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by Veesix75
Sun Apr 28, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: The sad End of an Era
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: The sad End of an Era

Hi Lou Yep I saw the launch vid, and the subsequent Milano / Junior debacle. The bullshit spouted in the launch vid was comical. Make the most of what’s left on the used market, and ditch that merc for a QV, wish I could have stretched to one instead of the sensible beemer workhorse. Credit to the I...
by Veesix75
Sun Apr 21, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: SPRINT RESURRECTION
Replies: 303
Views: 44663

Re: SPRINT RESURRECTION

This far and deep in, source the correct ones and refurb.

The green dot ones will clash with the beautiful green paint and look too modern against the chrome bumper early look.

Ignore Dave, he’s been smoking something :D (Sorry Dave !).
by Veesix75
Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:40 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: SPRINT RESURRECTION
Replies: 303
Views: 44663

Re: SPRINT RESURRECTION

Do you mean the engine mount on the crossmember? I might have a good used one I’ll need to check in my dad’s shed ! If all else fails, and when I was stuck for one, we ‘repaired’ an old one and it’s still good and in use on my racer. The wear and weakpoint is usually where the rubber is bonded to th...
by Veesix75
Mon Apr 01, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: Slow gearchange
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Slow gearchange

Forgot to add, before using millers I used Castrol gear oil, syntrax I think it was called which was good stuff, but the millers is even better so it’s worth it. I the gear change was a marked step up again over castrol going to millers.
by Veesix75
Sun Mar 31, 2024 5:51 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: Slow gearchange
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Slow gearchange

I use the millers, expensive but excellent. Mines a 1200ti std box but in my racer so it’s running hard and hot when in use. Doubt you’d need to change it for a good few years so worth it.
by Veesix75
Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:18 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: How reliable are Alfas (Stellantis) new generation of engines
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: How reliable are Alfas (Stellantis) new generation of engines

Same for me re land Rover, never . Lou - what made you eliminate the 5 series, did you try one or just in general. Only merc I had was a hire car for a month, e220 amg when a 5 series I had was being repaired. To be fair the 5 was a 535 but the almost new e class wasn’t a patch in my near 10 year ol...
by Veesix75
Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: How reliable are Alfas (Stellantis) new generation of engines
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: How reliable are Alfas (Stellantis) new generation of engines

Choose a 5 series before a 3 series, the 5 is a really nice thing to drive and be in. Mercs- no thanks. Jag XE = Ford Mondeo Kia stinger just a bit funny looking. Mustang….nooooo Alfa stelvio nice, QV defo, Tonali not sure. Don’t mind the Volvos but if it’s not a stelvio then I’d have the Skoda out ...
by Veesix75
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: How reliable are Alfas (Stellantis) new generation of engines
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: How reliable are Alfas (Stellantis) new generation of engines

If you have budget for a 1 or 2 year old giulia turbo then it’s a no brainier to use the same money for a 3 or 4 year old QV. No contest , just get the QV !
by Veesix75
Thu Mar 28, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: How reliable are Alfas (Stellantis) new generation of engines
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: How reliable are Alfas (Stellantis) new generation of engines

Hi Lou No Giulia experience (dreaming about a QV, but that’s all it will be), only Giulietta which might be pre Stellantis? It’s a 2013 1.4 petrol turbo, owned from 20k and now done 68k. No issues at all really, just servicing and a couple of niggles, door handle broke (more user abuse than design i...
by Veesix75
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: PARTS FOR SALE
Topic: Alfasud nos panels
Replies: 12
Views: 4765

Re: Alfasud nos panels

Bump, see first post at the top……
by Veesix75
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: PARTS FOR SALE
Topic: New 1500cc +4 dished and std pistons and rings
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Re: New 1500cc +4 dished and std pistons and rings

Bump again, new std 84mm boxer dished pistons and rings, on good clean used rods. Still £200 :D
by Veesix75
Sat Mar 02, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: CLASSIC ALFAS FOR SALE
Topic: Alfa 75 3 litre V6 Veloce and lots of spares - £5000
Replies: 3
Views: 3056

Re: Alfa 75 3 litre V6 Veloce and lots of spares - £5000

Updated first page and added a price
by Veesix75
Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: A bit of nostalgia
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: A bit of nostalgia

Last few, promise……my dad found this in his loft, I completed it by sending off for the last few sticker needed. Who remembers Figurine Panini sticker books ? Clearly a ‘sign’ of things to come that I stuck an Alfa badge over the O for Auto on the front cover…………..or it was simply because it was rou...
by Veesix75
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: A bit of nostalgia
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: A bit of nostalgia

