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 Post subject: Alfa Romeo
PostPosted: July 7, 2007, 6:40 pm 
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About an hour away is an Alfa Romeo for sale, supposed to be a Milano w v6. Are these worth bothering with? I know that some of them had the de dion rear ( though i am not sure what that really is though people like them ) along with aluminum engines. But reliabilty issues i understand are a problem. $400



Second- Olds/Buick 61 215 (alum v8, stock) with a t5. Both functioning for $450.


I guess with a custom driveshaft the two would meet.


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PostPosted: July 15, 2007, 6:49 pm 
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I am a long time alfa nut. I own an alfa GTV6. The milano has a rear transaxle and would work with some strange center tunnel work but the
car would have to be wider than stock. The motor weighs in at 350 lbs
with all accessories. If it's a 3 liter you can get an easy 220 hp with minor mods. transaxle is about 100lbs but it is the trans/ diff all in one. Parts are
expensive and not aways easy to come by. An alfa spider is a better candidate. it would be lighter and a straightforward build. Lightweight solid rear axle. Alfa four has a long performance history and is easy to tune to about 175HP. It would be a light setup for sure. The Milano really won't work for a traditional locost..

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yeah, thanks for the info. I looked and decided the same thing. It was bigger than i thought, though the engine did look pretty damn cool with the aluminum finned top over the carbs or injection, whatever that was. The buick and the t5 were not however in the shape believed.


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