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I was thinking about my short shifter this evening on my drive home...

Gotten completely used to the new shorter throw, couldn't imagine it being longer any more... In fact I could go shorter again

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It doesn't feel like a 'mod' to me. It feels factory, and that's the biggest compliment I can give it. Can't wait to try it out properly over Christmas
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Hi, I just put led indicators with running lights into a gta style front bumper on my 147 tspark, I've opened the loom but am not sure which wire to splice into to connect the running light to the side lights? Any advice....
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Mmmmmmmmmm, an iced 147, very festive.
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Well today , I've been poking around the crankcase breather hoses to see it that is where a strange smell is coming from. Not sure if I've fixed it but time will tell.

Re-fitted the freshly charged battery as the car was cranking a little slower than normal, better now.

Finally a quick wash as it was pretty filthy.
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It seems it's the closest were going to get to having some real snow this winter!
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Took the sandpaper to the rear bumper to wage war with the scuffs that I totally didn't put there, when I totally didn't reverse into the garage wall....

A little before/after shot below of the same area... Really happy with how it turned out! It ain't perfect, but it's a darn-site better than it was

More details can be found here: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/car-d...l#post14147921 (Bumper scuffs - easy to fix?)

OH - and I fiddled about with the passengers side slam-panel position and got the door to line up better with the bodywork

Miles away from the position indicator marks, which I guess are more for reference and actual positioning... Looks much nicer in the door mirror now - one less thing to bother me whilst bombing up/down the motorway!
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Washed on Monday morning (good weather) and yesterday morning she said 'it wasn't enough' and didn't start. Had to treat her with a new battery.
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Well finally after getting home after my Christmas work trip, I could get stuck into a few jobs i have been wanting to do to my GT.

Firstly i managed to plumb the crankcase breather fumes into my new Evap valve. I picked this up from the usa a little while ago. Ryan at wizard kindly integrated into my mid down pipe. So now the fumes are going straight out the exhaust happy days.

Second i fitted my new Cobalt carbon fibre splitter. No easy task, but with a bit of patience and trial and error, taping up and measuring i got it spot on and bolted on.
I definitely need to raise the front coils a tad now the splitter is fitted. A small price to pay for the new look of the front of the car. I am very happy with the results. Looks a little 156 GTA esk now..lol. I know there will be haters of this but hell i like it, gives the car a bit of individuality. Not to mention scooping up some air into the FMIC..

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Fixed the infamous broken door hinge for the 147. Bought the part and was quite surprised a few cars shared it including the Fiat 500.

I have made a door hinge replacement fix video as well:
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well after a prang and being on a budget my bella met her new matt black bonnet today.. First phase done, next is a small crack in her bumper that opened up when I accidentally parked her front end under a 4x4's hard wheel cover (hence the new bonnet as mine had a crumple in it). So Bella is getting a new look. Not for everyone so go easy on me. Some mechanics to be done soon and then black rims.
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It doesn't feel like a 'mod' to me. It feels factory, and that's the biggest compliment I can give it. Can't wait to try it out properly over Christmas
Couldn't agree more lads, its an awesome mod...Seems like the car has gotten used to it too? Juts adds to the whole driving enjoyment. Could never go back to that row the boat oem shift again..

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What have I done to my GT today? Tried to turn it into a fish tank.

I discovered this morning that I'd somehow managed to open both front windows fully sometime overnight. Key in trouser pocket probably sat on it or something. Well we had rain all night so the front seats are pretty wet (they're the Alfatex ones so hopefully no long term damage). I've given them and the dash and doors a wipe over with towels and microfibre and I've put a dehumidifier inside hopefully it will dry out eventually. I'll need to use seat pads if I do any journeys in the next couple of days. (It never rains around here - it just comes pouring down)
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What have I done to my GT today? Tried to turn it into a fish tank.

