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A "proper" Alfa Romeo

My new project arrived lastnight.

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Anyone want to buy an Alfasud?
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Nice one mate, I have a stepfront as well, in storage though as I am busy restoring my sud currently, youve maybe seen the thread on my sud project. Good luck with the junior
 
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Nice one mate, I have a stepfront as well, in storage though as I am busy restoring my sud currently, youve maybe seen the thread on my sud project. Good luck with the junior
I have been following your project and I hope to achieve a similar standard with this.
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My new project arrived lastnight.

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Anyone want to buy an Alfasud?
Nice one Richard - that will keep you busy for a while - look forward to seeing it when it's finished

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Nice one! Get fully restored or put in V6 and make beast?
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Preety car Richard, can't wait to see this finished
 
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Very nice Richard , nearly bagged a 1300 junior many years ago .Good luck with the project
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best of luck mate, great to see another resto started
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Initial survey of the rust is that the top is not bad but the bottom is very rotten - Flintstones car. There is almost nothing holding the drivers 'a' post to the cill, when you open the door the post can be wiggled. The rest should be straighforward bu time consuming. I will also need a proper engine and some front seats, think the current engine might be from a s3/s4 Spider.

I budget about 2 years and £lots - so seriously anyone after a nice Alfasud?
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Any pics of the sud?
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Very nice Richard , nearly bagged a 1300 junior many years ago .Good luck with the project
you can go to prison for that sort of carry on.



Lovely car, good luck with the new project.
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Any pics of the sud?
Here you go:-

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Sorry couldn't resist, I have proper pictures on my home PC and will stick some on later.
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A few pics of the sud:-

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Airfilter cover is down dent free and powder coated.

A couple of shots in bare metal:-

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very nice looking indeed,how much you looking for it
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very nice looking indeed,how much you looking for it
Right now as I would avoid having to get a lock up from the council for the winter I would want £3k, no haggling. I was planning to advertise after Christmas at that price. If it didn't sell then, it would stay in hibernation until the summer when I would use it again for a while and then attempt to sell again after National Alfa day for about £3.5k.

I've had it over 20 years so not keen to sell really, but daft having 2 summer use only cars.
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Work has finally started properly, the Alfasud going has given me the focus I needed to get this project moving.

The car is 90% stripped to a rolling shell and my first batch of new panels have arrived. I'm starting at the back at working forwards.

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The sharped eyed might spotted the colied air lines hanging down each side of the car
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Well Richard you've certainly got yourself a BIG project! Good luck and look forward to seeing the end result

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Good luck with this one, Richard. Looks like a lot of tin-moth to eradicate, .

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....Lesley and David in sunny Algarve
I don't know about the rest of you, but I think that that deserves an instant infraction, . Where's Fast Frank when you need him?

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Now stop mit David, you're only enviouse. Richard I'm looking forward to seeing the end results
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I've got some front seats now, finish the car of nicely I think

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Hello Richard

I can give you a bit of history on your car. I first encountered it in about 1990 when it belonged to a nightclub owner in Edinburgh who told me he had bought it in Kent. It was yellow ochre at the time and appeared to still wear its factory paint. It had probably had some front end damage as it was wearing a late 1600 GT Junior front bumper and either a damaged step front grille heart or one from a later Alfa. At that time the car had an engine rebuild (it still had a 1300 engine fitted although there were a couple of odd mysteries with that - e.g. non-original piston rings) and probably a gearbox rebuild too. It also had a bare metal respray in red. I've attached a photo of it probably taken in 1990. Not long after that it was hit on a door (I think driver's). I don't recall whether I knew how it was repaired - this was at the time that it was virtually impossible to get original Alfa panels and before the proper reproduction panels became available - so it was probably repaired by panel-beating and filling. Next time I encountered the car was mid 1990s. I get a bit vague now so I may separate one thing into two or vice versa. Anyway, as I understood the owner wanted the engine replaced - I can't recall why, but there was an issue - perhaps run on too little oil. An engine was built out of a 75 1.8 twin cam unit using a re-polished 105 series 1750 crankshaft (and I think new pistons and liners) and new bearings etc. I think the car went back on the road after that. I've no idea how it went but I would expect a 75 1.8 engine (basically a 105 series 1750 engine with a more advanced approach to inlet manifold and cylinder head) to be a significant improvement on a 1300. Anyway, next I heard was that the car had come to grief (can't recall whether mechanical or accident) and while being recovered on a transporter it fell off the transporter and suffered some kind of damage. It wound up languishing outside for years - as I understand due to no communication being received from the owner as to what to do with it. Eventually it was acquired, along with the owner's half rebuilt 2600 Spider, by an Alfa specialist in England, which is where I presume you acquired it. The 2600 Spider went further south where it had some work done to it and missing parts acquired to make it more complete before being put up for sale on ebay.

It is perhaps ironic that the attached photo was taken of the car in Fife given that's where it seems to have ended up! Good luck with the rebuild - I hope it still has the potential to become a really good example. If it does work well (and to my mind it should in theory) I'd be inclined to stick with the engine that's in it - though I presume it may have been robbed of it's carbs at some time (for a 75 1.8 they should be Dellorto twin 40s with a solenoid on the end of the butterfly spindle on the front carb).

PS In spite of its history I bet your car has outlived the van in the background...

Good luck

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