I know very little about the 168. It was a 164 marketed in Asia. The difference is only in the 8 and 4...168 being lucky numerically. Simply thoughtful marketing. Unlike GM selling Nova's in Spanish speaking countries.
Excellent point jfournier. For those of you not in the know, No va is spanish means, doesn't go!!!! Great name for a car. Apparently the numerical sequence ending with a 4 is unlucky in asia. I'm not sure that 8 is lucky, but rather it was to get away from the 4.
In Asian (Chinese) culture, the number 8 is considered lucky or bringing forture (wealth). In San Francisco you will see many cars with personalized license plates with lots of 8s in them and asian drivers. For example:
What did you do Alfa [and 164] related today?
I had a slow to go Alfa day today.
First off I worked on setting up my wife's future garden plot permiters with 4x4 eight foot posts. I tilled up part of the area yesterday with my neighbor's roto-tiller. I have to get more soil and compost...
Does anyone have any 164S that they have as a donor car for parts ? I need a partial "floor pan" approx. 1/2 way back the rear door (seam to seam) and back to approx. 1/2 into the spare tire cut out. we are doing a rust assessment now and will know more soon BUT putting out some feelers...
First off I apologize I have no photos. I'll try to describe the processes well enough to figure out without visuals.
I've been in isolation for more than a week and decided I'd address some electrical niggles on the 164. Chief among these was slow, sticky windows. Painfully slow in cold...
I bought a 164 LS that the previous owner said developed some engine noise. In an effort to not cause anymore damage I want to check the timing. Is there a way to check the timing on the 24 valve engines without removing the valve covers?