Hi all - Have just driven my 166 TS home from my local garage - perfect silence - no horrible creaks and groans from the n/s front suspension. The garage told me that these terrible noises were from the n/s top suspension wishbone so I purchased a new unit from the internet, £45.00, and took it back to my local garage who have just fitted it in half an hour and charged me £20.00 , wonderful !
Whilst we are on the subject of good value I have also just had the cambelt changed. This was done by A&M Alfas at Wickham in Hampshire. They replaced the cambelt, gearwheel ( I still had the plastic one ) and bearing plus the balance belt and variator, £383.00 all in. Service was quick and friendly and no dirty marks. Its a bit out in the country so you would need to arrange transport but I can certainly recommend them.
Now I have got the Alfa sorted I can get back to my MG Midget !