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> Getting the 145QV ready for the track, Zender spoiler and new radiator fitted.
effkay
post 23rd June 2016 18:21
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So after 10 months of doing my house up with the 145 being covered in boxes and SORN, a few weekends ago I began getting it ready for an MOT.

Before I gutted the house I had just painted the engine cover with wrinkle finish:



And I had bought a Zender spoiler from eBay for a bargain price and began filler, primer and painting it before adding stripes:
















I drilled bolt holes and one for the wiring, then spliced into the existing wiring and replaced 1 LED that wasn't working. Wiring was all wrapped before being put back behind trim:






I'm pleased with the outcome - definitely finishes the shape off well:





Then I changed the oil and filter (only had done around 2000miles since last change) and decided to change the radiator while down there as the existing one looked a little worse for wear - eBay cost with Saturday delivery was 64:



Love shiny parts!



So flushed the fluid and removed the existing parts:







Never had overheating issues, but think I caught this in time:





TBC...



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post 23rd June 2016 18:28
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Will post rest when someone comments as maxed out my photos!
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post 24th June 2016 00:15
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QUOTE(effkay @ 23rd June 2016 19:28) *
Will post rest when someone comments as maxed out my photos!



looking good smile.gif
would you be interested in my light wight team dynamic 1.5 17s with new nankang tyers
http://forum.alfa145.com/index.php?act=att...st&id=14000


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post 24th June 2016 07:39
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While it was out, I cleaned all the parts and repaired some surface rust on the rad support:











Checked rubbers and refitted all the cleaned and new parts, and tidied up some wiring:











And yesterday it PASSED its MOT - so July 2nd and August 13th booked at Llandow:





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post 24th June 2016 17:07
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Great work.
How come you only have 2 relays on the BOB?
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post 25th June 2016 14:50
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 24th June 2016 01:15) *
looking good smile.gif
would you be interested in my light wight team dynamic 1.5 17s with new nankang tyers
http://forum.alfa145.com/index.php?act=att...st&id=14000


Nah thanks. Prefer smaller tyres on track and tyres are cheaper. Already have a spare set of alloys and lots of tyres. Cheers though

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Great work.
How come you only have 2 relays on the BOB?


Haha it's just how it came. No idea if it's different to normal. Anyone know?
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post 25th June 2016 15:25
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QUOTE(Nigel145 @ 24th June 2016 18:07) *
Great work.
How come you only have 2 relays on the BOB?




I think that's the other is for air con ? unsure.gif

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I think that's the other is for air con ? unsure.gif

That would explain it coolio.gif
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post 25th June 2016 18:18
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Yeah no aircon - made the rad change far easier!
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post 26th June 2016 01:43
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Wow, looking good there. I like the coloured stripe.
You put me to shame about the rad thing. Mine is rusty as anything. You have inspired me now!
What sort of track racing is it? What are the other cars you wil be racing against?
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post 27th June 2016 10:51
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Thanks bud. Just track days for now - done some Autosolos before but not really my cup of tea as prefer higher speed time trails.

Hoping to get into Hillclimbing and Sprints - a mate is current Wales Sports and Saloon Car Champion, so will be picking his brain soon.

Just hoping the car feels good this weekend at Llandow first, and everything holds together!
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post 5th July 2016 08:53
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So the car survived the day without issue which was great. Wasn't pushing too hard and still managed to finished off some tyres (see pic below) so new RSR's being ordered.

Here's a vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK0_tp4MWCc

And some pics:

















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post 5th July 2016 17:40
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Yup those tyres are shot.
Looks like you were pushing it thumbup.gif
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Hi Looking good,

I also have a 145 i race, and was just looking through your photos as thought that will kill your front tires, you need a lot harder suspension, what are you currently running ? so you know the spring rates ?
Keep it up

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post 6th July 2016 11:31
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Dampers are the expensive Bilsten B8 ones. Spax adjustables on the rear. Fk lowering springs all round.

Rear is ok - not sure how to stiffen the front any more though. Other than fit some even lower springs...the tyres had done a few tracks days, so was time for them to go.

Any cheap ideas? As its just a fun toy, I dont want to go mad and have to buy an entirely new coilover setup...maybe thicker anti-roll bar?

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post 8th July 2016 16:23
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Hi M8.

Like Your 145.

Do the same with my 145 in Denmark, but only on the track.

http://forum.alfa145.com/index.php?showtopic=19809

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These arrived today - Nankang NS-2R's. Got a good deal so thought I'd have a change - will be interesting to see how they differ from the two sets of Federal RSR I have been through. They get great reviews online. Look much more square compared to the RSR's so will see how they wear on the edges. They are the harder 180 'street' compound as I prefer to get slightly more life out of them rather than massive amounts of grip:





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Are they road legal?
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Yes road legal. Even Toyo 888's are road legal and they have even less tread than these.
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Any cheap ideas? As its just a fun toy, I dont want to go mad and have to buy an entirely new coilover setup...maybe thicker anti-roll bar?

Hello effkay,

I run my 145 in a std race series here in New Zealand we are only allow to run std shocks and of the shelf springs, i have the 50mm lower Eibach springs with std dampers.
The car would pitch forward way to much killing my tires, and lifting the rear wheel witch plays havoc with the ABS. the handling was very poor with lots of under steer.
the way i was able to correct this was using bump-stops. For the front i replaced the foam with a progressive rubber one and packed it down with PU bushes so there was about 1 inch of spring travel, you will have to play with the packers as two hard and you will just lock the brakes with no pitch at all. In the rear i replace the factory foam one with PU units from a Mazda MPV i think, they need to be bolted in place through the chassis.
this is the single best mod i have done to the car it now turns in like it should and will hit apex's. If you want any other info just let me know, i have a few other mods for cheap Hp also .

Cheers Steve
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