Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The following is a brief history. The car was originally delivered to Mr B W Lonsdale of Canberra, ACT on 5 November 1973. Subsequent owners were Dr Michael Callam of Brisbane, Queensland from 23 October 1996, Mark Baigent of Brisbane from September (?) 1997 and Mark Mitchel from 23 May 2000
Posted by Alessandro Sorbello Productions at 3:15 PM
Modifications are larger wheels and high profile tyres, under-body protection, uprated springs and shock absorbers, mudflaps, dust light, second speedometer and UHF radio.
Posted by Alessandro Sorbello Productions at 3:12 PM
1982 Alfetta 2.0 Sportiva II sedan.
It was completely stripped and handbuilt in 2001 at Avanti Spares with all components (bar engine) rebuilt or replaced with new parts.
Body shell was fitted with a welded in 26-point roll cage manufactured by Avanti, load tested and engineer certified.
New floor modifications to take two types of six point harnesses and race seats.
The engine is a standard two litre with standard carburetors. The camshafts are PACE 2229 items and the pistons are hi compression items. Headers are custom and so are the intake trumpets (built by Avanti). A rpm limiter device is fitted with shift light.
Radiator is a modified item and is triple core plus serpentine flowed. It has twin Davis Craig fans which can be manually operated from the dash. This set up is proven to be effective when rallying in Adelaide in low forty degree heat.
Suspension consists of uprated torsion bars in front and springs in the rear with emphasis on extended suspension travel.
Shock absorbers are Proflex remote canister items manufactured by Murray Coote.
Brakes are four pot calipers in front and standard in the rear, all four running race brake pads.
Differential is uprated 4.56 final drive and is limited slip with 50 percent lockup.
Gears are Autodelta copy close ratio and straight cut items with one to one ratio fifth gear.
Other assessories include;
a. Peltor on board intercom;
b. Fire extinguishers;
c. Belt cutters;
d. Windscreen hammer;
e. First aid kit;
f. Safety triangles;
g. Video camera with lipstick lens;
h. CamelBak drink backpacks.
Car is built to Limited Modified category and retains many of its standard fittings including all glass work.
Posted by Alessandro Sorbello Productions at 2:55 PM
It has a wooden steering wheel (not standard), new interior trim, 105 mirrors I think, late model Sud door handles, side and wheel arch protector strips. It is nice for people to see that Alfa also made small cars. But they don't know what is under the bonnet. The ti only weighs around 880Kg.
Great power to weight with the 105 engine. My car is kept tuned up by Barnes Performance people, the only ones who would tune twin webers.