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This 1967 Duetto race car belongs to SFAROC Member Jonathan Eismann.  In this page you will find some pics and some historical and technical data about this car.



Above: the cockpit is all business.



  • Original built by Gary Valant of Plano, Texas.
  • This is the actual car featured in the Alfa Restoration Guide.
  • The car was very successfully campaigned by Gary, and his son, throughout the southwest.
  • The car was completely disassembled, rebuilt and raced by Frank Sible in Chicago with the help of Mike Besic, Jack Beck and Jason Arigo.
  • Now owned and maintained by: Jonathan Eismann, Pacific Time Motorsports, Miami Beach, Florida -

  • 2-liter engine
  • 48 mm Weber carbs tuned by Pierce manifold
  • Therma Cycle cams from Norman
  • Carrillo rods
  • Alfa Ricambi Vignolos aluminum pistons
  • Nitrated crank
  • Marilli-plex solid-state ignition
  • Powder-coated custom balanced headers
  • Stainless exhaust with custom Borla
  • 4-core Griffin aluminum radiator
  • Norman motor mounts
  • Full Accusump system
  • Dynoed at 185 HP
  • Rev limiter set at 7000 RPM
  • Everything is safety wired
  • 5-speed close ratio lightweight box by Mike Besic
  • Sliding block rear end, just like the GTAs
  • 8-gallon aluminum fuel cell and electric pump
  • Stewart Warner gauges
  • Dash mounted fuses
  • Custom color-coded harness
  • Sparco race seat and a 6 point Simpson harness
  • Wet weight is less than 1600 pounds
  • Custom aluminum engine lid and glass trunk
  • Vented brake rotors
  • Porterfield R-4 Kevlar pads
  • Koni racing shocks
  • All Alfa Ricambi poly bushings
  • Momo racing wheel
  • Lightweight Panasport 7 x 14 racing wheels
  • Hoosier 225/50 racing tires
  • Aeroquip fittings
  • Full car & cockpit fire suppression system


Above, Jonathan in action at the AROC Time Trials in July 2003.  Jonathan's business (the restaurant Pacific Times) kindly co-sponsored the AROC convention.