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Old 05-17-2011, 12:17 PM   #2386
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How about if the bottom happens to hit the ground, does it wreck the whole car, or just leave a mark, and the car keeps on going?
I was thinking of rally, since I'm not sure whether am I going to like touring, since there are not so many places to drive.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:20 PM   #2387
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The old school BMW body from HPI for the cup racer looks pretty cool. It has similar styling as the Alfa Romeo Guilia GTA.
That's a historic racing rivalry, Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and BMW 2002 tii. I think it would be awesome to organise a race with only Alfa and BMW on the track battling it out.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #2388
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How about if the bottom happens to hit the ground, does it wreck the whole car, or just leave a mark, and the car keeps on going?
I was thinking of rally, since I'm not sure whether am I going to like touring, since there are not so many places to drive.
It won't wreck the car. The bottom of the chassis will eventually get scratched or marked. Excessive scratched on the front and rear near gear box are actually signs that you need to raise the ride height for better traction.
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How did the Alpine do back in the old days? Was it a competitor for Alfa & BMW?
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:42 PM   #2390
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For the motor I was thinking Ez-run 4000kv, on 2s or 3s.
I wouldn't want to make it a missile on the first runs, i can upgrade if the ~20-30mph isn't enough
How about the weak links, not so plastic axle cups are a must? anything else?
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How did the Alpine do back in the old days? Was it a competitor for Alfa & BMW?
The alpine raced mainly as a rallye car. Although they did hold hill climb races which may have pegged it against the Alfa and BMWs

The rivalry back then (ETCC) was mainly Alfa, BMW, and Ford (capri i think) in division 2. The 911T (4 cyl) may have been in there as well.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:00 PM   #2392
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For the motor I was thinking Ez-run 4000kv, on 2s or 3s.
I wouldn't want to make it a missile on the first runs, i can upgrade if the ~20-30mph isn't enough
How about the weak links, not so plastic axle cups are a must? anything else?
The center front plastic drive cup is a weak link. I would replace it with an Exotek alloy one. The orange front lower inner pin holder can bend if the front tires/suspension get hit. I would double it up.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:47 PM   #2393
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The orange front lower inner pin holder can bend if the front tires/suspension get hit. I would double it up.
+1.. I didnt finish 2 races because of this!

These m cars need a foam bumper that reaches out to the wheels.. Like other cars.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:13 PM   #2394
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im borrowing a 510 cup racer from a friend and now i want one lol
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If you have the nut that's on the bottom set flush to the end of the screw you should not have problems with limited suspension travel though it does look like there's very little freedom of movement. This rod is acts as a steering knuckle stopper only. You can use a shorter threaded screw and nut so it doesn't pass through both upper and lower arms. There's a couple of pics on this thread. Look for MikeR's posts.
Thks for the reply Sydewynder,

Yes, on my CR the Z661 nut is flush with the Z419 screw. Suspension arm travel is very stiff and less than 5mm. I couldn't find MikeR's posts ?

ps here's a pic taken in the ACT back in the 70's...it's for Alfa Milano fans...the car is my fathers and is a 58 build 4 with 5 speed, twin cam, twin Solex double barrel 48mm carbs...paint is white with red interior...instrument cluster has a ton of elegantly placed gauges and switches...from memory olio temp and pressure, batt volt, benzene, aqua temp, tach and the mandatory speedo...drum brakes as disc came out in 59...very few were made...something like less than 2000...body was designed by the late Pininfarina...oh yeah...nearly forgot to tell it's a removable hardtop as well.

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Thks for the reply Sydewynder,

Yes, on my CR the Z661 nut is flush with the Z419 screw. Suspension arm travel is very stiff and less than 5mm. I couldn't find MikeR's posts ?

ps here's a pic taken in the ACT back in the 70's...it's for Alfa Milano fans...the car is my fathers and is a 58 build 4 with 5 speed, twin cam, twin Solex double barrel 48mm carbs...paint is white with red interior...instrument cluster has a ton of elegantly placed gauges and switches...from memory olio temp and pressure, batt volt, benzene, aqua temp, tach and the mandatory speedo...drum brakes as disc came out in 59...very few were made...something like less than 2000...body was designed by the late Pininfarina...oh yeah...nearly forgot to tell it's a removable hardtop as well.

Oh man do I love those. The shop I service my Alfa has 2 of those.. One 2000 and the other the 2600. Those were the last of the Alfa inline 6s.
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Me and the alfa gang on Malibu Canyon

First one is mine a 1969, followed by a 1974 and a 1973

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Me and the alfa gang on Malibu Canyon

First one is mine a 1969, followed by a 1974 and a 1973

Nice GTVs! Are you on the alfabb forums?
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Yep, same user name on Alfa BB
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