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Old 03-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #26
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Very nice. If you have an Alfa specialist in your area, he should know how to adjust the front torsion bars and lower the front end without changing the spring rate. You don't want to do it yourself if you don't know how, it involves turning the bar at both ends.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #27
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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Yeah, i know. But i was honest with myself and sold them.



that stig doesnt know ****
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My dad had lots of Alfas while I was growing up and he refuses to get rid of a couple, despite heavy rusting and lack of funds to restore them.

My opinion: they're unreliable garbage. I don't care how much passion it has if it leaves me stranded.

Example: One of my dad's friends/customers gave me a quick ride in his 90s Alfa Spider and when he revved it the radiator fan shelled out.

/rant

I'll show myself out.


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Old 03-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #29
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This is how you make an Alfa reliable:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/engi...fa-purist.html

The madness of my co-worker.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #30
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I had a '76 GT. The previous owner had it resprayed in a Mercedes gunmetal gray and put Cromodora Daytona wheels on it. Very nice but underpowered, even after I stripped all the smog stuff off and brought it up to '74 power specs.

What was the attraction? The car was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It had no power steering, no A/C, and weighed only about 2500 lbs. It came with a twin-cam, all-aluminum, engine with hemispherical combustion chambers and sodium-filled exhaust valves and a mechanical fuel injection system with a separate throttle port for each cylinder. The front springs were longitudinal torsion bars and it had a rear-mounted transmission with inboard disc brakes and a De Dion rear axle.

I always used to take racing heritage into account when I bought a car and Alfa Romeo won the very first World Grand Prix championship in 1925 with the P2. They won Le Mans four straight times, the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio, and four manufacturer's and car constructors' world championships from the late '40s through the '70s.

If you didn't have very much money, but wanted a thoroughbred car, Alfas were your best bet.
So its a piece of ****.


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Old 03-22-2013, 11:27 PM   #31
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:53 PM   #32
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you park like a douche
hahahah, as opposed to non douche parking which is upside down?
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #33
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hahahah, as opposed to non douche parking which is upside down?
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:28 AM   #34
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They are wonderful cars. I grew up around Alfas, we had a 74 Spider, 69 Berlina, an SCCA DP Spider and GTV with a 1300 and 1750 that ran in either GT3 or GT4 depending on which engine was in the car.

One thing I learned, the 1300 and 1750 were much more reliable than the 2000 at higher than stock hp levels.

We also had an HP MG Midget.

This explains many of my poor car choices.

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #35
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Oh it's OK, both parking spots are mine, inside the line outside the line, sometimes I park in the neighbors spot.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:34 AM   #36
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They are wonderful cars. I grew up around Alfas, we had a 74 Spider, 69 Berlina, an SCCA DP Spider and GTV with a 1300 and 1750 that ran in either GT3 or GT4 depending on which engine was in the car.

One thing I learned, the 1300 and 1750 were much more reliable than the 2000 at higher than stock hp levels.

We also had an HP MG Midget.

This explains many of my poor car choices.
1750s and 1300s are nice motors. They are more race friendly.
You guys must of had some nice aggressive cams on them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:41 AM   #37
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1750s and 1300s are nice motors. They are more race friendly.
You guys must of had some nice aggressive cams on them.
The Berlina was awesome though. It was a street car, but had Konis, stiffer/lower springs, cams, Webbers, and higher compression. It was putting out around 175hp and would destroy the Mustangs and Camaros of the early/mid 80's. I loved the flying brick.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:51 AM   #38
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Mark it a zero Donnie!
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:08 AM   #39
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My dad had lots of Alfas while I was growing up and he refuses to get rid of a couple, despite heavy rusting and lack of funds to restore them.

My opinion: they're unreliable garbage. I don't care how much passion it has if it leaves me stranded.

Example: One of my dad's friends/customers gave me a quick ride in his 90s Alfa Spider and when he revved it the radiator fan shelled out.

/rant

I'll show myself out.
HAHAHHAA, the fan screws were probably loose and the mounts were cracked, that's an awesome story. AHahha.
You definitely don't buy an Alfa for the reliability, I'll give it that.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:09 AM   #40
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Here is my 74 when I picked it up.



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Old 03-23-2013, 05:10 AM   #41
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So its a piece of ****.


Ok, got it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:53 AM   #42
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #43
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So damn sexy. One of these days I'd love to own a few Alfas.

Yeah, I'm jelly.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #44
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had to do a double take. Its not on the back of a wrecker or flatbed, which is often a view i'd see in my neighbors driveway
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:13 PM   #45
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Panasports/Minilites make everything (well just about anything built from 1960-80) look just a little bit better. Good luck with it!
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:07 PM   #46
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My first Alfa was a '74 GTV. My dad loves Alfas and has four right now, I think.

His '74 GTV (with a dealership sign in the background )





His '58(?) Guilia he's "working" on. It is taking him forever.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #47
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i have a couple alfas too!

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #48
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Were those called Sprint Veloce stateside? Looks like an Alfetta GT to me. Late 70s Sprints were Alfasud derivatives where I'm from.

edit: Apparently these were called that stateside. Their nomenclature as consistent as their engineering.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #49
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It kind of looks like my old scirroco.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #50
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Italian clown cars.
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