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  1. The search begins....

    Introduce Yourself
    Morning all I'll be selling my land rover defender in the early summer and i've decided as one does in rampant middle age that I will finally give in to my alfa urge!!:rofl: I've always admired the GTV and thought i'd join up to do my homework so to speak. I apologise in advance for any...
  2. The Fun Begins!!!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all. Yes she's home and the hard work of looking after her starts here! First things first and the, Good points; No rust, full service history, stacks of paperwork, all 3 keys and the right colour. (well for me anyway!!!) Bad(ish) points; Needs service and cam belt change, drivers door...
  3. The search begins...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So my GT was written off this week and I'm now on the lookout for a new motor. I'm still leaning heavily towards a replacement GT but a couple of alternatives are catching my eye including this...
  4. And so it begins

    Alfa GTA
    I bought a 147 gta before Xmas, all has been fine apart from when it's cold it struggles to start. So bought new battery about a month ago all was fine until yesterday when I tried to start her she only just started and the time had reset and the odometer was flashing but the stereo and date had...
  5. New Giulietta QV ordered today - the count down begins!

    Alfa Giulietta
    So, I've taken the plunge. Factory order QV with carbon pack, darkened 5 hole 18" wheels, Bose, QV seats, in Matt Magnesio Grey. I'm told October, but put it this way, I'm not holding my breath based on the experiences of others! Order placed through drivethedeal.com, Midlands dealership 45...
  6. And so it begins

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Or, so it begins, or I rather hope not, I've had my 159 for ten weeks now and I've had the drivers door locked repaired (£160) and it's gone again, already mysterious small scratches have appeared here and there and the radio doesn't work. Am I downhearted..........No! I had my 156 for nine and...
  7. And so it begins...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Herr Postman today kindy left me my first two Alfadelirious late night ebay victories :rolleyes: A Rainx windsceen and anti-mist pack and...... the essential..... new shiny clear indicators! :cool: As a mechanical idiot, I can thoroughly recommend this mod to everybody. It requires no tools...
  8. 159 3.2 JTS Q4 ownership begins

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello AO, I've just bought my first Alfa Romeo. It's a 2007 159 3.2 JTS Q4 with the Q-Tronic transmission. It has 109,xxx kilometres on the odometer, but I didn't get any service books with the car. However, I contacted the dealer listed on the service sticker. The mechanic at revealed to me...
  9. And the wait begins

    Alfa Giulietta
    Today i finally ordered my giulietta. After a couple of second hand cars, she will become my first first. Man is this going to be a rough 1.5-2 month wait. I just wanted to say thanks for all the advice you guys provided, as well as all your previous discussions. a lot of useful information to...
  10. Eleanor!! The build thread begins......

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Back in September '12 I bought a little 1500 Zender Sprint project from Shrew. Not too much has happened over the winter, I've been buying some pretty minor bits and pieces I need, however, the bug has well and truly bitten, I've been in touch with Shrew again and we (he) has come up with a...
  11. So the adventure begins

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Agreed on the price for the GTV with the seller. After 6 years of not owning an Alfa (had a GT before) I am happily coming back to the Alfa flock by going a little bit back in time and buying a GTV V6. Should be picking it up tomorrow, provided I can sort through the German paperwork. Since it...
  12. 75 V6 No'2 (project begins)

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Ok so as its now official I might aswell start a thread. Ive gone and bought Shrew's 75 with a view to make a tidy original V6 for daily use. Its not without its problems but overall condition is very good and a great base for a rolling resto (once it can roll :lol: ) Here are a few pics...
  13. The preparation begins.....

    Alfa GTA
    .......to get our 156 GTA in tip top shape before bringing her out of hibernation in the spring. Today an order was placed for Koni FSDs and an Eibach Pro kit. The goodies should arrive on Tuesday :D We are also on the lookout for an Eibach anti roll bar - if anyone has one or knows where we...
  14. My first alfa the fun begins!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, Ive got to the age of 40 and never had one? Probably the beginning of a mid life crisis, and I'm am embarking on a relationship bound to be temptuous. After months of deliberating, I've got myself a deisel gt, black with red leather, one owner low miles, she is lovely :inlove...
  15. And so it begins !!!!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, Just thought I would introduce myself to you all , It's a long story as to how I came into Alfa ownership. I had a realy nice Honda prelude mk5 vtec ,handled well ,fast and well built . Loved it ,but some idiot pulls out and its written off. So got given a soda octavia td dsg, lovely car...
  16. So the work begins!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hope you are all ready for an ace weekend. Since cleaning me Door card the other week I am planning on getting on with some more pressing matters this time round (well as much as I can do with no money and between the Liverpool game and hitting the bright lights) Job 1: ABS Sensor, had the...
  17. The Rebuild Begins....

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Well chaps, its been a while since having much to write about in this particular forum area, but i would like to start a small rebuild thread, to pick up comments, advice and tips along the way, that hopefully many 33 owners could benefit from. I took my 33 16v Cloverleaf off the road ages ago...
  18. S1 sud resto begins!!

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Well here we go again lads, i finally got a S1 ti i'v been wanting for 4yrs :D As some of you know i recently bought yorksud's "Richard" S1 ti, she's a little gem but in need of a little tlc. 2 days of scrubbing got 90% of the underseal from under the bonnet and the past couple of days i'v...
  19. And so the list begins

    Alfa GTA
    As most of you know I'm a bit OCD about my cars and end up going over them with a fine tooth combe to make sure they are mechanically sound. Bought the GTA last sat and had 4 new michelins, supersprint back box, 2 cv boots and a drop link done to get it through the MOT. I also serviced her at...
  20. The Hunt for a Brera Begins...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, I have been scouring this excellent forum for a several months now, gaining valuable insight into the pros and cons of owning a piece of Italian exotica in the shape of a 2.4 Brera which I fully intend to be sitting in within the next month, despite the protests of the wife! My budget...
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