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SIX NUT.
Suggest the 6Ccolour should be the metallic deep blue of the V6 164donor car.thus keeping the car's association with its historical origin.
Quite a rare colour, but looks cool and regal.
Is popular with women ! ,Ask the other women in your life.
Securitywise,ask the police if there is any relationship between colour and vandalism.
If the 6c is intended to be high profile and attention seeking then orange,yellow or red are colours of choice.though you dont strike me as a flashy pimp my ride type.
As a skilled engineer, I think you are more interested in displaying what is under the boot and the bonnet.and what you have achieved.from converting the V6 to the 6C.
When someone asks you in the future, why did you chose this colour,?I am sure an answer,albeit somewhat based on sentiment ,will give you yourself and others much more pleasure.
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Thanks Gerry
just when I thought that I had made my mind up! more food for thought......
The other issue is the rear screen /louvres - having lost the Sprint ones I've been looking on e bay for alternatives and the possible MG Maestro louvres are nearly £70!! obviously they are getting popular again??
Anyway I've got another "cunning plan" for a fairly simple fabrication process so I'll be off to Pattersons to order some steel strips....
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I think that's got to be the answer - the plastic sunshades were all the rage in the late 70s but are only cheap 2d profiles in ABS. They were never designed to let heat out of an engine compartment and the fixtures relied on having a windscreen with a rubber seal around it. I'm sure you can do a much better job fabricating from scratch, and by making it in metal you will get better rear visibility as well.

I guess you can just pop the glass out of the rear hatch and weld in the strips?

I agree with Gerry on the vandalism thing, and having a non-descript "Q" car look can be advantageous if the 6C is a daily driver and is parked out in the street every night, but I'm sort of guessing it isn't, and won't be...?

You gotta get peoples attention, or they'll just think "Alfa Sprint" and keep on walking...

Bright colours were characteristic of an age when people could still remember rationing and the universally black or grey cars of the 50s. The Alfa Sprint comes from this era, and a loud colour should suit its personality well. I can't understand this modern obsession with understated metallic shades - the cars are boring anyway, why make things worse???

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To fine tune my proposal that the 6c Sprint should be the donor 164 deep blue,I have looked at former means of propulsion associated with speed and acceleration,and the colour blue.
In ballistics.you have Blue Streak and Blue Steel ending their shelf lives in 1970.
You have the record breaking Bluebirds of Malcom and Donald Cambell.ending in 1967.
We have been witnessing a once in a blue moon. blue collar Alfa project ,for which you will deserve a blue ribbon at the end of it.
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PS.I have been trying to find the thread about the time you were having difficulty removing fuel lines from the in tank fuel pump.
Faced with the job of fuel pump replacement on my V6 ,as diagnosed by the RAC can you tell me how you solved the problem in case I encounter it.
The connection on one of the lines looks unusual.the blue one naturally!
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

wow just started on this thread now lovin the work there can't wait to see it in the flesh!
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Hi Gerry
I suspect that I'll have to respray the car every six months and work through the colour chart!
The fuel line fittings apparantly need the lugs squeezing in and the fittings are SUPPOSED to pull apart. However I've taken the pump and sender out of the tank complete with pipes........whilst the tank is being welded into its smaller shape.
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Hi EA
Thanks for your comments
- What's happening with your race 155?
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my 155 just working on it, but alot slower then your progress though

need alot of parts to finish her off
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heres the latest progress thread

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/just-...he-twinny.html
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hi alfasixnut
iv just been pointed this way by young alf
i really like what ur doing having just read from start to finish it sounds fantastic and just goes to show what can be done on a minimal budget. i think i have to agree with him when it comes to color, you should go with the blue from the doner car, bit of heritage, ether that or the old classic ,rosso red. id love to see this amazing project in the flesh one day. iv been involved in things like this before (24v 145 and 24v 75 and 24v supercharged sz!!) and seeing this has started ideas going in my head again! (rear drive 156? mid engine gtv? 3.0 24v fiat cinq?) don't know what the wife will say though!!!

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seeing this has started ideas going in my head again! rear drive 156? mid engine gtv? 3.0 24v fiat cinq? don't know what the wife will say though!!!
Gotta be a rear drive 24v 156 Could you get a gearbox on the front and use a rear axle from a Sierra or something? Or use a 75 prop and rear transaxle, for a more 'heritage' way of doing it.. ??
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Sixnut.
If Laren is right about liklehood of limited usage,then my wifes suggestion of an Italian tricolour combination could be the answer Green,white and red.might be the ideal for a show type car.For fundraising perhaps.
I have a sneaky feeling you have wish to go racing again,so this combination would suit.With the number 164. of Corse .Pun intended.
Lest we forget.
Glad to have support for donor car colour from Hardcorealfaman,who is sending me a fuel pump.
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Well I've now got my steel strips (£20) and, as the last e-bay rear louvres for the MG went for £103, and similar Capri ones for £50! I'm glad that I changed my plan.....Now to try bending,cutting, shaping and welding.....
....and as for the colour - thanks for all the suggestions
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Nice one Sixnut - you know it makes sense

Have a butcher's at the actual 6C rear louvres - you can see that they use the original hatchback surround...

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/atta...sprint-6c3.jpg

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Thanks for the link Lauren - that's what I'm aiming to recreate!?!
In fact there was another 6C which had a longer tailgate with the hinges about 6" further forward in the roof - could it have been to slide the 2.5 engine in from the top?
This was the car shown at the recent Paris Retromobile show ( from the Alfa - Storica Museum?)
Anyway I am hoping to get more work done next week
- And I have possible progress on the rear wing modifications........
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Found a couple of pics of Sprint with wide body

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If steel is too flimsy or proves difficult to work what about perspex?
You could either heat and shape like the louvres or just do an F40 style rear cover with slots. Perspex aint cheap though.

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The best colour I ever saw on a Sprint was a dark blue with metallic flecks. The car was a Giocattolo driven by Adam Kaplan in the Targa Tasmania. Unfortunately I cannot find the pictures I had of it as it is a few years ago now.
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Thanks for finding those photos Pascs.
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Yes Thanks for the Photos!
Pascs - That certainly is a WIDE Sprint! but I will try to get mine closer to the 6C rear arches.
Fruitbat - I've had a quick try bending the steel and its ok for a wide bend but I want to try to get a tight bend, using a former, to get them all even.
Treffynon and Pascs - that blue one does it for me too! (Hopefully Young Alf will approve as it is close to the 164 colour.....
I also sprayed a Sprite in a very similar colour some years ago.
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blue would be a nice colour, not too overstated like some of the "modern" colours like the yellows, although i do like the yellow choices put forward would look less "max powered" in a subtle colour
 
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Treffynon and Pascs - that blue one does it for me too! (Hopefully Young Alf will approve as it is close to the 164 colour.....
I also sprayed a Sprite in a very similar colour some years ago.
It looked (I believe he has resprayed it now) even better standing beside it!
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Well i would suggest somthing else about painting... What about white with red and blue stripes lie the Martini colors on the 155 and lancia..... Sure it will be fast enough to make a statement.....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/...e796cd.jpg?v=0
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Thanks for the link Lauren - that's what I'm aiming to recreate!?!
In fact there was another 6C which had a longer tailgate with the hinges about 6" further forward in the roof - could it have been to slide the 2.5 engine in from the top?
This was the car shown at the recent Paris Retromobile show ( from the Alfa - Storica Museum?)
Anyway I am hoping to get more work done next week
- And I have possible progress on the rear wing modifications........
Do you mean this one? It certainly has a different rear end to the other 6C pic shown above.

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...aSprint6C5.jpg
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