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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 09:21 AM
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radford gt

Radford used to "pimp out" cars back in the late 60s and 70s. They would install sunroofs, electric windows, vinyl roofs and AC. It was good work but was pretty tack in some ways. I know they did gtvs and my friend had a mini cooper radford.

http://www.radford-coachbuilders.com/

Apparently they still exist. So much for English taste! ;-p
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Obviously, only one of you could be a posh rich kid whos daddy owns Wiltshire....

Anyway - excellent piece of work chaps. I wish I had friends at school who would join me in a similar endeavour but unfortunately we spent all our money on beer and chatting up girls - whatever little money there was.
I think you could be more charitable to these 'kids'. Forty of them clubbed together to buy a wreck and they restored it using almost entirely donated parts, and for first-timers they have done an amazing job. Moreover, they did so because they all wanted to gain practical experience when their own university wanted to focus more on pure CAD design etc and less on the oily reality, and all credit to them for doing so. Some of these students might end up creating a future classic or a car which will help the masses to eke out the last of the hydrocarbons or the power source of the future, and all the better if their teeth were cut on an Alfa, don't you think?

The list of people who have freely donated parts reads like a Whos Who of the UK vintage racing and Alfa world, who were obviously delighted by such enthusiasm and no doubt hopeful that one day some of them would return as paying customers (for the cynics amongst you). Leave your chip on your shoulder if you really must, Kroehl, but you demean yourself by doing so.

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Car looks awesome..great work guys!


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Hi!

We started our project about 6 month ago, so we hope to have a drivable car in spring 2007 to enter the German event at Hockenheim in 2007. Are you entering the Hockenheim 2006 event? We might go there as visitors...

Greetz Clemens


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I think you could be more charitable to these 'kids'. Forty of them clubbed together to buy a wreck and they restored it using almost entirely donated parts, and for first-timers they have done an amazing job. Moreover, they did so because they all wanted to gain practical experience when their own university wanted to focus more on pure CAD design etc and less on the oily reality, and all credit to them for doing so. Some of these students might end up creating a future classic or a car which will help the masses to eke out the last of the hydrocarbons or the power source of the future, and all the better if their teeth were cut on an Alfa, don't you think?
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Sorry?

I thought I was being charitable and at the same time playing along with the usual stereotype of Oxbridge students, but I suppose I failed to make my subtle and feeble attempt at humour sufficiently transparent and smiley-filled.

My apologies for this then.

Furthermore, I have nothing but admiration and slight envy for the efforts of these 'kids' (hence my comment about my own student time being wasted on beer and chatting up girls).

So to reiterate: Excellent work chaps. I think you have managed, in a very short time, to make something extremely nice from something extremely sad. I am certain it has taken lots of weekends and evenings of hard labour but go on - admit it - you had fun as well!

Now enjoy the car.

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We are not all Oxford students, and those that are have not had any help from home - and we certainly would not have put in the hours that we did if we werent enjoying ourselves!!!

The engine number for the car is AR01512∗81984 , if anyone can point us to a thread that will decode it for us (or if anyone can tell us what it is!) that would be great.
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AR 01512 is a 2 litre engine from a 1971-1993 Spider.

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We started our project about 6 month ago, so we hope to have a drivable car in spring 2007 to enter the German event at Hockenheim in 2007. Are you entering the Hockenheim 2006 event? We might go there as visitors...

Greetz Clemens
Are you widebodying your beautiful series 2 1750? ... but ofcourse it is your car.

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re you widebodying your beautiful series 2 1750?
No, not yet, but I really like the GTAm look...

Would love to build a GTAm Replica with TS engine some day...

Any news from Oxford?

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Hi "scabbystudent",
just wanted to repeat my question for your gtams wheel size and offset... would be great if you could post it here!

Thanks, Thomas
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to be honest i'm not sure - they are Compomotive Superlights which were (apparently) originally fitted to a group 4 Ford Escort rally car!
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Hi Scabbystudent,
thanks, i now have compomotive rallye wheels in 8x15 with offset 10mm mounted on my unmodified car (also from a ford), i think therse are still about 3-4cm too far inside for a GTAM conversion. Perhaps i could get a set of 8x15 Compomotive ML (available in (negative) offset -24mm) or some panasports in same size. Ive seen a picture from a british yellow GTAM replica in "vintage racecar" from june 2006, this car seems to have these wheels and also looks very nice.

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Wunderful job!!! What about the cost of "repairing"?


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Did you guys ever use the 75 Twinspark engine I gave you ?

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I just relocated this thread to the new GTA forums and figured Id give it a bump.

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