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Well a tow bar has been purchased and I've been looking to see how to fit it. My initial thought was to use the bumper mounting brackets suitably reinforced with the bar outside but I'm now checking to see if I can tuck it above the twin silencers with a notch cut out of the centre of the rear valance - then the bumper may fit back in place.
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looks good there phil, get it bolted on ready for boxermeet so you can tow something up there
 
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Took the silencers off yesterday but there is not enough room so the towbar bracket will have to go on the outside - went to our local friendly farm barn workshop to buy some suitable steel, got talking and he has found the steel bar, cut it to the two lengths, bent it, welded it on and dressed the welds all for 20! There are some nice people around
Still to put attachment plates in the boot - but also got some angle iron for that as well.
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Mate, you can play with that now and maybe make some supports for a better fit of your rear bumper
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Mate, you can play with that now and maybe make some supports for a better fit of your rear bumper
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Strange that you should say that - there is a bumper on e bay now that I am thinking of bidding on. The problem I've had with my bumper is that spreading it to fit the wide arches has created a distortion on the top corners which is difficult to straighten - with a second one I might try carefully heating the corner to stretch it then fit it over the tow bar.
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or you can heat up the corners of your current one and press them into shape ? It might work

You can even get a fibre glass one made out of your current one and make that any shape you want !

For an easy fix, I would cut a piece of 1.5mm metal stripe in the shape of the upper section of the bumper, bolt it under the upper section of the bumper, then heat it up to cover the gaps in the corners and bolt it up again.
Some filler to hide the bolts and a fresh lick of paint would finish the trick
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I had done some more work around the rear wings since you saw the car at Chatsworth Chris - but it still could be improved so I have put a bid in for the bumper
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So you have !
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It looks that I have lost some posts as I see you have opted for the dial style alloys.

These really make the car look much more aggressive than the previous ones.
 
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I won the rear bumper that was on e bay and collected it yesterday. Very nice chap in a small village in Yorkshire. The bumper was in a large shed - along with a Group 1 racing Sud! and a 3 litre 164 - Neither of which had seen the light of day for about 10 years........The chap had been the service manager for the York Alfa dealer until he retired due to ill health.
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PLEASE don't tell me the suds' for sale


wonder how many more little collections are hidden away around the country
 
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Well I've finally got the tow bar and new bumper fitted. Still got the wiring to do but that should be ...... not too difficult. I quite like the black bumper so might not spray it silver gray even though it doesn't match the front.
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Nice job you have done with the tow bar.

If there would be a voting for the bumper colour I would have voted for a respray to silver. Now looks like an ordinary Green Cloverleaf.
 
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I won the rear bumper that was on e bay and collected it yesterday. Very nice chap in a small village in Yorkshire. The bumper was in a large shed - along with a Group 1 racing Sud! and a 3 litre 164 - Neither of which had seen the light of day for about 10 years........The chap had been the service manager for the York Alfa dealer until he retired due to ill health.
Hi Phil

Was it a series 1 12v 3.0 164 ? ... I lost my own 164 to the crusher many years ago... always on the lookout for a nice 12v example... the best fwd barge I've ever driven... they are like large karts.

Do you think the yorkshire one would be worth enquiring after ?


Your 6c is looking good, one day I'll get to see it in the flesh, looking forward to that

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Hi Rodger
I don't know if the 164 was a 12V or 24V - and I think he might be looking to sell in the fairly near future. If I can find his details I'll PM you.
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Just a quick update. The Sprint was out at our local car show (Sharnbrook Classics) a couple of weeks ago and today I took it for the MoT........................and it has passed
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Great news Phil

Any upcoming events you are taking it to ?
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That's good news

I'm steeling myself for the Green Machine MoT next month - need to do some work on the brakes first

Are you going to the Auto Italia concours at Stanford Hall?

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Just a quick update. The Sprint was out at our local car show (Sharnbrook Classics) a couple of weeks ago and today I took it for the MoT........................and it has passed
Excellent work there

Sadly none of our cars are pre 1960... apparently going forward there will be no requirement for MOT on pre 60 bikes, cars & commercials.
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Well, in 20 something years, you will be excluded as well
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That's good news

I'm steeling myself for the Green Machine MoT next month - need to do some work on the brakes first

Are you going to the Auto Italia concours at Stanford Hall?

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I cannot do the Auto Italia meet as I am doing our final Elec car race. The next 6C outing will be the Retro Show at Santa Pod as I will be towing my V8 Sprite to do the RWYB.
Hope your MoT goes well.
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Thanks Philip - good luck with the electric race

I've ordered a new handbrake cable and a fresh pair of front calipers (for the back), hopefully that will stop the RH caliper sticking on when I use the handbrake!

Have fun at the Pod!

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Well the 6C has - just about, passed it's first towing test. I took my V8 Sprite to the Retro Show at Santa Pod on a hired trailer. The 6C pulls it very easily but the slower speed on twisty back roads mean't that it overheated again and needed 15 litres of water putting in at the gate to Santa Pod! However it got back in a better state after I remembered to bleed the thermostat housing when I next topped up the water....
Also the Electric car race two weekends ago went very well as we won! With quickest lap and most reliable awards as well
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Well done Philip

Does it need stiffer springs at the back ?
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