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Wow, your paint guy has done a really nice job in such a short time. Its looking good!
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I tried to put the event up, but the site wouldn't accept it for some reason????
I just tried too, but got a 'database error'. Posted it in the bug forum just in case there's an underlying problem with the site.
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Thanks for trying DaKlone -
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so nice Philip

maybe he can help you with the front windshield installation while its there ? tricky job
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Philip that is one car, but how do you get a baby seat in the back? Congrats on imminent grandfatherhood.
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Bedfordshire Italian Car & Bike Day - Sun 12th July 09

Hiy'all - I tried to post the event too on several attempts but twice it gave me the impression it was there and all the other times I got the error message.

Here is all the info regarding the event, you can either email me at info@thesharnbrookhotel.com to give me your name, make & model details and you and your passengers get free entry - or just turn up on the day!

We've got the German Grand Prix live in The Amalfi Suite (large screens & great sound system)plus also on in VesuviO restaurant....so you do need to book for lunch as it will be busy, while we have a Pig Roast and BBQ in the 'sunshine'!

thought I'd let you know about our 3rd Annual Italian Car & Bike Day on Sunday 12th July 09...and we'd like to invite Alfaowners to participate.

We are an Italian Family that own and run a very Italian Restaurant & Hotel on a 3.5 acre plot along the A6 between Bedfordshire & Rushden, Northants and as we are passionate about anything Italian, we have been hosting an annual appreciation of Italian automobiles. Please find details of our show below. You may contact me on 07775 717199 or via email should you require any further information – we look forward to your support & welcoming you and your Alfa!

• RESERVED CABARET SEATING FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF GERMAN GRAND PRIX WITH WAITER SERVICE – 2 HUGE SCREENS & STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM
(MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCED TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT)

• ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF AUTOS SHOWING THE CHANGING FACES OF EACH ITALIAN MARQUE

• GREAT ITALIAN ATMOSPHERE AT UNIQUE FAMILY RUN ITALIAN VENUE

• PIG ROAST & BBQ

• CHILDREN’S FAIR & ICE CREAM VAN

FREE ENTRY FOR SHOW CAR/BIKE OWNERS & THEIR PASSENGERS/PILLION

NO NEED TO PRE REGISTER YOUR CAR - SHOW CAR/BIKES TO ARRIVE BY 10.30AM

RESERVATIONS FOR GRAND PRIX BANQUETING & VESUVIO RESTAURANT RECOMMENDED
TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

VISIT The Sharnbrook Hotel
FOR MORE INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE

Any qu’s please email or contact me directly on 07775 717199 – fuller details will be available online in a couple of months…

BEDFORDSHIRE ITALIAN CAR & BIKE DAY
AT VESUVIO & THE SHARNBROOK HOTEL
IS SPONSORED BY
Northamptonshire and Leicestershire Fiat, Mazda and Abarth dealer - Rockingham Cars
A6/Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Beds MK44 1LX
01234 783142


See you then, Ciro Ciampi - italianboy
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Oh yes I am liking this car muchly!

Let me know if you ever want to calculate optimum spring rates front and rear - I've got a fairly mature spreadsheet that I've used for Green Machine and another (VW based) Nova, so its quite adaptable!

Isn't it amazing how the car looks like a Renault 20 without the lights and grille

Philip - the baby seat goes on the gearchange tunnel between the seats

Congratulations by the way!

And thanks for the details of your event Italianboy - if the weather is as nice as last year I will definately be attending. You do accept Alfa based specials don't you

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It looks great philip, well done m8, look forward to seeing it in the flesh.... or metal
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Hi Lauren,

if its' Alfa based & special it's definitely welcome! see you then....
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WOW! Already painted.

Must say, I really like the looks of the fat rear-end.
I guess your 6C will be on the road for real soon if you keep working at this speed.
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How's your 6C replica coming Joakim?
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How's your 6C replica coming Joakim?
Yes I would also like to know if you have made progress as you did help to inspire my build!
I have collected the car but it has gone straight into my garage so no pics till tomorrow.
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No more welding then Philip !

every piece you put back on tha car now will make a difference
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Just catchin' up with the latest posts, not looked in for several days now. Lookin' good now the paint is on. Can't help but notice a slight Deloreanesque look about it now that its all silver, and a slight Porsche 944? look about the bulbous rear arches.
I like the sound of the gathering of all things Italian (Cars and Bikes that is) near you at the hotel, so will try to make it.....
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Hi, iv'e been following yor progress from the start and its really come on a long way . It should be a very interesting fast car when complete, And theres me thinking that i had a lot to do!!! keep up the good work
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The result pays back for ANY trouble you've been through. She is HOT.
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I've had a good session today
- yesterday was a nightmare! I needed to hold the silencers with more than welding wire so got a couple of rubber blocks (Mini?) which just need two holes to bolt through the boot floor and a strap to the u bolt on the pipe. So 4 holes and bolts... two hours later it was finally done! Grrrr anyway the addition of my twin twin tail pipes shows the end result - still needs a bit of tweaking but a chunky rear end!
Today was mainly putting the dashboard back, wipers in, bonnet locking bar, heater unit, airbox and sealing rubber installed. Then fixing front splitter to the wings and setting the bumper back to give a "tighter" front end - the grille was just to make it look pretty.
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I sure missed the progress on this one, very nice
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ok, now i'm starting to think you will beat me to the finish
i should be done by next weekend, you
 
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No Chance Kev!!!!!
Each time I do a job on my list I realise that I had forgotten to list three more jobs......
Anyway today I got on with pipework and after spending four hours cutting steel tube and rubber hoses the engine is now piped to the radiator. I've still got to put all the hose clips on though and paint the steel pipes. I've also got to run the heater pipes......
Then I started putting the Engine loom wiring back - needless to say I didn't label plugs and sockets last year and so it is a lot of trial and error /educated guesswork
I've mounted the ECU where the sprint rear washer bottle was (- slatted rear screen = No wash/wipe and - no rear roof rusty bits)
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the good thing about it is that you STARTED dealing with the wiring. Now that you started, you will have to finish it
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No Chance Kev!!!!!
Each time I do a job on my list I realise that I had forgotten to list three more jobs......
Anyway today I got on with pipework and after spending four hours cutting steel tube and rubber hoses the engine is now piped to the radiator. I've still got to put all the hose clips on though and paint the steel pipes. I've also got to run the heater pipes......
Then I started putting the Engine loom wiring back - needless to say I didn't label plugs and sockets last year and so it is a lot of trial and error /educated guesswork
I've mounted the ECU where the sprint rear washer bottle was (- slatted rear screen = No wash/wipe and - no rear roof rusty bits)
yes, it's amazing (a pain ) how long it does take to put things back in. with me it was having to clean/paint everything. with you it is figuring things out and making new things.
has really pushed on it the last few weeks though, well done
 
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i would like to take you about a year back if I may....

These are some pictures I believe show how much progress has been made

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Have you considered putting in a series 1 grille and headlights? I think it will look much better/meaner!

For the rest; keep up the good work, this is fantastic!
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Thanks Stof - I haven't got an early grille but I have a couple of spare later ones, so may swop them around and have other bits to try later to vary the appearance.
Lauren - thanks for your offer of Spring rate software set up but I think it would need corner weights which are, as yet, unknown. Perhaps when it is done we could see how far out it is.....
Here are a couple of pics of water pipes and ECU placement.
And S16V - the early pics do bring back some memories.....
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