Best part of two days cutting and polishing...and it looks a different car. It could be better.....but too much like hard work to do anymore for now! It's much shinier than I can capture in the pics...
Long term I want to fit a tan interior (when I can find a sensible priced set without a folding rear seat) as it looks so much better on a red car.....but in the meantime I decided to bring a little bit of the outside colour into the car to brighten it up a tad. Found the stripping in the garage after tidying it out...was left over from my old Audi Coupe. Many won't like it (hello lussoman!)...but I do and is easily removable with no damage. Stop a bit of finishing to do.
Before and after pics attached.
Although it does not say so in my handbook fuse 49 also covers the rear cigarette lighter. When mine kept blowing once in a while I found it was because of the piece of foil sweet wrapper that my young son had stuffed in there...it was lose enough to move a bit..and when it touched the contacts ...POP!
Drove it out of the suburb I live in for the first time since lockdown - a 30 mile round trip to see a new client.
Up to that point, I'd just used it for the weekly shop.
Felt good to be behind the wheel of such a stunner again
New badges rolled up today...the old ones where faded and peeling ...and these are more in keeping with the red/black theme I've got going at the moment. They were on 5 minutes after they hit the door mat! £4.99 a pair delivered on eBay and they have lots of colour and design choices (inc original style) if anyone needs to replace their old ones.
that's what annoys me about alfa, they never fix stuff that's been broken for years. you still find their modern cars suffer from faded badges, leaking rear doors, handles that break, wiper linkages that are poor design etc etc
Washed the car down, Farcela clay mitted. Then used my rotary polisher with a soft pad and Meguiars Super Polish. Wasnt looking to cut back as want to get the paint depth checked first. It did some correction though.
Poor Boys Black Hole Glaze to follow and then a coat of Natty Red. Took approx 3 hours. Happy with that.
In case you have been wondering whether twenty 2.4 metre (8 feet) decking boards and 50kg of cat litter will fit in a 159 saloon WITHOUT folding rear seats (and let's be honest....who hasn't?!!)....the answer is yes. I reckon 25 boards would be about the limit and still be able to drive safely! Thick old curtains and careful packing meant no damage at all as well...phew!
In case you have been wondering whether twenty 2.4 metre (8 feet) decking boards and 50kg of cat litter will fit in a 159 saloon WITHOUT folding rear seats (and let's be honest....who hasn't?!!)....the answer is yes. I reckon 25 boards would be about the limit and still be able to drive safely! Thick old curtains and careful packing meant no damage at all as well...phew! View attachment 936330View attachment 936331View attachment 936332 View attachment 936348
So as the title says, I won a Brera auction earlier today at a pretty good price (a bit too good, I have to admit that). The car, according to the seller, is currently in Chester.
alfa brera sv jts 2.2 petrol,2007,black,mot july,qualifies extra 6 months
Then I messaged the...
Long story short, I phoned up the Alfa Workshop today to obtain a price for an overdue cambelt and water pump change. Having read some of the previous threads, it seems it's also good to get the swirl flap delete at the same time. When asking Alfa workshop for the total cost, they said they...
Been looking for a 159 Ti 's for a while now , doing my homework and looking at
cars , and there are some sheds out there believe me! , but my question is, last one i sat in i tried the stereo
in it, i had not done this before when looking at others but just thought i would try and i must...
Aforementioned switch has disintegrated...managed to get window up but switch for driver window u/s.
Trawling internet and search via garage reveals non apparently available anywhere in UK.
Anyone know of a solution....Looking at one for Mito looks similar, would this work?