Our Alfa Club friends up in NSW are starting a new racing series called the Twin Spark Cup, based on the successful Alfa twin spark racing in the UK and Europe. It seemed like too good an idea to not support – so my friend Sheldon and I picked up this (tired) manual twin spark 156 for a tiny investment, with 240,000km on it. It cleaned up remarkably well.
After changing brake fluid, some decent brake pads, and a few other minor details we took it to the AROCA Broadford Supersprint in January for a good flogging. It’s surprisingly fun to drive a stock car like this.
Unfortunately the engine is a little tired at this many km, and it was overheating just a little. We’ve since sourced a replacement low km engine and it’s sitting ready to go in.
We’ve done a little work since then, stripping out the interior and fitting a few race car shiny bits. Progress has slowed down a bit as other things have taken priority, but back into this project shortly.
March 26, 2019
I can’t wait to see it Evan. We’ll be like twins … you know, except for all the bent panels on mine.