14th May 2003, 23:08

Hi there, it seems all your comments are after the same thing and I'm afraid that I'm no different. Loved your article. I'm amazed that you got such power out of the "boxer" (well done!).

I'm restoring my second sprint and I'm about to purchase a 1.7 16v engine. I was hoping you would be willing to share your secrets just once more.

You can contact me at:


Thank you so much. Ben.

19th Jun 2003, 08:05

Hello, my name is Hady, I'm from Australia and own an Alfa 33S P4, I was also surprised by the power you got out of your boxer engine, I was thinking of turbocharging my one to get 200Hp+, but I'm not so sure about it now, can you please give me some advice about whether I should or not and how I can get more power from my car?


THANK YOU, much appreciated...

28th Nov 2004, 16:51

Sorry to sound like a broken record - but could you send me the detail too. I am tuning a 91 alfa 33 16V at the moment and could use any tips!



27th May 2005, 15:45

Perhaps you would care to publish the details of your tuning on this forum, or elsewhere in cyberspace?

15th Sep 2005, 08:11

You can get 200hp without turbo you know.

The ones that races in the UK have that at 8500 rpm.

It would indeed be undriveable for normal use as cams are to hot and engine wouldn't drive nice at low rpm.

4th Oct 2005, 14:29

I have an alfa 33 16v 1993. I have very high fuel consumption and it back fires very badly. can anyone help?

15th Nov 2005, 14:03

How can you get 200 hp out of 33 1.7 s 16v without turbo? For what use you made yours, street or racing? What other modification have you done and who did them?

16th Nov 2005, 14:25

Hey guys I come from the island of Malta. I too have an Alfa 33. I tuned up the engine and got up to 240BHP. It is turbo intercooled, forged pistons and rods etc... I raced an Alfa 156 GTA, it was a toy for me. A Honda Integra too 1.8 vtec and it was easy... a Toyota GT Turbo, a Toyota Celica GT Four, a Toyota Sera, a Toyota Glanza, a Honda Prelude, a Mercedes AMG, and even an M3 as our friend said. Man I beat them all like... it has a marvelous power if you can handle it the right way at the right time...

1st Feb 2007, 05:41

I own the 33 for years, it indeed is a fantastic. Superb handling, but slightly under powered (to face competition). I did only minor modifications and have been living with losing on straights vs. many other cars, but making up in corners.

I take pride in thrashing cars with 40% more power on the race track. Didn't to do it up to match the car powers of many others like 180bhp Hondas etc... coz it'll cost a fortune. Even as it is, I love this car for its competitiveness, phenomenal handling and soulful engine.

7th Aug 2008, 00:06

Hi everyone, I have an Alfa 33 engine in a wizard cab VW Beetle with twin 40s dells. Can any one on this site tell me how to wire it up to the bug? I just want it up and running for the shows.

Many thanks, Jamie.

30th Jan 2009, 09:28

Why ruin such a beautiful engine with turbo's etc. Buy an Impreza STi engine. The flat 4 is music to my ears, and I intend to enhance my engine to 180bhp, without any turbo's..

27th Oct 2010, 17:12


I have an Alfa 33 1,7 16v, and I have it for drag racing. It is 560hp and I have problem with the gearbox because it's breaking all the time.

Any solution?

Best regards

Ahilleas Greece.