Sunk Cost Racing 156 GTA
Dec31

Sunk Cost Racing 156 GTA

For a long time my friend Phil and I have talked about buying a race car suitable for running in endurance racing.  The stars aligned earlier this year and we were able to acquire a suitable car – a 2003 156 GTA.  The car was originally built to production car specification and run in a two-hour production car race at Bathurst in 2003.  It had a short-ish career racing in production cars before being run in club racing for...

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AROCA Winton Nov 2017
Nov21

AROCA Winton Nov 2017

Another superb one-day racing event by AROCA Victoria at Winton Raceway.  Getting straight on the track for a combined practice and qualifying is challenging, and the track had definitely changed it’s traction level since the previous weekend’s event, so I qualified further back than I should have.  I built some confidence in the races though, particularly races three and four which were held on the short track...

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Veloce Racing Winton Nov 2017
Nov15

Veloce Racing Winton Nov 2017

It had been almost twelve months since the Madame Sud was out on the track, so I was super-excited.  For another year the NSW-based Veloce Racing Association organised a racing round at Winton Raceway, so we travelled up to join them.  The all-Alfa field of 12 race cars was a support category for the Winton 300 endurance race.  The racing was super-close this year, with 5-6 cars all qualified within a second of each other.  Fellow...

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1750 GTV – Nov 2017
Nov15

1750 GTV – Nov 2017

Welcome back to the ongoing slow restoration of this 1750 GTV.  This post covers a period effectively from May until now, with not a huge amount of action.  Back in May we had a couple of vinyl repairs done to my very-good-but-not-quite-perfect dash.  I’m quite happy with the results, certainly good enough for me.  The dash is now fitted, see below. Back in May, the rebuilt engine was started for the first time also. In...

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1750 GTV – May/June 2017
May02

1750 GTV – May/June 2017

These came in a while ago, but I forgot to post pictures.  Webers fully refurbished by Thornbury Carburettor Service. Engine and gearbox assembly almost ready to be dropped in. Engine installed. Headlights installed. Hundreds of little underbonnet...

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1750 GTV – April 2017
May01

1750 GTV – April 2017

The project is underway again in earnest.  Shown here are fresh brake lines being fitted, along with brake and clutch masters and the large single booster, hoses and...

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