A year ago I bought this: Alfa Romeo Classifieds - Auctions - GTV V6 with Cup kit - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds
When I went for a look I could see it had many bits that needed attention after wasting about 4 hours of the poor guys time looking over everything & giving it a lot of thought. I'm up for a project though & he offered to drop the price a little, we shook on the deal.
First thing I tackled was the cigar lighter that had been moved to the little compartment under the arm rest in the middle because I discovered it wasn't working when my satnav started complaining of low battery on the way home. This picture reveals why
; the wires were loose
any previous owner care to own up to that one
. I replaced the shiny red start button that hadn't been wired to anything with a cigar lighter I took from my old fiat bravo - perfect fit
I removed the subwoofer under the mat in the passenger footwell along with all the wires & sold them on ebay - the music comes from under the bonnet
Hand brake was rubbing a bit when we went for a test drive, I'd spotted a cable return spring missing one side when looking over the car. Got the caliper off wound the piston back checked all the rubbers looked ok treated it to some new grease found another spring and put it back on the car & it's been fine since.
As it had only had an MOT one month before I saw it & done barley any millage I was shocked with the discovery one of the front wheels could with a little force be moved backwards almost 2 inches just a couple days after getting the car
new bottom arm for £25 sorted that. Bit of an awkward job but I'd not done one before, confident it would be much easier if I had to do it again.
That covers about the first week anyway
next episode: spark plug blow out