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Thanks as ever for All the support.
As expected today has been 14 hours solid on the car Mainly on the inside - as the pics show I like the Testa Rossa (red head) look!
I decided that the bare metal "B" pillars had to be sorted and I didn't have any spare Sprint rear trim panels so I cut some more sections from the 164 trim Then I made a discovery..... Those two missing Relays were in the car on the loom and I had tucked them away in front of the OS rear wheel DOH I'm an Idiot!!!
Anyway then I put the bare metal (ex Sprint bonnet) lower front engine bulkhead in - but covered it with a bit of 164 bootlid lining. The gear linkage went in next and then the rear bulkhead glass panel - but I had to take out the side windows to fix the bulkhead in place Then had to cut more off the speaker panel to clear the new trim panels So finally the rear bulkhead is trimmed and in place.
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I then had to properly install the floor carpet, find the screws for the sill capping piece, trim that to length then properly fit the seats and seat belt mountings find the gearchange tunnel trim and then tidy up the wheels and tyres.
Yes Kev, it has been raining off and on all day just to make life more difficult!
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now that really does look fantastic, the red heads really set it off
a great days work put in, hope the weather blows through by tomorrow, rain has started here now
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hope you had a good day at Vesuvios.
I see you have found the ecu and fuel pump relays with the three fuses.pictured by the seatbelt.
In view of high voltage that was flying aroud ,best replaced new at 20 each.
Not only for that reason .Your relays may have been in the car for 15 years or more.
My recent problem of non starting due to immobiliser error,was because that same controlling ecu relay with diode had a internal fault along with corrosion at the relay electrical connector a.main dealer took 5 weeks to solve it.having to go back and forth to alfa GB for wiring diagrams.
Choose your auto electrician wisely.someone with access to the old model OBD1 diagnostic software.
The diagnostic plug is a short loom distance from the multiplug going into the ecu
The OA Forum has now a thread for posting personal recommendation of Independents.you may have noticed.
Mike Buckler the 164 register technical expert formerly with Rusper Alfa might be the person to talk to .
You can find him on the 164 Cloverleaf register site.
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good luck at the show, hope to see plenty of pics later
sadly for one reason or another i can't now make it
hope plenty of others do, and i get to see the sprint at mitcar? with the engine running
 
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I couldn't make it either

Hope you had a good day Philip - I'm hoping you will be up and running by MITCAR too

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Well you missed a treat today - as the pics show - Mostly hot and sunny - a couple of minute brief showers - a host of Alfas, no boxers, Fiats and a few Lancias - oh and about twenty Ferraris and ten Lamborghinis and an 8C.......
On my last pic of the 6C inside I hadn't realised how the engine would reflect in the bulkhead glass - it is an added bonus
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I almost forgot the Maserattis, Ducatis, Scooters and Westfields!
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a great collection of cars and bikes, sprint looks great and those rear graphics do look fantastic
great pics

now that deadline has been met are you hoping to get it up and running by mitcar
 
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a great collection of cars and bikes, sprint looks great and those rear graphics do look fantastic
great pics

now that deadline has been met are you hoping to get it up and running by mitcar
There are lots more pics from "Baby" on the "just images" forum of the event and also of two AO GTVs "playing" outside.
Yes Kev I do hope to get it up and running to Mitcar - and I will have news on the electrics issue soon.....
Glad that the graphics are approved -it was done by a friend of a friend in Bedford he advertises on e-bay I believe - more details available if reqd.
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Philip you made it

how was the Sprint commented by the spectators ?
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Philip you made it

how was the Sprint commented by the spectators ?
Thanks Chris
It WAS a rush to get ready and there are still lots of improvements to be made but I'm glad that I made it and it was good to meet up with some other AOers.
The comments were very favorable.
Those who didn't know about cars just thought it was "another car with the engine in the back"! There were a lot of those about!!
Some recognised it was a Sprint from the front, then were surprised/amazed to find an engine in the back.
Others were fascinated by the pictures which I had put in the boot, showing the original 6C and the build in highlights.
I now need to get the engine running, improve the fit of the rear bumper (the tail pipes have pulled the corners down), doors, bonnet and rear windows. attend to the appearance in the engine bay, tidy up the wiring, plumbing and braking pipework. Get it MoT'd etc etc.
I also think the oil cooler has a leak.....So LOTS to do
But it does look chunky sitting at the front - and we have an MX "sandwich" with two silver grey "hot hatches....?
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Well I removed most of the interior trim at the back and in the cabin (45 mins) and I now have superb access to the engine all round! Cranked the engine over on the starter and yes there was a leak from the oil cooler ( I did bend it about when trying to get it off the 164 originally.......) So a quick trip to Kempston Radiators and a new 13 row cooler has been purchased - and installed at one end. I just need to bend up a 90 degree bracket with two holes for the other end and that's sorted. I will also make up a shroud to duct air through the cooler whilst I'm there. I've also enlarged the exhaust holes in the rear bumper and that is fitting a lot better.
Re the electrics, Jem of Northants Alfa was at the show and has offered to have a look at the installation and hopefully get it running So its back on a trailer to get it to his garage for the weekend.
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Thats great news Philip !

Most probably it will be running by Saturday night

Have you sorted the water leaks ?
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I will be taking the radiator out soon and I will try superglue to see if that does the trick - then "Radseal"!!! Then a new radiator??
Fingers crossed that they can sort the electrics.....
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6nut ... my private message box is playing up ....

i spoke to my man about some old cv joints to make your dummy fronts with, he has not got any :O(

so i guess its back to plan a and strip yours out as we discussed and insert the cv thru the bearing, make sure the hub nut is correctly torqued too !!!

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I'm sure they will be able to sort the eletctrics , dont worry about that

on the other hand.... superglue ???
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I'm sure they will be able to sort the eletctrics , dont worry about that

on the other hand.... superglue ???
Hi Chris
The leak is in the plastic end cap of the radiator and only opened up when I did the final tightening of the bracket- so, with some superglue and adjustment of the bracket angle, I hope the crack will remain sealed - worth a try anyway I think!
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why not try epoxy instead ?
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why not try epoxy instead ?
superglue first, then epoxy, then radseal - that should seal it!!
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Try waterproof glue, it gives a bit, you can get it at Hombase / Diy stores. It is used on Neoprene diving suits. Car is looking fantastic, Well done
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Apologies for the interruption
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I believe Northants Alfa should be listed as an official sponsor in the 6C project as a true Alfisti.
I understand at the outset you were given free space on their premesis for a few weeks ,while braking the donor 164.
Until the position of that organisation is clarified ,I think it inappropriate to give free publicity to a Alfa Specialist before he has done anything special, like sorting the Sprint looms and fixing a likely damaged ECU.

There is an opportunity for satisfied customers to give praise to paid professionals on the AO Independent Recommendation Thread but after the work has been done.
I am sure there was no intention to cause a stir ,but I am sentitive on this issue.
As a mutual victim of the temperamental 164 Alfa electrics .I look forward to seeing a professionals action plan
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6nut ... my private message box is playing up ....

i spoke to my man about some old cv joints to make your dummy fronts with, he has not got any :O(

so i guess its back to plan a and strip yours out as we discussed and insert the cv thru the bearing, make sure the hub nut is correctly torqued too !!!

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Before I take my driveshafts apart has anybody got a pair of worn out driveshafts (or the stub axle ends)?
Kammatic has pointed out that without the stub axle in the front hubs, the bearings will start to "spread" and so the stub axle will be needed to hold them in place.
I have been improving the fit of the rear bumper before the car goes to have the electrics "looked at".
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