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Polished more bird poo off and used as back drop for the other Italians:
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Just fitted my Pioneer AVIC-F30BT, not too bad a job, hell of a tight squeeze getting it in, and behind the dash, didn't even have the amp leads in, and god help me if it need to remove the unit!
Other than that, looking good, seems to all be working fine, just need to decide on a final position for the mic, currently on the sun visor.
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Visited Autolusso - Air con re gassed, new GB front number plate & PF pads refitted in readiness for out Italy trip on Wednesday
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Washed it but it is covered in tree pollen again
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Those nice Eastern European folk cleaned it and put some polish on it whilst I treated my self to a nice cooked breakfast at the onsite cafe whilst its my birthday and I'm not working.
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Happy birthday!

PS, excellent business sense to combine effortless cleaning of car with consumption of bacon.
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Took delivery of my Brera Prodrive interior ......................
now all i need is someone to fit it !
Is it a DIY job ?
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Is it a DIY job ?
Yes, but not for the faint of heart.

Expect to break clips, buy some Bojo Bars and get brave
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Ignored my Alfa but lavished attention on my other Italian Bella to a full body work detail.

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It still needs a full re spray but after a 5 year ground up re build it now needs driving, it can get painted over the winter.
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That's not looking too shabby!
I could see a blemish on the rear hatch in the photos - thats all
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Ignored my Alfa but lavished attention on my other Italian Bella to a full body work detail.

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It still needs a full re spray but after a 5 year ground up re build it now needs driving, it can get painted over the winter.
That is fantastic! I would love one
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That's not looking too shabby!
I could see a blemish on the rear hatch in the photos - thats all
Rear lower part of the o/s rear door, edges of the front o/s wing plus many other bits have all been touched up with what I can only say is no where near the correct colour and yes the rear hatch is a bit manky but I have a new complete hatch to fit. I touched up the paint after sorting out all the tin worm, I just need to put some miles on it now to if there are any mechanical issues that need sorting as it was taken down to almost a bare shell and all the mechanical bit were stripped too.
To be honest I just want to go out and play with it now

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Happy birthday!

PS, excellent business sense to combine effortless cleaning of car with consumption of bacon.
Thanks. The Alfa stayed on the drive for the rest of the day as it doesn't mix with alcohol too well.
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[QUOTE=JabawokJayUK;5322959]Spent the last 8 hours installing a Pioneer AppRadio2 (SPH-DA100) as they are a bargain price of 200 from Halfords at the minute!

I bought the AppRadio too... but it is sitting in the box with the adaptor plate waiting for me at Halfords.

How did you get the dashboard trim out?

Tom, at Halfords will fit it for 30, sounds like that might be a bargain if it took you 8 hours.
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Ignored my Alfa but lavished attention on my other Italian Bella ....
Oo, pretty!
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[QUOTE=coxy1;5335783]Finally finished of refurbishing and painted my brake callipers all-round. Also took the chance to fit braided hose's and flush the system through with nice new blue racing fluid.

Did you remove the calipers to paint them?
What paint did you use? and
Where did you get the Alfa Romeo sticker? and is it likely to come off?
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Finally finished of refurbishing and painted my brake callipers all-round. Also took the chance to fit braided hose's and flush the system through with nice new blue racing fluid.

Did you remove the calipers to paint them?
What paint did you use? and
Where did you get the Alfa Romeo sticker? and is it likely to come off?
Yes I took them off the car to do.

I used Halfords calliper paint and then some high temperature lacquer. The decals I got from ebay which again are high temperature and made for brake callipers. There is very little chance of them coming off but to make sure their now under at least 6 coats of lacquer.
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I heard, that if your number plate features the small blue badge with the euro stars and GB below it, you don't need to put a GB sticker on your car seperately for driving in europe.

Is this what you meant? a number plate with the logo on. It has been a while since I drove in europe.
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thats the correct the euro symbol will do.
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Spent the last 8 hours installing a Pioneer AppRadio2 (SPH-DA100) as they are a bargain price of 200 from Halfords at the minute!

I bought the AppRadio too... but it is sitting in the box with the adapter plate waiting for me at Halfords.

How did you get the dashboard trim out?

Tom, at Halfords will fit it for 30, sounds like that might be a bargain if it took you 8 hours.
Fitted the AVIC-F30BT, which has similar connections in 2hrs 15. Can imagine taking longer if you have headrest mounted screens etc, but relatively easy job.
Make sure you have the steering wheel interface cable, the 159 double din adaptor, and the blue and me extension cable to make it a lot easier.
I would thoroughly suggest putting tape round the fascia hole for the radio too!

This is a very good guide:
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/ice-a...159-brera.html
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Washed her quickly and got tyres filled with nitrogen.
I was sceptical and when I was offered it for 5 I thought why not.
Now it grips a lot better in hard corners, supposed to help the tyre hold shape and not deform as easily...
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Bahhh! Driven it for ten miles after a week stored. only to stumble into a new rat i think. i felt the brake pedal to soft, still the car is braking ok and the pedal gets back to its normal position whithout effort. Brake oil level is normal and clutch is operating normal to. What do you guys think?
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Had a Pioneer AVH-X2500BT fitted. Really happy with how it looks
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