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Harpo
post 11th December 2014 01:50
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Guys, i thought there was some threads detailing the V6 being fitted into the 145, but i cant find them!
Have they been deleted due to age? It was a few years ago.
Has anyone saved any info about the conversion? Im just wondering what are the main problems?
I have a ropey GTV that needs a lot of work doing to it, so it could be ideal as a donor car.
Im thinking to change both the front and rear subframes replacing worn bushes etc as i go along. With hard work and a ton of luck i want to get it done by spring. Just not saying what year yet!
Does anyone know how many have been done? It looks like the Fiat turbo is more popular. More power?
TIA.
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post 11th December 2014 13:19
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QUOTE(Harpo @ 11th December 2014 01:50) *
Guys, i thought there was some threads detailing the V6 being fitted into the 145, but i cant find them!
Have they been deleted due to age? It was a few years ago.
Has anyone saved any info about the conversion? Im just wondering what are the main problems?
I have a ropey GTV that needs a lot of work doing to it, so it could be ideal as a donor car.
Im thinking to change both the front and rear subframes replacing worn bushes etc as i go along. With hard work and a ton of luck i want to get it done by spring. Just not saying what year yet!
Does anyone know how many have been done? It looks like the Fiat turbo is more popular. More power?
TIA.






all iv'e seen is this one that was finished and looked very cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oNk_-q1Z0


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post 11th December 2014 14:02
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That I know of there are
1. The 145 GTA fitted with a 3.2 by the Alfisti.net guys
2. A 3L V6 with ITB that used to belong to a mechanic of dandycars (mx-5 specialist), he sold it on to some guys who didn't drive the car and 3 years later he bought the car to restore.
3. A 146ti fitted with a 2.5L V6 from a guy called V6inside (mainly in alfaowner)

From what I understand, the conversion is a bit more complicated that a fiat coupe turbo, however it is still not too bad and definitely doable. If you have a donor car, that is probably the best way as IIRC the uprights, the wiring, the ecu, the hubs, the immobiliser and the tacho will have to come from the donor.

Rear subframe of a gtv (not sure if a v6 or a ts) does actually fit a 145 and provides the tricky rear wheel cornering ability.

I'd love to do a swap....i'd go for ITB with megasquirt

That I know of there are
1. The 145 GTA fitted with a 3.2 by the Alfisti.net guys
2. A 3L V6 with ITB that used to belong to a mechanic of dandycars (mx-5 specialist), he sold it on to some guys who didn't drive the car and 3 years later he bought the car to restore.
3. A 146ti fitted with a 2.5L V6 from a guy called V6inside (mainly in alfaowner)

From what I understand, the conversion is a bit more complicated that a fiat coupe turbo, however it is still not too bad and definitely doable. If you have a donor car, that is probably the best way as IIRC the uprights, the wiring, the ecu, the hubs, the immobiliser and the tacho will have to come from the donor.

Rear subframe of a gtv (not sure if a v6 or a ts) does actually fit a 145 and provides the tricky rear wheel cornering ability.

I'd love to do a swap....i'd go for ITB with megasquirt


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post 11th December 2014 14:16
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Thanks guys, its a rather tight fit (finarr!) but does look rather good!
Jezza says its one of the best engines ever produced. It has to be done!

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post 11th December 2014 14:46
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QUOTE(Harpo @ 11th December 2014 14:16) *
Thanks guys, its a rather tight fit (finarr!) but does look rather good!
Jezza says its one of the best engines ever produced. It has to be done!




let us know how is gets on with loads of pics whistle.gif


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post 22nd December 2014 15:10
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v6inside was a 145 not a 146,
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post 17th December 2015 01:02
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Work has finally started. Yipee!
Well, you cant rush these things can you?
The engine is now out of the GTV. Going to take the gearbox off next. The clutch is slipping so im looking to replace the flywheel with a solid one and a GTA clutch as per the advice found on many boards.
I need to get a list going of all the parts i need. Im not sure about fitting a Q2 yet, as it will add a lot to the bill.
The timing belt and water pump together with all service items will be replaced with the engine on the floor.
I intend to check the brushes on the starter motor and alternator as well, because access is somewhat limited when the engine is fitted.
After this Friday work will stop until early January for the Xmas holidays.
Im taking a few photos and will post them up when i work out how to do it and have time.
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post 29th July 2016 13:19
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Did you ever finish this? I'm just prepping mine just now, how did you get on?
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post 20th September 2017 16:56
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I'm worse than useless at forums!
Reading my posts I realise it looks like I'm doing the work which isn't the case.
I got friendly with a mechanic who is hugely more skilled than myself and it was him that has got the engine into the car and connected various items. Having done the hard work it's up to me to finish it off.
As ever in life time and money aren't always available so I'm looking at spring 2017 to get stuck into it. Mainly because I'm looking to escape the UK winter until then.
I am looking forward to using it. Of course these days it won't be fast with so many hot hatches at 300 or more bhp.
But it will be plenty fast enough and it might surprise them and l the noise will be fabulous!


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post 21st September 2017 08:31
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do you mean Spring, NEXT year, Harpo..?

Any pictures..?
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post 16th October 2017 01:14
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Oppps yes next year 2018.
I had some pics at various stages of fitting on my iPad that died, so they are lost unfortunately.
I will take some when itís finished and running.
If there is a suitable meeting next year I will bring it along and let you guys have a go.
Compared to modern cars it will be slow but Iím sure it will beat them in sounding better!

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post 16th October 2017 03:12
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Exciting...

A mate of mine (who is also on Facebook) was telling me that there is a potential 145 / 6 meet on the cards for next year.

Is that something you are aware of too..?
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