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Re: Sprint 6C build up

She looks fat, how about getting her out of the garage for some full side shots so we can see her in full, she is starting to look complete and I look forward to taking her for some sideways action

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Piece of cake from now on

Now that you have everything in one piece, you can start finishing it up !

This is the exciting part now , cant wait to see new pictures

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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Sixnut.
Having fully repsrayed my first alfa ,a silver metallic grey Sud 1.5 sc ,entirely with aerosols.I am pleased with your practical colour choice for this year.
Brings back happy memories.

With a high percentage of stylish cars on the highway in various shades of silver ,the 6c will blend with the crowd and certainly be understated.

However I assume one of the objectives of the 6C is to promote the alfa marque, when out on the open road or wherever it may be ,through both outstanding looks and performance.
Or is that an overstatement.

Sorry for the overspray !


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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Sunday saw a bit of tidying up on the louvres - two were a bit short so they came off and had the ends cut off so that one end has lengthened the other slat and that slat will have an extra piece inserted or new longer end made. It was very difficult to bend them correctly originally but I soon only noticed the short ones! The others have now all been welded to the frame but I now need to repair the bottom edge of the frame where it had rusted away........
I also removed the instrument pod from the 164 dashboard, as I may need that in the Sprint??
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Sunday saw a bit of tidying up on the louvres - two were a bit short so they came off and had the ends cut off so that one end has lengthened the other slat and that slat will have an extra piece inserted or new longer end made. It was very difficult to bend them correctly originally but I soon only noticed the short ones! The others have now all been welded to the frame but I now need to repair the bottom edge of the frame where it had rusted away........
I also removed the instrument pod from the 164 dashboard, as I may need that in the Sprint??
Most likely you will need the instrument pod along with all the rest of the wiring.
I just hope you havent sold anything that you may need

You will also need the ignition switch, the immobilizer box and the lamda sensor.
Also if the gas petal is electronic , you might also need the petals of the 164.

Good luck with all that electronic stuff mate, I honestly dont envy you at this point
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

I suppose being for a front-engined application a set of downdraft carburettor inlet manifolds haven't been developed, but you could always fabricate a set out of suitable tubing!

Hmm, let me see... 3 litre V6, how about 3 Weber DCNFs, with chrome ram pipes??? Tempting isn't it?

There again, there are plenty of aftermarket injection goodies available for this engine (albeit for inline applications) from what I can tell...

I think you will probably need the 164 speedo if nothing else!

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Hi Supercharged - yes I do have the complete wiring loom - and its very complex I'm hoping I can simplify it though....
Lauren - I love those six chromed curved pipes into the V6 so they will stay -- but as I already have 8 downdraft ram pipes on 4 carbs on my Sprite, another 6 would be overkill ??
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Well had a session in the garage before it got too dark. Welded the longer end onto the bottom slat - for once I got a nice weld and there is the picture to prove it Then I cut out the rusty and nonexistant parts of the tailgate and have inserted two replacement sections - two more to go.....There are Lots of little jobs to do which don't seem to make much of a difference - but they all need doing
Lauren - I hope your gearbox gets done on time so that you can get the "Green Machine" back on the road.
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They look good m8. You been putting some time in lately are you going to be on the road this year. Any chance of a picture from behind...I have a thing for fat rears
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your welding is coming along nicely now, plenty of practice still to come
you're right about the small things taking the longest and not making much impact, just fitting my front and rear screens made a huge difference for not much effort
keep going mate, you're making great progress on a car many of us would have feared to even start, fantastic project
 
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Thanks Kev and Eddie
Here are a couple of rear views whilst the wings were still in progress - you can also see on the left hand edge of the bottom three slats the two short ones......
So your front screen is in now Kev - Good progress
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looks sweet sixnut

keep up the good work ! This is becoming a unique sprint

Shows what you can do if you have a good imagination and not afraid to get your hands dirty
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Thank for the pics, the high view of the louvers shows how good they look, great work m8
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Lauren - I hope your gearbox gets done on time so that you can get the "Green Machine" back on the road.
Thanks Philip - I hope so too. If I miss the Easter weekend I am 3 events down already. Fingers crossed.