I discovered this morning that I'd somehow managed to open both front windows fully sometime overnight. Key in trouser pocket probably sat on it or something. Well we had rain all night so the front seats are pretty wet (they're the Alfatex ones so hopefully no long term damage). I've given them and the dash and doors a wipe over with towels and microfibre and I've put a dehumidifier inside hopefully it will dry out eventually. I'll need to use seat pads if I do any journeys in the next couple of days. (It never rains around here - it just comes pouring down)
Ah ****, tough luck

If it were me, I'd get the carpet up ASAP and let it dry out underneath thoroughly.. Last thing you want is rust setting in then the floor rotting out from the inside out!
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Thanks editor good call - I will at least take the mats out to see how wet it is under there - maybe I'll look deeper when it finally stops raining for a couple of hours.
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Made a giulia style rear spoler lip for the gt out of an old e46 one that I had around, havent decided on the color yet, might be putting cf wrap on it.. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1451753559.201773.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1451753576.210292.jpg
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Well finally after getting home after my Christmas work trip, I could get stuck into a few jobs i have been wanting to do to my GT.



Firstly i managed to plumb the crankcase breather fumes into my new Evap valve. I picked this up from the usa a little while ago. Ryan at wizard kindly integrated into my mid down pipe. So now the fumes are going straight out the exhaust happy days.



Second i fitted my new Cobalt carbon fibre splitter. No easy task, but with a bit of patience and trial and error, taping up and measuring i got it spot on and bolted on.

I definitely need to raise the front coils a tad now the splitter is fitted. A small price to pay for the new look of the front of the car. I am very happy with the results. Looks a little 156 GTA esk now..lol. I know there will be haters of this but hell i like it, gives the car a bit of individuality. Not to mention scooping up some air into the FMIC..



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I love the cobalt front splitter except for one small little thing, that it sticks out on the sides aswell.. But overall it makes for a better and much more agressive look, im personally gonna go for the cheaper option and put the cupra splitter, found a pic on google with one on.. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1451755640.462817.jpg
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Well finally after getting home after my Christmas work trip, I could get stuck into a few jobs i have been wanting to do to my GT.



Firstly i managed to plumb the crankcase breather fumes into my new Evap valve. I picked this up from the usa a little while ago. Ryan at wizard kindly integrated into my mid down pipe. So now the fumes are going straight out the exhaust happy days.



Second i fitted my new Cobalt carbon fibre splitter. No easy task, but with a bit of patience and trial and error, taping up and measuring i got it spot on and bolted on.

I definitely need to raise the front coils a tad now the splitter is fitted. A small price to pay for the new look of the front of the car. I am very happy with the results. Looks a little 156 GTA esk now..lol. I know there will be haters of this but hell i like it, gives the car a bit of individuality. Not to mention scooping up some air into the FMIC..



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I love the cobalt front splitter except for one small little thing, that it sticks out on the sides aswell.. But overall it makes for a better and much more agressive look, im personally gonna go for the cheaper option and put the cupra splitter, found a pic on google with one on.. [iurl="http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=595481&d=1451755638"]http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attac...&stc=1&thumb=1[/iurl]
I think that looks awesome, I would worry about clearance though especially as my work place is riddled with speed humps my GT already scrapes over.
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I think that looks awesome, I would worry about clearance though especially as my work place is riddled with speed humps my GT already scrapes over.

Are you on stock suspension or aftermarket?
Personally I havent had any issues with scraping, then again mine is on stock suspension and looks waaay to high with the multispoke 18s. I will be lowering it about 40mm and putting the cupra splitter on
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I think that looks awesome, I would worry about clearance though especially as my work place is riddled with speed humps my GT already scrapes over.

Are you on stock suspension or aftermarket?
Personally I havent had any issues with scraping, then again mine is on stock suspension and looks waaay to high with the multispoke 18s. I will be lowering it about 40mm and putting the cupra splitter on
Aftermarket, my stock failed on me :-(
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