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General Discussion / Opinion - mechanical repair shop
« Last post by kartone on Today at 03:36:35 PM »
Has anyone dealt with Euro Garage in West Melbourne.
Many thanks for any input.
Nah, changed me mind. Went down to repco and outlayed $3.85 for 2 replacement bulbs so some poor apprentice doesn't get in the poo with his boss. Sorted. Potsie.
Col,CJ, Dom

Thanks for the replies. Its not a real big issue, and I will go and see the mechanic on my way home tonight - as yes, its clear it was just an oversight on their part.

I only wrote the post cos I was really grumpy at the time as I'd had a sh*tty day and wanted to vent.

I have worked out that the bulb in question is a W5W - 5watts; and I imagine they would be readily available if the mechanic cant find what he's done with it.

General Discussion / Re: 90 seconds of Alfa Romeo voyeurism
« Last post by kartone on Today at 01:26:55 PM »
please give me a 3D printer
160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: Later 164 or 75 Fuel Rails
« Last post by Fylnn on Today at 12:16:57 PM »
Cool Jesus, I need to lose the overall height which the adapters add to fit it under the plenum.  I already have the top feed o-ring injectors so they would go straight in to the 164 fuel rails assuming spacings and all the rest the same. 

Jazig.k, well yes that is the other option, have to do some measuring.  Thanks for the information.
General Discussion / Alfa Romeo 6C Planned as Jaguar F-Type Fighter
« Last post by Evidence on Today at 11:55:00 AM »

The Alfa Romeo 4C will start arriving U.S. dealerships soon but an even hotter model might be in tow.

The Italian automaker is preparing a 6C model that will take on the Jaguar F-Type, with styling based on the Maserati Alfieri concept that debuted earlier this year in Geneva. Sporting a front-engine, rear-wheel drive setup in coupe form, the 6C will likely head to production in 2017, a year after the Alfieri.

SEE ALSO: Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

According to a report from Auto Express, the 6C will distinguish itself with a razor-sharp front end and will be the most aggressive interpretation of the companyís new family face. Underpinning the sports car will be the same chassis as the Alfieri and power will come from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine providing between 480 and 520 hp.

Following in the footsteps of the 4C, the 6Cís production will also be limited to just a few thousand units.

160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: Project car - 1989 75 3.0 V6
« Last post by GTVeloce on Today at 11:51:14 AM »
Ah, all is explained. Thanks.

I looked up that processor, the Alpine PXA-H800 digital processor. That is some seriously cool gear! I am very happy with my setup but that looks like it would great fun to play with and am always happy if I can improve my sound quality further. I especially liked the RoadEQ. It kind of sounds like noise cancelling headphone tech which I could definitely do with. I have eliminated most road noise and wind noise through new rubbers and lots of dynamat/dynapad etc but my loud exhaust still comes into the cabin but I am not keen on changing that!

Of course my ideal would be a switchable exhaust where I can change the path via a solenoid but I'm still trying to work out how best to accomplish that (short of just handing a stack of cash to someone else).
160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: Later 164 or 75 Fuel Rails
« Last post by jazig.k on Today at 11:32:07 AM »
Have you thought about making your own fuel rails? Might be a bit easier for a machinist to knock up but no reason you couldn't do it at home.

Cut copy from here

"I've got a 3ft length of aluminium fuel rail extrusion on the shelves in the garage.. easy to tap the ends for fittings, you can even buy a machine bit to cut the injector seats for top feed injectors.

All you'd need to do is measure the spacings on the manifold and cut the rail accordingly, then mount it up somehow."

160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: Project car - 1989 75 3.0 V6
« Last post by shiny_car on Today at 11:21:28 AM »
That makes far more sense. However, I still don't quite get your speaker wiring placement.

My photos may be a little confusing.  :P

A 4-channel amp will be in the boot: 2 channels for the woofers, 2 channels for the wideband drivers. The speaker wire I've installed does go to the boot: door cavity to boot + footwell area to boot (2 sets of wire on each side). Another amp will run the sub.

The headunit + processor connect via a proprietary Alpine ('Ai-NET') 8-wire cable, which includes the audio signal instead of RCA cables, and remote trigger wire. The processor will probably end up in the boot, and short RCA cables and remote trigger wires will connect to the amplifiers.

160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: Later 164 or 75 Fuel Rails
« Last post by Cool Jesus on Today at 10:50:35 AM »
What if you got your hands on a set of later rails. Cut the injector cups off. Cut the barbs off the old rail then braze the cups onto the old rails. Your injectors are retained by that collar already, and you could then use the clips up top to hold the rail onto the injector. Considering your rallying, you could move or fabricate the two legs on the rail to be held down at one if the collar screws that hold the injector in the head.
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