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Hello to all of AONS (Alfa Owner North Scotland).

I am Ransoman, your area rep (also known as Andrew). If you have any Meet requests please PM me and i will see what i can do.

I Currently drive a Bright yellow Alfa Romeo 145 Cloverleaf. I am pretty certain that I am one of a kind up here so if you see me, please wave! i will always try to wave back.

Please introduce yourself to this area and post a little about yourself.
Loved Mine when i had it, beautiful look car there
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Andrew, hi - is "Dundee" North or South Scotland? Reason I'm asking is that my son is possibly about to purchase
from Arnold Clark Dundee. It's a black 147 1.9JtDm Q2, reg SO08 KPU. Everything looks pretty good on paper - mot / keys / belt / history etc. Do any Dundee members know the vehicle? I've plenty Alfa experience through 33, couple of 146's , and now a 3.0 gtv.....but the 147 is a gap. Any comments welcome! Thanks in advance.
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Hi tribbleslayer.

Unfortunately, Andrew is no longer carrying out the role of area rep - in fact it's currently a vacant position that I'm going to have to try and get somebody to fill one of these days.

Dundee is technically in the North area but it's not a problem for you to visit either the North or South lounges.

AC do tend to shuffle their stock around the country (years back I bought a 156 at their Edinburgh branch that had its previous owner in Nottingham, and my wife got a 147 in Kirkcaldy that had come from Dumfries) so the car you're interested in could have 'history' anywhere I'm afraid - you could always run it past Euan at CP Garage Services in Broughty Ferry as he has a good handle on most of the Alfas in the neighbourhood.

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Hi, to try and answer your question, I have had 3 147s, but from new. I would do the usual car checks, make sure the belt has been changed on time, and check for variator noise.
On mine I had variators done on one, others were ok, and a few electrical issues, but they were causedby a leaking front screen and it dripped onto relay/fuse board. Was ok once fixed. The three combined did about 120,000 miles. They were good wee cars.

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I've always been in a 'just about' mindset on the 147's.

There's so much to like and they always seem quite special cars, but the 146 is rarer and more my-kind-of-shape, so I'll keep trucking in the meantime!

Great news that another car will appear on the forum 'radar'...
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Hi, to try and answer your question, I have had 3 147s, but from new. I would do the usual car checks, make sure the belt has been changed on time, and check for variator noise.
On mine I had variators done on one, others were ok, and a few electrical issues, but they were causedby a leaking front screen and it dripped onto relay/fuse board. Was ok once fixed. The three combined did about 120,000 miles. They were good wee cars.
Aye, belt was changed at 33k, which fits in with what I know about our own GTv. I've had that car now for 10 years, and always changed belts well within the timescales. The result has been generally trouble free running.
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I've always been in a 'just about' mindset on the 147's.

There's so much to like and they always seem quite special cars, but the 146 is rarer and more my-kind-of-shape, so I'll keep trucking in the meantime!

Great news that another car will appear on the forum 'radar'...
We had two 146's - great cars, only probem I ever had was the clutch on the second one (a 2.0ti) which went a bit prematurely.
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Hi tribbleslayer.

Unfortunately, Andrew is no longer carrying out the role of area rep - in fact it's currently a vacant position that I'm going to have to try and get somebody to fill one of these days.

Dundee is technically in the North area but it's not a problem for you to visit either the North or South lounges.

AC do tend to shuffle their stock around the country (years back I bought a 156 at their Edinburgh branch that had its previous owner in Nottingham, and my wife got a 147 in Kirkcaldy that had come from Dumfries) so the car you're interested in could have 'history' anywhere I'm afraid - you could always run it past Euan at CP Garage Services in Broughty Ferry as he has a good handle on most of the Alfas in the neighbourhood.

