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There is a classic song which starts "TRAILER FOR SALE OR RENT.and ends A MAN OF NO MEANS BY MEANS ,KING OF THE ROAD"
May Er in doors be surplus to requirements getting to Stanford Hall;
Have a good day.
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Just got back from Stanford Hall - needless to say there was the odd problem en route.... so many thanks to "Psyco" and Wayne for the push start on the M1/A14 roundabout! Many many thanks to Gerry - Old Alf, for the substitute battery that got me home through the 20 min queue to get out of Stanford Hall and the torrential rain all the way home!
And it was great to meet up with several of the 6C thread posters/supporters.

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Nice to see cars at shows that we read about, rather than just having to look at them via the web, and if 1 driver can't help another out then its a sad world.
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Nice to meet you and your good lady today Phil, and to see the 6C in the metal. It seems like an age since we first met at MITCAR almost 2 years ago. Well done on your eventful first trip out and may the rest of the show season go better than today breakdown and weather-wise.
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Same goes for me too Philip - great to finally see (and hear) the 6C, and meet your lovely (and clearly very understanding) wife. I'm glad you got home without further incident, in spite of the weather!

I didn't shake the rain off until I was well down the A34, but apart from that it was a good run - 10 miles short of 300 all told!

I was obviously enjoying myself, I've dipped below 40 mpg

Here's hoping the next outing for the 6C is less "eventful"

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After years of quirky Alfa electrics .I have learned the wisdom of carrying a spare battery,
It was a pleasure to help Sixnut [and Er in ndoor]in their hour of need.
Laurens Nova is masterpiece and not out of place amongst a wonderful collection of Italian Brio.
Sixnut has much still to do.
I am not sure what should be his priority ;Whereas a functioning dash would have told him if the alternator was functioning ,Sixnut knows the flared arches need some work and internal panels a coat of paint..
For the current season perhaps bodywork first.
I just hope Sixnut does not get sidetracked by other ambitious projects and finishes this job .
I detect a restless spirit in his character.
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Haven't seen this thread in detail before, just happened to chance on it before Stanford Hall. So I felt I was lucky to see the 6C Sprint in the flesh (and I guess doubly lucky given the issues Sixnut had getting there). An amazing and slightly mad piece of work. And as someone whose first Alfa was a Sprint, I didn't even know there was an original 6C Sprint concept, so I learned something.

Keep going with the great work and thanks for making the effort to get her to Stanford Hall.

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at last, some pics

bet you got plenty of interest mate, and well deserved
 
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Thanks for all those kind words!
As Alf says there is still lots to do with the 6C - and I'm sorry if I scared him as he followed behind me when exiting Stanford Hall - there is a slight problem with a sticking open throttle - and it hits the rev limiter in the ecu I need to fit a stronger throttle return spring as there is too much friction in the much longer throttle cable.......
And Chris (S16V) I did wear your Alfa Cyprus Tee shirt and it was much admired!
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After seeing it in the flesh I thought the work going in was amazing
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Hi great to meet you and your good lady the other day, sounds like a pretty eventful day all in all! Glad you made it home!
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Thanks for all those kind words!
As Alf says there is still lots to do with the 6C - and I'm sorry if I scared him as he followed behind me when exiting Stanford Hall - there is a slight problem with a sticking open throttle - and it hits the rev limiter in the ecu I need to fit a stronger throttle return spring as there is too much friction in the much longer throttle cable.......
And Chris (S16V) I did wear your Alfa Cyprus Tee shirt and it was much admired!


Now that I know that you use it, I'll send you some new ones when we make them

....have your rear tail pipes gone out of place btw
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Hi Chris
Well spotted on the tail pipes! If you look back I bought/had made, two identical silencers not realising that the engine tailpipes were off center. This was to be corrected by using the twin tailpipes - one side connected to the left, the other side connected to the right so it was again symetrical - then I decided that two dummy exhausts were naff so I have welded in a "splitter" pipe on each tail pipe from the silencer and whilst I did that I also vee notched and welded one tail pipe to bring it out through the bumper symetrical to the other side --- nearly correctly through the bumper cut outs!!
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Nice pics of the 6c at Stanford .I got a nice one of Sivnut with two key women in this project Spacenut Lauren and Er in Doors Christine ,Both as attractive to look at as the Car I might add .
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Awww, shucks

Alas, I can take no credit whatsoever for all of Philip's hard work. All I can do is offer encouragement, the man's built more specials than I've had hot dinners!

Looking forward to the next outing - is it the Sharnbrook hotel bash?

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Hi Lauren (and Italianboy)
It certainly will be Sharnbrook - and I will be really pleased to drive there this year!
I have just checked out the sticking throttle issue and it is a combination of long cable, weak return spring and pedal catching the carpet slightly on the wheel arch. So I will put an extra return spring on and tweak the pedal to clear the carpet.
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I saw the 6c at stanford hall aswell, i lent you the jump leads and it looks and sounds really good hope fully get to see it again at sharnbrook
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Hi Lauren (and Italianboy)
It certainly will be Sharnbrook - and I will be really pleased to drive there this year!
I have just checked out the sticking throttle issue and it is a combination of long cable, weak return spring and pedal catching the carpet slightly on the wheel arch. So I will put an extra return spring on and tweak the pedal to clear the carpet.
Squirt some penetrating oil down the cable too. Standard maintenance on the 164 throttle cable due to its upward position at the throttle body and having no protection from water and dust which DOES get in, believe me. It's part of my yearly maintenance routine on the 164.
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Well done Junky .good to see some input from a fellow 164 V6 owner.
Sixnut has had further guidance from Arjen the Dutch Register specialist on the Instrument Panel issue.
Fruitbat may have been right in thinking from a logistical standpoint, the loom should be all 164,
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Just a quick update I have been tidying up little bits and bobs and have started to fine tune the suspension settings with a gradual change to the front wheel toe-in here are two current pics and there is a video on you tube "6C on the road" (sorry but I still don't know how to post a link - if you go to page 51 Post #1259 and look in my other video clips)
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here you go phil

see you next sunday i hope

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More of that please...

just 25 seconds??

Sounds incredible.
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Philip , that is sensational. Bravo, enjoy the shakedown , you have created a masterpiece.
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Οκ , how soon you can start production?
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