New Sprint owner but definitely not new to Alfas!

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The other thing to remember Chris. If you remove your headlamps Be careful they are very hard to find these days so don’t drop them
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Will do - I’m discovering that most parts of a Sprint are very hard to find these days!
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There are 2 good sources for Sprint parts in the Netherlands, but then the shipment costs are an additional burden of course.
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Alfa_Japan wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:26 am
There are 2 good sources for Sprint parts in the Netherlands, but then the shipment costs are an additional burden of course.
Thanks - appreciate it.
1988 Sprint 1.5 QV
2002 916 Spider V6 24v
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1998 GTV V6 24v
2007 GT 1.9 smoker
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Another small problem solved, courtesy of Ebay - fog light covers! Now to clean and recolour them.
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1988 Sprint 1.5 QV
2002 916 Spider V6 24v
1998 156 2.5 V6
1998 GTV V6 24v
2007 GT 1.9 smoker
2000 Mazda Bongo
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If I might ask, what are you using to lift your car in those pictures? Looks interesting! :)

Oh, and welcome BTW :D
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daklone wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:04 pm
If I might ask, what are you using to lift your car in those pictures? Looks interesting! :)

Oh, and welcome BTW :D
I wish I knew! :lol: It's basically a portable electro-hydraulic lift, with a piston the size of Geoff Capes' leg and built like a Soviet era tank. Its on wheels and can be pushed around and will lift 3 tons but has no makers details anywhere on it. Ebay bargain!
1988 Sprint 1.5 QV
2002 916 Spider V6 24v
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1998 GTV V6 24v
2007 GT 1.9 smoker
2000 Mazda Bongo
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Darn! I don't suppose you'd like to post some more pictures of it?

I'd be interested to see the 'working parts'...Google can't see anything quite like it.
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This Italian - built "Panther" lift is similar but bigger and more unwieldy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izkC2a1c0ro
We tried a Panther first but this one is better, more solid and has a smaller footprint. It's old and scruffy but works brilliantly!
1988 Sprint 1.5 QV
2002 916 Spider V6 24v
1998 156 2.5 V6
1998 GTV V6 24v
2007 GT 1.9 smoker
2000 Mazda Bongo
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daklone wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Darn! I don't suppose you'd like to post some more pictures of it?

I'd be interested to see the 'working parts'...Google can't see anything quite like it.
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One up, one down! I don't have any closeups of it at the moment but can take some for you if you like?
1988 Sprint 1.5 QV
2002 916 Spider V6 24v
1998 156 2.5 V6
1998 GTV V6 24v
2007 GT 1.9 smoker
2000 Mazda Bongo
2017 BMW 530e

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Thanks for that AlfaNut :)

I see how it works now, never seen one like that before.
1988 Alfa Romeo Sprint 1.7 QV x 2

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