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Alfa GTV 5 Speed Conversion

PostPost by: The Veg » Tue May 15, 2018 3:42 pm

I don't know for certain that it's a ZF, but that's what I remember my dad telling me. It does however seem perfectly plausible.

Pretty cars Jono! My dad's Spider was silver, faded and dull, and had huge black rubber federal bumpers. Lots of great memories of that car. One that comes to mind is when I was in the army, stationed at a base not far from Dad's house, and he came to pick me up for a weekend away. The gate-guard at the base had no idea what kind of car it was, and wrote in the 'make' space on the pass the first thing he saw on the car's back-end: INIEZIONE. :lol:
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Wed May 16, 2018 11:59 am

I'll ask mate who's and Alfa specialist, from what I've seen of ZF boxes in Escort BDA's they are very different boxes.

The LSD differentials in the Alfa's were made by ZF and used clutch plates to control slip, the open Alfa diffs were not, the race car I had used the ZF type for 4.1 and 4.3, the 4.55 however is totally different dimensionally, so we made a spool centre for the diff, loved it.
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PostPost by: jono » Wed May 16, 2018 12:08 pm

I'm pretty sure the boxes are not ZF but the diffs certainly are on the 2.0litre 105 series cars - mine has the ZF logo on the diff case
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Fri May 18, 2018 12:18 pm

All 2.0ltr 105's had the ZF centre with LSD, ratios were 4.3 in the Berlina saloon and 4.1 in the Coupe and 3.58 in the automatic coupe's

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