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Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1081826
05/08/2010 22:54
05/08/2010 22:54

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also found a couple of gauges i'd forgotten about, bought them a few years back to use in my alfasud but stuck with the original alfa ones so these never got used, like these ones

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tim-Oil-Pressure-G...=item2a09063583

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TIM-CAR-52MM-OIL-E...=item3a5d7b90b8

a turbo boost one will also be added, just trying to find one that looks the same but reads in psi, not bar



got a new cam-belt kit now, plus a pair of cam-locks from alternative autos so the engine will be almost ready to go back in soon.
got another week off work the week after next so plan on getting things in place by then

also bought a pair of steering rack boots and inner anti-roll bar bushes. the bushes don't look too bad but seems silly not to change them whilst they are so easy to get at, i hate knocking arb's grr

still trying to get hold of the correct inner cv boots though, the 108mm ones frown

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1086136
13/08/2010 19:33
13/08/2010 19:33

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bit of confusion here, need a help on this one.

i am going to fit aftermarket oil temperature & oil pressure gauges plus i want to keep the original low pressure warning light/switch.

the back of the block has these 2 units, i presume the left one is the pressure sender & the right one the low pressure sender?
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the temperature sender i guess is this one in the sump?

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but my problem is the replacement engine doesn't have the sender in the sump confused

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do other versions have a temperature sender elsewhere? like in the pipework to the oil cooler??

or am i going to have to swap the sumps frown


that is if i'm interpreting the senders locations correctly laugh

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Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1086197
13/08/2010 21:09
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In later models Coupe (or if replaced the sump) no oil temperature gauge! In its place a voltmeter.


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Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: kaci] #1086203
13/08/2010 21:21
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aha, i bet that's what has happened.

looks like a sump swap is on the cards then cry i hat changing sumps, such a messy job laugh

will swap them over before it goes back in the car then, as long as they mount the same? guess they will go cool

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1091165
24/08/2010 23:15
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Fantastic project Kev,

I always wanted to do this conversion to a 155,but the bravos were always cheaper at the time..
Plus johnny155turbo doesnt have the same ring to it laugh ..

Look forward to seeing you at the coupe meets in this.
I was made to feel very welcome in the bravo.

If you need any help please give me a ring as i have alot of respect for anyone whos up for a challenge such as this project.

Keep up the good work.

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1091190
25/08/2010 00:03
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cheers mate, really appreciate that cool

was very worried before i started the project as to what reception i would get, wrecking a coupe as i intended to do! but at least i don't feel too guilty about the one i eventually used, it was beyond reasonable use in the state it was anyway cry

i would love to come along to any meets if i'm allowed. have seen the drayton manor october 3rd meet, would i be allowed there do you think? should be on the road by then, fingers crossed wink

just need to get my coupe shifted from the front lawn now, mrs is getting a bit fed up with the garden decoration i gave her laugh

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1091192
25/08/2010 00:08
25/08/2010 00:08

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here's a short vid of it, has settled down a bit more since this so the tappetts have quietened down laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI5jRaPI5KU&feature=related

haven't got the intake pipe connected up yet either as i found a load of piston pieces in there after the original engines' blow-up shocked

will be fitting a front mounted intercooler soon cool

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1091534
25/08/2010 14:48
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You always get a very warm welcome i have found.
And i would imagine that this will get the most interest initially.
Be nice to see you at one of the meets.

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1092556
26/08/2010 23:56
26/08/2010 23:56

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Originally Posted By: johnnybravoturbo
You always get a very warm welcome i have found.
And i would imagine that this will get the most interest initially.
Be nice to see you at one of the meets.


cool sounds good, look forward to getting along to a meet before the year is out then thumb

aiming to get it done within the next few weeks driving

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Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1099364
09/09/2010 23:44
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Great build!

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: kj16v] #1103533
18/09/2010 20:01
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That is a great project.

I have had three 145 Cloverleaf's myself, and one with 20VT power would be awesome.

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1110435
03/10/2010 14:33
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has anyone had experience of K&N air filters causing issues?

this is what has happened this morning after fitting this K&N

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car running well yesterday, no smoke, pulled really strong & clean. just the maf in place, no filter.

fitted the K&N this morning, started up fine. went to blip the throttle from under the bonnet and the throttle stuck open, not full but pulling plenty of revs. switched it off quick, but had a few seconds revving freely which isn't nice.
the little sheath over the throttle cable end had come adrift and jammed the linkage

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cut it off and restarted fine.
let it tick-over a bit then took it for a run, blue smoke, lots. did clear after a mile or so but still a few traces

now there are 3 scenarios that i can think of as to what has happened.

1/ the car doesn't like the K&N and is sucking oil vapour through the breather pipe as the filter is too restrictive

2/ when i switched the engine off from fairly high revs it sucked oil into the exhaust/turbo through the breathers and is now burning it off

3/ i've knackered my turbo by it running at high revs then being switched straight off


pretty out of fuel now so can't tyr it until i get some cans filled. was going to take the K&N off and see if the smoke clears, think that's my next test.



which problem is it? or something i've not considered?

1/ can't see the K&N being too restrictive? thought they were meant to be more free flowing

2/ hope it's that and i haven't done any damage

3/ really hope i haven't knackered the turbo cry


any thoughts guys??

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1111243
04/10/2010 23:20
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relief. it seems like it was problem 2

got some more fuel in it, done another 10 miles i guess and no smoke at all party

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1114825
12/10/2010 18:48
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There's a little rubber grommet mate that falls down the cable.You ll see it if you look at the swivel where the throttle pot is.
Push it back onto the outer cable.
That's scared me a few times driving other peoples cars when you go to brake and the throttle sticks.
Always the same thing.

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: ] #1114846
12/10/2010 19:38
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The other thing which is probably mentioned earlier in the thread and I've missed it is that it is normal to oil a K&N as a part of its maintenance so it could be excess oil from an over zealous application by a previous owner being pulled through.
It has been known to mess up a MAF or 2.

Re: Alfa 145/Coupe 20VT or 16VT discussion thread. [Re: skinflint] #1118541
21/10/2010 20:26
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not been on here for a while guys, but it was option 3 cry
not totally down to my throttle sticking though, the oil return pipe had collapsed inside itself and blocked off the oils' means of escape.
should get the turbo back this weekend.
then it will finally be on the road cool

Re: 20VT into an alfa 145 [Re: ] #1156803
15/01/2011 11:38
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think it has been a great project the 20vt in the 145...
Love to have something like that...perfect hatchback...

well done


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Re: 20VT into an alfa 145 [Re: coupedummy] #1156990
15/01/2011 21:57
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cheers mate thumb

has been an enjoyable and pertty straightforward transplant aside from the wiring which i hate laugh

is a nice little runaround now, used like it should be and not pampered at all wink

Re: 20VT into an alfa 145 [Re: ] #1184959
13/03/2011 22:13
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Hey Kev, thought you'd be on here. I recon your going to have to give me some advice with your conversion as I'm taking the bull by the horns and going for it myself.

Brad.

Re: 20VT into an alfa 145 [Re: ] #1184969
13/03/2011 22:24
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That is awesome!!!!!!!!! I have a 20VT coupe and my wife has an Alfa 145. The only question is why????


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Re: 20VT into an alfa 145 [Re: ] #1196235
04/04/2011 13:37
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I now own this car (I acutally sold Kev the car before the conversion had taken place).

I like the styling of the 145 more than the coupe... plus it's a wolf in sheeps clothing. Nobody expects this sort of power to come from an old Alfa.

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