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  1. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi All. I am on the lookout for a 164 QV here in New Zealand. My preferred option would be one that needs a bit of a TLC and is therefore reasonably priced. Was going to buy Trevor's one in Auckland but he has changed his mind and isn't selling anymore. I've also been in touch with Kerry in...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Evening all, I am looking at building my own air intake for the 2.4 JTDm that I have. Mostly because I want a gruntier noise and a bit more turbo noise, partly because it would be easier to change a filter mounted in the car, and partly to reduce the 50 bends and corners that the air intake...
  3. The Technology Section
    I've spent weeks and weeks, searching for a new PC. I spent ages debating whether or not to buy a pre-build, or to go down the components/self-build route. By last night, I'd come up with my dream self-build. Today I put an order in for this...
  4. Motoring Images
    As Mechanically I'm only capable of checking oil and fitting a battery I'm building some some model kits, it's the only engine I'll ever be capable of building. I have a Junior GTA on hold so have started this F1 Kit, very time consuming but I find it quite therapeutic. The engine and gearbox is...
  5. General Alfa Discussion
    What do you think? Retro cars are back, what are your thoughts on the Alfa montreal look-a-like in the photo? I think it's interesting and would love it.
  6. Alfa 155
    Its been awhile. Im looking into building a Q4 155 widebody RHD. Does anybody know someone who has done this before? Im ok on the engine side of things however what i need to know is how easy the dedra integrale running gear will fit. It looks like it will all just bolt in and all i would need...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Right all looking good for the purchase of a black clover Gt next week. So all eyes turn to the chassis. The standard stuff has to go. Eibach arb kit is a definite. My last Gt had Koni FSD with eibach springs. which to be fair i thought to be a pretty decent compromise for fast road use. And...
  8. South Africa
    "Speaking at the recent Detroit motor show, Eichler told Autocar that advances in combustion technology had driven efficiency gains in modern day petrol engine development. When asked how much power he thought was possible from a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder, the laconic German who...
  9. South Africa
    Ok, this is now not car related but we intend re-doing our bathrooms at home. I'm still to meet a reliable builder / contractor. Can anybody recommend anybody that will be able to give a quote and be able to stick to a programme and budget? And of course do a good job.
  10. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well folks the Brera has now been sold and after 10 years of Alfa ownership thats me done I'm afraid as a change of job means that a company car now beckons. I've had a 156 GTA, a 159 2.4, a std Brera, a 3.2 GT and a Brera S so I've not had a bad run I guess. The GTA was without doubt my...
  11. Alfa Giulietta
    Enjoy your Alfas guys. Hope you have better luck than me.
  12. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    As many of you already know, I've got a red? Sprint in my garage for a few years now. I'm working on it to make it a nice little track car ;) Work that's been done so far - very VERY roughly : Body: Wide front wings wide rear wings front and rear modifications floor panel modifications wide...
  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, Thanks for all your help and banter for the last few years, but sadly the GTV has now gone :cry: but has been replaced with a 156 sportwagon due to a little one on the way so I am mearly changing names when I think of one and moving forums but still keeping it alfa! Cheers Ben
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    An interesting video of the 159 production line. The music gets on your nerves after a while. :rolleyes: Alfa Romeo 159 Production Video - YouTube
  15. South Africa
    Hi Guys, I've just been at a (market research) discussion on what can Alfa do to market their brand better - getting more people interested, then into the showrooms and then to get them to buy. Would you give some of your perspectives and your understanding of other's perspective... more the...
  16. Announcements & Comments
    Since Ian and Geoff have stepped down, I think it is time for me to step down as well. It was fun for the ten years I have given for AO. The last period I spent less time on the forum but I liked creating the new banners, the flash movies and so on. The best thing I ever did for AO was creating...
  17. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi guys :) I'm currently rebuilding a 1.7 16v engine for my white Sprint. The car now has a 1.5 carb engine which I honestly dont know WHY and HOW its still running. I havent got the luxury to stop using the car, as its my daily driver and I dont want to use my 33 in the rain. So, I need to...
  18. General Alfa Discussion
    Have a look at this What Car survey :thumbs: Ford loses its Focus as motorists vote leaky convertible the UK's worst car - Scotsman.com
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning AOers, If, like me, you wished you could still buy a new or nearly new V6 GT, maybe you too have pondered this interesting and potentialy ridiculous idea... Is it feasible to buy something like a Blackline/Cloverleaf and replace the relevant internals from an older V6 - thus achieving...
  20. Alfa GTA
    As the title suggests what would you do if you had the opportunity to have a 3.8 as a base to start a project with? My thoughts run along the lines of... Q2 FSD + Eibach Pros Eibach ARB + poly bushes Strut Brace Induction kit (unsure which possibly GSR) PF Pads with braided hoses & uprated...
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