I dunno how long I have been calling to my local breaker asking about 166's. They are just so rare here that they are impossible to get bits and pieces for. Anyway, every time I called, there was nothing. Two nights ago I bought my THIRD Alfa
and today I called in looking for bits for that. Its a 1.6 146 Boxer. Again, no luck........
However...this time, what should I spy only a 166 parked in the corner!! I went in and asked about it and it turns out that
A. It was burned out and the engine bay and all bits there are totally knackered!!!
B. Even if it hadn't been burned out, it was a 2 litre Turbo!!
Now I have never seen a Turbo over here in all my time looking at 166's, so this is a very rare thing to find here, so it got me thinking.... Is there anything of any use on the car to anybody on here? My guess is no, but I just said I'd let you guys know in case there is something that you need.
I looked at the interior very briefly and it seems like the dash got it also. The ICS unit MIGHT be ok. The seats looked like a very light grey or even cream(?) leather, but they are very blackened from the fire smoke, although I'd imagine they could be salvaged, but not sure as I have no experience of dealing with burned out stuff?
Alloy wheels.... back 2 seem fine, but the front drivers side which I saw (and I assume the front passenger side also) was just totally black. Without close investigation, they seemed more than just smoke blackened. Wouldnt be surprised if they were useless also. Not sure what wheels were on it, but they kinda remind me of the GTA type wheels with about 5 large openings, but they are not the 156 teledial type either
Anyway, if anybody can think of anything they might need, let me know and I will see what the story is, but then again, maybe there is a few in every breakers yard outside of Ireland!