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jonalfaspider

Alfa gtv v6 project black edition

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Lol! Just one more session today and it will be perfect :-) just seen a black headliner for sale now...... Very tempted I keep creating jobs for myself

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Jon just one thing... put a red carpet in your black spider... :P:wub:  like my monster.

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lol nope i dont like red carpet or red leather, :( imho its very bmw and pimpish (sorry) i just dont like it. :ph34r:

Mitch my house went on the market yesterday so you never know lol! i need a double garage :D plus we have a little edition to the family.

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over the years i have had every colour carpet now so a old pro but for anyone interested in swapping out there carpet this is a good guide, http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gtv-and-916-spider/356193-project-black.html

 

the main thing is to make sure the air bag lead is threaded through the carpet

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the tan carpet and interior is in just side plates to go back on, its gone dark now but will get some proper picks n the morning. i have to say it does look good :wub:

 

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Wow... that's all been a lot of work. I love to see a car saved from the clutches of the breaker's yard, or left to rot on someone's drive. 

 

Impressive!

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well i must be a sucker for punishment!! looks like another project on my hands, my love affair with the alfa spider has come to the same fate as my very first spider!?! bloody twinsparks.....

 

driving to work and.......BANG!!! the bottom end failed :cry_:

 

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:(  :(  :(

Those engines are unbelievable  :doh:

 

Sorry to hear that. Are you going to rebuild the engine?

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Not sure what to do, rebuild engine £1500 or second hand one with all belts done £700.

This will really slow down the v6 project as I had £550 put aside for the cambelt but if I repair the spider that will be gone. Might have to sell the 156 sport and throw the money at both 916s but the 156 is fantastic on diesel with 50mpg.

Got some thinking todo, might have to loose a alfa

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O and the finished pics of the tan interior on black, really undecided if i should buy a cup spliiter n side skirts now.....she is looking gooooooood!

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Very nice dude.. with a kit cup like mine, ur GTV is perfect!! :wub:

 

next step u install the exhaust?

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Looks amazing and super shiny too. Nice one

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Thanks guys, it's starting to come together now, the paint work needs major some tlc to be fair lots of little scratches i will get some close up pics.

Yep buddy the exhaust is next old one off and straight in the bin lol

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The quads ready to go on, but bumper needs to be cut first as well as sourcing another exhaust hanger bracket.

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So next few jobs after rear exhaust and new front down pipe is fitted, fitting the powerflex doglegs, fitting the brake compensator and fitting steering gaitor then cambelt time.

Well it was baking hot today a rare thing in the uk so really missing my spider, thinking of maybe having a fiat coupe 16v turbo engine dropping as sick of the twinspark, it only had a new cambelt kit fitted a month before the Big Bang lol!

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hey buddy what s news?? the exhaust is it ok? :)

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Hello bud, yeah the exhaust is good, been on and off a few times as it needs to be perfect matching on both sides so a few minor adjustments still needed more so to the brackets but sounds like a absolute beast! :thumbsup::D

not to much off a update she's been sat for about six months now im busy (moving house need a garage) i have changed over the front brembo and fitted the powerflex dog legs so nice and tight. Very easy job 45 mins a side made easy with a deep 22mm socket and a wizzy gun.

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the old against new powerflex

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all done will revist the rest of the rear suspension next year

 

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next the brake compensator, discs and tweak the exhuast. 

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I want a video of the sound !! :happy0045:

 

Cool buddy, nice work.. :thumbsup:

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Well not had much time to play with the v6 but been playing in the spider instead :-)

She's all fixed, new engine, cambelt kit and a few other bits n bobs.

Missed the old girl and it's nice to have her back!

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Well exhaust finally fitted three months later after hours of adjustments, tweaks and measuring. I'm think I'm getting fussy Lol!

Cutting the bumper was easy, just used card from a old box of cereal and dawned around original exhaust groove. Then flip the card over and use as a template on the other side of the bumper, measure the distance from defuser style edge and mark around it. I used a jig saw to get close to the lines and then filled the edges down so nice sooth curves and edges, took longer but worth it, I was temped to use a dremil but one mistake and ruined!!!

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Once I was happy with the measurements and the look I tighten everything up

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Well exhaust finally fitted three months later after hours of adjustments, tweaks and measuring. I'm think I'm getting fussy Lol!

 

Eerrr..a slight scent of OCD over the project :D  ... but the end result looks great :) , a shipshape job. :thumbsup:

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