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Good morning all, I`m Jay, from Guildford, I dont personally drive or own an Alfa (username might give away what my daily is) but after tempting her away from TF`s and ZR`s (there`s no way i`ve got time to change headgaskets every 2 minutes) I recently bought the misses a 2001 147.

I confess to not knowing a great deal about Alfas, apart from drooling over a red SZ I see locally on occasion, we test drove a few, some in a awful state, and settled on a 1.6 manual.

It needs a little work, I think one or more (of the 9!!!!) previous owners couldnt park to save their life, as both front and rear bumpers are cracked, and I suspect it may have had a minor front end as both wishbones have been replaced and the bonnet clour doesnt seem to quite match. Other than that, I need to refurb the wheels (bad kerbing) and the manifold is cracked. But hey ho, the price was right, and she had her heart set on it and at least it has full Alfa service history and reasonably low miles on it.

If your anything like the forum i`m with for my own car, you`ll want piccies, so hopefully i`ll have done it right.

I look forward to speaking to some of you soon.
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Hi and welcome to AO :wave:

You are now part of a large and friendly community which may seem a bit daunting at first! Hopefully this post will help you to feel a little more in control

The forum is divided into sections. Possibly the first one you'll look for is the Technical advice section relating to your own vehicle. That can be found here http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/techn...le-assistance/

Also take a look in your Regional Lounge as well; there are events and meets happening all the time! http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...ts-and-events/

Finally there is the Community Section. This is just the place to post a non-vehicle specific thread, post photos of your Bella (Image Lounge) or just hang out in the Way Off Topic lounge! http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/community-discussions/

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Thankyou for the warm welcome folks. I shall be having a good look around the tech section today, a few bits I need to do to it before the MOT on monday, first stop, oil, unless it`s meant to look like bitumen it really needs a change

If I can find an appropriate section i`ll post up some pictures of my own pride and joy as well. Then it`ll be off to see if you guys (and girls) have any meets locally.
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Welcome to AO Very nice 147, are you buying an Alfa as well?
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I shaln`t be buying one for myself as well no, looks like i`ll have my hands full with this one. Tried to make a start on servicing today, then got distracted. Bad news is, I also found play in either the o/s front bearing, or the steering rack, yet to make a formal diagnosis as I got called away as soon as I found it.

My next purchase will be a nice eco-freindly company vehicle, most likely an F350 dually (diesel or course) as a towing vehicle. (awaits flaming) Untill, and even then i`ll stick with the Stagea and it`s progressive tuning for daily use.

I could be considered a petrolhead, but aren`t we all.
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Hi and welcome Jay I hope you get the 147 fixed up quickly.
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