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Mr E
03-18-2007, 03:23 PM
Finally managed to drive the Four after a few months of not being able to for various reasons.

Some thoughts.
Christ, it's low.
Bloody hell, that gearbox is a bit tight (the Alfa has more lateral movement in 1st gear than the Four has from 1st to reverse)
Crap, that clutch is heavy.
Wow, it's loud.
Holy hell, is this thing fast...

etc, etc. Suffice to say the difference between the Italian barge and the Japanese go-kart is distinct.

Also, for amusement, Sarah stalled it 3 times in 30 seconds trying to back it out of a parking space. smile.gif

Gauges are in;
http://jamesneale.com/GT4/Pics/Gauges.jpg


Also, took pics for insurance purposes. She's not looking bad for an old lady....
http://jamesneale.com/GT4/Pics/Four2007.jpg

Busted
03-18-2007, 03:32 PM
Sexy, I'm definately aroused by that car. I'm kinda jealous of it's right hand drive too.

Cavanagh
03-18-2007, 04:39 PM
Damn Your GT4 is clean as hell. MMMMMM Btw, how is the Alfa running?

Luni
03-18-2007, 06:29 PM
E, you have the nicest Celica on here.

Take pride in that.

You rat bastard british commie fucker!

(you know I love you :p)

Mr E
03-18-2007, 07:03 PM
Alfa is running fine at the moment. Young lads in modified shopping carts seem to not notice the small badge on the back, and insist on trying race it off the lights. They are usually suprised a coupleof seconds later as it finds some traction and they watch a beaten up estate car howl off into the distance. I kind of enjoy that.



You rat bastard british commie fucker!


You have to pay extra for the commie rat fucker role play you know.

Bitch.

Lagos
03-18-2007, 07:04 PM
E, you have the nicest Celica on here.


i dont know about that...

its a nice, near stock gt4. cant go wrong with it. but i think you should invest a little into the motor.

Shadowlife25
03-18-2007, 09:12 PM
E, beautiful car. What year and model Alfa? I just restored a 1969 GTV recently. I'm now helping to track prep it :)

nuclearhappines
03-18-2007, 09:48 PM
From his garage...
HKS induction
HSR downpipe
Full Blitz Exhaust
HKS low mass flywheel

That's not bad for mods for a gen 3 3sgte

Cavanagh
03-18-2007, 11:48 PM
E, beautiful car. What year and model Alfa? I just restored a 1969 GTV recently. I'm now helping to track prep it :)
Yea, i remeber seeing it in a background pic with your girl on it. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: I still want that damned thing. :(

Murgatroy
03-19-2007, 12:32 AM
I still have dibs on that beast for a cool million.

One day it will be mine...

extremeskillz
03-19-2007, 12:36 AM
very nice. just keep it up. and keep it clean. good job

Elektr0de
03-19-2007, 01:47 AM
im jealous, your car us beautifuk

RogerG
03-19-2007, 03:01 AM
Damn nice car E, I wish I had a real 4 :(

T-spoon
03-19-2007, 03:21 AM
As always, very nice :)

Sean
03-19-2007, 05:01 AM
Moving to some place useful

Playfortoday
03-19-2007, 04:17 PM
Tell me more about those gauges, E.

2kSnakEater
03-19-2007, 04:44 PM
besides the steering wheel being on the wrong side, I like your car.

andy
03-19-2007, 05:07 PM
his wheel is on the correct side, and its a very nice ride.

Mr E
03-19-2007, 07:44 PM
i dont know about that...

its a nice, near stock gt4. cant go wrong with it. but i think you should invest a little into the motor.

Why? I'm not into drag racing, and I'm not remotely interested in posting big numbers for the sake of numbers.

She's probably running 280-300 bhp right now. That's about the limit on stock fuelling and pistons. If I want more, and I want to do it right, I need a rebuild with forgies, uprated fuelling, a Motec, probably a FMIC, a hybrid tubby etc, etc.

And after several thousand pounds (probably moving towards 5K with mapping) for somewhere around 400 to 450bhp.