Fantastic progress in the 6C - its really coming together now. As you say, lots to do, and the details always seem to take forever to sort out, but I'm sure you'll get there

I guess you are no stranger to specialist car insurance (hmm - a V8 Spridget ), but I found Flux to be very accommodating when it came to cover for the Nova - first they said "oh yes, we know all about those", then they waited patiently while I described all the modifications (remove VW chassis, replace with custom tube frame, mid-mount Alfa engine/transmission/brakes, rack and pinion, yada yada...) before telling me that the premium was the same as for the unmodified car. Worth a try if you haven't got a sympathetic insurer already

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Hi Lauren
Thanks for the info re Flux, Insurance is still a while off but will need sorting. My Sprite was originally insured through the Austin Healey club contact - Alan Ling. When I described it, there was an indrawn breath and "I think we will call it a Healey 3000 ....and a bit!"
Anyway further progress tonight as I have welded in the other two patches on the tailgate - then I put a bit of filler on, quick spray and it looks better (Still needs tidying though - but it was getting cold and dark )
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Slowing coming together
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As you said a long way off, but try 'Sureterm' for the insurance after you have your best price. They matched the best package I had and beat the best price by a tenner and put the two together, so for 194 I'm fully comp with a bundle of extras. Dare I say it but as your car is a custom build its a custom car and as such you can get very competitive insurance in this circle.

keep the pictures coming.

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Thanks Eddie
I am quite happy with the "Custom Car" label - I was reading CC all through the 70's 80's and early 90's - laid metalflake on my Sprite and put it on alloys in 1970! - then spent 20 years drag racing....
But we do appear to be "a broad church" on this forum and it is much appreciated.
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You are gonna have to keep out of the rain there Sixnut
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I am quite happy with the "Custom Car" label - I was reading CC all through the 70's 80's and early 90's - laid metalflake on my Sprite and put it on alloys in 1970! - then spent 20 years drag racing....
But we do appear to be "a broad church" on this forum and it is much appreciated.

And their was me thinking you were just an average joe doing a project in the garage, what did you race?
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this is a fantastic project sixnut.
i have been watching this thread for a long time but never posted

waiting to see what the result will be
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And their was me thinking you were just an average joe doing a project in the garage, what did you race?[/QUOTE]

I started in 1973 with a frogeye Sprite 970cc, 45 DCOE, 649 cam etc
then put the bodyshell on a frame with 2600cc Alfa, 3 x 40 DCOEs.
Then swapped the straight six for a Rover V8 with 4 x 40 DCOE.- Car always called "Muscle Sprout"
Then swapped the bodyshell for a TR7. Car called "Vicious Trait"
Sold the Altered - and built Rover V8 powered Street Frogeye, ended up racing again in the "Street Machine"/"Custom Car" Rover V8 championships in the late 80's. Car called "Super Sprite V8" which I still have.
Then built an tube chassis MGBGT with Rover V8 for the "Pro Rover" class "Super B" which finally had a Holley 500cfm with Nitrous before I sold it in 1993.

And thanks for comments Alfa_sprint_16V, as I have said before, it is slightly scary to know that this is being read by people all round the world! But as Kev, and others have said, it really does keep your spirits up in those "dark times" when you discover yet more rust or have a mechanical disaster......
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I am speachless
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great cars no wonder you attempted the 6C without worrying too much, a piece of cake to you
 
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come to think of it.... I always thought that getting older would change my interests in cars.

The only thing I have managed to do is get in deeper and deeper into the restoration and modification game

I think its absolutely brilliant that you have a history with cars Sixnut that goes so far back ! You must and should be very proud of yourself and you have my full RESPECT !!!

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