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just wondering about the engine - is she going to be a mid or front engine ?

...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
Sixnut is using a mid-mounted transverse Alfa 164 engine and transmission package. This differs from the legendary Australian Giocattolo, which used a ZF transaxle with an in-line Alfa V6 to start with, and then stepped up to a 5 litre Holden V8...

Um... bonkers, that's the word

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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.

Well done so far Alfasixnut
Pud is quite right about the cost - it is about 600 so far
... and going down as I keep selling unwanted bits on e-bay
I hope to get quite a bit done over the next few days as I am on holiday
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Pud is quite right about the cost - it is about 600 so far
... and going down as I keep selling unwanted bits on e-bay
I hope to get quite a bit done over the next few days as I am on holiday

So we can expect to see lots of progress and pictures over the next few days
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Well I met Stephen Parry yesterday and have now got the correct Sills - so I had a little weld today and put one on!
The "A" post will be next I think...
I also did a bit more to the rear wing.
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nice work mate, you are now entering the welding stage i see plenty to keep you busy

where there are 2 flat surfaces to weld together that originally would have been spot welded i use a "plug weld" . basically you drill/punch a hole in one part then fill in the hole with weld, creates a nice strong join and looks neater than strips of weld. this i found to be a useful site


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At this rate there will be filler and paint just round the corner, its starting to take shape and looking good with it.
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Thanks Kev - I did consider the holes and plug welding but decided to just go for edge welds - they will be covered by the trim strip rubber later!
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nice work mate, you are now entering the welding stage i see plenty to keep you busy

where there are 2 flat surfaces to weld together that originally would have been spot welded i use a "plug weld" . basically you drill/punch a hole in one part then fill in the hole with weld, creates a nice strong join and looks neater than strips of weld. this i found to be a useful site


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thanks Kev, picking up tips for my build as well

Sixnut, you cannot imagine how glad I am that you keep on working on this project on a regular basis !

Please keep up the good work.... I think I'm addicted !!!
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Doing family stuff today but managed an hour in the garage this afternoon - what a waste of time! I had sprayed the inner bulhead frame silver and thought it could do with some clear lacquer....fine until I got a paint reaction so it has got a crinkle finish now I think I'll glue some trim carpet on instead
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Doing family stuff today but managed an hour in the garage this afternoon - what a waste of time! I had sprayed the inner bulhead frame silver and thought it could do with some clear lacquer....fine until I got a paint reaction so it has got a crinkle finish now I think I'll glue some trim carpet on instead
don't you just love getting kicked in the b*lls for making an effort
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Mmm crinkles, just pretend its hammerite

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Mmm crinkles, just pretend its hammerite

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- I think that was the trouble, the silver is Smooth Hammerite and the lacquer was for ordinary paint......
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No that big a deal sixnut, dont worry about that setback

... maybe this is a sign that you should paint the car red !!!
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- I think that was the trouble, the silver is Smooth Hammerite and the lacquer was for ordinary paint......
Yep done that myself, doesn't look good but its still hard wearing. Swings and roundabouts
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Well I sorted the paintwork on the inner bulkhead - I've stripped some leatherette off a couple of 164 trim strips and they will cover the sides of the bulkhead, tucking under the glass rubber and filling the side gaps nicely.
Then I cut and welded the central louvre spacers.
Then started filling in behind the rear wheel.
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think i may have asked before phil, but is the space at the back going to become a small boot? or have you saved space behind the rear seats to throw coats and the like in?

coming along nicely now
 
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Phil ... nice job on the sills It's a good feeling to start putting some structure back into the car after cutting so much of it away ! Steve's sills are better than most other aftermarket stuff but there's a lot of trimming to be done to get them to fit. I coated the insides of mine with a weld through primer before I fitted them as they were untreated steel rather than the usual zinc coated.

I've had similar problems in the past with Hammerite .... it's an oil based paint so you cannot over coat it with any solvent based paint or it reacts. Even the Hamerite primers wont take most solvent based top coats without it frying up.

You're making good progress
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Ooops.....double post !

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think i may have asked before phil, but is the space at the back going to become a small boot? or have you saved space behind the rear seats to throw coats and the like in?

coming along nicely now
Yes Kev, there will be a small boot in the back but with the heat from the engine I doubt how much it will get used...... But it is not an "Everyday" car so no real problems.
GTCoop - yes I am pleased to get the sill on and I have hammerited the inside as well.
I still have got to do the otherside and rear inner arches. Then I will take out the windscreen to do the lower corners - and A pillars......
As folk will have realised, I do bits of the car ranging from structural to mechanical to pure cosmetic - not quite in a random order. But as the build is so comprehensive, each part affects other bits, so it is not sensible to totally finish one section first, in case a later item makes changes necessary.
The cosmetic bits like badges are just to keep my spirits up
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Looking good Sixnut.

Have you sorted the front suspension problem ?
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Had to go to work today so not much done - here is a pic showing the louvres inside with a quck spray. I have also ordered my silencer set up - now to sell more bits on e-bay!
Supercharged - what front suspension problem - have I forgotten??
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Had to go to work today so not much done - here is a pic showing the louvres inside with a quck spray. I have also ordered my silencer set up - now to sell more bits on e-bay!
Supercharged - what front suspension problem - have I forgotten??


Those louvres look very professional, its coming together. I'm looking forward to seeing the body mods completed and primered so we can see her finished lines. As usual great work Philip
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Had to go to work today so not much done - here is a pic showing the louvres inside with a quck spray. I have also ordered my silencer set up - now to sell more bits on e-bay!
Supercharged - what front suspension problem - have I forgotten??
when you removed the front engine you found that the front end of the car was too high.

Thats the problem I was talking about
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

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On Page 12 (24th Oct) is the answer - I have chopped a coil off and had the cut end reprofiled. I will try the car like that and, if it is a pig, I will investigate alternative spring set ups.
I have also taken a coil off the 164 springs as the Sprint is much lighter and the original coil length made the driveshafts be permanently angled - now they are horizontal.
I have had a good session today working at the boot area. I have tried my bit of Panda tailgate as a rear bulkhead. Not quite right so I then built the O/S inner rear wing ( another bit of Sprint) and then I have used the remains of my Sprint bonnet and it fits a treat. The bonus was that the end that I cut off fills the gap on the front of the O/S rear wing
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On Page 12 (24th Oct) is the answer - I have chopped a coil off and had the cut end reprofiled. I will try the car like that and, if it is a pig, I will investigate alternative spring set ups.
I have also taken a coil off the 164 springs as the Sprint is much lighter and the original coil length made the driveshafts be permanently angled - now they are horizontal.
I have had a good session today working at the boot area. I have tried my bit of Panda tailgate as a rear bulkhead. Not quite right so I then built the O/S inner rear wing ( another bit of Sprint) and then I have used the remains of my Sprint bonnet and it fits a treat. The bonus was that the end that I cut off fills the gap on the front of the O/S rear wing

Well what can I say that I have not already, a cracking job
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