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HI, I am picking up my first 164l (1993) tomm. and try as I might I can find info on every year but 93. Most parts catalogs go from 90-93 which are 12v and then 94-95 which are 24v , but others show all 93's being 24v. so I guess first my question is am I getting a 12v or 24v ? I would like to start ordering maint. parts for this winter. If it makes a diff. it is a 5speed.
Ever since I worked on Alfas back in the mid 70's while going thru high school and college Ive wanted 1 or 2. I worked for a company that installed AC units and radio's in them as they came from the port to the dealers. I cant tell you how many GT's and Milanos I put AC in and probably more than that radios and speakers. Common story I guess, Kids (7)are almost (1 left)grown and gone.. Ive been thru my American Muscle car phase..built and raced several Mustang cobras, fastest was street legal 10.4 1/4 at 137mph approx 800hp supercharged 4.6l. Now its time for a nice weekend cruiser for the wife and me. After I get to know the 164l I would love to buy a GT and either restore or use as a daily driver.thanks Robb
 

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Thank you, Ive been a lurker on this board for several months now and have learned alot. you hit the nail on the head those are the parts I will be ordering first and doing first. the owner has all the service records so i should have those tomm. also and know a few more things about her.the 350 mile drive home should tell me anything else I might need.
 

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She's home now

Well as the story goes I am now an Alfa owner. 2 plane flights and 600 miles later. 93 164L dark green, buckskin leather interior. driving, feeling and listening to her about the only item I can detect is the well known 2nd gear synchro issue, its not bad enough to worry about at all. the suspension seems fine as do every single button and switch. the previous owner gave me 2, 2 inch think folders of every service and part added or replaced which is nice he owned her for 10 years. 2 months ago the stepper motors were repaired... so this weekend an oil change, check under the hood, Pa state inspection and a very much needed detailing. I cann see the start of an addiction....Robb
 

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I do...I am planning on a weekend of detailing.. He did mention your name to me when I was in richmond yesterday if would need any help or questions answered. thanks she runs great.
 

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HI, first thanks for the photos, I can say that my interior and carpets look better . she needs a good wash and wax and theres plenty of brake dust on the wheels.... as far as 2nd gear, if you take her up much past 4500 rpm and then shift 1-2 you need to take a moment or even double clutch or she wont go in. you can not shift quickly.. but from 2-3 and above no issues. there are no noises..the clutch feels good and linkage feels ok, a bit sloppy but most fwd's are.Robb
 
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