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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-16-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By GTV18
. Life's too short... 1594200 .

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Life's too short...

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Forum: Off-Topic Talk   10-14-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 207
Posted By GTV18
. My car was manufactured in October 1973. It...

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My car was manufactured in October 1973.
It was purchased in January 1974, in London, UK.

So it was registered in the UK as a 1974 car.

The owner shipped it to New Zealand in 1975.
It was...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-10-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By GTV18
. I got 12 years out of my last battery, - with...

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I got 12 years out of my last battery, - with a Kill Switch & a C-Tek battery conditioner.
Just replaced it about 3 months ago...
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Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   10-02-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,009
Posted By GTV18
My 'new' oil pump reads 5 bar (on an electronic...

My 'new' oil pump reads 5 bar (on an electronic VDO instrument) cold idle, 1.5 bar at hot idle, 5 bar at 5000 rpm hot.
I felt this was a bit on the 'high' side, but it's been like that for 7 years...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-23-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,459
Posted By GTV18
I've been running Wilwood 4 pot calipers (no dust...

I've been running Wilwood 4 pot calipers (no dust seals) for over 15 years now, I drive my car in all weathers, & I've had no problems to report...
Forum: Engine Conversions   09-09-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By GTV18
That is my engine bay picture above, and, yes I...

That is my engine bay picture above, and, yes I agree with you.
I'm in the process of making a fiberglass airbox with a cold air pickup to replace that foam filter!
I'll post some pictures soon...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-16-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
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Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15 - Satnav

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T15 - Satnav

As you may have guessed reading this report, I have been somewhat disappointed with my satnav on this trip. On all 14 of my previous trips (plus some other 'trans european' trips...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15-Sum

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T15Sumary

Distance = 4326km in 8 Days (2700miles)
Longest day = 728km (455miles)
Fuel mileage = 10.5km/l (approx. 30mpg)
Oil consumed = 2 liters (Valvoline VR1 Racing 10W60)

Another...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D8

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T15D8
Zagreb - Ljubljana - Trieste - Florence.
https://goo.gl/maps/GNCFjDxFXreDHR6Z8 637km, 6:50hrs.

I had a very difficult time leaving Zagreb - not because I liked it so much - but...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D7

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T15D7
Arad - Szeged - Osijek - Slavonski Brod - Zagreb.
https://goo.gl/maps/1dvV9nuHyvD52BvB6 575km, 6:40hrs.

I left Arad, stopping for fuel just before the Hungarian border - to use up the...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D6

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T15D6
Sebes - Transalpina - Arad.
https://goo.gl/maps/NxHZCFUDo92wsXV77 520km, 9:30hrs.

Day 6 was another alpine pass day: the aptly named Transalpina. This is the lesser known cousin of the...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D2-Photos

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Lake Balea.

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Transfagarasan pass (north side)
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D5

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T15D5
Pitesti - Transfagarasan - Brezoi - Transfagarasan - Sebes.
https://goo.gl/maps/sUNxyQMkVoGbbLuC8 530km, 09:40hrs.

Today was 'the big one'. The legendary Transfagarasan pass. My...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D4

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T15D4
Stara Zagora - Mount Buzludzha - Ruse - Pitesti.
https://goo.gl/maps/Bxw5UXNrzLbdZKL76 424km, 6:20hrs.

Day 4 was set to be an interesting day. First stop was Mount Buzludzha:...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D3

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T15D3
Thessaloniki - Kavala - Kardzali - Stara Zagora.
https://goo.gl/maps/B5EcVivyuCrwZob79 449km, 5:25hrs

Day 3 started with repairs to the car. The radiator thermo fan switch seemed to...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D2

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T15D2
Durres - Tirana - Thessaloniki.
https://goo.gl/maps/zKc6qxHhVt6BwQVs9 463km, 6:35hrs

I don't know what time the ferry departed, but they must sped up the crossing overnight because it...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
T15D1

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T15D1
Florence - Tolentino - Bari.
https://goo.gl/maps/5fgzNU9QKKPGA1rv9 728km, 7:40hrs

For only the second time on one of these trips, day one didn't start at 4:30am in order to dash to the...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By GTV18
GTV18's European Road trip No15: Eastern Europe.

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A little more than a year has passed since my last road trip, so it was time to head out again seeking new adventures.
This time I planned to travel through Eastern Europe. These days I live...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-20-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By GTV18
. Thank you, quadrifolio!

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Thank you, quadrifolio!
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-19-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By GTV18
What is this small Oil Port on the side of the Engine block?

Hi Folks,

I'm wondering what this small Brass? tube is on the right hand side of the block. (2 Litre 75 Twinspark)

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There was a short rubber tube attached to it with a bolt jammed in...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-23-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By GTV18
Yes, But it is not easy! Start by drilling a...

Yes, But it is not easy!
Start by drilling a hole in the frame of the mechanism to access the other cable end....

There are lots of threads here on the AlfaBB relating to this subject....
Forum: Engine Conversions   04-29-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By GTV18
AHM Manifold... 1563744 .

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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-10-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By GTV18
Mirror

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When I re-assembled my car after the body restoration, I couldn't bring myself to drill holes in the doors for mirrors, so I opted for this little 'bolt on' unit instead.
Despite its tiny size, I...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   04-02-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 56,152
Posted By GTV18
I like the motorsports vibe too, so this is my...

I like the motorsports vibe too, so this is my latest purchase:

Chopard Mille Miglia - Titanium, (ref 8915)

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