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Forum: GT (1963-1977)   10-19-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,838
Posted By alfavirusnz
Jannes, were the seats part of the local content...

Jannes, were the seats part of the local content and therefore not supplied in complete form by Alfa? Every SA car I`ve encountered (although admittedly not so early examples) had different seating...
Forum: Picture Room   10-12-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 1,943,554
Posted By alfavirusnz
That Dolphin Grey polished up looks fantastic and...

That Dolphin Grey polished up looks fantastic and suits the lines well. Too many silver cars on the road and I`m a great believer in keeping the car original besides (and my own GTV6 was silver) the...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   10-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 19,286
Posted By alfavirusnz
Apologies for the confusion. I see you can get...

Apologies for the confusion. I see you can get front top arm bushes but doing my sums cost was more, plus I was concerned with harshness and you still have the old ball joint. I managed by being...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   10-08-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 19,286
Posted By alfavirusnz
Pete, I think you are going to unnecessary...

Pete, I think you are going to unnecessary trouble and expense. Ive just done the top arms and anti roll bar links on my V6 156 (`98 model) to cure the knock I had occasionally - all up $260 for 2...
Forum: Sedan (1962-1977)   09-30-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,121
Posted By alfavirusnz
No wonder I was confused. We have a 101 Giulietta...

No wonder I was confused. We have a 101 Giulietta and the gauges definitely aren`t the same as Ti Super . I wasn`t aware the 1600 versions had different gauges.
Forum: Sedan (1962-1977)   09-29-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,121
Posted By alfavirusnz
Does anybody know from which model the round...

Does anybody know from which model the round gauges come from?
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   09-26-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By alfavirusnz
it`s a bit frustrating not indicating your...

it`s a bit frustrating not indicating your location (country and region). Generally though when you own a mainstream car and live outside of Europe a lot of your parts purchases are from overseas. EB...
Forum: Picture Room   09-17-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 2,722,466
Posted By alfavirusnz
So not only is she smart and good looking but has...

So not only is she smart and good looking but has exceedingly good taste. You are a justifiably proud dad.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   09-17-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,632
Posted By alfavirusnz
I`m old enough and been around Alfas long enough...

I`m old enough and been around Alfas long enough to remember when CAR magazine, (at its most read and influential probably) rated the W126 Mercedes and the Alfetta Berlina the two best saloons in the...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   09-02-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 19,286
Posted By alfavirusnz
Pete, I bought my Bridgestones direct from a...

Pete, I bought my Bridgestones direct from a Bridgestone store. Don`t assume that the multi brand "independents" are cheaper. I also turn up at the store when they are not super busy and negotiate a...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   09-02-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 19,286
Posted By alfavirusnz
Incidently I got my tyre pressures straight out...

Incidently I got my tyre pressures straight out of the twinspark owner`s manual and use both cars on the open road mainly. The twinspark runs Bridgetone Turanza which I purchased, and the V6 Goodyear...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   09-01-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 19,286
Posted By alfavirusnz
Pete, I suspect it might be a combination of worn...

Pete, I suspect it might be a combination of worn bushes and so so tyres. i`ve had my twinspark for a while now and no high wear on any tyre - but perfect bushes and tyre pressures always correct (I...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   08-19-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By alfavirusnz
The timing belt on a twin spark takes around 4...

The timing belt on a twin spark takes around 4 hours but does include swapping water pump and balancer belt and tensioners. The cambelt and tensioners can be quite dear however shopping on Ebay UK...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   07-30-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 19,286
Posted By alfavirusnz
I think most of us can relate to the need to...

I think most of us can relate to the need to stretch the dollar, and having owned a workshop I`m used to hunting down cheaper suppliers without compromising quality, or sourcing common parts from a...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   07-30-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 19,286
Posted By alfavirusnz
Pete, on Ebay.UK there are a number of the big...

Pete, on Ebay.UK there are a number of the big British and Euro parts wholesalers advertising suspension kits, some including rack ends for quite cheap prices. Many of these are from Euro...
Forum: Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]   07-28-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 19,286
Posted By alfavirusnz
Pete, they could have been like me I`ve only done...

Pete, they could have been like me I`ve only done an average of 2500km`s each year since we`ve had the Twin Spark- too many cars but guess what, I`ve bought another - a `98 156 V6 (manual). I just...
Forum: Australian Forum   07-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By alfavirusnz
We acquired a Californian `61 Spider this year...

We acquired a Californian `61 Spider this year and all it required in New Zealand was documentation of source of origin, proof it wasn`t stolen and what we call a VIN test which is a structure and...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-27-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By alfavirusnz
I might be a bit thick but why do you need to put...

I might be a bit thick but why do you need to put synchro on first? I can`t see the necessity and how it would improve the car. I`ve never had the need to use first gear for anything more than start...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   06-27-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,754
Posted By alfavirusnz
The 155`s also retain that feeling of...

The 155`s also retain that feeling of responsiveness and agility that wider tyres seem to take away. They also regain that progressiveness in the handling as these chassis weren`t designed for huge...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By alfavirusnz
In a way yes - we still have two Lancias, a 1963...

In a way yes - we still have two Lancias, a 1963 Flavia Pininfarina Coupe, and a `65 Fulvia 2C Berlina. Every Fulvia Coupe however has always disappointed me. I think the issue is the engine having...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-11-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By alfavirusnz
Thank you all for the great response. GDT those...

Thank you all for the great response. GDT those end clips you make, do you have any available and how much? I know freight from the USA is extremely dear and slow so this may well swing the decision...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-11-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,866
Posted By alfavirusnz
Yes we found with our Giulietta that it was a...

Yes we found with our Giulietta that it was a much nicer, more agile feel car with the original OE spec 155`s. I am pretty fixated on the OE spec Pirelli Cinturatos ( I like their looks as well as...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-09-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,866
Posted By alfavirusnz
Yes Pete, although it did have a rejection...

Yes Pete, although it did have a rejection because of rust in the rear of the boot floor just in front of the latch but fortunately very small area. i do have issue with the other items though as the...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-09-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By alfavirusnz
That`s exactly why I asked. I would probably have...

That`s exactly why I asked. I would probably have just gone ahead and levered but had a sneaking suspicion, just through experience that there was a different method. Can anyone else confirm...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-09-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By alfavirusnz
How Do You Remove The Trim?

I`ve been doing the odd job on the new Giulietta Spider and one thing that needs attention is to repair the damaged trim strips on the sides below the door and on the bonnet (hood). It appears as...
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