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  1. Bare metal restoration...

    General Motoring Discussion
    ok ok so not a vehicle however it is transport related :D A Kenyons Serilight Lens Road Danger Lamp made by Alexander Kenyon& Co. Ltd It was an impulse purchase from an antiques sale room on the way back from Wilmslow in Cheshire. When I bought it I thought it was an old railway lamp...
  2. Best way to clean metal pedals

    Car Detailing
    Planning to give my Brera a good bit of TLC some weekend soon and get it gleaming again. In normal cleaning I usually give the pedals a wipe with a normal cleaning wipe but at 115k miles they’re a bit dull and worn looking. Does anyone know if products like Brasso would be suitable? Or any...
  3. Metal scraping noise when pulling away

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, have recently noticed a distinctive noise occurring sometimes when I’m pulling away from a standstill. It’s a metallic noise, sounds like metal scraping/grinding. Quite loud but very short and only as I pull away at traffic lights etc (not every time, only occasionally). Certain it’s...
  4. Mito 1.4TB 155Cvs strange metal sound

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Guys, I bought a few months ago a mito 1.4TB 155cvs. The problem is, in the first few miles the car makes a noise as if something is touching the brake disc and stops making noise when the car warms up. I found a video on youtube with the same problem: The car is an Astra but the noise is...
  5. V6 Engine Bushing - removing metal sleeve

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Guys, Has anyone got any tips for removing the inner metal sleeve on the upper engine mount bushings, I’ve taken the part out and removed the bushing but I cannot get the metal sleeve out...I’m working within a Vice for getting a good grip on it is an issue...I’ve tried cutting it and chiseling...
  6. GT 1.9 Jtdm 16v strange metal sound

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    No swirl flaps,egr deleted and closed,no dpf,injectors good...i have metal sound when engine is cold. Послато са LG-K350 уз помоћ Тапатока
  7. Brushed metal dash inserts set -pre 2014

    Alfa Giulietta
    I have a dash insert set in brushed metal as fitted to original Veloce spec until 2014. If you're interested PM me.
  8. Metal thickness? Sills, Floor, Jacking points?

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Right so as the title describes does anybody know the thickness of these various areas? I need todo some welding and these are the areas that need attention. Sills Jacking points Floor Fire wall Inner arch If not then ill have to start cutting and measure the thickness. Thanks in advance BT
  9. Slippery metal pedals - solutions?

    Alfa Giulietta
    My foot has slipped off the metal clutch pedal once too often, so I'm going for one of these options: 1) Skateboard grip tape 2) Clear anti-slip paint/spray 3) Any other suggestions please!!!
  10. Bare Metal Prep... Rust free I thought..

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    So my original scuttle panel had been repaired a long way back by a po... It had started to rust badly on the repair section, so I was on the look out for a rust free RHD spider scuttle panel. Not many about! I found one which looked nice, no repairs and no rust.. so I thought... Its back to...
  11. Front Eibach ARB rubbing against hadbrake metal support

    Alfa GTA
    Just recently my workshop which specializes in Alfas mounted set of Eibach ARBs. They however encountered some problems after mounting front stabilizer. Eibach front stabilizer 10-20-320-VA is more bended in the middle than the standard GTA/GT 3.2 V6 one, that is why it takes more place in the...
  12. Anyone interested in purchasing some gun metal grey 7 horseshoe alloys?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Evening, Thought I would post here first before going to the likes of eBay. I am thinking about selling my 18" Gun metal grey horseshoe alloys, they're like new, 2 Michelin Pilot sport 3 tyres done less then 5k miles and two awful tyres which you would probably want to change but have done...
  13. Weird metal rattle

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, still loving my giulietta but had the windows open a couple months back and over ruff roads and pot holes there a weird metallic rattle, sounds like it's coming more from the passenger side, I thought it may have been the exhaust but after looking it seems fine and the mounts still seem...
  14. Rear Boot badge - scratch to metal underneath

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Was changing the rear boot badge today. When I got it off and cleared away the glue I noticed that there are couple of spots where scratches are down to metal. Why are these jobs never 10 mins? Anyway. Advice on how to proceed? Thought I'd like to just pop the new badge over and be done...
  15. Full bare metal respray recommendations

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Can anyone share any recommendations for someone to do a full bare metal respray? Last time I looked around (1 year ago) I was quoted the following: The paint shop pros - £5-£7k Sandown coachworks - £6k + labour for bare metal strip back Ian Ellis - £10k All prices are plus VAT. Firstly, has...
  16. 1.9 metal injector pipes - supplier?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been registered here previously as HengistPod, but forgot my password and no longer have my old email address to change it with ... hence a new username. Can anyone recommend a supplier for a new diesel metal injector pipe? 159 1.9 JTDM SW. My Cyl 1 one sprouted a small leak at the...
  17. Clutch pedal to the metal

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi fellow Alfa Owners, My 2010 MiTo 1.4TB MultiAir 135 with 38500 miles on the clock needed rescuing on Saturday night after the clutch pedal kissed the carpet and wouldn't spring back whilst in stop start traffic on the M25. There was no juddering at all before or after the pedal lost all...
  18. Where can I get one of these metal clips, for a luggage net?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I seem to be missing one of these semi circular metal hooks which sits behind the fixing point bolt. Anyone know where I can find something similar. I can't find one online because I have no idea what it would be called, and I've tried many things! Any suggestions, clues, ideas ? Thanks Rancid
  19. Accelerator Pedal Removal (metal front)

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, anyone know how to remove the metal part of the accelerator?! The left hand edge of the pedal has a sharp burred edge on it (if you feel the left hand side), this is scratching all my shoes! so I need to remove the pedal and sand/ file it smooth. Earlier pedals you could simply see...
  20. Swirl flaps blanks - Use glue or chemical metal?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I ordered swirl flap blanks for my manifold on my 159, but i found out that my holes are 15mm, and the blanks was for 18mm, i ordered the correct one, but iam not sure if its arriveing before the weekend when everything is going to be mounted. Since i ordered my mecanics to this weekend. Is...