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Hi Damien The head unit looks like it was a factory fit option , you can alter the colours on this unit so I have red buttons and a white display to mimic the speedo / rev counter.
I have had this GT for 10 months and in that time I have fitted

new cambelt and water pump
4 vredstien sessanta tyres
alloys refinished
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To follow on from the recent saga....
I managed to get the internal fan working again (or most of it, speeds 1, 2, 4 - that will do for now)
Fixed the passenger footwell trim which has been hanging down for almost 13 of the 14 years Ive owned the car!
Fitted the pressed metal new number plates and it really sets it off nicely.
Was hoping to fit the rear badge but ebay vendor now says its on back order... all this way.
Fitted mood lights (of a fashion).
Took a feed off the illuminated ashtray and taped a red led directly below it lighting up the compartment in front of the gearstick. Put a terminal block on the feed and then taped another red led on the side of the glovebox nearest the centre of the car pointing down (if its not much light will put a 3 led strip here).
I put a line down from the courtesy lights, across the windscreen (there is a gap at the front), down the side pillar cover (theres a gap now) and then threaded it through underneath the drivers seat to the centre console, taping it up to existing wiring to avoid any tangle with the steering/pedals. I took the -ve feed off the courtesy light block.
Now I had originally thought about drilling a couple of holes in the courtesy light housing and shining two red leds down. I have the grommets and the drill bit ready but above the courtesy light bulb housing there are two small led shaped 3mm holes so I fed one of the red leds down into this. So effectively it will light the whole courtesy light reflector. The other one I just let dangle down inside the housing until it touched the bottom. I doesnt touch the light bulb so wont melt and when the light comes on it doesnt affect the lighting much at all. Will play around with placements and see what I come up with.
Just have to fix the alarm and that should be that short of underseal and front suspension!
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Hi Damien The head unit looks like it was a factory fit option , you can alter the colours on this unit so I have red buttons and a white display to mimic the speedo / rev counter.
I have had this GT for 10 months and in that time I have fitted

new cambelt and water pump
4 vredstien sessanta tyres
alloys refinished
drls to front bumper
led side lights
led brake lights
gtv stumpy ariel
new head unit
led interior lights
removed all badges apart from grill and boot
removed chrome bars from front grill
next is egr delete and suspension
Nice rickco looks like the coupe has got under your skin... Know that feeling. I always regretted selling my first GT. So now i have my clover know she is a keeper.

The head unit sounds class. Did you read my result today with the ipod connector. If that had failed would have probably gone the same route as you have.

Have you any ideas on suspension. I am really happy with my eibach pro s coilover kit with my eibach ARB's. Quality ride and nicely balanced not over hard like my old bilstein coilovers.

Egr delete is in the pipeline for me also, before i consider mapping. I really fancy a nice exhaust system too. Already started talking to a few companies.

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Just got my brand new bonnet Alfa badge delivered today. Just need to find the time to firstly work out how to put it on or get my mechanic to do it for me for free maybe ?
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I have a set of Alfa logo ghost lights to fit in the door cards of my GT. So far I've looked at doing it but really don't currently have the inclination to fit them!
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Just an idea.

To have a thread where we can share what we have done or bought or considered for our beloved cars "today" .
Do you mean you saw the "what did you do to your gta today thread

I think it would be a go thread to have in all tech lounges
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Do you mean you saw the "what did you do to your gta today thread

I think it would be a go thread to have in all tech lounges
Ohh Joss your so elitist.. I am only an "A" and a busso short of a GTA...

Today i ordered some wheel spacers for my Clover...Big wheel refurb next week, colour now decided..So getting everything together. Going to really finish of my car nicely.
Then have to consider shelling out getting my cambelt and waterpump done...

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Think i am going to go 235/40/18's next time round. Had these on my ttqs and loved the look of the tyre on the rim. Also the touch higher profile will only add to the ride quality.

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Replaced the top turbo hose yesterday. It was a lucky buy - I got it last Thursday and on Friday had a long drive when noticed unusual quantities of black smoke.
Surprise, surprise, the battery had oil on it and there was 2-3 inch split on the hose.

I bit of Italian tuning after it to clear the system and I think I am a happy man
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I fiddled around in the engine bay a bit. Have a look here:
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/motor...-makeover.html
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Just changed o/s/r indicator bulb....but before that I rebuilt the suspension with eibach and bilstein goodies
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I fiddled around in the engine bay a bit. Have a look here:
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I fiddled around in the engine bay a bit. Have a look here:
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/motor...-makeover.html
wow, what a beautiful engine and great job you did!
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Didn't start going to replace the rpm sensor and the lambda sensor next week
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Attached my new Alfa Bonnet Badge today after advice from people from this website. Otherwise I would have no idea how to do it. Was very surprised with my mechanic skill being an absolute novice

BTW ALFADOIT have you received your goods yet from Gazella ?
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new oil and filter,
power steering fluid changed,
brake fluid and gearbox oil
new front pads
cleaned aircon buttons with brake fluid looks good next the door handles
replaced my gear knob top with a wheel badge just need to wrap in new leather
cleaned engine bay and made a hole in the engine cover and dropped a Alfa badge in and resprayed cover
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Finally got round to fitting a new drivers side door handle hinge and door strap after having them sit in my garage for 4 months, having a cup of tea then refitting door card and job done.
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My mother just reversed into my GT while it was parked on her drive next to hers :-(
Not a case of what I've done to mine today, more a case of what she's done to mine today!...Lol
See what the insurance says...

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Attached my new Alfa Bonnet Badge today after advice from people from this website. Otherwise I would have no idea how to do it. Was very surprised with my mechanic skill being an absolute novice

BTW ALFADOIT have you received your goods yet from Gazella ?
No Fred

I am beginning to get nervous. Overseas on a work trip at present, will phone them when i get home. Give them a last chance. Then i am afraid the **** will rain down.

On a lighter note won a lovely stainless alfa footrest on italian ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALFA-ROMEO...vip=true&rt=nc

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The last 3 weeks I've done the following:

Cambelt service
Replaced left upper wishbone
Replaced lower right front grill
2 new tyres

piggy bank is broken
Car puts a smile on my face every time I drive it
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Upper wishbones, and droplinks ordered from mister-auto.
TRW ones, and they have 62% discount at the moment
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The last 3 weeks I've done the following:

Cambelt service
Replaced left upper wishbone
Replaced lower right front grill
2 new tyres

piggy bank is broken
Car puts a smile on my face every time I drive it
Don't believe you need a picture to confirm... GT 3.2 posts without pictures should be an offence..

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Finally got round to fitting a new drivers side door handle hinge and door strap after having them sit in my garage for 4 months, having a cup of tea then refitting door card and job done.
How hard was it Chris? Easier than you thought?

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