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Victoria / Re: Odd dongles found in 147 glovebox
« Last post by Steve_T on January 31, 2015, 11:37:58 PM »
Okay, that's great, thanks to you all. Mystery solved!

This forum is an excellent resource.
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Victoria / Re: Odd dongles found in 147 glovebox
« Last post by Craig_m67 on January 31, 2015, 11:33:46 PM »
Dongle to control/reset a Meta alarm (OEM but dealer fit). I have one on my 156. Very little info about them.. I've disconected mine. Doesn't affect the immobiliser. Hold the dongle in the reciever (back of glovebox) to programme (on/off etc) the alarm.
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General Discussion / Re: Ferrari F1 is now Alfa
« Last post by colcol on January 31, 2015, 09:23:05 PM »
Another rumour doing the rounds is that Alfa Romeo might enter Indycars as an engine supplier to spearhead their comeback to America.
Hope it would be more successful than the last one in the 80's, the paddock gossip was that Ferrari, sick of Bernie Ecclestone in Formula 1 built a engine to go Indycar racing and got what they wanted in Formula 1, decided not to go to American racing and pull out of Formula 1, so Fiat didn't know what to do about these engines and money down the toilet, so they were rebadged 'Alfa Romeo', and they didn't cover themselves in glory.
The best driver Ferrari have had for the past 10 years since Shuey has now gone to Honda McClaren, unless Ferrari can get Adrian Newey across from Redbull, it will be another character building year for Ferrari.
Still be cheering on Dan Ricciardo in the Redbull followed by a Ferrari driven by Kimi, Colin.
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Victoria / Re: Odd dongles found in 147 glovebox
« Last post by colcol on January 31, 2015, 09:09:46 PM »
It looks like a device for disabling car alarms, when you lose the remote or when the battery in the alarm remote goes flat.
I have a similar looking one in my car, you hide its female mate somewhere in the car and when you need to disable the alarm, just plug it in and your good to go.
See if your car has an alarm and find where the disabler is.
Or it could be something completely different, Colin.
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Photos & Videos / Re: New car
« Last post by Garibaldi on January 31, 2015, 07:58:37 PM »
That's right, you have to keep cleaning and polishing this colour but it looks fantastic if you do. :)
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116 Series (Alfetta Sedan/GT/GTV & Giulietta Sedan) / Re: ITB on a gtv6
« Last post by MD on January 31, 2015, 07:47:36 PM »
An throttle body is just that and it doesn't matter what it is from, car, bike, aircraft, speedboat-whatever. Making it fit and of an appropriate type and size for the application is the challenge. The benefits are the ability to individually tune the air requirements for each combustion chamber as opposed to providing an "averaged" supply via a plenum. Theoretically this would optimise the air/fuel ratio for each chamber thereby producing the best power output a naturally aspirated engine can do.

I have used motorcycle ITBs on my TS race car and they work well. No experience on a V6 application and it would be a much more complex process particularly when under bonnet room is limited above the valley.

You would need a clear objective why you would want to enter into this application.
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General Discussion / Re: Ferrari F1 is now Alfa
« Last post by carlo rossi on January 31, 2015, 07:33:31 PM »
interesting NO FIAT logo but now alfa
there was a rumour that for the other formulas alla 2? they would be alfas racing not ferrari
and as we know alfa is moving into more small turbo cars like fiat possibly some interesting alfa motors might finally pop out and disappear (testing) reliability 4C speciale
But this is all a dream albeit a nice dream
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General Discussion / Re: best upgrade for alfetta gtv
« Last post by carlo rossi on January 31, 2015, 07:28:35 PM »
the further out the richer which if yoiu have basic australian carb with  11 emulsions you have too use for idle mix
so 4 turns out  is for stock 2.5/2.75 for modified
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Victoria / Re: Odd dongles found in 147 glovebox
« Last post by Garibaldi on January 31, 2015, 07:26:19 PM »
Hi Steve,

I have a 2004 147 Twin Spark and it has two keys, one with remote central locking and one without. The fob/dongle things pictured are not part of the 147's standard kit. They look like some sort of device for an after market alarm or are from another vehicle. ??? 
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900 Series (Alfasud, Alfasud Sprint, 33) / Re: 12/1983 Alfasud ti QV Barn find (kinda)
« Last post by Mike on January 31, 2015, 07:23:59 PM »
Rack boots are on.  One of the Koni shocks on the front seems to be underperforming ( great, was told they were rebuilt ::) ).  Add it to the list...do I have to send them to Koni or can others do them?

The good news is I now have the paperwork and the transport department has the correct numbers, so come Monday, I'm driving home in a sud :-)
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