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Couldn't agree more!

...BTW, that's the best looking TR7 I ever did see!

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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.
You can say that again! I've always been amazed at how some of the Mopar Muscle crowd keep their cars insured - with nearly all of the bodywork in fibreglass, a tubular chassis, and engine, transmission, suspension and running gear all from different sources, and they still get to keep their original identity - 1971 Dodge Challenger - and registration (K plates).

The kit car field is a nightmare in comparison - the DVLA have got the specifications so stitched up that all you can build is a bloody 7even clone. According to their "radically altered vehicle" rules, none of us should be on the road, as we don't have enough points to retain our original registration. So we should all be submitting our cars for SVA (soon to be the more expensive IVA), and failing because our cars were designed for the roads of yesterday, not the nanny state of tomorrow...

As you can probably tell I'm not overly enamoured of the process. The whole kit car market is full of "can't do" attitude. I go to Stoneleigh every year, but I wonder why I bother - its certainly not to look at the latest replica Ferrari based on a MR2 chassis

I'd much rather my Nova be referred to as a custom car rather than a kit (the only part of the original design is the body, and that is unstressed instead of semi-monocoque). Yet it still gets called a kit car. I suppose I ought to be grateful that I can still get insurance at a reasonable rate...

Sorry, I'm ranting again. You'll have to deal with this too Philip, when the so-called marque "experts" start wittering on about how its an original Factory car, and they won't believe you built it yourself - it will happen, just you wait and see!

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Thanks folks - yes I really am very old.....
Anyway further progress with the tail spoiler getting it's rear plate (which was made from two slat offcuts) welded in place. I then couldn't resist giving it a quick srpay job and putting the badges and Number plate on.
Then I started playing with the 164 instrument pod - and ended up removing the Sprint dashboard! There were two Very awkward nuts.One up behind the windscreen wiper motor, the other holding the inside top edge of the glovebox in place -- Obviously the dashboard is first thing to be installed on the production line - by Italians with long thin fingers!
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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?
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......[/QUOTE]




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Oh - the bad news is that I can now cearly see the rusted out section round the pedal box.........
so that's another on the "jobs to do" list!
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progress is steady and constant sixnut , you will be done before you know it

... and you are not old ! you are just a 20 year old with about 30 years of experience !!!
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More progress on the dashboard. the original instrument binnacle has been removed and the hole made wider by removing the centre strut and cutting through the dash with a saw (there is a thin steel former under the plastic!). The drivers "Eyeball" vent had to go, and the hole cut into, on the right hand side of the dash. The 164 binnacle fits into the gap and is slowly getting further back to a snug fit - even the 164 surround looks like it can be fitted.
The rational is that it obviously fits all the senders from the 164 engine - Speed, revs, oil pressure. The 164 radiator has the water temp sender and the 164 petrol tank has the petrol sender
.... and its all Alfa
..... and I've already got it!
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Thats nice sixnut !

Will the water temp sensor of the sprint work the same ?
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Nice work Philip - I've got my original '78 Ti 'Sud dash in the garage, so I can see how a thin layer of foam has been laid over the thin gauge steel former. I guess that could be quite useful for making fixing tabs for the 164 binnacle. I have designs on re-using the demister vents and eyeball face vents in the Nova, but finding somewhere for them to go is a bit tricky, as you have found!

At least you can wind the windows down if its hot - I don't have that luxury

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I would just like to say that your **** looks fantastic.

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This is a great project !!!

I saw recently while searching on the internet a guy who took the 164 3.0 V6.
He chopped off the body of the car, left the front chassis with engine , side sills , floor and rear suspension,
Chopped the body of an alfa 33 and welded it on the frame of the 164 !!!

Reviews said that the passenger after this build couldnt hold the camera from the power of the car !
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Thanks - I think ?...Fruitbat but I'm not sure where or what my **** is
Still I have done a bit more to get the 164 binnacle further into the Sprint dashboard - nearly right now
And welcome a33s16v There seems to be a strong following of Sud/Sprint/33 Alfisti in Cyprus!
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We are all one big and happy family
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never seen a 164 facia before, the dials should look great in the sprint, nice work as always great idea to use the 164 dials, should "talk" to each other better than trying to get sprint dials to read the 164 sensors
 
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You will also be sure that they will read the correct numbers !
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This would offend some people it would appear.

The vehicles aspect from behind i.e. the rearward direction, taking into account the visual aesthetics of extended arches, rear louvred engine cover, aerodynamic aid (spoiler) is most pleasing to the eye.

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Love this to bits...and the use of the 164 panel is fantastic ! but curious about the placement (should have started at the beginning I suppose), seen a similiar one in NZ, they are hoots ! keep up the good work, all my best good wishes, its an awesome project !
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This is a great project !!!

I saw recently while searching on the internet a guy who took the 164 3.0 V6.
He chopped off the body of the car, left the front chassis with engine , side sills , floor and rear suspension,
Chopped the body of an alfa 33 and welded it on the frame of the 164 !!!

Reviews said that the passenger after this build couldnt hold the camera from the power of the car !
YouTube - Alfa Romeo 33 V6 3.0, Passo Stelvio, Stilfser Joch, movie2

One of my favorite vids ciao daz
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I was waiting to see the car !!!
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Thanks for the explanation RSFruitbat - glad you like my rear aspect!
Welcome Deepshark - which placement were you wondering about?
Anyway further tweaking of the 164 binnacle tonight. The Sprint steering column top cover needed "modifying". The Sprint 5 switch panel was now too long. ...not anymore! Also I don't need the rear wiper and rear heater switches
I will be gluing the two halves together and blending to hide the join!
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with the sun my plastics have sunk in, if I tried to cut my 5 switch board it would break into 3 billion pieces !!!

Are you doing a trial fit or wont you be removing the dashboard in the future ?
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i do like what you are doing with the dash, a pure one off custom job
 
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Thanks for the Welcome Alfasixnut, most kind...just wondering about the engine - is she going to be a mid or front engine ? apologies, am just plain old too lazy to have paid attention from the beginning, though I'll brush up soon...reason for interest was that the one in NZ I've seen and heard and hear apocryphal tales from Alfa owning mates had a mid-mounted engine, thats all , but I love what your doing, wish I was rich enough to do the same, its an awesome project ! Much best wishes and looking forward to all your progress, its a great thing your doing. And I lurrrve Sprints, couldn't agree more that this is a wonderful thing to do to one.
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Mid-engined, rear wheel drive. Don't think the project has cost all that much to do so far, but you need to be very rich in mechanical skills and engineering know-how to get a project like this up the ground.

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Mid-engined, rear wheel drive. Don't think the project has cost all that much to do so far, but you need to be very rich in mechanical skills and engineering know-how to get a project like this up the ground.

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