Alfa-Romeo 2600 Touring Spider
from 1962 to 1965
6 cylinders 2582cc
177.30 in, 4500 mm
98.50 in, 2500 mm
54.37 in, 1380 mm
63.04 in, 1600 mm
2933 1b, 1330 kg
The 2600 Spider Touring was a open sports car produced from 1962 to 1966 by Alfa Romeo .
Like the 2600 sedan redesigned by the company, the new Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider as the series 106.01, was designed and built by the Carrozzeria Touring bodyshop .As with its direct ancestor, the Milanese coachbuilder decided not to use the Superleggera method , in which the exterior body panels were made of aluminum , but a modern monocoque structure made entirely of steel ,the 2600 Spider was the first bodywork built in the new factory in Nova Milanese .
The 2600 Spider underwent restyling and adopted all the technical improvements made to the sedan, including the engine. The open two-seater is based on the four-door chassis, from which it inherits steering, brakes and suspension and from 1964 the brakes became disc brakes on all wheels., but with a shortened wheelbase from 2720 mm to 2500 mm and an engine boosted to 145 HP thanks to an increase in the compression ratio up to 9: 1 and the adoption of three double-barrel Solex 40 PHH carburettors. Thanks to the 5-speed gearbox and the different bodywork, the spider reaches 124.2 mph (200 km/h).
- Engine capacity: 157.91 cu in, 2582 cu cm
- Fuel consumption: 17.6 m imp gal, 14.7 m Us gal
- Max power (SAE): 165 hp at 5900 rpm
- Max torque (SAE) 159 1b ft, 22 kgm at 4000 rpm
- Max number of engine rpm: 6500
- Specific power 63.9 hp/l
- Max speed in 5th gear: 124.2 mph
- Power weight ratio: 17.9 lb/hp, 8.1 kg/hp
The bodywork of the 2600 Spider differs from that of the previous 2000 not only for the renewed mechanics, but also for numerous external details that distinguish it at first sight. It is in fact equipped with a single air intake on the bonnet (instead of the two smaller ones on the 2000) The first 2600 Spiders produced also had the bonnet that opens from the front, with hinges installed on the passenger compartment side, while later they were moved to the front cross member, so that the bonnet opens from the passenger compartment side but retains the small winged logos of the Touring bodywork , without the Superleggera writing in italics because the body is now in steel.
The front differs for the single front bumper instead of the previous split ones Right from the start, the success of the 2000 Spider in America prompted Alfa Romeo to produce the 2600 Spider America. The differences with the "European" 2600 Spider are limited to the front and rear bumpers , equipped with large rubber overriders to North American standards of the instruments and Rear lights..The 2600 Spider features a chrome grille between the windscreen and the bonnet and deflectors on the front windows. The side panel is simplified by eliminating the particular oblique chromed grilles of the 2000 and one of the two superimposed chromed sills, while the particular direction indicators with chromed "tail" remain on the front mudguard. Only the rear is practically unchanged, with the same chromed rear bumper extended along the side and the same vertically developing taillights surrounded by a chromed frame. These are mounted on the end of the fins and border the boot lid, on which the chromed license plate holder and the Alfa Romeo 2600 lettering are located.The line of the bodywork is not altered by the roof hood , which when open fits into a special compartment and when closed blends in with the rest of the car body.
Inside the passenger compartment of the 2600 also has two separate seats, well padded and upholstered in vinyl, but instead of the rear shelf for storing the luggage, there is a rear bench for accommodating two more occupants, being approved as 2 plus 2. The dashboard , painted black, has an eyelid inside which there are four circular instruments, the speedometer / odometer and tachometer , larger, and, smaller, petrol level indicator, oil pressure gauge and water and oil thermometer. The three-spoke steering wheel is in black Bakelite with aluminum spokes and a horn button . In the center of the board are therear-view mirror and a slot for the radio while in front of the passenger there is a glove box, closed by a flap, and a large grab handle.Among the paid accessories of this luxurious spider are the spoked wheels, the sedan's pressed sheet metal rims as standard, the air conditioning , the rigid sheet metal hard-top roof , the electric windows and the interior finished in leather , refined equipment suitable for the class of the car.
Alfa-Romeo 2600 Spider Technical details and specifications (1962-1965)
front, 4 stroke
bore and stroke: 3_27 x 3.13 in, 83 x 79.6 mm
engine capacity: 157.91 cu in, 2582 cu cm
compression ratio: 9 : 1
cylinder block: light alloy, wet liners
cylinder head: light alloy,hemispherical combustion chambers
crankshaft bearings: 7
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, Vee-slanted, with thimble tappets
camshaft: 2, overhead
carburation: 3 Solex 44 PHH horizontal twin-barrel carburettors
fuel feed: electric pump
cooling system: water
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate, hydraulically controlled
gear box: mechanical; gears: 5 + reverse
synchromesh gears: II, III, IV, V
gear box ratios: (I) 3.304, (II) 1.987, (III) 1.354, (IV) 1, (V) 0.790,(Rev) 3.010
gear lever location: central
final drive: hypoid bevel
ratio: 4.78 1
type integral load-bearing monocoque in steel with progressively differentiated structure
front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: rigid axle, trailing radius arms, upper A-bracket, coil springs, telescopic dampers.
worm and roller
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 4.
front disc (Girling), rear drum, servo from 1964 also rear disc
voltage: 12 V
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
wheel base: 98.50 in, 2500 mm
front track: 55.12 in,1400 mm
rear track: 53.94 in, 1370 mm
overall length: 177.30 in, 4500 mm
overall width: 63.04 in, 1600 mm
overall height: 54.37 in, 1380 mm
ground clearance: 4.72 in, 120 mm
dry weight: 2933 1b, 1330 kg
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Alfa-Romeo 2600 Spider Maintenance and Service Guide (1962-1965)
Fuel: petrol, 95-100 Oct
Engine sump oil: 5.28 imp qt, 6.34 US qt, 6 1, SAE 20W-40, change every 1900 miles, 3000 km
Gearbox oil 1.45 imp qt, 1.74 US qt, 1.65 1, SAE 90, change every 1900 miles, 3000 km;
Final drive oil: 2.2 imp qt, 2.6 US qt, 2.5 1, SAE 90, change every 7500 miles, 12000 km
Steering box oil: 0.22 imp qt, 0.26 US qt, 0.25 1, SAE 90, change every 7500 miles, 12000 km
Greasing: every 1900 miles, 3000 km
Tappet clearances: inlet 0.016 - 0.018 in, 0.42 - 0.45 mm, exhaust 0.020 - 0.022 in, 0.52 - 0.55 mm
Valve timing: (inlet) opens 20° 36' before tdc and closes 56° 48' after bdc, (exhaust) opens 70° 36' before bdc and closes 6° 48' after tdc
Tyre pressure (normal load): front 30 psi, 2.1 atm, rear 31 psi, 2.2 atm.
Optional Borrani spokes wheels
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