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JoachimQV
post 29th December 2014 19:26
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Hi there,

My name is Kim and I am happy to introduce myself and my car on this forum. I'm 34 years old and I live in Hoogeveen, somewhere in the north of The Netherlands. My car's a red 145QV phase 1 which I own for about three years now.

When I bought this car three years ago it looked like this:



Except for the Novitec-exhaust the car was original like it was when it rolled out the AR factory in december 1996 in Pomigliano, Italy.

After a few months I changed the airfiltersystem for a BMC-airintake. I was thinking about some subtile styling upgrades for the exterior. This resulted in an 146 front, a red scudetto and (dark) GTA-headlights as you can see on the pic below:

Unfortunately I had to replace the GTA headlights for the original ones because the height adjustment broke down.

Shortly after that I decided to lower the car a little and changed suspension for Koni (yellow). I'm not sure if there's anyone familiar with Koni suspension kits but in Holland many petrolheads are. To gain a little more (horse-)power and torque I put a Squadrachip in the ECU.

A year and a half ago I found some nice phase two QV teledials:


And in februari 2013 the timing belt had to be replaced so I thought it was the right moment to change the original camshafts for Catcams.

This year I have changed the interior for MOMO leaterseats.

Old


New


I upgraded the exterior as well with a Zender kit.


Thank you for taking notice of this topic and I'm looking forward to your replies!

Ciao,

Kim

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post 29th December 2014 20:20
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Hi & welcome that is a very nice looking car .i have problems three up as i had the same suspension and lowed by 40mm to
i do luv what you have done with the front grill worshippy.gif gleam.gif


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post 29th December 2014 22:01
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Hi & welcome that is a very nice looking car .i have problems three up as i had the same suspension and lowed by 40mm to
i do luv what you have done with the front grill worshippy.gif gleam.gif


Thank you! I have mounted Koni's combined with Eibach springs which lowers the car 40mm as well. This didn't cause any problem so far due to the 15" wheels with the right offset. Must be somewhere between 35 and 45 mm I've heard.



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post 29th December 2014 23:34
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QUOTE(JoachimQV @ 29th December 2014 22:01) *
Thank you! I have mounted Koni's combined with Eibach springs which lowers the car 40mm as well. This didn't cause any problem so far due to the 15" wheels with the right offset. Must be somewhere between 35 and 45 mm I've heard.




i'm running 17s team dynamics 1.2 prorace with 205/49/17 toyos proxes
you said you used the GTA's head light adjusters was is a strait fix! or did you have to make them fit as this is a big problem over here


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post 30th December 2014 08:58
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Nice touch on the Alfa coolio.gif
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post 30th December 2014 10:07
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I like the 146 grill smile.gif

What difference did the cams make?
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post 30th December 2014 10:11
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QUOTE(PhilipAlfa @ 30th December 2014 10:07) *
I like the 146 grill smile.gif

What difference did the cams make?





the grill is just a phs2 one


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post 30th December 2014 10:40
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QUOTE(PhilipAlfa @ 30th December 2014 11:07) *
I like the 146 grill smile.gif

What difference did the cams make?


Thank you, Philip!

The cams combined with the Squadrachip resulted in a decreased torque below 3000RPM... unsure.gif But from 4000RPM to 6800RPM it has increased HP. My plans are to replace the ECU for something like Megasquirt or Kdfi since there are no possibilities for remapping the Squadrachip or tune anything else in this Motronic ECU.
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post 30th December 2014 17:26
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on your front bonnet grill badge. did you not reuse the plastic gasket that sits around the outer part of it for when it lays on the bonnet or did you paint it ?
i have one in carbon with stainless mesh . but i really look like the look of your's


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post 30th December 2014 17:28
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Very nice 145 you have there thumbup.gif
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post 30th December 2014 17:58
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Very nice 145 you have there thumbup.gif


Thank you!
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post 30th December 2014 18:14
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 30th December 2014 18:26) *
on your front bonnet grill badge. did you not reuse the plastic gasket that sits around the outer part of it for when it lays on the bonnet or did you paint it ?
i have one in carbon with stainless mesh . but i really look like the look of your's

Well, I just painted the part that used to be chrome coloured. I took the scudetto of the bonnet, spraypainted the chromepart. I reused all parts.

Without:


With:


These are pics I took with my cellphone so it's hard to zoom in... Poor quality.
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post 31st December 2014 11:39
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QUOTE(JoachimQV @ 30th December 2014 18:14) *
Well, I just painted the part that used to be chrome coloured. I took the scudetto of the bonnet, spraypainted the chromepart. I reused all parts.

Without:


With:


These are pics I took with my cellphone so it's hard to zoom in... Poor quality.


Love it - I like the smooth grille in the early picture - have you put the standard one back on now?
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post 31st December 2014 12:03
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Love it - I like the smooth grille in the early picture - have you put the standard one back on now?


Thank you! No I didn't. These pics I took a few years ago. Yesterday I took some new ones with the Zender wheels I use during the winter season.







This summer I'll replace these Zenders for regular QV's and my plans are to restore the Zenders and get rid of the black paintwork... And polishing the wheelrims would be nice as well.smile.gif
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So cool 145 you drive! biggrin.gif
love it!


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post 5th February 2015 20:23
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So cool 145 you drive! biggrin.gif
love it!


Thank you!
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QUOTE(JoachimQV @ 31st December 2014 13:03) *
Thank you! No I didn't. These pics I took a few years ago. Yesterday I took some new ones with the Zender wheels I use during the winter season.







This summer I'll replace these Zenders for regular QV's and my plans are to restore the Zenders and get rid of the black paintwork... And polishing the wheelrims would be nice as well.smile.gif



looking good!


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post 7th April 2015 08:02
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QUOTE(AnthonyT16 @ 6th February 2015 01:49) *
looking good!


Grazie Anthony! I must say that I really like your car as well!

The Zender alloys which I used during the winter are for sale now. I bought myself some very rare Borbet B 4x98 alloys. Last week I took this picture to see if it fits.



I also put some new QV badges on the Zender sideskirts. I sold the original skirts with QV badges which turned into blue ones. By doing so my Quadrifoglio Blu has returned in Quadrifoglio Verde again...





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post 7th April 2015 11:50
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very nice i do like the side skirts a real lot coolio.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif
and a very good color match on the paint work worshippy.gif


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post 7th April 2015 14:50
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very nice i do like the side skirts a real lot coolio.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif
and a very good color match on the paint work worshippy.gif


Thank you, I must admit the paintwork 's been done by a professional but it was certainly worth the money I spend on it.
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