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Old Feb 22nd, 2021, 00:03   #1
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A couple of inaccuracies but overall very good!

It was a 363CS not 343CS and I'm forgetting what the other one was.
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A couple of inaccuracies but overall very good!

It was a 363CS not 343CS and I'm forgetting what the other one was.
They had an R Sport tuning kit for the B14 in 1981 , about 15 bhp extra ..
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They had an R Sport tuning kit for the B14 in 1981 , about 15 bhp extra ..
He was referring to the one with the B28 engine

Or are you saying about an inaccuracy?

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He was referring to the one with the B28 engine

Or are you saying about an inaccuracy?
Just an additional fact , I fitted these kits on 2 343's back then .

Yes the Alfa transaxle , they had the twin plate clutch on the front of the transaxle rather than on the engine flywheel , They might as well have fitted the Alfa 3 litre V6 whilst they were at it :-)
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Just an additional fact , I fitted these kits on 2 343's back then .

Yes the Alfa transaxle , they had the twin plate clutch on the front of the transaxle rather than on the engine flywheel , They might as well have fitted the Alfa 3 litre V6 whilst they were at it :-)
Completely agree they should have used the Alfa engine.

My brother had a twin spark 75 and we polybushed the entire transaxle assembly and I have a feeling it was inboard brakes so we did those while the assembly was out.
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Completely agree they should have used the Alfa engine.

My brother had a twin spark 75 and we polybushed the entire transaxle assembly and I have a feeling it was inboard brakes so we did those while the assembly was out.
The Alfu sud had inboard brakes on the front transaxle ..
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The Alfu sud had inboard brakes on the front transaxle ..
Yes my other brother went through about 8 alfasuds and restored a couple, they were much more readily available and a lot less rotten in New Zealand.

He also had a couple of 33's and fitted the 1.7 engines in to the suds.

He also had a couple of 164s including the 24v Cloverleaf
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Yes my other brother went through about 8 alfasuds and restored a couple, they were much more readily available and a lot less rotten in New Zealand.

He also had a couple of 33's and fitted the 1.7 engines in to the suds.

He also had a couple of 164s including the 24v Cloverleaf
the 3.0 164 was a nice car but had quite bad road manners and torque steer. I was pulling up a hill in the wet once at about 50 mph and accelerating, the right front wheel ran over a man hole cover and the whole car veered right about a meter ... !
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the 3.0 164 was a nice car but had quite bad road manners and torque steer. I was pulling up a hill in the wet once at about 50 mph and accelerating, the right front wheel ran over a man hole cover and the whole car veered right about a meter ... !
Conpletely agree, the torque steer was ridiculous in them.
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