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  1. Baby blue Berlina's better and back, but Bertie's still bad

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Finally picked up the 1750 Mark 1 Berlina today after going in to the body shop to 'touch up a few little rust bubbles, should be ready in a few weeks Guv' as they said in May. Of course it turned into a lot more than that and I've effectively had the whole bottom half fully restored with new...
  2. One small step for some, a giant leap for Jim

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    If I suddenly go missing tell the Police to dredge the canal and MrsJim will be the prime suspect.:lol: I'm just back from the restorer. I'm shaking ever so slightly in a heady mix of apprehension, excitement and a fear of impending penury or death should I overrun the budget agreed with MrsJim...
  3. Bertie

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    In the last few minutes I've struck a deal to purchase my new project car, sharing it here with my boxer friends... I say project... in truth it may be split but I really really want to attempt the build. This car has not been seen for over 20yrs as it is a genuine barn find. More on this in...
  4. Bertie and a Bacon Butty

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    Mini meet at mine as discussed in the AONW lounge.:D The idea is for anyone to come along, have a look at my Bertie, contribute what they think I need to be doing, how hard it might be etc and partake of a bacon butty and hot mug of tea or coffee for maybe an hour one Sunday morning in the...
  5. Bertie aerial

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    Hi fellow Alfisti Can anyone offer advice on aerial fitting on Berties - a) on what panel would an aerial originally have been located b) what aerial type (elec or manual) would originally have been fitted Many thanks Yiannis
  6. 2000 GTV Bertie difficult to start up!

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    Hi fellow Alfisti, I write to seek guidance! I have difficulty getting my Bertie to start up. I had continually experienced this but about a month ago I flooded the vehicle & a mechanic friend dried out the plugs & moved the gap on the points manually. He did warn me that it would need a tune...
  7. Bertie alternative to the normal GTA, minilite & momo wheel options.....Saab Steels

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    Bertie alternative to the normal GTA, minilite & momo wheel options.....Saab Steels I had it wittled down to those above or compomotive MLs, but I didnt like the shallow look of the ML in a 15x7 format. although Rota do some copies called RBs, with a deeper look, but these are not imported into...
  8. How to fit a baby seat / carrier in the back of a Bertie

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    How to fit a baby seat / carrier in the back of a Bertie; Just fitted mine tonight in the back of my 71 GT Junior. Did this with the a pair of Securon Fixed diagnol seatbelts bought from classic alfa. Some of this was covered in another thread on just the rear belts. Located these fixing...
  9. Child seat in a Bertie

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    Child seat in a Bertie............ anyone ever done this ? if so, how old where the kids, what seat was it ? reason I ask, it doesnt look very deep for most of the child seats on the market.
  10. Bertie Race colours

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Can anyone tell me the history or significance of a colour scheme I've seen a few times on race/track spec Berties please? White body with a thick green stripe extending from the leading edge of the door to the tail, usually with green serpent on the bonnet and cloverleaf on the front wing...
  11. "interesting" bertie

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Anyone feeling brave, a 105 chop top on the bay :eek:
  12. What do you think Kurty Bertie is wearing today?

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    What do you think Kurty Bertie (aka Kurzon) is wearing today? He's asked us :mad: ....... So what do you think he's doing :confused: ;)
  13. bertie james

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    Hi I did an oil change about a week ago on my 156 2.0 twin spark but according to the dip stick no jokes please I have over filled it even though I put the wast oil back in the container I got it from (very very black ) to get rid of it the dip stick says its almost an inch over shall I drain it...
  14. 21st century Bertie.....

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    Hi , Treated myself to a GT 1.9 JTd, Rosso/Tan leather love it to bits, :thumbs: Going to tow my trackday GTj next year, getting soft in my old age:D .. any trackday people on here? Ciao......
  15. Longer fifth for bertie?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    My mechanic says if i want a longer fifth, i would have to find the diff from an automatic. Has anyone done this mod yet and what is it like? He says low-gear grunt will be sacrificed, but my question is how discernible is it? which auto diff is easiest to source?
  16. Possible new Bertie Owner...Price advice please

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    I viewed a 1600 Alfa GT Junior today in a egg plant (browny/purple) colour today. Covered about 40k miles (on a rebuilt engine from 1988), and the body has done around 140k in total. The car has undergone LOTS of body restoration in the past (new floorpan, wings e.t.c), and I couldn't see any...
  17. 2.6 straight six Bertie ?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi , have you guys seen this for sale? Classic Car ALFA ROMEO 1965 Bertone Sprint Coupe 2600 on eBay, also, Alfa Romeo, Classic Cars, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 27-Jan-08 15:17:21 GMT) wasnt even aware alfa built such a car!
  18. Alfa 101/ 105 series parts for sale- Bertie, Spider, Giulia etc

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Have discovered several boxes of various 101/ 105 series bits from the good old days. I've listed some on Ebay, the rest are to follow. Don't want much for them either, just hope an enthusiast can make use of them :) 320158812155- oil filter 320159470266- bertone/ gt junior rear windscreen...
  19. Bertie exterior door handles/locks

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Does anyone have a photo or legible diagram of how it should look INSIDE the door skin? Mine were literally hanging out the door so I thought I'd take them out for a clean and put the new backing plates/seals on last night. A "simple", "quick" little job as a reward for getting her started the...
  20. Woohoo! Saw a Bertie this morning.....

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    ..... on the A259, coming out of Bognor Regis. I don't suppose it belongs to anyone here? (sorry to get so excited about it, it's just such a rare sight on the roads, and I just love Berties :o :D :cool: )