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  1. QV Wheels for 159 in perfect fitment. Thoughts?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, I am new to the Alfa scene. Always wanted one. Bought a 2010 159 2.0 JTDM 170 Ti. So far I have fully poly bushed the car. Full Bilstein suspension with eibach springs. Fully refurbed the Brembo brakes to factory standard. Removed the dpf, cat and blocked the egr off with an Alfatune...
  2. Alfa romeo gtv / spider 16" alloy wheel perfect alloys

    Veloces of London
    Hi guys , we have for sale 1 Alfa GTV / SPIDER 16" Alloy Wheel. Standard fit all 1995-1998 model cars. (TWIN SPARKS & V6'S) Will fit all GTV's apart from LATE V6's with big brakes... will also fit 156,164, Spiders, GT's & 147's. This wheel is in very good condition no buckles or nasty...
  3. Perfect or not perfect V6...??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After a 4 year gap without having an Alfa V6 (I know, I know, I'm a traitor....) I can't wait any longer & am taking the plunge again. I had a GT 3.2 V6 after the GTV V6 but it just didn't have that rawness / soul / savage acceleration of the GTV V6. In fact, nothing ever has since. However can...
  4. more ideas for my perfect GT build

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Was thinking really fancy getting rid of the back seat in the Gt and creating a clean carpeted race style dont need rear seats and would make the car a tad lighter in weight. I dont mean a chop shop job either... properly done. Even thought of a chrome rear half roll cage or body...
  5. The Perfect Accompaniment?

    General Motoring Discussion
    So you own a GTA, and you start to think about a second car. Something that is still fun to drive, but a bit more economical Something that doesn't cost much to buy (sub 1k) Something that you can fix at home Something that you would be happy to drive What is it? Me, MX-5 I think, but open...
  6. Perfect GTV

    General Alfa Discussion
    Evening All In my infinate wisdom I have decided to completely strip out my 2001 GTV & use it purely as a track day car & that got me thinking..... If You Could Change Just One Thing On The GTV, What Would It Be? I'll Start Us Off With Putting The Engine Behind The Driver! Mid Engine Rear...
  7. It ain't perfect,but it's mine!.

    Motoring Images
    Finally sorted some half decent pictures of my ph1 GTV 2.0ts,it's far from a mint example but it should be fun for the summer.I've had it a fortnight so far and have only had chance to replace the missing nearside front fog light cover and the number plates,there are a couple of issues that will...
  8. How do you get a perfect seal on brake line connections?

    Alfa GTA
    How do you get a perfect seal on brake line joins? I'll need to open my braking system to fit new calipers sometime soon, and the joining procedure is the only bit I've not done before! Any pointers on how to join brake lines? Rough torque guides? As in nip up gently, yank tight like an ape(my...
  9. head job, running perfect but white smoke

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    In January my cambelt snapped, 8 bent valves (2 inlet, 6 exhaust). Decided to do it myself and slowly but surely got it all apart, and all together again with no issues. The engine is running perfectly, sounds better than ever, however I have white smoke from exhaust manifold area and some...
  10. So ive had a few glasses of wine and ive been thinking!! perfect GT build!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok guys what if..... you were given unlimited financial resources, but you could ONLY use it on your GT to create the perfect driving machine!! I would have made a set of carbon fibre wishbones with magic bushes that never wore out!! I would fit the finest DSG paddleshift gearbox on the...
  11. Finally found my perfect Alfa!!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hii Alfa Owners!! Im Lottie and after months and months of searching for a decent 147 GTA i've finally bought my very first! :D Could'nt be happier! Here she is.... :thumbs:
  12. The Perfect Day

    Non Motoring Images
    The sun shone, and I had all the ingredients for the perfect day :) Take one of these bad boys Take out the bone Butterfly it Add a few of these, some done in secret "Greek" stuff, the rest done in lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Then make fire :lol: Big bits go on first, it...
  13. Getting bodywork perfect!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi can anyone suggest a contact for getting my paint job back to "almost" new?? Paint jobs cost so much these days that the only solution. Im talkin about minor scuff and scratches...and stone chips.
  14. A perfect lens... but I don't want it.

    Non Motoring Images
    Yesterday afternoon I had 15 minutes with the Canon 500mm f4.0IS. My friend was just returning from a photo shoot in St Barts... Bucket St Barts by Claire Matches ...and called in at our house (near Gatwick) between flights. It was a beautiful day and I'd be gardening, so was quite tired. I...
  15. Some days are perfect... and then there was today

    Motoring Images
    I just love this time of year... how could anything be more perfect...
  16. Perfect Xmas Card

    Motoring Images
    I'm leaving my job as Headteacher at my current school today, have been here for 3 years and have loved nearly every minute of it. The kids have made me a card from each class, this is the one that made me smile the most:
  17. Back to the perfect colour red!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have a red sportwagon. The colour is still there but it needs to be more shiny spanking new red. I have tried lots of stuff. There are minor chips andd scratches. have used some methods like dishwash soap, then tcut scratch remover, rubbing compound, a buffer (cheap 12.99 one - but...
  18. And people will tell you VAG diesels are perfect, really?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Found this on the internet, a web site talking about perblems with diesel engines, interesting reading: The 2.0 also introduced issues that were unheard of on the 1.9. Head gasket failures, porous head castings, and oil pump drive failures to name a few. Plus the same issues that affected the...
  19. Massive clutch slip. Then perfect clutch. What just happened?

    Alfa GTA
    Pulling away from traffic lights, just had an episode of alien foot syndrome, and completely cocked up the pull away. This seemed to result in massive clutch slippage. Was sitting in 1st, and then second, at 5k rpm and trickling away from the line. Got it into third, and a measure of control...
  20. Selling my wifes perfect 147 1.6TS 63k £2395

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well guys... Just as the thread suggests - my wife's gorgeous 147 is for sale, (on this websites classifieds now, and to appear on Pistonheads too shortly). Car wants for nothing and is an absolute peach! Here comes the sales pitch: Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 2001 My wife is selling her beloved...