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I wouldnt think so .... it could be light-er , which would be a good thing with the heavy steering on Sprints, but I think the car is more mid-engined rather than rear engined !

I bet sixnut is wondering the same thing though
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I make engine noises when in my 155 but its been so long since I last heard her!

shes lookin fine sixnut
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I think Philip accepts that the front springs need re-rating, but the existing strut geometry is being maintained, which won't lighten up the steering that much. The 'Sud geometry runs with very little caster from what I can recall. The coolant radiator and the fuel tank are up front, which will help the weight distribution a bit. Clearly it will now favour the rear end, but that can be compensated for without too much difficulty - as Supercharged says, the car is mid-engined now, so we are looking at something around 40:60 front/rear, same as a Countach (I think the later Diablo is even more rear biased). Better traction under acceleration, brakes need re-balancing, understeer under power... all the usual mid-engine features

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I've now put my rubber strips along the bottom of the rear windows and it tidies up that area nicely - when all is finally sorted I will glue the bottom edge as well.
Lauren - with your expertise, I may well seek your first hand input by asking you to have a drive of the car.....
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how far away are you from finishing?
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how far away are you from finishing?
"TOO FAR!"
I hope to have it piped up and wired up for the 12th -if all goes well it will be fired up as well.
But an MoT will be about a month away - if all goes well.
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Lauren - with your expertise, I may well seek your first hand input by asking you to have a drive of the car.....
Steady on, Philip - you don't want it written off just yet

You've driven an incredibly diverse selection of cars yourself, I'm sure you can sense if something is not right. But I'd be more than happy to ride shotgun

Its looking really good now. Are you keeping the slats body colour or painting them flat black?

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Shotgun would be good - but I've never driven a mid engined car :
Slats will be Satin black again but I need to do some more filling and smoothing........
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how far are you with the wiring Philip ?
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Hi Chris
sorry for delay but we've upgraded our computer and ISP and it all needed resorting!
Wiring is slowly coming on but I'm mostly just doing lots of fiddly jobs so that it looks as good as possible for the show on July 12th.
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I've now changed the grille so that I have a black shield - as the first 6C
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Philip, the 6c is looking great

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is this the one that was hanging on the wall of your garage ?

Looks great Philip
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is this the one that was hanging on the wall of your garage ?

Looks great Philip
No Chris -it is one from my " To be 16V Sprint".
Anyway, today is going to be a Plumbing day for water pipes, coolant pipes and fuel pipes. We'll see how much gets done later..........
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Hmmm lots of work but little progress!
Anyway interior was stripped out and I've started jubilee clipping the radiator hoses, having painted the steel pipes. The clutch is now piped up but needs bleeding. The heater hose runs are sorted including the vent to the expansion tank. The top cover of the air filter has been sprayed black and the aluminium cleaned up. More connections made for electrics. The holes for the drivers seat have been drilled and the 164 seat belt reels have been fixed in position ( they were in better condition and newer than the Sprint ones) _ but that took an age as I couldn't work out how they fitted.......
I've also fitted a smaller steering wheel - which needs smartening up - so pics later.
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sounds good keep it going! and make some pictures once in a while, us is very curious you know
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sixnut, I havent read this for a long time, did you sort out the front springs. I have some lowered sud ones but might be too hard as they are about 170lb, plus some lowered 33 road springs if you have 33 struts. The sud has less castor than a 33, so if straight line stability is an issue the the 33 struts/suspension on a sud give a bit more castor.
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sounds good keep it going! and make some pictures once in a while, us is very curious you know
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A rear view with the two fog lamps fitted and badges in place and a view of the front hoses- where the vent tube to the expansion bottle from the heater hose can be just seen.

I have also bought(!) two new wing mirrors (The Sprint ones are ugly!!) but the stalk is too long (As per OS door) so I've shortened it on the NS door -- but I think they need to be even shorter??
On the 6C they are a teardrop shape?
I have got a S/H Vitalone NS mirror from e-bay but I really need two......
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That rear view, sir, is awesome
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The original 6C's wingmirrors were black teardrop as you say. Are you going to do blistered front arches too?
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Thanks for rear view comment Mostro
I have not got wider front tyres/wheels so the front arches are standard - but I may change them later?? It was a job that didn't need doing in view of all the ones that did!!!
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I have not got wider front tyres/wheels so the front arches are standard - but I may change them later?? It was a job that didn't need doing in view of all the ones that did!!!
Fully appreciate that! As I personal opinion, I reckon blistered fronts to match the rears will balance the aesthetics out beautifully ultimately. I couldn't imagine an Integrale with standard HF Turbo front wings for example....

But as you say, in the scheme of all the body- and mechanical work you have done it's just a fine detail, compared to getting the thing to handle nicely for example!

Keep the photos coming

Oh, and if you're forming a waiting list for passenger rides......
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Philip, 156 door mirrors may be closer to the original 6C door mirrors than those you have now. You'd have to make them fit of course, but if you can fit a 164 lump in the back I'm sure wing mirrors will be no problem
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The doner 164 ecu has been inactive for over a year now ,and we all know what happens when Alfas electrics remain idle and unused
Have you had a specialist repairer check it out. and do you hold one in reserve.?
A crank case position sensor is another item that can go wrong with lengthy storage.
Dying to know what happens when you turn the key.
I reckon Lauren should indeed be there to hold your hand steady.
Her contribution to the project has been superb and inviting her to do a test drive is the best compliment you could give.but definitely will be a test of nerve. The MOT engineer will be the first driver I assume,
But first things first .
I feel an e lectr ode coming on.
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