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are you keeping count Pat?
lost count mate at about 30,good to know there are still a few out there.
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Hi,
I have 1985 Alfasud Hatch 1.5 (full opening hatch)
fitted with a 1.5 twin carb motor build by dawie.
We had this car in the family since new!
Its 'Ivory' in colour (cream).
Will post some pics later.

How do I post a pic in the thumbnail form?

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Hi DNA:
I see your motor was built by Dawie. Is he reasonable with his prices? I was also wondering where you source spares for your Alfa these days? We used to have companies like TAK Motors where the spares were dirt cheap, but i believe they are no more. Last i paid over R800 just for a [1 - not a pair] brake disc from Midas. What type of milage do you have on the motor since it was built? Mine has never been worked on since it was bought new, but is getting tired and appears to have sump compression. Got a quote at Autozone on engine spares to rebuild the motor, and looking just at the cost price of the spares, would have cost more than the price i paid for the car.
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Hi,

Mine's a 1987 Sprint Greencloverleaf that I had shipped over to Oz when we emmigrated in Oct 2007.

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I can see why you went to all the bother of taking it with you!
very nice car
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looks very nice stuart how much did it cost to ship it.
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83 greencloverleaf, will try and post pic,s
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Hi DNA:
I see your motor was built by Dawie. Is he reasonable with his prices? I was also wondering where you source spares for your Alfa these days? We used to have companies like TAK Motors where the spares were dirt cheap, but i believe they are no more. Last i paid over R800 just for a [1 - not a pair] brake disc from Midas. What type of milage do you have on the motor since it was built? Mine has never been worked on since it was bought new, but is getting tired and appears to have sump compression. Got a quote at Autozone on engine spares to rebuild the motor, and looking just at the cost price of the spares, would have cost more than the price i paid for the car.
Dawie is not cheap but I have a lot of trust in his work!
I brought this motor complete from him with oversized pistons for around R 8000.
Sud spares are scares and expensive these days.
The car have gotten under 100km on the new engine,
will start driving a bit towards the end of this month.
Dawie have build a few V6's and 2.0 Twin Spark 16V's for us,
all of them ran better than expected!
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looks very nice stuart how much did it cost to ship it.
Thank you Pat & Mark. She is definitely photogenic.
It cost me about 900 to have her shipped over and another 600 or so in import taxes and costs.
I might well be mad but at least I ended up my Sprint instead of some shed that I didn't know the history of.
Anyway it was all part of the emmigrating experience.

Still, cost me less money than shipping the cat over but that wasn't my choice. The wife and kids decided that one !
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Thank you Pat & Mark. She is definitely photogenic.
It cost me about 900 to have her shipped over and another 600 or so in import taxes and costs.
I might well be mad but at least I ended up my Sprint instead of some shed that I didn't know the history of.
Anyway it was all part of the emmigrating experience.

Still, cost me less money than shipping the cat over but that wasn't my choice. The wife and kids decided that one !
the cat should have had an 'accident' then you could have taken 2 sprints over
lot of money to ship it, but i can fully see why you did it. mines a heap at the moment but i can see the day when i just wouldn't seel it for any money
bet your sprints liking the nice warm weather now
 
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To be honest, it needs a bit of work to get it set up again.
During the summer it struggled a bit when the ambient got over 30deg C. The carbs didn't seem too happy. I'm guessing the K&N's weren't giving enough 'cool' air. I need to sort out some ducting from the grill. But when the air is so hot outside it's a bit of a losing battle.

There's not much I've missed about the UK since we moved over, but blasting down the country lanes on a crisp dry spring morning is one of them.
At least Oz doesn't have salt on the roads...
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I got an '89 sprint, hoping to have another in the next few days theres two more for you
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Yes, i bought the one off e-bay, 77 R series 1 ti, will restore, so i am going to ........... watch this rusty space !
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I remember seeing a new silver Alfasud 1.2ti parked outside some huge house off Regents Park in about 1976...never forgotten how smart it looked in a road of Hilman Hunters and Morris Marinas.

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Yes, i bought the one off e-bay, 77 R series 1 ti, will restore, so i am going to ........... watch this rusty space !
Good news
well done that man !
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To be honest, it needs a bit of work to get it set up again.
During the summer it struggled a bit when the ambient got over 30deg C. The carbs didn't seem too happy. I'm guessing the K&N's weren't giving enough 'cool' air. I need to sort out some ducting from the grill. But when the air is so hot outside it's a bit of a losing battle.

There's not much I've missed about the UK since we moved over, but blasting down the country lanes on a crisp dry spring morning is one of them.
At least Oz doesn't have salt on the roads...
at least we have one advantage to being stuck over here am hoping to blast down a few country lanes myself before too much longer shame about the salt though
keep us posted on your car mate and plenty of pics basking in the sunshine
 
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very nice car how did the s2 dash install go? it's something i have planned for my s3 so would be keen to know about any problems you found guess a bit of wiring change is needed but does everything else fit ok?
great car though, and sooo lucky to have a rust free environment, i'm just trying to stop mine rusting whilst i restore it
I bought the car with the S2 dash installed and I believe it is original - the car did not appear to have been modified/messed with at all (except for a tow-bar fitting). I suspect it is the result of the factory either using up excess S2 parts for new S3 cars, or tarting up a S2 with incoming S3 'spares' to help sell the last S2 cars. Could such things have been? No matter - its too far from standard to worry about pleasing 'train spotters'.
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I bought the car with the S2 dash installed and I believe it is original - the car did not appear to have been modified/messed with at all (except for a tow-bar fitting). I suspect it is the result of the factory either using up excess S2 parts for new S3 cars, or tarting up a S2 with incoming S3 'spares' to help sell the last S2 cars. Could such things have been? No matter - its too far from standard to worry about pleasing 'train spotters'.
hi mate you are correct as i had a sud tis years back that had series two dash and bootlid but had series three bumpers and wheel arches.
as it says on this site also if you have not registered with this site if you have a sud or sprint then you should do as i have and a few others on here.(not sure about the 33 as have not seen any on here).
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83 greencloverleaf, will try and post pic,s
love your sud vespa ,very nice.
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