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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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New ALfa owner

Hello everyone,

I recently purchased a 1977 spider. It's my first experience with Alfa Romeo so I have very little information about the cars.
The previous owner never really maintained the car so I'd love to bring it back to its former glory.
Problem is, I'm in Edmonton and can't seem to find many places to source "original parts".
Can anyone suggest a good, reliable source for parts within Canada?
Looking for everything from a radio, to air filters.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 08:34 AM
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I predict you will find that your best sources are the UK, and US. There are also good sources in Germany.

In the modern Internet age, international business is not painful. I can place an online order with, for instance, Classic Alfa in England. The parts generally arrive in 2 or 3 days with a freight cost of $20 - $35. There is little argument, in my opinion, for driving across town to save $25.

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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 30 years) Nearly 50 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 11:55 AM
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I've been purchasing parts primarily from the UK and Germany for the past 10 years and have found most of the well known suppliers to be excellent to deal with. The UK ones are the easiest to deal with from my experience ...but the German ones are also good. The list below is in order of volumes of parts that I've purchased...which is usually driven by cost considerations.

Welcome to Classic Alfa
Classic Alfa Romeo spare parts - Alfa Specialists
https://www.alfa-service.com/start.ph
OKP Parts & Engineering for Italian Cars - Die Alfa Romeo Spezialisten: Start
Del Priore

Now there are US suppliers as well, but the low CDN $ and higher shipping costs has made it difficult to justify buying from south of the border....unless of course they have parts that are not available elsewhere.

...p.s. ...welcome to our BB!....

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2016, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome, thanks for the input.
On a similar note, whats the best repair manual for alfa romeos?

Thanks.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 10:56 PM
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Ciao Matt
Contact me tomorrow or this weekend

I'm in Edmonton and know a few good sources and one crappy one.
Cheers
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Matt, word to the wise, stay away from eyetal motors...I know a good mechanic should you need one..

I think Giovanni knows the crappy one!

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