Hi everyone! I'm Antonio from Spain, as the subject of the says, I don't own a Coop nowadays, but part of it, hehehe.
I don't have a Coupe but I have a strong attachment with Fiat cars, I own a Fiat Bravo Mk1 JTD wich I use it as my daily driver, now looks quite good after a good amounts of work here and there..it's been remapped, Bilstein B8 all round with Vogtland springs, replica 16inch Marea 20vt wheels plus front Ate Powerdisc+Ferodo DS2500.
I also own two Alfas, one 146 Ti wich currently is in restoring/"restomod" process and a 145 Cloverleaf wich buyed with a seriously knackered engine.
The 145 is one of the reasons why I've registered here, the other is that one day or another I might get a Coupe, when I was 10 or so I had the pleasure to be on a 20vt Coupe and even being a child, I still remember the sound, the pull on 3rd, the mighty looks with those 17's Azevs.....had the impression of being on such a emotional car...
As I needed to build an engine to my 145, tought that would a good chance to swap to another one wich could suit better my goals..as I was thinking on keeping it N/A firstly I took a look to fitting a Busso, at the end gave up because down here a 2.5 is too pricey for what you get..then the bulb switched on and thought that a 2.4 20v could be an interesting idea, specially if I try to improve it, as I'm looking to set up this car as a fast road/occasional track day toy..
So with a path to track, I started to search some of required parts, now I got complete engine+gearbox from a Coupe 20v VIS, with engine wiring loom and ECU, 4pot calipers from Alfa GTV 916 3.0 to upgrade to 305mm front discs(presumably with Coupe 20vt knuckles) and a set of 17' rims from Alfa Mito wich can go in future in favour of lighter or more suitable ones..
Now I'm looking to get a complete 2.4l block from Kappa, Thesis or Stilo, intake manifold from CF1 2.0 20v, 6spd box from Alfa 166 2.0TS 16v and probably a set of Recaro seats from Delta HPE..
As the Coupe is very similar to the 145, I think I can get some precious info over here about some technical clues I have about both drivetrain and suspension/frame, so maybe I will make some topics in the future asking for help and also try to help with my little experience