And finally, up to current time and oh my word, yes please…………
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by Veesix75
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: A bit of nostalgia
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: A bit of nostalgia

Poor quality pic, but another for Lou.
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by Veesix75
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: A bit of nostalgia
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: A bit of nostalgia

Let’s head to the end of the next decade, Car and Car Conversion February 1989 (£1.30)
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by Veesix75
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: A bit of nostalgia
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: A bit of nostalgia

Now for a huge leap into Motor Sport November 1976 !
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by Veesix75
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: A bit of nostalgia
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: A bit of nostalgia

One for our Kev from same mag as above
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by Veesix75
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: A bit of nostalgia
Replies: 12
Views: 541

A bit of nostalgia

Found some old mags I bought a long time ago off eBay.

First pics are from Motor Sport mag December 1974 (25p) !! Click on pics and they should rotate.

One for Lou to start
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by Veesix75
Tue Feb 27, 2024 1:22 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: 1980 Sud Super
Replies: 29
Views: 4367

Re: 1980 Sud Super

by Veesix75
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:43 pm
Forum: FORUM MEETS & EVENTS
Topic: Race Retro 2024
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Race Retro 2024

Some pics of flooding on their f@ckedupbook page, but last year was garbage with lots of complaints. It took an hour to go round, we thought we’d missed some of the halls it was that small, but it really was terrible. Main hall at the entrance, and a tiny hall at the side. Largest indoor space was t...
by Veesix75
Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 2575

Re: Tyres

Hi Dave, warm and wet they were ok, warm and dry as good as a Fiat 500 needed. But cold and wet/damp not great.

To be fair Michelin pilot sport can be twitchy in cold and damp.

I noticed a marked improvement in ride and road noise when I put the yoko’s on as well as grip
by Veesix75
Tue Nov 28, 2023 11:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 2575

Re: Tyres

I wouldn’t based on what you can get here for £40 upwards. Fitting extra bot kumho at 40, yoko, uniroyal etc. The Chinese stuff on my daughter’s Fiat 500 was fine in warm dry weather, poor in cold and damp. It’s got Yokohama now. https://www.camskill.co.uk/m4b0s386p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_C...
by Veesix75
Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:47 am
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: 1500ti restoration. Ex racer
Replies: 531
Views: 250825

Re: 1500ti restoration. Ex racer

Hi Kev Yes it is Rodger’s old car, now owned by a chap appropriately called Mario (the current seller). I last saw it at Brunswick when I went down for a bit of maintenance. The engine alone would be close to asking price today if paying to have one built, but at most you’d get the engine and box bu...
by Veesix75
Tue Oct 17, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: 1500ti restoration. Ex racer
Replies: 531
Views: 250825

Re: 1500ti restoration. Ex racer

Hi James. Sometimes you have to hold out and a buyer turns up. The economy won’t be helping. Plus personally some things are just over priced so it’s hard to compare. The other aspect is you have a bit of a hybrid car, it isn’t a fully fledged road car and nor is it race ready. Leaves you in the mid...
by Veesix75
Sat Sep 23, 2023 9:34 am
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: Alfa 33 struts
Replies: 3
Views: 2395

Re: Alfa 33 struts

Forgot to say you need to fit the full outboard suspension arms etc if it’s inboard currently.

Do you mean the full strut with shocker insert ?
by Veesix75
Fri Sep 22, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: Alfa 33 struts
Replies: 3
Views: 2395

Re: Alfa 33 struts

Yes , you might need to match the top mounts and shocker bush. My sprint has 33 struts.
by Veesix75
Fri Sep 22, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Funding our forum
Replies: 21
Views: 8026

Re: Funding our forum

I think it needs to be donations and not membership or ads, the latter adds cost and complexity in their own right. Somewhere above £10 per annum is mentioned, doesn’t seem a lot I haven’t donated before, more thru forgetting until it comes up. £20 per annum, or even a pound a week by recurring tran...
by Veesix75
Thu Aug 31, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: FORUM MEETS & EVENTS
Topic: Croft classic festival sat 2nd and sun 3rd - free ticket
Replies: 0
Views: 7514

Croft classic festival sat 2nd and sun 3rd - free ticket

I’ve got a spare ticket for the above, gets you entry on both days.

Anyone wants it send me a private message with your email and I’ll email it over.

I need to know by Friday about 6pm latest otherwise I’ll miss your message.
by Veesix75
Tue Aug 29, 2023 6:24 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: SPRINT RESURRECTION
Replies: 303
Views: 44663

Re: SPRINT RESURRECTION

Hello megs, yes I have some sud nos panels still and pistons still, sent you a private message you reply to if you want to chat. Thanks