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Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Aggie57
Yes, the shock is the 'droop control' as you...

Yes, the shock is the 'droop control' as you phrase it. But what do you mean by 'a second jack'? I mean, surely you don't intend to work under a car supported by a jack alone?
Forum: Giulia (2017-current)   10-17-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Aggie57
Not exactly. All cars, even new ones, come under...

Not exactly. All cars, even new ones, come under the smog test rules but until it's 8 model years old they charge a fee and allow you to skip the test. From the CA DMV site:

"My car is new. Am I...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Montreal   10-16-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Aggie57
I have a recollection of a RHD car being tested...

I have a recollection of a RHD car being tested by one of the Australian magazines, I imagine Wheels or Modern Motor. Although if I recall correctly the first press car there was actually LHD. For...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   10-15-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By Aggie57
In the 40+ years I have been an Alfa owner there...

In the 40+ years I have been an Alfa owner there have been many times when I thought I'd figured out what model was what, what spec followed what spec, yadda yadda yadda. Inevitably the latest...
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   10-13-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Aggie57
Congratulations Vin (and Marie!) for a great...

Congratulations Vin (and Marie!) for a great result with the Giulietta.
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   10-13-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Posted By Aggie57
Back in those days this whole concept of a model...

Back in those days this whole concept of a model year was really just an American ‘thing’. The rest of the world worried only about build date and more importantly first registration date. In fact...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   10-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Aggie57
Cool, you learn something every day. Side...

Cool, you learn something every day.

Side comment, back around 1981-2 when I was in England some contacts I made had a smooth nose Junior (series 3) that they converted to a GTV look by adding...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   10-11-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Aggie57
Steve - were RHD 1300's actually built in this...

Steve - were RHD 1300's actually built in this series? I can only recall seeing 1600's.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-09-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By Aggie57
No, just that. I did cut the old one open though,...

No, just that. I did cut the old one open though, out of interest. yuk!
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-08-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By Aggie57
My experience, same symptoms exactly. Clogged...

My experience, same symptoms exactly. Clogged fuel filter, I guess contributing to vapor locks / low fuel pressure. Whatever, after I replaced it never had another issue.

Only mentioning as no...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   10-07-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 866
Posted By Aggie57
Wow - a Gunson's Colortune. That takes me back...

Wow - a Gunson's Colortune. That takes me back decades!
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-04-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,292
Posted By Aggie57
Putting aside that last issue, this would seem to...

Putting aside that last issue, this would seem to underline the value of BAT to both buyer and seller. Good cars bring good prices, it's pretty transparent.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-03-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By Aggie57
One thing I forgot to mention in my last post was...

One thing I forgot to mention in my last post was that I did that conversion on ‘96 while living 1/2 a mile from Joe Beninca, in Melbourne Australia. After it was done Joe ran it up on his dyno for...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-02-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By Aggie57
Iím not surprised. There are varying views on...

Iím not surprised. There are varying views on this but globally the consensus seems to be the 3.0 conversion is a real goto mod for these cars.

Iíve owned both a 2.5 and a 3.0 GTV6, driven them...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   09-16-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,578
Posted By Aggie57
I reckon the only ones likely to grow in value...

I reckon the only ones likely to grow in value any time soon are the very first ROW 1800's. The ones with the narrow grilles.

US cars, nope. Sorry but nobody in the rest of the world wants...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-11-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,763
Posted By Aggie57
Depends. In the wet, all working as expected then...

Depends. In the wet, all working as expected then yes you need to be careful. In the dry not so much, and the plates do wear so often people will say Ďoh my diff is locked upí but they did that 10...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   09-11-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Aggie57
Agreed. Thatís a good set of mods for a GTV6.

Agreed. Thatís a good set of mods for a GTV6.
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   09-06-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Aggie57
Congrats and welcome. You look to have the bones...

Congrats and welcome. You look to have the bones of a fine car, that colour was not particularly common at least in Australia. The only other one I can recall was in Surrey Hills down in Melbourne,...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   09-06-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Aggie57
confused as to why this on the AlfaBB? Is it a...

confused as to why this on the AlfaBB? Is it a paid ad?
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   09-05-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Aggie57
Yep, my wife found that out one day turning from...

Yep, my wife found that out one day turning from Darling St onto Alexandra Ave in South Yarra in the rain. Lucky she also found a gap in the traffic!
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   09-03-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
  For Sale: 1986 GTV6 3.0 For Sale
Views: 971
Posted By Aggie57
Some really good video's there, for past GTV6...

Some really good video's there, for past GTV6 owners and tinkerers like me it brings back some good - and some not so good - memories. Nice looking car.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   09-01-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Aggie57
Correct. Alfa made smaller capacity engines with...

Correct. Alfa made smaller capacity engines with later style front cover oil filters deep into the 80ís. Think 1,6 and 1,8 75ís as examples. Just not sold in the States.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-29-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 1,082,570
Posted By Aggie57
Wide steel wheels like that with sticky rubber is...

Wide steel wheels like that with sticky rubber is not a good combination. We had several fail on the track when 'R' rated tyres came along, the centres pulled out. Even relatively new wheels on...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-25-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Aggie57
I clicked that link and Norton's threw a hissy...

I clicked that link and Norton's threw a hissy fit. Scam warnings all over the place.....warned
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-17-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,748
Posted By Aggie57
I think the issue is that you let it rip on...

I think the issue is that you let it rip on centerline. We’ve all been in the same situation as you, it’s frustrating for sure but it’s not good to hang it on others like that. You’ll get called for...
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