was a guy that was fitting a Skyline GT-R engine into a 147 GTA, but I don't know what's happened to that.

I'm not averse to rescuing cars from the death with modern engines, or engine swaps in general - I also have peculiar dreams about dropping a V12 AMG engine into a W123 230ce Mercedes, and a Quattroporte V8 & running gear into a 159, much like Alfa's prototype, or perhaps building a modern engined and running gear version of the RS500 Cosworth using one of the shells Oakfields has for sale at the moment, sourcing parts from the FPV Falcon F6 in Austr... sorry, I'm babbling aren't I? – but I suppose the important thing is if the essence of the car is lost I guess ie. fitting a massive engine yes, but making the rest of it look like a Fast Car reject, no...
 

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There was a totally trashed Zagato Fulvia on ebay the other day. I can't drive a manual but that with a Lancia Delta Integrale engine running gear...


I need some new underwear.
 

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If you haven't got a copy of this months PPC, go get one!!

I still don't know whether I absolutely love or hate this mating of classic Alfa and modern Nissan, but I would certainly love a go!

Is this a fellow AOer?

Top marks to him for being brave.
Hi, well I am am a member of this Forum. I will get round to joining the Club at some time.

Cheers

Jim
 

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Hello and welcome Jim!

Great to see you on the forum, hope you didn't mind me posting up about the PPC issue.

Looking forward to seeing some more pics and hearing how the project took off, where it is now and how much fun you are having!

Cheers

Matthew
 

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Hi Matthew,

Not a problem at all.

You obviously saw the PPC article. Below is the link to the build on SXOC.

Alfa Scuderia "non originale"

I have since upgraded to a new radiator as the old one was starting to leak. Next big event is the Montee Historique in Laon, France. An excellent weekend if you are into cars and good food.

There is a local AROC meeting near Hassocks which I couldnt make this week but I should be there next month.

Cheers

Jim
 

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Goodwood ClassicAlfa 105 series Trackday is June 9th this year. Will be packed with Bertone Coupes. If you don't want to take the car on the track then you must still bring it and just leave the bonnet open - I know it'll have an appreciative audience.

It's a great day and if you fancy taking it on track there aren't many better places.
 

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I was only at Goodwood last Sunday for tax free Sunday. Was thinking it would be fun to take the Alfa out on track :) I could do with some stickier tyres first though. :eek:

- Jim
 
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