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  1. Need help finding a 164 QV (Or building my own)... In New Zealand

    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. Building my own intake

    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. building up to building a new PC

    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. Building Brabham Alfa BT46 model Kit

    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. Building a Garden Shed

    Way Off Topic
    Hi guys I am looking to invest in a quality garden shed and need some advice. Also I am business minded so I need to make a profit when I sell her on. What tools and stuff do I need? Anyone have a blueprint of an easy shed design and should I build it inside then carry to the garden when...
  6. could Alfa really be building this?

    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.
  7. Building a Q4

    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...
  8. Building the ultimate fast road GT chassis.

    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...
  9. A45 AMG engine developer building new R Evo engine for VW

    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...
  10. Building Contractor

    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.
  11. Elvis has left the building...

    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...
  12. Ted Horse has left the building

    Alfa Giulietta
    Enjoy your Alfas guys. Hope you have better luck than me.
  13. Building a track car

    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...
  14. GreenGTV has now left the building!

    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
  15. Building the Alfa 159

    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
  16. Building Alfa Romeo Brand in SA

    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...
  17. Selespeed leaving the (virtual) building

    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...
  18. Long Exposure Building Shots

    Non Motoring Images
    Last Sunday i popped down to a new building being built near St.James PArk in Newcastle to shoot a timelapse of the clouds/reflections on its face. While the camera was in position i whacked on the Heliopan 10 stop and took a few long exposures. Then i popped over the road and took a few of the...
  19. Help - process flow & building contract

    Way Off Topic
    Can any of my dear AO friends help me? I have just been pushed a bit out of my comfort zone at work. I suspect that, in football parlance, it is a bit of a "hospital pass" but I am the Group's Purchasing Manager so I have had to take this on. OK, the Salford site is not a disaster but hasn't...
  20. Building a 16v Carb engine

    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...