Author Topic: Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 (105) 1971 Mechanical Repair Recommendations Anyone?  (Read 770 times)

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Joe Chindarsi

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Hey Everyone, I'm looking for some recommendations for a good workshop/mechanic that can get my old Alfa going again.  It's been sitting around for a while and looking to start the restoration process in earnest.  I tried jump-starting yesterday and engine cranked over a bit, and then it stopped.  Got it turning over about a year or so ago but was running rough at the time.  It could be electrical, could be starter motor, fuel pump?  Engine probably needs a rebuild, brakes need doing and possibly new fuel tank as could be rust on the inside etc...so a lot of work required and I want to take it to someone who is good but also fairly priced and honest.  Also any tips for upholstery, dashboard and respray work would be appreciated.  I think I have a bit of work ahead of me, and would appreciate any pointers!  Cheers Joe 

poohbah

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Re: Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 (105) 1971 Mechanical Repair Recommendations Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 09:13:15 PM »
I always use Cileberti Motors in Osborne Park. They do good work and are Italian car specialists, and should be able to identify your immediate problem pretty quickly. You could also ask them to give it a proper look-over and give you a list of everything that needs doing, and roughly how much each job is likely to cost. They can also recommend a bodyshop and trimmers.

Then you could work out how to proceed - you may be able to attack job by job over a longer period of time as a way of managing cost. Or if you are handy with the spanners, you may be able to knock some of the things off yourself.

But a full resto - if you are paying someone else to do it all - will not be cheap wherever you go.

Also there is Autodelta in Malaga, Auto Italia in Morley and Prototipi Racing in Balcatta - I haven't used any of them myself, but have heard good reports from others.


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marktim

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Re: Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 (105) 1971 Mechanical Repair Recommendations Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 10:07:42 PM »
Hey Joe, can only agree with using Cilebertis, they did my clutch and a few other bits and pieces and the old girl travelling well, if you choose a mechanic who might be cheaper they usually have no knowledge of Alfas and will struggle to get parts and things will take longer to get done, as said their not cheap to repair but it's an Alfa not a Commodore or Falcon, best of luck and let us know how you get on, cheers.

poohbah

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Re: Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 (105) 1971 Mechanical Repair Recommendations Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 10:41:12 PM »
Joe, just thought of something that you could check first to maybe get it going. My 81 GTV had a problem with fouled carbies a year or so ago - it would start but cough and spit then die.  It turned out that 35yo crud from the bottom of the fuel tank had made it as far as the carbies and was clogging up the little fuel inlet filters in each one.

5 minute job to unscrew, check and clean. You never know - you might be lucky!
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Joe Chindarsi

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Re: Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 (105) 1971 Mechanical Repair Recommendations Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2016, 11:30:10 AM »
Thanks guys some good tips there.
I've booked in to Cileberti's in a couple of weeks for them to look over.
Fingers crossed it's simple!

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Re: Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 (105) 1971 Mechanical Repair Recommendations Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 05:38:58 PM »
Best of luck Joe. Hope to see you on the wide open road soon.
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Re: Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 (105) 1971 Mechanical Repair Recommendations Anyone?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 12:10:44 PM »
Hey mate. Ive used auto Italia n they are fantastic n alfa specialists. I have a Gtv6 3.0L, Alfa Gt, 159 tbi n owned 6 Giuliettas in the past.
I am currently fitting a 3.0 24v supercharged 166 motor to my gtv6.
My suggestion is that if ur handy with tools to take on most of the restoration urself or have very deep pockets!!!. Lots of the parts (new) can be sourced from the UK & Netherlands. Start with eb spares in uk. The 1750 engine is relatively easy to strip n ur heads csn go over to Harris engines in osbourne park to get reconditioned. If ur going down the route of squeezing more power outa the motor speak to Mario at Auto Italia. Hes involved in racing. The other do just standard stuff. John at Prototipi racing is also fantastic but he has closed down. Good luck with ur restoration however use the power of the internet to source parts n u will save a fortune.

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