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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    Yonks ago, I went to college with a girl who claimed her dad's Senator was ex-Police. I had no reason not to believe her. It was white, had a black cloth interior and ran on steelies. She said the engine had been 'tuned' for Police work. Watching 'Motorway Patrol's Howling Lights' or something...
  2. Introduce Yourself
    I'm a long time AlfaBB member, and 30+ year Alfista. Cars to date include a cherry 1965 Giulia, two 1982 Spider Veloces, and my recent love, a 1984 GTV6. Greetings.
  3. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    i am a postie and there's a guy on my round that has 3 or 4 classic cars he has know i am into my alfa's for a while and he says to come though here and take a look at this.. :) . he says it will be put back to former glory but when is another question sorry for the crappy phone pics
  4. Introduce Yourself
    Hello to All My name is Terry and MY handle is HTDGMN because I sell hotdogs as a vendor on the streets of Manchester,New Hampshire or at least I did prior to spending 18 months in a coma,because of a brain hemorrhage I just bought a 1992 164 l 3 liter and it is full of new head aches for me and...
  5. Alfa MiTo
    So I ordered my MiTo 22nd Feb, just before the red 11 event ended. This is where the fun started, the dealer wouldn’t take anything off the price of the car, it was also quite a challenge to get things thrown in for free (in the end, I got parking sensors for free when I kept asking about the...
  6. Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi! About a 16V Euro 2 2.0 engine.. What do you think about the engine states between 90000 and 130000 miles ? Should there / would there be much of a difference ? The likelihood of a failure is higher the higher you go, but an engine's lifetime is far beyond 20000 right ? Both engines would...
  7. Introduce Yourself
    Howdy from Texas! Just got my first Alfa a couple of weeks ago (about 25 years after trying to make a red Graduate my first new car purchase!). Took delivery of everybody's favorite "sticker" car-1978 Spider Veloce Niki Lauda (#238). A really clean 2-owner Spider w/ 44,000 miles. After owning...
  8. North Scotland
    The roads in the countryside around aberdeen are now so bad my poor 147 is really suffering. I drive some of the worst roads on a regular basis: Blackburn to westhill clinterty road, Westhill to peterculter, Kingswells to Cults. I can't believe i haven't seen a single road works vehicle in...
  9. Alfa Romeo Cyprus Club
    Hi all, for those of you not been able to go to the Burnout magazine show this weekend , these are the best cars of the show as far as I'm concirned. The classic cars lounge. The rest of the show was business as usual ( Jap crap and modified Jap crap ).
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    I've been looking around for an old British Classic to restore and join my Stag in the Barn. I stumbled across this on Ebay and it made me soooooo angry...
  11. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I use an Optimate charger with an eyelet lead permanently attached to the battery in my 2001 Spider. If I am not going to use the car for a few days, I plug in the Optimate...It normally shows as charging for a few hours, then I get the green light showing fully charged and on maintenance charge...
  12. Introduce Yourself
    hello everyone,. I'm Percy,. and i'm excited to say I just bought my first Alfa,.. Just picked up a 1978 Red Spider since I missed a chance to pick on up after college 18 yrs ago,.. now with room for a few more toys, my better half has gotten the itch as well. I found this site online tonite...
  13. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I'm having my GTA serviced in a couple of weeks, it's at 79.000km soon now, and the bloke suggest using Quaker State oil; he says it's good and that they (QS) offer an engine warranty for 400.000km(!). I assume you have to stick to QS forever for the warranty to be any good. I have used Quaker...
  14. Introduce Yourself
    Hello Alfistis. I live in the Far Tropical North of Australia in Cairns, Queensland and drive a dark blue '75 Spider. Is is a US conversion which I found on the net in Melbourne, Victoria and shipped up here. Beautiful driving experience. As far as I know, there are no other Spiders up here of...
  15. South Scotland
    Hey Guys, hope the weather isn't too good back home, I'm really missing my spider. I hired a Ford F150 truck last week for my transport between offices, well, while in rome and all that. Seriously bad to drive and on fuel but it was all about the red neck experience. I've got the Toyota Prius...
  16. Poll Room
    They were talking about this on the radio this evening and I thought the old bat had died. So when the old destroyer of all things dies should she get a state funeral?
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi everyone Newbie from DK saying hello ;) I'm one of the guys waiting for a TI 2,4 It's specced with xenon, electrical seats (optional in DK and I think in the UK too) parksensors remote engine/cabin varmer (weather a bit colder in DK) Pioneer satnav with bluetooth and harddisc. Although...
  18. Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone Newbie from DK saying hello ;) I'm one of the guys waiting for a TI 2,4 :eek: It's spec with xenon, electrical seats (optional in DK and I think in the UK too) remote engine/cabin varmer (weather a bit colder in DK) Pioneer satnav with bluetooth and harddisc. Although trading in...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I was in a shopping centre car park and returned to my 156 and found that the Remote wasnt working, opened with key and alarm set off, 4 other vehicles within 50yds did same thing(interference probably). However there alarms reset mine didn't and RAC couldnt help. Anybody got quick fix...
  20. Motoring Images
    Gave her a new lease of life, to the best of my ability. She was a nice drive though
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