I like the baseball bat idea! Can't trust anyone nowadays, hence why i try to most of the work myself. But never dealt with an ignition problem before, hence getting someone to do the job!
I called alfa about buying the barrel, they only sell the whole ignition kit, sufice to say, that is a lot of $$$
Thanks for the diagram, i might have a look and see if it is simply jaming because of dirt or something.
I appreciate everyones help, this forum is great.
If I keep the car long enough, perhaps i can offer help to someone else!