Hi from Ireland.. - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Introduce Yourself Again... No technical questions in here

Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 9 Old 01-08-13 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 13
Hi from Ireland..

Hello everyone !

Looking forward to getting to know some, if not all, of you over time.
Just purchased an 2002 166 TS. Only have a dealer photo at the moment but will get round to putting up some better pictures in the near future.

This is my third Alfa, my first two having been a pair of 1.8 146's. During my time as custodian of both of those cars I was a member of the excellent alfa145.com forum. I really cannot praise the members of that site highly enough, through good times and ...well, the rest of the time.

My own obsession with the Alfa Romeo marque began at age 5 when my neighbor would attempt each morning to get her (pretty new) Alfasud to start and bring us all to school..
Sometimes it didn't start at all... Oh but when it did..
The sound of that glorious Alfa note has stayed with me for ever..
In between the 146's I had a Mazda Xedos 6 which was a beautiful car but was written off by a drunk driver whilst parked one night. Last car was an E class Merc.

I had been looking for a decent 166 since I had bought the Merc but there just wasn't one to be had over here.
It is by no means perfect, usual ICS code, intermittent clutch/pedal grief and other little niggles but I look forward to getting round to getting them sorted and sharing the knowledge and info both ways with fellow members.

P.S. If anyone in Munster knows of a donor 166 for parts, or would just like to meet up drop me a pm.


Attached Images
File Type: jpeg Full-20127977.jpeg (25.1 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpeg Full-20127978.jpeg (28.2 KB, 5 views)
AlfaCork is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Spider's ready to go!
Global Mod Team
classicgal93's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Canada
County: British Columbia
Posts: 59,052
Images: 2
Hi AlfaCork waving welcome to AO. Congrats on your 166 Check out our tech section and the Ireland forum Republic of Ireland - Alfa Romeo Forum
classicgal93 is offline  
Status: BORED
David P's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 74,647
Images: 20
Welcome to AO & congrats on the 166, good to have another local on board

As classicgal said check out the 166 Tech Lounge http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-164-and-166/ it's a great resource & also the Irish Section Republic of Ireland - Alfa Romeo Forum :IRISH:

If you are interested in meets there's a list of upcoming ones here http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/repub...f-ireland.html (Upcoming Meets - AO Republic Of Ireland) (subscribe to it & you'll get a PM whenever it's updated) There's one this weekend at the Irish Festival Of Speed near Limerick & next month we are heading down to Killarney for a spin over Moll's Gap & the Healy Pass.

Try asking here http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/repub...n-ireland.html for any 166 parts you are looking for, there's a list of cars for breaking in the 2nd post including a few 166s but they aren't in Munster IIRC.
David P is offline  
Status: on my bike
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ireland
County: Galway
Posts: 1,734
Images: 2

Member car:

147 1.6TS

Very nice 166 hope she serves you well .
Load's of AO member's down you're way , like all the Alfa's in Eire are in Cork .
Welcome & enjoy .
brave soul is offline  
(Post Link) post #5 of 9 Old 02-08-13 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 13
Thanks for the warm welcome guys...

AlfaCork is offline  
Status: Alfabook 4400+
Club Member
Membro Premio
SCGT's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Dunbartonshire
Posts: 7,266
Images: 44
Welcome‵⁀) ✫ ✫ ✫.
☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛ 。* ♥ ˚ • ★
/▌*˛˚ ░A░L░F░A░ - ░R░O░M░E░O░ ˚ ✰* ★
/ \ ˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★
SCGT is offline  
Status: The BSD says konnichiwa
Global Mod Team
BigFoot's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Italy
County: Milano
Posts: 113,594
Images: 14
Welcome to AO
BigFoot is offline  
Status: Je suis l'dauphin d'la place Dauphine
AO Platinum Member
Al Faromeo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Netherlands
County: Limburg
Posts: 25,338
Images: 8
Welcome mate ! Nice looking 166

Now that you're here: allow me to draw your attention to the Folding at Home initiative (Please join the AO Folding@Home Team!) some of us AO'ers are involved in. Maybe you can spare us a few CPU cycles

Whatever you do: enjoy your stay!
Al Faromeo is offline  
Status: R.I.P Paula :(
AO Rosso Alfa Member
Shant Ole's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cyprus
County: Larnaca
Posts: 57,686
Hello and welcome to AO
Shant Ole is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > The Alfaowner Experience > Newbie Area > Introduce Yourself


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome