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JetJackson
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 6:35 pm    Post subject: SOLD : Alfa 33 1.5 TDR turbo system Reply with quote

Offered here is *most* of the turbo system from the early 80's limited edition Alfa 33 Turbo.

From what I remember...

In the early 1980s ahead of the release of the 1.7 engine Alfa Romeo UK commissioned a limited run of (50?) 1.5 Alfa 33 cars to be fitted with a turbo charger. The system was designed and built by Terry Drury Racing and was added to standard 1.5 SC cars. These were then sold by Alfa Dealerships around the country. The claim was 130+ bhp, 130 mph, 8.4s to 60. As far as know the engines remained standard internally. The carb was rejeted and an intercooler was fitted in front of the radiator behind the grill.

I came across (the remains) of one of these cars in the early 1990's. At the time it was too rusty to save (but probably quite good compared to what we save now) so I removed the engine and TDR system and fitted it to a 'sud. It spent a short time in there before plans changed and it had an incident with a nut... Whilst hacking round the farm one of bolts that held on the air cleaner came off and was sucked into the turbo, damaging it (see photos). I didnt have the money at the time to repair or replace it so the engine came out and was replaced with a 1700. Following this the TDR kit was removed from the 1500 and the engine found its way into a camper conversion. Since then (1995?) the parts have sat in a box in the workshop... Until today!







What is present :

- exhaust manifold
- turbo (with damaged rotor on the inlet shown above)
- turbo support bracket (mounts on end of cylinder head)
- exhaust manifold
- inlet manifold
- modified carb
- custom TDR intake
- custom TDR mount for standard airbox
- remote oil filter takeoff / pipes etc (turbo sits in approx location of oil filter)
- valve block and vacuum pipes
- Micro Dynamics ECU
- other electronic box
- intercooler (not great condition but shows size and location)

What is missing :
- paperwork / instructions / wiring diagram.
- 'loom' : there wasnt much of a loom but some wiring from ECU, its only 7 wires.
- silicone hoses to connect inlet to intercooler and on to engine. The were robbed for another project a while ago.
- standard air box : the car was fitted with a standard airbox, just relocated.
- engine (obviously!)
- turbo down pipe. I may have this in the workshop somewhere. I will have a look.

As I'm having a massive clearout currently this really needs to go. Could make the basis for an interesting project for somebody. Open to offers.

£ Offers.
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Ian M
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!
That's a new one on me, never heard of that special edition before, really interesting though.
I did a search and the only thing I could find about it on t Internet was this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-ALFA-ROMEO-33-TURBO-BY-TDR-CAR-BROCHURE-jm-/351634393082

I wonder if any survive tucked away in a garage somewhere?
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JetJackson
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there are none then somebody now has access to the parts to build a replica!

I think less than 50 were sold, maybe 35 from memory.
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JetJackson
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now sold.
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john 33_16v
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, only just seen this post. Did anyone on here buy it?

When I was about 13 I went with my dad to Bell and Colvill when he test drove one of their turbo conversion 'suds. He liked it but wasn't impressed enough to get his sud converted. I think he thought it was a waste to get rid of the two twin choke dellortos.
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