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116 Series (Alfetta Sedan/GT/GTV & Giulietta Sedan) / Re: hatch strut
« Last post by Davo416 on Today at 09:08:09 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Performance Cars for Ordinary Drivers
« Last post by kartone on Today at 08:29:18 AM »
It's also about the combination of money and age / responsability ... remember the Mercedes ad a few years back.
I was fortunate to attend "driving schools" in Italy and Lime Rock in the US as early as my late teens; at the age of 24 I owned a GTV6 and gave it "a go" every day in Sydney traffic (no cameras in those days, cops had to make the effort to catch-up to you); at 26 I owned a 928S manual in Europe (autobahn & autostrada galore, little traffic and no enforceable speed limits), at the same time in the Connecticut in the US I owned an Audi GT Quattro ( Berkshires back roads in the snow). 
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116 Series (Alfetta Sedan/GT/GTV & Giulietta Sedan) / hatch strut
« Last post by kartone on Today at 08:05:40 AM »
Can the 1980 GTV hatch strut be reconditioned? Mine gave-up after 35 years
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Photos & Videos / Re: Duetto Club Italia
« Last post by Sheldon McIntosh on July 03, 2015, 10:46:09 PM »
And the Laferrari drivetrain.

Ferrari museo overall was well worth the 4 hour round-trip.  And the drive was in a Giulietta, mostly on the Autostrada, following a well-driven black Giulietta at very illegal speeds, so no hardship at all really.

And quite a good spot to watch the Austrian GP qualifying.
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Photos & Videos / Re: Duetto Club Italia
« Last post by Sheldon McIntosh on July 03, 2015, 10:40:25 PM »
Yeah, the FXX K was stunning close up, as was the F150.

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General Discussion / Re: Performance Cars for Ordinary Drivers
« Last post by Neil Choi on July 03, 2015, 08:04:13 PM »
I will bite.  Pretty funny topic.
To me this is common occurrence, it is how things work.  Same happens for golf, cycling, etc etc.
It is about how much $$$ you got and can spend.  If you can afford a Ferrari, go for it, why not, it isn't about ability or you can drive.
I bought a $10000 bike and it sits there as art.  Then I bought a cheap ass Alfa to drive daily,


In fact, golf and cycling are sports that you can actually buy what professionals use, despite yourself unable to use the equipment to the absolute full potential, ie ride the Tour, or full contact golf.  You wouldn't go door handle racing in your 458, unless you are absolutely loaded!!!

I do agree with you but each to their own and how much $$$ you got.

Cheers mate, my two bits.
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General Discussion / Performance Cars for Ordinary Drivers
« Last post by Garibaldi on July 03, 2015, 07:50:16 PM »
Fellow Alfisti,

I have been doing some in car research lately and have come to the conclusion that there are many people purchasing sports/performance cars that have very average driving skills and or don't fully exploit their car's performance and handling abilities. :o

Your comments please!
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Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / Wanted: Alfretta GTV6 Bonnet
« Last post by vormamim on July 03, 2015, 07:06:38 PM »
Hi, I'm after a complete bonnet for my 82 ... any leads? ... I'm on NSW Central Coast.

Thanks (0433378377)
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Victoria / Club Permit Update: Expired permits from VicRoads
« Last post by massiveluvbuddy67 on July 03, 2015, 05:58:38 PM »
Fellow Alfisti,

Today I received from Vicroads a list of expired Alfa Club permits.
I will list the permit numbers (see below) but no other identifying information.
What do you need to do if your permit is listed?
Assuming you wish to maintain the permit:
1. If it is expired for 3 months or less, just send to the CPS mailbox asap and it can be renewed as VicRoads have a 3 month grace period,
2. If it expired over 3 months ago, you will need to re-apply for either a club permit or modified car permit. (Refer to the club website or magazine for details on the process).

Regards
Phil

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160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: Twin spark motor woes
« Last post by john m on July 03, 2015, 05:51:45 PM »
I would have thought that the main cause of imbalance to your TS engine is the flywheel. A 2 litre 105 flywheel was plonked on the crank probably without balancing pulley,crank and FW as a unit. If you ever pull the engine apart have these components balanced together. RE: coolant leaks,  if you intend running the engine don't use glycol in the cooling system. Refill with demineralised water and check if it still leaks. Glycol is not always successful in older engines because of its 'seeping' characteristics.

John
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