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  1. New electric retro kit car

    General Motoring Discussion
    Westfield has bought Chesil , who make a Porsche 356 replica ... https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/westfield-to-launch-first-fully-electric-kit-car/40666
  2. Giulietta dab radio retro fit with existing arieal

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I’ll obviously have to change the base to digital. But is there a power source somewhere for a dab radio. And what’s the cable run? Thanks
  3. Retro fitting spring load brake compensator

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    In the absence of later version of brake compensators, I'm considering retro fitting an early spring load brake compensator. I need information with regards to the spring and where it attaches to. I've looked at the GTV manual and the diagram shows the spring going straight into the subframe, is...
  4. Sportwagon roof rail retro fit (Yes I know what you are thinking)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey, So while I am aware fitting the rails is a BIG job, I am happy to undertake it, I can weld and I can paint & fabricate no problem here However what I would like to know is if anyone has any photos of inside (without headlining ) showing what bracing/structual reinforcements have to be...
  5. Has anyone retro fitted auto lights and auto dimming interior mirror?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Thinking of possible upgrades to my tourismo spec 159. Has anyone successfully retro fitted auto headlamps and an auto dimming interior view mirror? If so what work is involved? My car is an 07.
  6. Options to add at order and retro fit

    Alfa Giulia
    As stated in a previous thread ive been looking to get into a veloce, with some difficulty, finally had some success through drive the deal. 8.5k discount so im pretty happy, though they cant confirm my factory order until next week when apparently the MY19 changes are to be confirmed. few...
  7. Race Retro 2018

    Motoring Images
    Last weekend saw me and my long-suffering offspring at Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park. Lots to see and probably the best opportunity to get up close and personal with proper race hardware that you're likely to get. It starts in the car park. 20180224_120049 by keith hilton, on Flickr...
  8. A few pics from Race Retro

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    No live action today but quite a few nice Alfa’s
  9. Rear view mirror retro fit

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've bought an auto dim rear view mirror but I need to move the mounting point on the windscreen,anyone done this? What glue did you use? I've bought loctite glue kit but I'm a bit sceptical about it as it has some bad reviews. Thanks
  10. 159 1.9 jtdm retro fitting early manifold.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just out of interest is it possible to retro fit the early alloy manifold to the later model fitted with the plastic manifold?
  11. Retro fitting 3.2 Busso engine instead of the Tbi engine

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I would like to know if there should be any problems in putting a 3.2 Busso engine into a 159. ECU? Or any bugs? (Besides of the turbo gauge lol) I am not interested in the 3.2 JTS engine. I would rather stick to the Tbi engine. The Tbi engine is a great engine, but I have the beauty of...
  12. GT retro fit sat nav/ phone

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is it possible/ how difficult is it to retro fit a sat nav unit into a GT without? Is the wiring all there behind the dash? I realise that the system will be relatively out of date etc but still better than no sat nav.......2007 car if it makes any difference.
  13. Tip for retro turbo people with slow rev down

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Just a tip for people who have the problem with the engine slow to drop rev's its similar to having a air leak in the system, but normally happens to turbo cars that have long vacuum hoses going to the turbo gauge . Fit a item called a turbo vacuum restrictor that's used for turbo gauge flutter...
  14. Question for anyone who has retro fitted a turbo

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Small question if anyone can answer When you fitted the turbo where did you take the feed and return for the water cooling of the turbo. Thanks
  15. Visability Pack retro fitted

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Bits a stalk assembly from a 159, Brera or spider with the auto light switch rain sensor will work with the standard set up second hand £60 One second hand 159 chromatic rear view mirror with dusk sensor and rain sensor £90 simple swap the existing rear view mirror and plug it in wires are...
  16. retro fit

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Anyone know if you can retrofit blue & me to a 159 What do the phone buttons do on the steering wheel are they redundant or does the 159 have a bluetooth stereo for your phone ????
  17. Retro Moment

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Yesterday was listening to a CD and on arrival at destination switched off engine. On departure switched on engine and music restarted. Oddly on dash screen instead of CD icon I had a picture of a cassette and instead I'm of CD 2 it said Tape 2. I restarted engine and all went back to normal...
  18. Retro Kings Snetterton

    East Anglia
    Any of you guys going to the Retro Kings event at Snetterton this weekend? I bought some alloys of a guy recently who said there should to be a decent Alfa gathering there.
  19. GT retro fit heated seats

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning everyone , I have another set of leather for our GT which I am going to fit (when time allows) , I was thinking about the possibility of getting seat heating retrofitted while I have them out of the car , has anyone done this and is it ridiculously expensive ? The car is a very...
  20. Effeffe Berlinetta, Italian retro design and Alfa Romeo engines

    General Alfa Discussion
    This is awesome. I'd love to see one in the flesh, really really would! :smoker: Below is my own translation of the article on Quattroruote: Effeffe Berlinetta - Al Top Marques Il Modello Definitivo - Novità - Quattroruote.it The Monaco Top Marques car show will see the introduction of the...
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