Kinda related to this post
, but I'm looking for a Selespeed expert in the Torquay/Newton Abbot/Exeter area. By 'expert' I mean either an Alfa specialist garage, or an AO club member looking to earn some beer tokens.
Just to complicate the issue, I'm in London whereas the family's 147 (was my mother's, is currently my father's and may soon be mine) is in Torquay, making diagnosis and fixing of the problem difficult.
For garages, the car has been regularly serviced by Vospers in Exeter, but I'm frightened that they will hit me with a massive bill just for looking at her. So I'm after a local specialist. Autoitaliana (still going?) and Perfect Service have been mentioned, as have Winners and Seymour Horwell (Volvo?), but any one of these got a good reputation for sorting Selespeed?
For AO members, details of the problem can be found here
in the technical area, but the car is currently laid up with a dead battery. My father is reluctant to go near the car, so it would require a local AO member with a laptop and Alfadiag to visit him in Torquay (I would organise for a new battery).
Would be grateful for any advice and/or offers to help.