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I couldnt reach the alternator even with the side glass removed, so .... no !
Hi Chris - You were a star to try to sort out my charging issue.
When I have done the side windows I will strip the interior and get the bulkhead out so that I can easily access the alternator and do a wiring/ diagnostic check to sort it out.
By the way - Did the video of the 6C on the motorway turn out? How are the wedding plans coming along?
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By the way - Did the video of the 6C on the motorway turn out? How are the wedding plans coming along?
Didnt I post that one ? I thought I did !

Wedding plans are not that hard after all, the guest list is ready, the wedding dress is here, church and hall booked and paid deposit, catering sorted, flowers sorted, vehicle for the bride is sorted !
....only thing left to do is plan my vehicle to go to the church as well as my monkey suit !

I thought it would be nice to go there on a donkey, wearing jeans and a smudged t-shirt
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I thought it would be nice to go there on a donkey, wearing jeans and a smudged t-shirt
Have you discussed your thoughts with Rodo?
I don't think Marios will refuse to give you his donkey after all!

If distance was not an obstacle,then the best car in my opinion would have been "Alfasixnut" Sprint 6C. I really love the looks of this car.
 
 
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I thought it would be nice to go there on a donkey, wearing jeans and a smudged t-shirt
Something like this :

Rodo will be proud
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Just a pic to show how the rear windows will look - but it is SO COLD! I'm concerned that the lexan might crack if I do any more work......
However the next problem will be how to secure the bottom strip as I no longer have the vertical top edge of the rear wing - some sections had rusted away and the remainder was folded over to seal the opening to the window buckets.
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looks good Philip
are you making brackets for the frame to come off when you need it to ?
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Philip , why not put in a boot / bonnet type rubber seal and then hinge the lexan @ the B pillar with an opener at the boot end
something like the 127 / Uno's had, would also give you added cooling
( this suggestion comes from an expert in Destroy It Yourself
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I did think of having a hinged opening - and I'm sure that would have been a Much better solution for the original Sprint, thinking of the cost/rusting of the opening mechanism and the rusty buckets and lower wing/inner wing section. It would also give a more modern "flush" look. However I would never open it when on the move as the engine bay is sealed from the seats! so I'm going to have it look like the original 6C (Not the Storico 6C) with the frame and lexan removable.
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Looks pretty good to me Philip - although I retain a sneaky regard for angled vertical louvres like the 308 GTS Fezzas. I know we've talked about it before, are you sure you want to stick with conventional glazing???

I suppose vertical louvres would deny bystanders the sight of your V6 though, but nothing would say "mid-engined" better, methinks

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Hi Lauren
I will stick with the "Glass look" and you are quite right about being able to see the V6 engine!
I had another little try with the instrument panel and I got a nice sidelight/Dip indicator lamp, then a nice blue main beam indicator. Then when I put the indicator on that lamp lights and the other two went out - then they come on as the indicator blinks off..........Knowing Alfa electrics it will probably be an Earth fault........
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Still working through the dash electrics and I have found a couple of mistakes- one mine - I've connected to a Hazel coloured wire when it should have been to a light brown wire. And Alfa have put a Red wire in where it should have been a pink. As you can see from the pictures there are a lot of diagrams and some lines have no colour indication...........But it is getting better
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wiring, the single most awful job of any build

and yours looks a bad case, nice neat diagrams though mate

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[QUOTE=kevjtd;3830202]wiring, the single most awful job of any build
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Ever tried changing the CV boots ?

Take your time Philip slowly but surely all electrical problems will start to go away one by one
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wiring, the single most awful job of any build
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Ever tried changing the CV boots ?

Take your time Philip slowly but surely all electrical problems will start to go away one by one
true, that's another job to avoid if at all possible, very messy

but at least they are easy to understand
 
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Whilst I have been sorting the rear windows I decided to improve the cooling system as it tended to overheat/air lock. I have now put an Alfa i46(?) expansion tank into the engine bay. When I started the engine after filling up the water it all seemed to be fine - with no bubbling into the expansion tanks, so I think the head gaskets are still ok after all.
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good idea to have a tank higher than the engine, allows the air somewhere to go

good news on the engines' condition too
 
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Thats great news Philip

Now, if you sort out the alternator, the car will be able to run on long trips
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Thanks Kev - that's the idea
Chris -the Alternator is the next job -First I want to test it in place with the engine running with the digital voltmeter test probe that I got last year. I hope that I can get better access by removing the drivers seat and Speaker panel then hope that the lower bulkhead can pull forward with the thermoacoustic glass panel left in place.
(By the way in post 1627 you said that you had a video of the 6c - could you put it on you tube and let me know the link?)
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I'm sorry about the video Philip, I do have it on a DVD, but I'm a bit absent-minded

Will post it soon I prommise
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Still tinkering but this is the condition today - The front springs have been shortened but the effect has been reduced as I now have the 15" Teledials on the front and 16" teledials on the back. There is a bit more inset on these rear wheels - so that has sorted the slight tyre rub on the nearside rear.
The rear windows are now back to standard Sprint appearance ie with the "glass" now inside the frame and with the Sprint lower trim rather than the former rubber strip, but with non opening Lexan.
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Very nice - the teledials look good on the car, and the extra offset at the back must be a big help - they still fill the arches though!

Lexan quarterlights have some curvature in them, so look very convincing. Have you been out and about in the car recently, or is it still in hibernation?

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Nice work Phil ! Love the wheels

Can you still remove the rear windows in case you need to work in the engine bay ?
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Hi Lauren - the 6C is on a SORN at present but I can drive it up and down the drive!
Chris - Yes, I will be able to take the "Glass" out with the frame.
Today I've been welding little bits of sheet metal to build up the lip to hold the bottom trim section in place on the passenger side. It has been quite difficult as that was very rusty and I had "lost" the shoulder profile below the glass. The picture shows work in progress - next is a session with the body filler!
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Good to see you are making progress again
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