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General Discussion / Re: Gtv alternator
« Last post by GTVeloce on Today at 12:18:29 PM »
Realistically, look at the whole electrical system. Make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight. Run a new, much thicker (4 or 8 gauge) cable from the starter to the junction point near the alternator (careful you make sure it is well insulated and won't rub on anything). Create a new cable (similar gauge) from that junction block to the alternator. Run a new cable from the engine to a clean earth point and check all other earth points. Finally, put a relay on your ignition switch. It will save your switch and improve almost everything not currently relayed separately.

It is a bit of work but not that hard. Probably cost around $100 or so from Jaycar for the cabling and connections and you will never look back.

Attached is a photo showing the engine earth strap, new alternator cable (including green field cable) and the new battery earth cable (boot mounted battery) from my GTV. I ran a 65amp alternator and had no issues no matter what I threw at the electrical system.
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Please let me know if you would like to sell one of these as I'm in the market. Thankyou!
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Hello, I'm selling my silver `03 3.2 Spider. It's in very good condition, all servicing is up to date and for AROCA members I will reduce the price to $14,990!  Please let me know if anyone is interested or would like to know more. Here is a link to the CarSales add:

 http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Alfa-Romeo-Spider-2003/SSE-AD-4279099/?Cr=1
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900 Series (Alfasud, Alfasud Sprint, 33) / Re: My new project, 83 Sud ti
« Last post by amichie on Today at 06:44:35 AM »
The pressed steel wheels are the lightest of the factory cam wheels.
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Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / Wanted: Alfetta GTV6
« Last post by Nchester on September 30, 2016, 10:27:34 PM »
WANTED:
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6
I'm looking for a 116 series GTV6 to have as a bit of a weekend road & track project car.
Body and engine must be in reasonable condition but otherwise not to fussed as I am planning to do a bit of work on it.
Must be roadworthy and able to be registered.
Preferably red!
I'm in Victoria but not opposed to travelling interstate.
If you have or know of something, please let me know
E: nicholascchester@gmail.com
M: 0417 531 188
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Western Australia / Re: '88 sprint available
« Last post by 88sprint on September 30, 2016, 10:06:54 PM »
Gone now
Thanks everybody
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Starting to make real progress.

Electrics all in and tested.
Hydraulics remade, rebuilt and reinstalled.
Suspension in, checked and adjusted.
Engine in. Clutch and gearbox next.

It now stands on its own four wheels again.

Chris
 
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160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: The 75 Parts Weight List.
« Last post by four90s on September 30, 2016, 01:33:46 PM »
Hey Duk,

I've got a booster with shaft and a pedal box in the shed. I'll try to remember to weigh them this weekend.

Cheers
Steve
Adelaide
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General Discussion / Re: Gtv alternator
« Last post by Duk on September 30, 2016, 04:16:52 AM »
This is because old alternators can't deliver much current at low speed, regardless of what their maximum rated current is. This is a function of their design.

Look at using an alternator that was fitted to something a lot newer than the Alfa.
And naturally, make sure the earth points are clean and substantial.
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General Discussion / Re: Gtv alternator
« Last post by marktim on September 29, 2016, 10:44:53 PM »
I said solenoids but meant relays  :), got tired when I put the post on.
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