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|07-30-2007 12:38 PM|
Originally Posted by gtv2000 View Post
I did have some experience of Perkins Diesels fitted to early (MK1) Transit vans when I first started in the motor trade (mid 80's). They wern't a nice engine by comercial standards, so god only knows what they were like in cars of the same era!!!
|07-30-2007 05:52 AM|
Perkins diesel engine mules
No knowledge of any mules, maybe in Italy as I would expect Alfa Romeo to have carried out the development using Perkins supplied engines as they would be selling the finished product. Maybe a car or two was sent to Perkins for evaluation, but likely to be returned, if only because LHD??
Originally Posted by Green Berlina View Post
|07-30-2007 03:18 AM|
Originally Posted by Green Berlina View Post
One Giulia wagon is reputedly fitted with a Perkins, but that's not confirmed.
|07-29-2007 03:42 PM|
Collivanfan, Nice website! I've just been reading up on the Romeo van. I like the quirkiness of it, its a great shame there's not many of them left.
As you seem to have an extended knowledge of the more unusual side of Alfas, do you know of any diesel powered Berlinas (like my 2000) or maybe even a colliwagon?
Just wondered, as the Perkins diesel engine that would have been fitted to them would have been sourced from Peterborough here in England so could there be any "test cars" out there???
|07-23-2007 05:00 PM|
I have had my F-12 Diesel Van up to 100 on the freeway. (Well, OK, that's KPH.) It is strong, slow, and loud. It feels like you are driving a large truck when trying to turn with that manual steering.
|07-22-2007 05:23 PM|
I need pictures!! I don't believe we have many over here in the States, but I would bet my wife would trade in the Chrysler Town & Country for an Alfa Van!!
They have DVD players, A/C, power everything, cruise, tilt, sunroof, and get 26 mpg doing 80 mph on the highway.......right!!??
|07-21-2007 05:29 AM|
|07-20-2007 04:36 PM|
Tony (Collivanfan) has an excellent writeup about "Autotutto Romeo" on his website. Here is the link: CLICK HERE
Originally Posted by MALDI View Post
|07-20-2007 05:51 AM|
|MALDI||How about a tutorial for those of us who have no idea what you are on about!|
|07-20-2007 01:53 AM|
Nice new forum, now post some pictures, **** you!!
...And what about somewhere to post about the OTHER left-behind Alfas this board doesn't support yet..?
|07-19-2007 11:01 AM|
Glad to hear that you like the forum, Simon must take the credit for the engineering work in getting it into operation., it is easy to come up with ideas!
Regarding the pantechnican, diesel engined cabs had a water temp gauge in the centre of the dash, near the screen, petrol versions had an enamel AR Milano badge in place. AFAIK, "combustabile" just means "fuel", & the diesel has a different type of ignition switch & key, but I stand to be corrected.
|07-19-2007 10:38 AM|
Wow, it's great to have a forum for such cult Alfas (well, maybe far less so than the bus/truck forum, haha)!! We still have not got to fix the brake problem on my mother's Romeo 2, but hoping to take care of that as soon as I go back home again in a month. I keep forgetting to give you her Romeo 2's chassis number so here it is: 13768. The dashboard has a round opening (about 3" in diameter) right in the middle and the "fuel (petrol)" gauge says "combustibile" so I assume that she was equipped with that infamous supercharged diesel when she was new. The coachwork was done by a carozzeria called St. Giorgio of Brescia, Italy. It's in red right now but I see bright blue paint everywhere underneath the red so she was painted blue at some point.
Big Thank You from me to Simon and Tony for getting this forum started (Tony, I assume that you asked Simon to start it)!! Now that we have it, let's keep it active and invite many, many fellow BBers to the forum!!
|07-19-2007 06:01 AM|
Welcome to the Romeo, F12 & A12 Forum
Firstly, a sincere "thank you" to Simon for creating this new forum devoted to the Romeos & their F12 & A12 descendants, in fact all those light vans, busses etc which were available with the 750, 101 or 105 series classic twin-can petrol engines, as well as the diesel engined variants.
I wonder if a consensus can be reached on an everyday title for this forum? I suggest the Romeo Forum, much easier on the tongue & keyboard than The Romeo, Romeo 2, Romeo 3, A11, A12, F11 & F12 Forum!
I look forward to reading lots of interesting posts about them & their owners & hope to be able to offer something of interest too...