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    Default Alfa 75 1,8 Imola Turbo #becauseracecar

    Have been around the forums for quite some time, have 2 dutch threads for both my Alfa's (I live in holland), but never bothered to do an international one.
    Because there can never be to much Alfa content, I thought you guys might like it if I show you some pictures and a bit of story about a car that has almost taken over my life

    We go back almost 8 years,at the time I drove my first car; an Alfa 33. Great car, but being wrong wheel drive, slow and rusty, I decided that I wanted an alfa 75 (for the Americans known as "Milano"), the last "real" Alfa, because it was the last one have the classic transaxle layout, engine in the front, gearbox in the rear, and rearwheel drive (well duh...)


    The car was almost completely stock, the only mods were a set of 16x7,5 borbet type A's and some lowering spings in the rear,the front end having torsionbars adjusted.

    The first 2,5 years I owned the car, I used it as my daily driver, driving it for about 50k km's.
    By then the original N/A 1,8 engine was getting more and more tired, drinking almost as much oil as it did petrol

    In the time from buying the car to that point I had already modified quite some stuff. Converted the car from stock 4 lug to 5 lug from a V6, put on bigger brakes and got some better suspention parts, all to prepare the car for a better and more powerfull engine.
    I didn't say bigger, because the displacement hasn't changed even 1cc. I just bought an original 1,8 turbo engine and did a complete overhaul. Down to new pistons and liners (which were damn expensive )

    I won't bother you guys with a lot of pictures of the overhaul, nor the pictures of all my fiddling on the car.
    I will show you what the car looks like now. If there is any interest for more pictures of anything; just ask. I have a big archive of everything


    This is how the car stands today. Full coilover suspention, original evoluzione (DTM) bodykit, IMSA rear wing, 200hp/320Nm turbo engine, Sparco bucketseat w. and a 6 point racing harness.
    The only thing missing to go to competition racing instead of trackdays, is a rollcage, which will probably come next winter (2016/2017)
    Last edited by loekaaz; 12-09-2015 at 05:19 AM.

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    Love those Alfas, classic.

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    Woo! More Alfa's making a show!

    I had the evo kit once for mine, but plans changed and glass never lasts with low ride heights in Australia.

    Beautiful car. Post more pictures!

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    Looks sick! Looking forward to seeing more!

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    Definitely need to post more pictures of this beauty!!
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    You are my hero!!! Those OZ Superleggera's just ooooooooooozzzzzzzzzz cool. Great car man I am really inspired by your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    More pictures please please please
    nooo don't do it, just search on google for pictures of rust then you seen it all
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    Love these cars.. Definitely interested in that archive..

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    Neat, next time you'll need an overhaul, come to me (ik werk bij een groot revisiebedrijf in NH).
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    Well,you guys wanted more pictures from the archive,i'll deliver.
    The stock 1,8ie engine started drinking more and more oil,so i bought a turbo engine.


    Cleaned it up a bit,and then put it in the motor mount.


    Started taking it completely apart.



    Witch left me with a completely empty engine block.


    After some measurements i orderd well over 1k in parts,including original pistons and liners,a complete gasket set,timing chains and ofcourse all new bearings.


    Painted the valve cover.


    Took apart the head.



    Had it cleaned an machined.


    Did the valves myself.


    Put on new seals.


    And then put in all the valves,the camshafts and the chain tensioner.


    I had the engine block cleaned by a workshop,and afer that,started installing parts.
    Timing chain.


    Pistons,liners,crankshaft and front timing chain cover.


    After that i installed the head,and put on the valve cover for shits and giggles


    New gasket and a last look at the bottom end.


    And a nice and cleaned sump.


    After that,i started installing installing a lot of ancilleries.



    When the engine was complete,i started taking out the original engine,swapped out the wiring harnes,and then put the turbo engine in the car.


    Finished the complete swap.

    First startup:
    Youtube Link

    Hope you guys liked it

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    my first car was an 87 milano, here in the states with the 2.5L V6. It was a blast to drive but the timing belt snapped after i'd put only about 1000 miles on it and i moved on at that point... i miss it. yours is awesome!
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    After i drove over 1000km with the engine to break it in,i put in a modified chip,a dumpvalve,and a buddy of mine made a nice little movie.

    Turbo Benzina - The 75 from MotorsportMediaNL on Vimeo.


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    The car looks very nice.

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    Lets get this thread up to speed.
    I decided to remove the remains of the towbar.
    When i used the car mainly on the street,it was a cheap reinforcement for the rear in case of an accident.
    Now that i want to go down the racecar road,it was unneeded weight.
    As i removed the bar in the trunk,i found some rust,wich isn't strange in a 24 year old alfa,but it sure sucks



    Thank god i'm not afraid of a welding job,as you might have seen in my buddy loekaaz's thread: Zhe Gestapo Cruiser

    So,took out the angle grinder,and cut out all the shit.


    And put in some fresh metal.


    And guess what,the other side of the trunk also had some ventilation
    So,made a new piece.


    Did some more welding.


    The rear panel also had some issues,so some more welding.


    And after some cleaning,sealer and paint,no one will even know


    The rear bumper is back on,but i didn't take any pictures yet.

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    Awesome 75, can't wait to see more of it.
    I dislike Byron.

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    Last week i brought my spare rear axle to a racing buddy of mine,who drives an awesome 75 turbo evo,so he can change the track for me.

    This is the car he drives:

    Wish mine will get close to being that awesome some day

    Original the values are both 0 camber and 0 toe in/out,wich is fine for a stock road car,but if you go race it,the grip isn't optimal.
    Because the axle is a non adjustable piece of metal,my buddy made a complete rig to cut,bend and weld the axle in any negative camber and toe in value.


    Here you can see he cut the axle,and bended it to 2 degrees of negative camber.
    He also set it to a minor bit of toe in(max 0,5 deg.),to prevent the tail swinging out and give a bit of straight line stability.


    Can't wait to get the axle back,so i can put in some new bearings and longer wheel studs,so i cam play with spacers

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    ik ben subbed,
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    en mooi project!
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    Was reading back what i posted and realised,i never showed the suspention upgrades i put on the car over the course of time
    As the car was lowered when bough it,i first upgraded al the shocks to bilstein B6s,wich was a HUGE improvement on the stock spica dampers.

    After that,i started the 4- to 5-lug swap,and i also put on a pair of intrax rear springs including some hight adjusters.



    The next improvement was a RSR 30mm sway bar up front(the stock one being 21mm)


    After that,some caster ball joints instead of ruber bushes


    Because of all the time that went by since the,i have lost track a little bit,but other upgrades that are on the car now are:

    Adjustable watt linkages with rose joints and a bearing in the central point instead of a rubber bushing.


    Rs Racing front coilovers:


    Modified upper wishbones to make caster adjustment possible with the coilovers(did the modifications to the arms myself)


    Comparison between before and after mounting the front coilovers(photo's where taken while driving at about the same speed)
    Before:


    After:


    The next upgrades will be the modified rear axle,and i will change the alignment in the front for some more camber.

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    Really nice things going on here. Victor Reinz sealing everywhere.

    Why does the rear axle design look so weird to me?

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    Well,i guess it is because you never seen a car having de-dion rear suspension
    One of the reasons the rear axle is this design,is that the complete gearbox is mounted at the rear,rather then just a differential.

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    Ohhh transaxle. Didnt realize that. I only knew the GTV6 has a transaxle layout.

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    I got my rear axle back


    Next up:
    - Fresh paint
    - New wheelbearings
    - Replacing the front bushing with a uniball

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    So much win. Alfa's are so sick! My dad used to own a alfa resto garage in London, such epic cars.

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