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Old 18-03-2011   #1
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Project Seicilindri (V6 Tipo)

This is my Tipo V6 Project or "Project Seicilindri"

Long story short, for those who don't know, I am swapping my standard 1.6 carby lump from my Tipo for the 2.5 V6 from an Alfa 155. Hopefully it will be finished by the end of this year.


My Tipo Before the project


(more on my subs at https://www.fiatforum.com/i-c-e/2611...lous-subs.html)


My Alfa Donor Vehicle Bought from Mal at Dino Enterprises. It only had a damged fuel pump. I made up a dodgy one from a Toyota 2JZ and it drove like a dream.




Tipo Strip Down





Bush mechanic repair job I found for the wiper mechanism. A block of wood hot glued to the body for support and a putty repair job for a ball joint connection




This is the engine bay tidy up and paint job I did a while back. I didn't paint the firewall because I a lot more to do on it (swapping firewall plate, changing pipes and cables etc.) plus it's going to be covered by the Alfa firewall cover anyway which I think Alfa only used to cover up the Fiat logo stamps
In the second pic I've pointed out the weld repair job that I got done on the chassis where it had been cracked. Anyone know if this is common?

Not bad for my first engine bay paint job in my opinion














Alfa strip down


My supervisor







Alfa 155 front brake compared to old Tipo one. Nice and meaty




Arrow in first pic pointing to where a cam gear has damaged its cover




I got bord one day when I was broke so I decided to to put these parts on the Tipo. In my opinion the Alfa side skirt looks good . The front bumper, not so much




I had to swap the front Tipo Subframe for the 155 one to install the cable gear shifter from the 155. The alfa subframe was also in poor condition so I had to repair it a little and gave it a coat of Holden Rocket Red for kicks
The shifter has to go with the Alfa handbrake as well which I think looks better that the old Tipo one.
In the second pic I've pointed out the studs on the new shifter where it has to bolt on to the subframe (pointed out in the third pic)
I also had to swap the front struts to fit the larger hubs which meant I had to get the top hats swapped. Cost me 2 hours work at the local garage!!










This is the rear subframe from the 155. A nice and easy bolt-in rear disc brake conversion complete with a nice thick anti-roll bar. The Alfa had obviously been sitting for a long time before I got it which meant I had to do a little rust and paint work


Now a lot of 155 owners have told me that a strut brace made a big difference to their vehicle handling and that you can't use an aftermarket Tipo one because it doesn't clear the ABS pump. So I managed to score this custom one which is based for the 155. But I then learned that the top hat bolts were different (arrow indicating) No biggie though. I can always cut a section out but any other ideas are welcome and no I don't want to just cut it out




This is the firewall plate which must be changed to install the hydraulic clutch from the Alfa and is a "Basically In The Clear Homey" of a job to do. It is sealed in with black silicone and takes a lot of prying, damaging and cussing to do. Tools needed: Screw driver, a big hammer and a crow bar
After I removed the old plate off I straightened the firewall back to normal, then sanded, primered and painted, ready for the new one (which also needed the same)



I have not yet sealed it back in just case I don't need to yet. If someone knows an easier way please tell me



I'm also currently changing the cam belt on the V6 which is not exactly one of the simplest ones to do. The reason being that Alfa 12v V6's have hydraulic de-tensioners which are very poor and are prone to leaking just like the one I previously had on.
So what you can do is convert it to a thermo mechanical type de-tensioner which costs a good $462.78NZD which is roughly half of that in british pounds. You also need to tap and thread the oil return hole (2nd pic marked A) and a special stepped stud to block the oil feed hole (marked B) and for the de-tensioner to pivot on. I could go on but heres a link that explains how if you want to know
http://www.alfapro.com/html/tensioner_install.html

Here in NZ you can't buy the special stepped stud so you have to get one made, or do it yourself if you have access to a lathe. I'm still waiting for mine to be made at an engineering shop. It's been 3 working days now



As I said at the start, the Alfa had a damaged fuel pump, so I got round to buying this one from Dino Enterprises which I think came off a Tempra. I've already swapped the fuel lines when I did the brakes.
The top with the green coil is the Alfa one and the other the Tempra. As you can see the two fuel line connections are different, so a little swap was needed and...


...Tada! Figjam!
Plus I installed the breather hole port from the 155 near the filler cap




Well off to my workshop to do more to the lil trolley

Any comments are welcome
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Old 18-03-2011   #2
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Re: Project Seicilindri (V6 Tipo)

I decided it would be better to move this project thread here from the Tipo section (https://www.fiatforum.com/tipo/26117...icilindri.html) so please bare in mind the last post is wee bit out of date at this present time but it will be updated soon.
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Re: Project Seicilindri (V6 Tipo)

Will you build a Alfa 155 1.6 as well? :P
Looking forward to that update

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Re: Project Seicilindri (V6 Tipo)

Yea that has crossed my mind a few times. It would be real easy. It's already got all the Tipo suspension and brakes in it at the moment as well and the motor just needs a new head gasket. It wouldn't be easy to get it street legal however due to all the rust is has. Maybe for a paddock basher yea haha
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