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0zant

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New to here .. saying hello
« on: February 11, 2012, 03:07:23 AM »
thought i'd drop in and say hi ... really helpful site here and i'll be a regular for advise and stuffs

a couple af pics of my new baby ... bought for 2.7k of carsales from a chap who was real careful about his upkeep on it - from what i can tell i got a bargin !

everything is totally stock ... so any advice on mods to get a little out of her ... maybe a k&n filter ect?

regards
« Last Edit: May 20, 2012, 07:05:13 PM by 0zant »

alanm

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Re: New to here .. saying hello
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 09:06:31 AM »
Hi Ozant

Snap!

This is a picture of my 33, my first Alfa, the car that good me hooked on the Brand.
I have since bought a GTV6 Grand Prix, a 156 Monza and a 75 Twin Spark. I donít think there is any turning back from here!
I really enjoyed the car especially that twin carb boxer engine, it made such lovely sounds!!

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: New to here .. saying hello
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 12:43:52 PM »
Best advice is now you have introduced yourself, go to the 900 series forum, to talk about your 33, as far as fun per $, they are hard to beat, Colin.
1974 VW Passat [ist car] 1984 Alfa 33TI [daily driver] 2002 Alfa 156 JTS [daily driver]

Frank Musco

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Re: New to here .. saying hello
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 01:16:56 PM »
Congrats! Very nice 33 you have.
The 33 sealed my fate. Hooked for life. I love the super responsive and revvy engine they have and the gearchange is awesome. My first was the 1500 and now own a 16v, and used to own an early 1700 with the twin 40's which is my favorite. I now have a sprint with that engine in it and it's too much fun!
I wouldn't modify anything on the car to make it go faster if it's going to be a daily driver, just make everything work and keep up the maintenance and it will treat you well.
Good luck.

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Re: New to here .. saying hello
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 09:18:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

That is a lovely 33 you have there!  ;D

I have one too a 1.7 IE , awesome car  8)
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colcol

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Re: New to here .. saying hello
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 10:13:23 PM »
Change the cam belts and tensioners every 60,000 or 4 years or NOW if you don't know when it was last done, every 120,000 or 8 years or second cam belt change put in a new water pump, these are not a weak point, but they have to be done, Colin.
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John Hanslow

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Re: New to here .. saying hello
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 01:07:15 PM »
Congratulations on your purchase.  I did see it on carsales and it really looked like a good buy.

Any questions, use the forum and guys like Colin and Frank (to name a few) can answer your queries.

THe only modification I would do would be to put in aircon that works in Australian conditions!  ;)  

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Now:
2011 Giulietta QV

Previously:
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2002 156 Twin Spark Sports Edition
2002 147 Twin Spark
2002 916 Spider Twin Spark
1990 Alfa 75 Potenziata

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Re: New to here .. saying hello
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 08:05:34 PM »
If you are going to put air in a 33, make sure you have thousands of $$$, and plenty of time to sort it out, one day i will do an article on 33 air, in the meantime, just wind down your window and use the good flow thru ventilation, Colin.
1974 VW Passat [ist car] 1984 Alfa 33TI [daily driver] 2002 Alfa 156 JTS [daily driver]