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I had heard of the Alfa Six though I have never seen one on the road. Was it the first car to have the Alfa V6 engine which was used in the 147/156 GTA models? Can anyone confirm this?
 

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I had heard of the Alfa Six though I have never seen one on the road. Was it the first car to have the Alfa V6 engine which was used in the 147/156 GTA models? Can anyone confirm this?
Yes, that’s true, same basics until the lance of the 159 V6 3,2 (which is a GM/Holden derived engine:wow: ).
In early Alfa 6’s they were fitted with an orchestra of 3 double Webers, probably a pig to balance. This was replaced by Bosch Jetronic injection. Didn’t help sales, thou:rant: .
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I had heard of the Alfa Six though I have never seen one on the road. Was it the first car to have the Alfa V6 engine which was used in the 147/156 GTA models? Can anyone confirm this?
Yes, that’s true, same basics until the lance of the 159 V6 3,2 (which is a GM/Holden derived engine:wow: ).
In early Alfa 6’s they were fitted with an orchestra of 3 double Webers, probably a pig to balance. This was replaced by Bosch Jetronic injection. Didn’t help sales, thou:rant: .
Erik
 
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I just bought one of them brochures at the Newark Autojumble at the weekend.It cost £5:)
Inside was a letter to a customer dated 4-4-81 from a dealer called Alwyn Kershaw:)
 

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Yes, that’s true, same basics until the lance of the 159 V6 3,2 (which is a GM/Holden derived engine:wow: ).
In early Alfa 6’s they were fitted with an orchestra of 3 double Webers, probably a pig to balance. This was replaced by Bosch Jetronic injection. Didn’t help sales, thou:rant: .
Erik
I have an early (series 1) Alfa6 engine, and several sets of spare carbs, and they are all 3 barrel Dellorto carbs. So, the engine has two 3 barrel carbs.
The only balancing one can do is between the two carbs. Easy.
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And unfortunatley A:( lwyn kershaw is no longer with us
 

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I havent been there for years Im from west yorkshire so yorks not that far.
whats your gut feeling mitch
 

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My feeling is they have lost all the mechanics who knew anything about the older Alfa's.
As for the newer one's JJB in York are getting a good reputation and one of the ex Kershaw guys who knew a bit about the older ones has set up near Selby, though I know nothing of his abilities.

Kershaws never recovered from the fire which destroyed three quarters of the repair shop most of the specialist Alfa tools along with a few valuable cars. When Peter retired about six months later he was the last of the old school mechanics. I rang them up and asked how much to swap a gearbox on my 1750, they hadn't a clue, never done one before:rolleyes:
 

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I dont know where you are from mitch but THE best alfa Mechanic around here is Wyn Lear at keighley apprenticed trained alfa mechanic from the late sixties and is a proper moter engineer.I tend to do a lot of my own stuff but if it gets techi then wyns the man.I think hes still around but ive not been there for a while
 

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ps if you want anything doin on youre 1750 he was brought up on them
 

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Yes I know about Wynn, he's one of the best around, ex Autodelta race mechanic too.
Trouble is he's moving to New Zealand early next year as far as I understand:(

I haven't had the chance to use Wynn's services but I know RicksAlfa's has, in fact he's hard at work at the moment on Ricks 1750:)
 
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