Right, I'm going the V6 route !
Wont be happening some time soon, probably try and source out the parts slowly and start working mid next year.
I've bought a 75, which used to be a 1.8ltr.
Date of first registration was 18/03/1987 so I suspect it could be a late 86 model or early 87 (are there any differences? )
Car had one owner till 1998, and was then sold as a non runner after the first owner blew up the engine.
Second owner changed the engine into a 2ltr carb one and has registered it as a 2 ltr as well (higher road taxes and insurance but road legal ).
Engine number is 06212004664 and its supposed to be 1962cc (or so it says on the V5).
Tried identifying the engine on veloce.se , but none of those engines start with a 0621.
Any ideas ?
I was thinking it may be an engine from an Alfetta GTV ?
Anyway, to finish the car's story, the second owner had the car till early 2011.
Apparently he broke the propshaft mount and took it to a mechanic who either doesnt know lots about Alfas or the owner, who is an old man, didnt want to pay to fix it.
The car was then sold to a scrap yard, taking its turn to be crushed
I found it by accident and immediately made arrangements to get the car.
All legal paperwork is valid, the car starts and all gears work (so I'm told by the scrap yard owner) but it wont move as the propshaft is in the back of the car.
I cant see any rust on it except some very minor rust bubbles at the back, and as far as I can see the car is complete - apart from a filler cap which was stolen , but I've got a spare one from my 33 and I hope it works.
All in good shape really, no external damage or dents, all lights are good and clean.
Downside - needs a respray and it has a cracked front windscreen from a rock.
So ! To cut a long story short, this is the plan for the car:
1 - Picking up the car from the scrapyard on Monday. Already talked to the guy, the car is now mine, but he is on holiday so cant pick it up earlier.
2 - Good extensive wash, inside out !!! (its absolutely discustingly filthy)
3 - Fit a new propshaft mount and put the propshaft back on the car (mount and bearing already in hand)
4 - Pass it through MOT - 35 Euros cost there
5 - Transfer the ownership papers to my name - 10 Euros there
6 - Pay for 4 months road tax - about 80 Euros there.
7 - Use it as a daily driver for a while and then go crazy