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Got some wheels to fit when I return from holiday and I got something to fill the hole in my dash.

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I think you will. Had them on ours (147 wheels IIRC) and I agree they suit the car but the offset caused the rear inside rim of the wheel to rub on the lower spring pans when being a little enthusiastic on bends.
They also sit a little far inside the arches.
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I'm after a speedometer for the phase 1 v6 any one point me in the right direction please ?
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Now confirmed. I've a massive hole (iPad spelled home, which it probably is large enough to be ) in piston no. 1 and you can see the little end! The other three are not much better.
Last weekend we had a fab time in Wales but never quite made it home.
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Oh dear Malc, sorry to hear this. What will you do, get a new engine / get a new bottom end for the current one?
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I'm doing man maths. Man maths say I can fix it I'm going to speak to Gus at Alfatune I think. Such a great car I'm not giving it up.

The garage that did the belts did offer to do it cheaper than Gus but I know I'll be here next year. He also tried to sell me a Porsche which looked a great deal (if I had 20k, and I don't) with a leaky roof.
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The wheels are ET30.5 which is the standard spec?
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I'm doing man maths. Man maths say I can fix it I'm going to speak to Gus at Alfatune I think. Such a great car I'm not giving it up.

The garage that did the belts did offer to do it cheaper than Gus but I know I'll be here next year. He also tried to sell me a Porsche which looked a great deal (if I had 20k, and I don't) with a leaky roof.
I'm taking a deposit to Gus@Alfatune tomorrow to secure a low mileage engine.
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Fitted a new spare wheel cover and checked the pressure it was at 9 psi. The tyre says inflate to 60ps so with sense of caution I did.

No problems and now a neat boot at last.
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My 1998 phase 1 spider.

With supersprint manifold, stainless steel de-cat pipe and stainless steel cat back exhaust. With quad back box.

Undersize light weight crank pulley, K&N air filter, Autodelta chip, novitec stradale coilovers, 18" Zender Siena, phase2 door cards, alcantara A-pillars/kick plates/door pockets/passanger airbag++, phase 2 side skirts and front bumper. Strut brace, drilled brakes front/rear, painted callipers, tinted fogs, tinted side indicators, painted trim black inside the headlights, shorter gearstick, LED in every light bulb ++++++++
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Very nice, some very choice extras.
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My August 1996 Ph 1 Spider, had it for a couple of months now and it's slightly less complete than these photos at the moment.

Bought it (delivered) for about the price of a tyre for my 159 so as you can imagine the pictures are somewhat flattering. It had been left for a couple of years with one of the South Coast specialists (star of Wheeler Dealers) and to cut a long story short he wanted the space and I wanted a project to replace my Fiat Coupe 20V VIS which was starting to prove really troublesome with parts availability. I'm intending to do a full restoration on this, no rush so if I can finish it in a couple of years I'll be happy to be honest.

It has been clearly unloved for many years, has had a multitude of owners and has absolutely no paperwork but did have a key!! Bodywork is slightly better than I had hoped for with intact floor pans and only one obvious hole so far, found the main culprit for the water inside (poorly fitting windscreen scuttle) so it's drying out nicely. Interior and carpets are fully removed and cleaned up really well.

Currently sorting the rear suspension out and literally just finished removing the rear subframe, the rear looked as if it had been dipped in the sea for a couple of years but came apart without too many dramas. All bushes are original (and shot), got some significant scoring on the subframe in the usual place so will need to get that tigged up. Will Powerflex everything once I've got it back from being blasted but may try the Alfa Workshop spring pan bushes, any advice?

Basically if it could be worn out it is on this car but thought it worth saving, went in to this with my eyes open and am under no illusions it will be a money pit. Hopefully I'll be parked up in the Alfa section at Autoitalia Italian Car Day at Brooklands 2018, we'll see
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Bought a wind deflector will be fitting it this weekend.
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I have a 1998 Ph 1 Twin Spark I am slowly bringing back to it's proper condition but it's getting very expensive!! So far I have replaced all the suspension, wishbones, bushes, springs, dampers. Brake discs, pads, flexis, radiator, the list goes on. No serious rust but paint is several different shades of Protea red on bumpers bonnet and bodywork. I have a quote of 2500 for a complete respray but I could buy another car for that! I have a 2005 V6 3.2 Spider as well so available funds have to be split between the two!
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My August 1996 Ph 1 Spider, had it for a couple of months now and it's slightly less complete than these photos at the moment.

Bought it (delivered) for about the price of a tyre for my 159 so as you can imagine the pictures are somewhat flattering. It had been left for a couple of years with one of the South Coast specialists (star of Wheeler Dealers) and to cut a long story short he wanted the space and I wanted a project to replace my Fiat Coupe 20V VIS which was starting to prove really troublesome with parts availability. I'm intending to do a full restoration on this, no rush so if I can finish it in a couple of years I'll be happy to be honest.