Bear in mind, that I want a fast road car, not a drag or track weapon. The Evo FQ400 had that sort of shove out of the 2 litre, and it was not a good road car (the FQ 360 was far, far more usable).

So, if we assume the 3S is good for somewhere between 360 and 400 bhp whilst still remaining tractable and useful on the road, am I willing to spend about as much as the car is worth on, at most, a 25% increase in power.

No, probably not. The car is currently 'sensibly optimised'. Long may it remain that way.


E, beautiful car. What year and model Alfa? I just restored a 1969 GTV recently. I'm now helping to track prep it :)

2000 156 Sportwagon V6. Not quite as interesting as the classics I'm afraid....


I still have dibs on that beast for a cool million.

One day it will be mine...

Pony up a million in used twenties (pounds sterling thanks) and call me.


Tell me more about those gauges, E.

Oil pressure, Oil temp and Boost in a custom triple A-pillar. You don't want to know how much that bit of plastic cost me....

Cavanagh
03-19-2007, 09:13 PM
Good god i hope burnyd. reads this thread and realizes someone said Forgies.

nuclearhappines
03-19-2007, 09:32 PM
forgies and upraded

:)

Playfortoday
03-20-2007, 01:16 AM
Oil pressure, Oil temp and Boost in a custom triple A-pillar. You don't want to know how much that bit of plastic cost me....

Sorry, I should have been more specific. What is the brand and model and are they electric vs. mechanical?

burnyd
03-20-2007, 02:43 AM
I was just masterbating to this thread then got blue balls once I seen forgies.. thanks..

Mr E
03-20-2007, 09:29 AM
Sorry, I should have been more specific. What is the brand and model and are they electric vs. mechanical?

Ah, sorry boss.

Autogauge Electricals.
In my defense, the boost seems accurate, and the point of oil temp and pressure isn't so much exact readings, more a case of "have I got any of either".

If the pressure drops fast, I've got a problem - doesn't really matter if the gauge is a few percent out...

For reference, once hot (90-95 degrees C), oil press is 30-35 at idle, rising to 95-100 at high revs. On hard driving, oil temp doesn't exceed 100-105 degrees.

I hope that's normal..... :)

1990CelicaGT-S
03-20-2007, 09:59 AM
Very nice, damn I love 6 gen GT-4s.

Cavanagh
03-20-2007, 02:04 PM
Mr. E, is your GT-4's Speedometer in MPH??

Mr E
03-20-2007, 02:13 PM
Mr. E, is your GT-4's Speedometer in MPH??

Yes. Why would it not be?

Cavanagh
03-20-2007, 02:29 PM
I thought British use Kilometers.

Mr E
03-20-2007, 02:44 PM
Good god no.

It's called the Imperial system for a reason.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_system

Playfortoday
03-20-2007, 03:01 PM
Damn those wacky Canadians and their all metric communism. I thought all metric system using countries did like Canada. The more you know I guess.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/Playfortoday/Joke/The_More_You_Know.jpg

TheNefariousOne
03-20-2007, 04:29 PM
They use miles but litres as well...? WTF?

Mr E
03-20-2007, 05:49 PM
Gallons for fuel. Litres for engine size. Pints for beer.

Go figure.

Luni
03-20-2007, 05:59 PM
Lagos, it IS the nicest celica Ive seen on here. Show me one thats nicer.

Engine mods arent everything. His car is beautifully well rounded.

I guess its just the "hype" of a ST205 but it really is superior to a ST185 in every way possible.

Ill wager hes making close to 300hp with his setup and hed spank 95 percent of everyone on here in a drag race too. And on a nice tight road, foggetaboutit

Cavanagh
03-20-2007, 11:38 PM
Hmm, strange... I come have sworn you guys used Kilometers, thats good that you dont. ;) LOL nice "The more you know" Picture play, those always made me laugh.

Dan_Q
03-22-2007, 02:20 AM
lookin' good mr E :)

autogauges are good for their price in my experience- although me oil pressure ones giving spooky moves at the moment.

reakon its my shoddy wiring.