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Ok Guys and Gals ?

I have an 83 Sprint Greencloverleaf sitting in my drive, I last drove it 4 years ago and have regularily started it. I want to restore it to its former -external - glory but completely upgrade its engine, transmission , suspension and brakes to 2010 spec. The front screen area has the normal rot and there is definetly signs of rot in one of the rear arches. Some of the pics on here are sooo sexy...and my appetite has been sharpened especially by you guys in Cyprus. I also need to convert it from LHD to RHD.

Any suggestions for a) Bodywork restorers b) Engine mods and suppliers c) Suspension options, d) transmission (love an LSD, recently fitted a Q2 to my 156 GTA and the difference is orgasmic) and finally brakes - have inboards and love them but a upgrade to Brembos, Red Dot or Tarox a definite wish.

Look forward to a deluge of responses.
 
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big pockets, that's what you'll need :lol:

might be worth getting a rhd car to begin with, a fair amount involved with converting it over which would probably be more than the cost of buying another car.

as for all the other parts, they can all be had, at a price.

the single most expensive part though would be if you were to pay someone to restore the bodyshell :eek:
 

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I had some work done by Roger Evans at Peak Alfa at Hope in Derbyshire and he was excellent. Once he starts talking Alfa's he does not stop so it helps when you are an enthusiast. I hear similar stories about Alfa Restorations and I think this is the same Evans family run by father Brian and brother Kevin. I understand Brian passed on last year but Kevin may be carrying on the business. Others may be able to give a better update. I think Alfa Restorations were in Wem which should not be millions of miles from you.

Also on the subject of LSDs - I want an Automatic Torque Biasing LSD for my Sprint. I understand this is similar to a Q2 diff. I understand the only people who supply these for the Sprint are (legendary) transmission specialists Quaife and only then by special order which means a minimum order of 10 at £500 each plus VAT or roughly £2,500 for a one off. If that is no good it is plate style LSDs which have a different action and more suited to the track - although Alfa has used to use these on road cars. The Alfa 75 had something like that.

Various people seem to try and get a group together to buy 10 Quaife diffs but I get the impression getting 10 people to commit is a bit like herding cats. I am thinking of ordering 10 from Quaife and selling on 8 at cost while keeping two for me. 12 weeks lead time. Would you be interested (seriously) in one? I am going to post a new thread on this.
 

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I had some work done by Roger Evans at Peak Alfa at Hope in Derbyshire and he was excellent. Once he starts talking Alfa's he does not stop so it helps when you are an enthusiast. I hear similar stories about Alfa Restorations and I think this is the same Evans family run by father Brian and brother Kevin. I understand Brian passed on last year but Kevin may be carrying on the business. Others may be able to give a better update. I think Alfa Restorations were in Wem which should not be millions of miles from you.
Sad news about Brian if true. Alfa Restorations were in Wem, not sure if they're still going as their website isn't working, although it's still linked from Peak Alfa's site. They used to do pretty much everything if an Alfa was involved, but (depending on the standard of restoration you're after) it's as well to be aware that their facilities weren't the most modern or comprehensive.
 
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