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  1. hypothetical question.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Alfa Spider 1998, 2ltr twinspark 1998. Cracked sump tanuld be welded but I decided I would locate a repla ement sump elsewhere, so I provided replacement sump and instructed mechanic to replace big end shells. Thankfully, the car is saved as I did fear engine death when driving at 70ish and my...
  2. Hypothetical question

    General Alfa Discussion
    Not sure if it's the right section. Apologies if it isn't. I have a 156 SW 1.8TS. The engine is very strong. I'm looking to have the cam belt and variator changed later in the year. Here's my question: Has anyone tried to 'soup up' their 156s, and if so, what is the best route to go down...
  3. Hypothetical question

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Been to the NEC today, seen some lovely Alfa's plus a lot of other gorgeous machinery, in all of this there were a couple of Spiders, both chrome bumper. Then I got home and watched the film Spy, great car scene with a spider s3 driven through Rome, also with chrome bumpers. So my hypothetical...
  4. hypothetical question ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    With a phase 1 Spider 2.0 TS, I am told if you remove the cat & small muffler just behind the a engine, there is a substantial gain in flow & performance ? what are the Pros & Cons of doing this ? too much increase in noise ? I've been down the road of removing a part of the rear exhaust...
  5. Best car for (hypothetical) trip

    Northern Ireland
    I would love to do a really special trip for a big birthday coming up in a couple of years...drive across England, ferry to Hook of Holland, 4 hrs to The Ring, couple of fast laps, on to Alps then Lake Garda, Nice, overnight train to Paris then home via Rosslare. So that's the best car for this...
  6. Hypothetical modding of the MQV

    South Africa
    Hello Hi, Last night I did some spirited driving in a straight line and just by chance there was an OPC Corsa next to me. Lets just say he was faster. A MiTo QV then by accident landed up next to me and he was faster too... TWICE! :wow: I saw the video this morning and it was quite...
  7. Hypothetical

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hypothetically speaking how much would any of you guys pay for a 166 (1999) Dark Blue/Gunmetal Grey Cream leather no phone or cd :( 3.0 24v Sportronic 76000 miles only 2 keepers full service history (stopped when i bought the car @ 62000)(even has alfa windscreen wipers) belt was done @...
  8. Hypothetical help required - Headlamps

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hypothetically speaking.... If someone were to replace the sidelamps in a 159 for the really swish looking LED's recommended by JabawokJayUK and they were to drop said LED INSIDE the headlamp fitting what would the advice be? "My friend" may have done this.... So I had a look at removing the...
  9. Hypothetical question

    Republic of Ireland
    So if a person in a 156 gta was a little upset about being undertaken on a roundabout by a BMW 323 and proceeded to accelerate to unacceptable speeds to put said 323 in ones place should she/he expect to hear a beep when the limiter tries in vain to restrict the top speed to 155. Purely...
  10. Hypothetical insurance question

    General Alfa Discussion
    If your insurance sent you the documents for you too sign & included was a mileage one which you had to report your cars current mileage & then agree to not going over what you said in the quote i.e 10,000 a year & if your car currently has 50,000, would it be so bad if you said your car has...
  11. :) Hypothetical V6 lump Question.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What would be the problems one would face be, if i tried to stick a 3.0 V6 in a 147? i'm thinking about building a track Alfa 147, rather than tune it, change the engine. wiring loom maybe? i reckon i could get i high milage 147 for about 1500, and a lump for about the same, maybe get a...
  12. hypothetical comparison

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hiya guys, gonna be buying GTV real soon and i'm opting for the 3.0l V6, but out of interest i have some thoughts. Which is faster, A 2.0l Turbo chipped with better intake and exhaust, or a 3.0l with a remap better intake and exhaust? How would they compare 0-60? 0-100? cheers PS, any good...
  13. Hypothetical valuation

    Alfa GTA
    What would a 147GTA be worth, with an AD 3.7 conversion and all the required bits (Coilovers, clutch, LSD)? I've never seen on on the used market, and I'm a little unsure as to how this would be priced. Bear in mind a decent GTA costs £13k, the AD conversion with all the above is about £8k, and...
  14. Hypothetical Dilemma

    Alfa GTA
    Call this forward planning if you like. I'm eagerly awaiting the 159 GTA to be released, but the fact that it's likely to be somewhere around £40,000 new, and is not likely to be available for ~18 months, got me thinking. A 2nd hand 2004 Maserati Quattroporte is currently going for around...
  15. Hypothetical Question

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Let’s just suppose you own an immaculate 145 1.4 TS(late model – 2000) and couldn’t bear to part with it but still fancy a bit more power under your right foot. How much of a task would it be to transplant a 2.0 TS from a 156 into it? (And of course to update suspension and brakes first to...
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