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No wonder you've been quiet so long !!!
How are we gonna see your progress on that one though ?
Will you post it in "other makes" forum ?

Maybe if we all ask the moderator's nicely they will allow you to post it in this forum
"look what i bought today (part 3)" might not be able to be in the sud/sprint/33 section hadn't thought of that

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well, post it anyway ! if they give you a hard time we'll take care of them
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well, post it anyway ! if they give you a hard time we'll take care of them
ok, i will point them in your direction
 
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bring em on !!!
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I'll stick up for you as well Kev! - you could disguise it as a Sud Speciallancia
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or tell them that you've got so many spares from your sud resto that you decided to use those parts to make a Lancia !
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hope you have your eye on these phil
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Alfasud-drives...d=p3286.c0.m14
Hi Kev
Thanks - I had got these spotted but the seller has confirmed that they are all Sud 23 spline shafts and I need the later 28 spline ones - but it looks like I shall have to split my existing CV joints to get the shafts.
Glad that MITCAR was good for you and everyone else.
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Good News - I've now got a pair of suitable old driveshafts to get the "Stub axles" from, for my Hubs (Many Thanks Tal ). I will post up pics of the extraction soon but I still have a wasps nest in the garage and they are a bit aggresive when I bang about.... I've been stung twice so far!
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good news on the stub axles

careful with the wasps, guy up in yorks died this week after being stung loads of times after disturbing a nest

anyone else noticed there are far more wasps around this year than usual are near me anyway
 
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wasp nest in your garage ?
last time I remember there was a bird nest ! Where do they go in from

Dont be brave around wasps Philip. If you disturb their nest they will all attack you at once ! You might as well be playing with a snake with all that poison They can also sting you on top of your clothes or even gloves ! Try spraying them from a good distance or call someone to do it for you !

... can you imagine if they had built their nest in the 6C and notice them while you're driving ?
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I have the solution to your problem....my wife, she scares the crap out of me when she shouts so maybe it will work for your wasps and they will leave your garage for a quiet life.
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I have the solution to your problem....my wife, she scares the crap out of me when she shouts so maybe it will work for your wasps and they will leave your garage for a quiet life.
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I have the solution to your problem....my wife, she scares the crap out of me when she shouts so maybe it will work for your wasps and they will leave your garage for a quiet life.



What you want to do Philip is get a big jar with a lid (you want a really big jar by the sound of it) Put a couple of holes in the lid, paste the inside with jam and partly fill it with water. I did this yesterday to stop them pestering me. They have no room to fly within the jar and end up getting caught in the water and end up drowning. Managed to kill eight off. Even got rid of a few ants as well
 
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What you want to do Philip is get a big jar with a lid (you want a really big jar by the sound of it) Put a couple of holes in the lid, paste the inside with jam and partly fill it with water. I did this yesterday to stop them pestering me. They have no room to fly within the jar and end up getting caught in the water and end up drowning. Managed to kill eight off. Even got rid of a few ants as well
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Thanks for the wasp advice guys - I've been to the 6C and had it up on a hoist to tidy the pipe runs underneath and the auto electrician is due later this week! Next is to dismantle the CV joints. I've cleaned one and found the circlip but does it need to be opened to slide off or closed to slide the CV over it?
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If I remember correctly it has to be opened. Its suppose to have to "ears" so you can put a screwdriver in and open it. Mine where cut and it was very hard to split them
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Many Thanks Chris and Kamm - I've now split the CV joints and will put the stub axle into the front wheel hubs to keep the bearings located.
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I was told at Peak Alfa during the week something I did'nt know about the original 6c project .and may have missed in the thread .
One of the reasons for discontinuing the development of the 6c was because of the death of two engineers working on the project.
The wasp warning therefore was not inappropriate .So Phil take care.
Now what about those electrics ?
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I thought they were planning on using this car in the group B rally but didnt go through it because it turned out to be to expensive and in any case Group B was banned from the rally after the death of Henry Toivonen and some spectators
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I suspect that there were many reasons why the Sprint 6C did not go ahead, but principal of these would have to be the fact that at the time Alfa Romeo was a state-owned company and therefore couldn't produce anything technically interesting without the corporate bean-counters putting the kybosh on it...

Its such a familiar story - innovative design or niche markets overlooked in the rush to make as much money as possible from the bread-and-butter products.

I love Alfas, but some of their best efforts have only existed in the fertile imagination of their more enlightened engineers - we are lucky that at least a couple of 6C's made it off the drawing board.

How different would small sports-coupes be today if the OSI Scarabeo or Junior Zagato Periscopio had been produced in serious quantity? If nothing else, it would have prompted the widespread development of transverse FWD transaxles for the Nord and V6 engines 10 years earlier... ahh, what might have been...

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hope you was happy with the lights phil.
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hope you was happy with the lights phil.
Lamps fine Melv, many thanks.
I've also sold the original wheels and tyres from the Sprint (to Jason ) so that has bought the project cost down further.... but still awaiting the auto electrician I'm sorry to say - will have to start chasing as I want the car done........
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.... and you still have lots of things to do on the car when you get it back from them ....
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.... and you still have lots of things to do on the car when you get it back from them ....
Too True! There is still a bit of welding to do to tidy up underneath and then there will be some fiddly electrics to get the instruments working. Oh and some general tidying up of tube and pipe runs - then an MoT........
B....r! just been out to tidy the garage and got stung again
I,m waiting till the cold weather comes then the wasps nest will be GONE!!!!
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