Cheers
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With a wee bit more time on my hands, I'd look at area rep myself, and do a bit of pushing - but there again, I'm way out in the sticks in the NW, so probably too far away.
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With a wee bit more time on my hands, I'd look at area rep myself, and do a bit of pushing - but there again, I'm way out in the sticks in the NW, so probably too far away.
Thanks for all the comments - the car is now in its new home in Inverness. All well. I'll get Ruaraidh to introduce himself online in due course.
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sounds exciting- well done

we shall await updates...!
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Hi From Banff, well I've gone & done it now, I'm now the proud owner of a 147 2 litre, needs a few jobs doing to it for the mot mainly a new exhaust (only has one box out of three sounds good though but dont think the mot man will like it) front wheel bearing & a windscreen ( cracked on passenger side) on the plus side i have a full service history upto 2014
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Welcome to AONS.

So long as the exhaust is gas-tight, your MOT guy shouldn't have an issue. When we had a 147 some years back, it had a single-box sports system and it passed every time admittedly with an "Exhaust Loud" comment in the advisories but it was still a 'Pass' and that's all that matters.
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Welcome to AONS.

So long as the exhaust is gas-tight, your MOT guy shouldn't have an issue. When we had a 147 some years back, it had a single-box sports system and it passed every time admittedly with an "Exhaust Loud" comment in the advisories but it was still a 'Pass' and that's all that matters.
now theres a thought, would have to extend it though as it currently exits under the car
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welcome along Wnderer.

'exits under the car'??!!

you could pipe it out sideways under a sill!


(sorry) do you need to source those backboxes then, Wnderer..?
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welcome along Wnderer.

'exits under the car'??!!

you could pipe it out sideways under a sill!


(sorry) do you need to source those backboxes then, Wnderer..?
managed to get a full exhaust (cat back) from flea bay for £89 looks like a good quality but time will tell
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Hi been lurking on here a wee while but the 147 has now broken cover and back on the road. First time Alfa owner. Got the car v cheap (its a 1600) end of last year as it had been sitting for a while and now finally going. New brakes, exhaust, thermostat and full service and good to go.
Still have a few issues to sort but important thing is its now being used daily.
Thoroughly enjoying driving again.
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Hi all

I'm Ian, I live near Nairn, I have an 07 Brera 2.2 SV JTS and will be picking up an 03 147 GTA next week
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I have bought a Spider 916 V6 recently and I'm needing the timing belts done (I'll also change the clutch to the GTA version and replace diff with a Quaife LSD at the same time) any recommendations on a good garage to do this other than Donald MacKenzie in Inverness.

I live in Inverness so a garage near here would be preferable. I hear CP Garage in Dundee are good but maybe a little far away.

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Hi folks,

New member here from Inverness.

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Hi folks,

New member here from Inverness.

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Welcome, it is pretty quiet in here these days.

Plenty good roads up your way to enjoy your car
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Welcome, it is pretty quiet in here these days.

Plenty good roads up your way to enjoy your car
Hi all I am John, I have a 2003 Alfa 147 Selelspeed, which was bought by my wife and I when it was new. Was about to scrap it last year due to the amount rot, brake and suspension issues.

However decided to make it into a project car. All rot removed and replaced with new metal, underside and inside floorpan all coated in epoxy mastic and rust proofed. Front suspension and brakes all renovated. Engine and gearbox removed and not refitted, fuel tank installed where engine once was. Rear seats and fuel tank removed - mid engine V8 installed on self built sub-frame, using Porsche 944 rear suspension and Renault trans-axle.

Just waiting for my ecu to be returned after a firm-wear update and a new camber adjuster for rear suspension, doing some paintwork then I should be ready for an MOT in a few weeks.
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Hi all I am John, I have a 2003 Alfa 147 Selelspeed, which was bought by my wife and I when it was new. Was about to scrap it last year due to the amount rot, brake and suspension issues.

However decided to make it into a project car. All rot removed and replaced with new metal, underside and inside floorpan all coated in epoxy mastic and rust proofed. Front suspension and brakes all renovated. Engine and gearbox removed and not refitted, fuel tank installed where engine once was. Rear seats and fuel tank removed - mid engine V8 installed on self built sub-frame, using Porsche 944 rear suspension and Renault trans-axle.

Just waiting for msy ecu to be returned after a firm-wear update and a new camber adjuster for rear suspension, doing some paintwork then I should be ready for an MOT in a few weeks.
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