Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Today I checked the GT over, ready for my wife and I to take it on a road trip to Castlemaine in Victoria in two days time. It is about a seven hour drive from Adelaide and we will be away for six days. I used my Christmas gift card from my dad to buy a 150 psi/35 litres per minute, 12 volt portable air compressor to keep in the car in case I need to use the spare wheel. Normally the GTs don't have a full sized spare, but the original owner put one in, which is a good thing in my opinion. The only trouble is that it is a slightly tight fit and I have to let the air out of the tyre to get it in properly. I have always meant to get a compressor in case the worst happens and I have flat, but only just got round to it today. I am not sure whether my car, (being an early one), originally had a space saver wheel in it or not, but I know the later ones have no spare at all - just a can of foam sealant and a little compressor of some sort. With our long distances between towns in the country, that would be a serious problem if your tyre got shredded or slashed. There seems to be a lot of cars with no spare these days, which might be fine if you are in a city, or a country in which you are never far from civilisation, but not in a hot, sparsely populated country like Australia. It would be no fun at all being stuck on the side of the road in 40 degrees Celsius, with no phone signal and a shredded tyre.
2010 159 ti 1750 TBI sedan (red).
2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1987 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.
2000 156 Monza Twin Spark, (Cosmos Blue metallic), sonís girlfiendís car.
1999 GTV 3 litre 24 valve V6, metallic black, (sonís new car).
1988 Range Rover Classic Highline 3.9 V8
1989 75 3 litre, written off by runaway van.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).
Last edited by oz3litre; 12-31-2016 at 05:06 AM.