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Hi all. My name's Rob and this is my first post. I used to own Lancia's (Montecarlo and Beta Volumex) then moved to E30 BMW's which I still have, have had a few Alfa's in the past (Alfasud 1.5Ti Export South African and 2001 145 twinspark) but have recently bought an Alfa GTV (Alfetta) 2.0L 1978 chrome bumper with 70K miles. It's a runner with a pretty solid body, and was restored about ten years ago, but then taken off the road in 1996 for some reason. the brakes bind a bit and the pedal action is a bit spongy but other than that it's a good car. The person who did the restoration obviously got a bit hasty as the car was well painted but badly prepped. There are small shopping trolley dents painted over and the chrome was removed (on the one side at least) without much thought, and the paint much thinner on the right hand side than the left. All electrics work (rewired) Dellort'o carbs seem ok. Bill in glovebox for new piston rings at 65K for some odd reason? All brakes (discs and pads) are brand new. So.....guess I will have to hurry up the BMW E30 restorations I have on the go as I can't wait to get this on the road!

Look forward to discussing the resto and gleaning some of your guys knowledge if that's okay?

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Rob
 

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Glad to see another one of these under appreciated cars being restored. Bumpers by the way are stainless steel, as is the trim-not chrome. Love to see some pictures. Wherabouts are you?

Richard J
`66/67? Giulia Ti, `69 GTJ, `74 GTV, `76 Alfetta GTV, `77 Alfetta GTV, `81 Alfasud Ti, `84 GTV6, `90 164.
 

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I`m afraid your asking the wrong person re pic posting but have a look at the header pages of this forum, I`m sure there are some guidelines.
Glad you said UK by the way as we have an Oxford over here about an hr away from me-a nice little country township.

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The fall and rise(very slow)of the Alfetta GTV

Hello Lance1a,for Alfetta GTV parts Highwood Alfa have a long list and have a website.Middle Barton Garage not far south of Banbury are a Fiat Arbarth specialist who do engine work on classic Alfa`s including full engine rebuilds.Ebay is also a great source for parts such as a new fuel pump £7.99 including postage.I have a 1977 Alfetta GTV which is running but needs an engine rebuild I am told which I cannot afford.Regards Ken
 
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