Posts Tagged ‘wiring’

Awkward Alfa

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

This beautiful looking GTV had been giving it’s owner headache and heartache for months. The owner wasn’t shy when it came to getting his hands dirty and certainly know’s his way around Alfa’s. Everyone needs a little help from time to time though and we’re more than happy to work alongside the owners efforts.  The car has a pretty big turbo blowing through twin 40 DHLA carbs with a Canems ECU controlling the sparks. Every part of the system had faults that interfered with each other making the task of getting it running like trying to knit spaghetti. We did a little rewiring and resetting of things which improved the situation. Sadly as hard as we tried the carbs wouldn’t work sweetly, although it was healthy enough for an MoT. These projects are rarely a quick fix, more work in progress. The owner has new carbs on the way and we’ll try again when they arrive. Despite the challenge it’s a pleasure working on such a beautiful and special classic.

Poorly Porker

Monday, November 29th, 2010

This 911 is actually a 1971 model with a 1973 2.7 RS engine and the full fat hi-carb body kit added. It’s a wonderful car, when it’s not trying to set fire to itself. There were several wiring problems which took a fair amount of chasing down, especially as none of the wiring diagrams seemed to match the car. With a couple of new switches in and several bad connections resolved all seems well. With winter here though the car will now go into storage until the road salts don’t threaten it.