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Brilliant news Philip )))))

have you driven it round the block ?
Not yet - I will get the brakes working better before my next outing!! More bleeding.......
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how exciting !!!

... not the bleeding ... the result after the bleeding !
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Well yet again the rain keeps falling and so I cannot get the 6C out to work on it and when I started it earlier it now only fires on 3 or 4 cylinders.......
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Well yet again the rain keeps falling and so I cannot get the 6C out to work on it and when I started it earlier it now only fires on 3 or 4 cylinders.......
Maybe it just needs an Alfa-tune (Damn good thrashin) to clear it out??????

Belated Happy Birthday Phil and well done.
You could make Spring Alfa Day yet..........
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big well done on getting to the stage where it moves under its own steam (not literally i hope ) and it would be nice to hear about everything going smoothly from now on
 
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big well done on getting to the stage where it moves under its own steam (not literally i hope ) and it would be nice to hear about everything going smoothly from now on
Thanks Kev! I will be amazed if Anything goes smoothly - still it is great to sit in it and make it go forwards and backwards - such small things bring pleasure............
.....and only another 300 views to crack the 50,000 mark so either lots of AOers look once in amazement - or we ten people have nothing else to do!
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Thanks Kev! I will be amazed if Anything goes smoothly - still it is great to sit in it and make it go forwards and backwards - such small things bring pleasure............
.....and only another 300 views to crack the 50,000 mark so either lots of AOers look once in amazement - or we ten people have nothing else to do!
there you go, one more off the list

and no, we don't sem to have anything better to do
 
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could be the fuel Philip or semi stuck injectors, or just soaked sparks from not running on the road for such a long time. Just by starting it and turning it off without allowing it to get warm so it cuts off the excess fuel needed for the cold start, destroys the sparks.... or at least gets them soaked in petrol

Wouldnt worry so much about it, its one of the things that usually sort themselfs out

As for the views, you better believe it mate, a lot of people would like to see this car running
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could be the fuel Philip or semi stuck injectors, or just soaked sparks from not running on the road for such a long time. Just by starting it and turning it off without allowing it to get warm so it cuts off the excess fuel needed for the cold start, destroys the sparks.... or at least gets them soaked in petrol

Wouldnt worry so much about it, its one of the things that usually sort themselfs out

As for the views, you better believe it mate, a lot of people would like to see this car running
i would go with dirty plugs too Phil, can you run it up for half hour or so and get it nice and hot?
before you do that tho, do u have coolant fan working yet !?

keep at it mate
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I have been sorting out the linkage to get the Sprint throttle pedal linked to the V6 - the problem is that the Sprint movement is about 4cm and the V6 needed about 8cm movment - so I have been adapting an old 1.5 twin carb throttle cross shaft to give a 1:2 leverage ratio. Then I took the Sprint throttle pedal out to get the cable off and moved to a different hole in the bulkhead......... I looked at the V6 throttle cable end (- which would fit directly onto the Sprint arm - and bent the arm relative to the pedal to give more movement - about 7cm now. So there is now a working throttle pedal and I drove the car out and back into the garage!
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Decided to bleed the brakes.... well I have pumped lots of air out of one and it still keeps coming - but the hand brake is good!!....... So as it started raining, I drove it back into the garage (I do like to be able to say that!! )
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nice to hear you're putting some miles (yards ) on it

progress though, soon be doing handbrake turns in the yard
 
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This may be a daft suggestion but could you not be getting air into he system through an unsecure point so that you are bleeding new air all the time.?
Should it not really be a two man job as the the front and rear calipers on the same side of the vehicle should be bled simultaneously?.
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This may be a daft suggestion but could you not be getting air into he system through an unsecure point so that you are bleeding new air all the time.?
Should it not really be a two man job as the the front and rear calipers on the same side of the vehicle should be bled simultaneously?.
Certainly not a daft suggestion OFAlf - I am checking the other joints assuming that they leak fluid out as well as letting air in - and I am having to do the bleeding single-handed. I think because I have put new pipes in, there is just lots of air to get rid of, so I will just have to go round a couple of times and keep bleeding!
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I'm with the ones who look in admirement and amazement!
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I'm with the ones who look in admirement and amazement!
Me too, followed from the begining, best of luck with it, I would LOVE that car, but it would have to be red..
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You know, the good thing about the brakes is that you can easily see if it leaks / sucks air into the system.

All you have to do is top it up and let it sit for the night. Next morning you will see your little paddle if it leaks !

Keep pumping Philip Its time to go for a spin ....just make sure you tightened all wheels and suspension on it
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I finally got round to properly securing the front transverse arms to the semi trailing links - and had to drop the front engine cross member (easy peasy with no engine there now ) to get the bolts to go all the way through the fork joints....
I then bled the front brakes and the other back brake - still getting air out - and all the joints are now tight But there is the beginings of brake pedal pressure
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A bit more tidying up and, with brakes, I was able to turn the car out on the private road and can report that all five forward gears work - albeit at very low speed!! I have also got a relay working to start the car without wires trailing round the outside. The boot is now ready for finishing with some side panels to make for the boot sides behind the wheel arches.
Must get the car smart if it is to park next to Eddie!!
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Well done Philip. Really looks good in the back
 
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mate, you've installed it in the wrong way round, the writings upside down start again

seriously though, well done

you had a monumental task on your hands and it's now starting to come together nicely.

looking forward to seeing it in the flesh like everyone else so keep busy
 
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please refresh my memory .What description is going on the boot lid ?
Sprint Mania ,com had two pics,one with nothing at all on the lid .and one with a huge Sprint 6c transfer in black.
If nothing decided ,then a normal chrome signage Sprint 6c would be my preference,which Alfa customer services might supply.
They were most interested in the project and I believe follow the Thread
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Hi OF Alf
There is a picture of the rear of the car here - P40 post 991. I have now put the tailgate back on and have started trying to get the regular electrics sorted - the horn works and one tail light so far.... I have also got the rad fan working with the relays from the 164 so progress maintained - but it is family stuff for the next four days.
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