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  1. Rolling restoration and suspension set up of 2.0 TS

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I in a way downgraded from 2001 model 3.0 24V with Q2 fairly good documentation and in my ownership for 10 years to a 1998 mod GTV 2.0 TS with 178.000 km and two stamps in the service history! Been informed that it has had yearly oil change and know that there has not been a cam belt failure...
  2. 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...
  3. a quick headlight restoration tip, with stunning results

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I detailed my 166 vver the weekend, a good wash, a claying, then a final deep wet shine wax. ( yes I know this is the 156 forum, but this allies to them as well, particularly facelift headlights. I wondered what would happen to the very poor milky headlights if I clayed them. Beautiful! the...
  4. Headlamp restoration & new bulbs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Previous owner had left loads of glue & staying all over headlights (I’d guess from stick on beam adjusters) and it’s been bugging me for ages so yesterday (after installing carpet in GTV) I thought I’d tackle this little one Using an autoglym kit & cordless drill it’s all fairly straight...
  5. 1983 Alfa Romeo Spider Restoration

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I am fully restoring my 1983 Alfa Spider. Does anyone know if I can use the dash from a 1968 Alfa Spider to install in my 1983 Spider? I love the dash on that car.
  6. GTV 3.0 V6 restoration “Lazarus”

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Morning all, I’m probably mad to take this on but my ‘98 GTV V6 can be seen arising from the dead here: https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/motoring-images/1175171-gtv-3-0-v6-resto-lazarus-unearthed.html :happy:
  7. 155 intake runners restoration

    Alfa 155
    Hi guys :vs_wave: I bought my 155 about 2-3 weeks ago.And on the intake runners the are some small dots of rust (you can check the photos).Any tips on how to remove them, because I want to polish the runners :thinking:
  8. 33 1.7 16v QV 91 Restoration Project

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi guys, i am the owner of a 91 Alfa 33 1.7 16v QV that was from my granddad that i want to start restoration. I would like to keep the car as original as possible since i intend to register the car as a classic car (i live in Spain and classic cars almost do not pay insurances, road taxes...
  9. Paint for the 156 GTA

    Alfa GTA
    Only a week to go now before the GTA goes in for paint with - https://www.alphapaintsltd.co.uk/ - So I thought I'd start a thread to track it through its progress with Paul and the paint shop. It will feel like a very long 4 or 5 weeks but worth it and it will be much cheaper to do it now rather...
  10. Headlight restoration

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a company specialising in Headlight restoration?
  11. Anyone fancy a restoration project, cup 147 for sale

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Saw this on pistonheads https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/alfa-romeo/gtv/alfa-romeo-gtv-cup-------------------2002/8810639. Don't know how much it needs
  12. Spider restoration

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone, going to start the mechanical restoration on my 99 Spider at the weekend. I want to start with the rear suspension, but with the amount of work that needs doing (new springs, dampers, brakes, bushes etc.) would it be easier to take out the rear sub frame? Its looking a bit...
  13. GTV restoration: underbody colour

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    After 20 years idle, I have decided to restore my Alfetta GTV 1979 2.0. I would like to know what colour should the under body be painted ? I have decided to paint the car Alfa Rosso. So the under body should be black or red ? Out of the factory how did they come out as I would like to do...
  14. Alfa Sprint Veloce Cloverleaf restoration

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
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  15. 1999 146Ti spares/repairs/ salvage / restoration

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi everyone, Unfortunately my beloved V reg 146Ti is in need of some extensive welding repairs which I am unable to carry out myself technically or financially. She has on 91001 miles on the clock but both the NS and OS sills are in a bad way as is the floorpan itself. Engine is good, although...
  16. 1750 mk1 restoration

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi everyone, I bought this 1969 1750 GTV last summer, it had been sat in a garage near to me since 1983. It's in a sorry state and requires a lot of work. I paid 4K for it (please tell me that's a fair price) and for the last few months I've been considering selling it on due to the amount of...
  17. Alfa sprint 1.5 restoration

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I will be taking delivery of a 1986 Sprint cloverleaf on Monday and will hopefully beginning a full restoration. Currently black but may change to red with anthracite wheels or possibly Ronal A1. All very early stages of planning but would love to see any photos of members sprints to 'borrow'...
  18. 159 sportwagon now a restoration

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Having purchased a 159 SW 1.9jtdm before Xmas it has turned from a purchase needing a bit of TLC to a restoration project...... one that I will complete mainly because I have spent out already and 2 because I like the car and want to save it.. So far it’s had full service,timing belt kit,recon...
  19. Paintwork restoration conundrum #2

    Car Detailing
    I have 2003 166 in Proteo Red in good all round condition. However, it's suffering from some small patches of lacquer peel on the roof. Short of a pro respray, are there any DIY options to repair lacquer peel - or at least stop it spreading? Cheers, Jeremy
  20. Paint restoration conundrum #1

    Car Detailing
    I bought a '96 Spider in Rosso 130 earlier this year. It has obviously had some paintwork done in its time - and some of the paint has gone flat, with an 'oxidised' look. In years gone by, I would have got to work with some T-Cut to remove the oxidised layer before polishing; but this makes no...
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