It has been clearly unloved for many years, has had a multitude of owners and has absolutely no paperwork but did have a key!! Bodywork is slightly better than I had hoped for with intact floor pans and only one obvious hole so far, found the main culprit for the water inside (poorly fitting windscreen scuttle) so it's drying out nicely. Interior and carpets are fully removed and cleaned up really well.

Currently sorting the rear suspension out and literally just finished removing the rear subframe, the rear looked as if it had been dipped in the sea for a couple of years but came apart without too many dramas. All bushes are original (and shot), got some significant scoring on the subframe in the usual place so will need to get that tigged up. Will Powerflex everything once I've got it back from being blasted but may try the Alfa Workshop spring pan bushes, any advice?

Basically if it could be worn out it is on this car but thought it worth saving, went in to this with my eyes open and am under no illusions it will be a money pit. Hopefully I'll be parked up in the Alfa section at Autoitalia Italian Car Day at Brooklands 2018, we'll see
Just seen your post, whereabouts in Hampshire are you? I'm just outside Southampton so if you're near be interesting to compare notes!
Are you doing all the work yourself? I don't have the facilities to do very much so have used Autolusso in Ferndown who have been first class and are lovely people to deal with. Good luck with the rebuild!
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Any one buy this rare white Ph1 2.0 Spider?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222192645007

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Some one did.
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Just seen your post, whereabouts in Hampshire are you? I'm just outside Southampton so if you're near be interesting to compare notes!
Are you doing all the work yourself? I don't have the facilities to do very much so have used Autolusso in Ferndown who have been first class and are lovely people to deal with. Good luck with the rebuild!
Hi, yes I live in Fareham so just down the road and would be good to compare notes as new to the Spider/GTV.

I'll be doing most of it myself although the upper bodywork and paint I'll get done professionally as not good enough to get the finish I'd like. It will be a slow process as the car will only be a hobby and really don't want to annoy my wife! Got the rear subframe fixed already (packets of biscuits do wonders) and as soon as I get some free time I'll finish the rear suspension arm work.

Hoping to get that all back together before it gets too cold and then concentrate on rear brake rebuild along with new brakelines in the warmth of the garage.

I haven't used Autolusso South tbh, used to work in Stevenage so built up a loyalty to Alfa Workshop (for my 159) and still drive there for my Ti. I'll drop you a PM in the next few weeks with my number and try to meet up.
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Some new pic's and the air deflector fitted.
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What do you think of this car? I fancy a little GTV project and this looks like a good base?

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Looks very original except for the awful aerial ( as noted in the ad ). Paint looks very good - respray? Does the dust in the underbonnet shot have a pinkish hue of dust residue following a rub down?

The centre console may have had the soft touch paint removed and resprayed black. The soft touch paint has a very slight blue tinge not visible in the pictures. The soft touch paint marks easily and goes sticky.

The alarm has probably been changed at some point ( the ultrasonic sensors aren't the original Scorpion sensors of the phase 1 ).

Two keys on the key ring. Originally there would have been four - two ( red fobbed ) everyday keys with a colour AR badge, brown ( master ) key and another red fobbed key with a moulded in AR badge as the valet key.
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Looks very original except for the awful aerial ( as noted in the ad ). Paint looks very good - respray? Does the dust in the underbonnet shot have a pinkish hue of dust residue following a rub down?

The centre console may have had the soft touch paint removed and resprayed black. The soft touch paint has a very slight blue tinge not visible in the pictures. The soft touch paint marks easily and goes sticky.

The alarm has probably been changed at some point ( the ultrasonic sensors aren't the original Scorpion sensors of the phase 1 ).

Two keys on the key ring. Originally there would have been four - two ( red fobbed ) everyday keys with a colour AR badge, brown ( master ) key and another red fobbed key with a moulded in AR badge as the valet key.
Thanks yes I did notice the pinkish dust in the engine bay. It's purely due to the car being local to me so easy to view. I may go for a look. The bodywork does look good. Would you say the price is about right for this car?
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Thanks yes I did notice the pinkish dust in the engine bay. It's purely due to the car being local to me so easy to view. I may go for a look. The bodywork does look good. Would you say the price is about right for this car?
No idea on price really but you can use the cambelt history as a good negotiation tool. As the ad says a few years I'd be looking at an immediate change

Re-reading the ad, it does say it's had a respray. D'oh!
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Thanks yes I did notice the pinkish dust in the engine bay. It's purely due to the car being local to me so easy to view. I may go for a look. The bodywork does look good. Would you say the price is about right for this car?
How much of a project are you looking for ?
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