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Old 11-06-09
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copied from another thread that you tried to ignore


By the way bud, you know I mentioned about a corporate karting thing for the region.....well Dunkeswell club is putting on enduro events after our practices on sat

Basically the racers will be practicing during the day, then in the afternoon/evening there will be (for up to teams of 8) a 30 min practice/qualifying followed by a 90 enduro race

If we can get a team of 8 together the cost will be £22.50 per person so good value for money and if you get there early you can watch the racers practising
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Old 11-06-09
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Originally Posted by rafe005 View Post
At last he bites
Me bite......never

Originally Posted by rafe005 View Post
copied from another thread that you tried to ignore
Sorry mate i genuinely though i had replied in a PM :doh:

you have a PM now :tongue:
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you have a PM now :tongue:
No, you have a PM actually
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Hi I'm Drew

I drive a 156 2.4 JTD and love it. Just thought i would say hi to everyone.
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Old 18-06-09
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Hi, i'm Andy and my missus is susan, we are from Barnstaple in north devon,and we have a silver 156 2.5v6 called Sophia and a proteus 146 2L ti called rosa,love the sporty ti, but the sheer power of my sophia is wicked, a tip I got was to add Activ 8 to the gear box and engine during service it is worth the money £80 a litre lasts 3 services and fuel consumption and smoothness is much improved, cheers Susandy
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Old 18-06-09
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Hi guys and welcome, nice to see someone else from b'ple on here
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Old 19-06-09
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Hi susandy here again thanks for the warm welcome, glad to hear there is another member here in barnstaple, is it possible tofind who, so we can communicate,cheers Andy
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Old 19-06-09
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Originally Posted by susandy View Post
Hi susandy here again thanks for the warm welcome, glad to hear there is another member here in barnstaple, is it possible tofind who, so we can communicate,cheers Andy
I think you will find it is actually Rafe who is from Barnstaple!
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Old 19-06-09
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I think you will find it is actually Rafe who is from Barnstaple!
and Sopranofan
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Old 20-06-09
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yeh! I realised that as soon as I sent the message, not used to high tech things, tv is still runs on steam, many thanks. ANDY
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Hi,
My name is Raj I am the proud owner of an Alfa 147 since July last year. I only the basics such as putting oil and water into the car, and changing fuses and bulbs! It's nice to know I can ask questions of other alfa owners, and hopefully learn more my car.
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Old 23-06-09
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Originally Posted by jay w View Post
I am in the process of putting a few things together, i am looking at doing something in the Forest of dean if you guys are interested in July
i would be up for that

who is going to sudeley castle on sunday ?
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Hi all, thought I'd introduce myself here, I was already an AO member in London (managed one meet in that time!) before moving to Christchurch at the end of May - much better driving down here

I'm still settling in so I haven't been very active in the last month (I mainly perved in the GTV forum anyway) but I promise to get better! Bumping into gordoncoll the other week reminded me... I know there's loads of Alfa drivers down here, don't forget your Alfa waves!!

Hope to meet y'all soon,

J
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newbie just in!!!

hey guys / girls,

just bought an alfa 2.0 T Spark 16v in silver 3 weeks ago and was introduced to this site, pretty cool. Always wanted an Alfa especially a 1998 spider. I was driving down the road last week and another Alfa spider driver waved at me when driving past, just like a fellow bus driver or a lorry driver would to his colleague and i thought to myself - hey im in the circle here wooo hoo lol!!

Anyone know if i can get the threads tapped on my front passenger side as the nuts won't screw onto 2 of the threads, there are 5 but only 3 work. I was told by the mechanic in the tyre garage that i will need a whole new hub - is this true?

cheers.

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Old 16-07-09
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Welcome to AO S/W Jay and Keenan

I do believe Jay W is in the process of sorting a meet so depending where you are maybe you could join us?

I dont know about the hub Keenan but good luck with it
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Originally Posted by keenans2000 View Post
hey guys / girls,

just bought an alfa 2.0 T Spark 16v in silver 3 weeks ago and was introduced to this site, pretty cool. Always wanted an Alfa especially a 1998 spider. I was driving down the road last week and another Alfa spider driver waved at me when driving past, just like a fellow bus driver or a lorry driver would to his colleague and i thought to myself - hey im in the circle here wooo hoo lol!!

Anyone know if i can get the threads tapped on my front passenger side as the nuts won't screw onto 2 of the threads, there are 5 but only 3 work. I was told by the mechanic in the tyre garage that i will need a whole new hub - is this true?

cheers.

Mate, you arent driving on only three wheel bolts are you??

If you were to drill and tap new threads you would then have to go for bigger bolts....which would be a nightmare as you would have to make sure you kept the right ones for the right holes......I presonally would look for a new hub mate....safer, easier and you wont have to explain why you have different bolts when you come to sell on
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Old 17-07-09
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Wave Hi there!!!

Hi ther to u all!! Living in Bristol at the moment but I'm from Llanelli in South Wales.

Whats the up and coming events in the south west and do any of u guys meet up?

Fill me in on your antics ha ha!!!!!
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nice wheels, wwas looking 4 a black one myself - quite hard to come by in good nick!
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Old 19-07-09
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Hi folks, became the proud owner of a black 159 yesterday and am very pleased to become an Alfisti after years in the wilderness! :P I live in Bristol but am regularly in Taunton, Exeter and Swindon so give me a wave if you see me. Ciao
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Old 19-07-09
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Originally Posted by Jake_UK View Post
Hi folks, became the proud owner of a black 159 yesterday and am very pleased to become an Alfisti after years in the wilderness! :P I live in Bristol but am regularly in Taunton, Exeter and Swindon so give me a wave if you see me. Ciao
Jake, welcome :wave:

we have lots going on in the area currently, have a look at the upcoming events and come along to a meeting

look forward to seeing you
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Help just joined the whats not working properly club

lo to all alfa owners young and old ,im ian i live between swindon and oxford, i have just bought a 2.0 gtv red, on way home from the buy,windscreen demister doesnt blow and the windows let in water, as the glass doesnt do the dip ,,should it ? 1998 blower blows but not from screen vents ?????? any ideas.. all said the drive back was great well worth 1300£ still smile ing,,,i suppose thats what its about only the brave&bold buy alfas i think..
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Old 19-07-09
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lo to all alfa owners young and old ,im ian i live between swindon and oxford, i have just bought a 2.0 gtv red, on way home from the buy,windscreen demister doesnt blow and the windows let in water, as the glass doesnt do the dip ,,should it ? 1998 blower blows but not from screen vents ?????? any ideas.. all said the drive back was great well worth 1300£ still smile ing,,,i suppose thats what its about only the brave&bold buy alfas i think..
Welcome to AO South West Ian......

98 GTV wouldn't have the window dip, but i would have a chat with the guys on the GTV technical forum
The windows can be aligned, this takes a little time and patience.......

as for the heater i wonder if the heater cable has become detached or broken, again have a chat in the GTV tech forum

aside from that the GTV does bring a smile to your face
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Old 21-07-09
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cheeers jay i will try that ........
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Old 22-07-09
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Hi Gem2y 4.45pm A39 heading towards barnstaple every other week, now I know who is the flasher in the black Alfa,
sometimes I'm silver sometimes I'm red, if I don't wave. don't be miffed, I'm busy watching traffic on my side, hope to see you at a meet sometime, Andy
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Looks like we have enough Bristol AO'ers to get a weekly Bristol meet going
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