Try Footman James, I recently switched my SpiderEuropa to "off the road" cover after many years of being insured normally (despite being "off the road") (I figured that I might get it going again soon...but never did )
I have a Giulietta 1750 TB (240bhp), which replaced a Giulietta 1.4 MultiAir (170bhp). Before that a Mito 1.4 MultiAir (135bhp). So 9 consecutive years of Alfas, and all three cars have been fine - the sole problem has been with the current one, which developed a water leak that needed a replacement rad under warranty. Actually the best engine of all was the 170bhp, which made for a really nicely balanced car. The 240bhp motor has too much power for the chassis & torque steers, plus the auto box (no longer a manual option) is a bit tiresome.
Since having problems with the alarm on my coupe, I had the meta alarm box removed and therefore lost the central locking. Been using the key to lock and unlock for years!! After stumbling on a post on here about the meta alarm I contacted Abacus alarms who do a updated plug in replacement but it’s not cheap. Thinking I didn’t realky want all the hassle of the alarm keep going off all the time like before I, I just wanted the central locking!!! Anyway a few key posts on here (what a great forum) it showed that if you have had a meta alarm fitted and can find the blue connector (behind the fuse box/steering wheel) where the meta alarm box loom plugs in then restoring central locking is a doddle. So today my £8 central locking ebay module turned up. I spliced new wires into the old meta loom (6 wires needed) and bingo central locking is back....luxury...blip blip... Ok it’s not very sophisticated, it just locks and unlocks but does have a boot pop option I might look into installing . Anyway, just off to lock and unlock the car from the front door because I can!!
Thanks guys, I'll remove the grill, mine is mesh anyway
Nigel, the car is in Lichfield and I need to get it to Pauls,
Had a look through How To's but cannot find info on how to remove the key barrel, is this an easy process ?
Also Nigel, my cars heavily modded, will my mapped chip just plug directly into the new ECU ?
Removing the ignition barrel is only easy if you have a key - once you're into the car, you will need to remove all the steering column plastics and some of the electrics (stalk controls etc) and then remove the whole ignition switch assembly from the column - not a five minute job...
Yes - plugging your mapped chip into a new ECU should work fine
Thanks Freddie. I went last year too and had a great time. I don’t know whether, if there were enough of us, we could get them to give us an area. I’ve tried emailing to ask but waiting for a response.
The way I'm reading this is there's limited space to join the venue, 40-45 cars which will be open to registration so the first ones to confirm and pay get to park are shine. My question is if we don't get on the list can we still join the weekends activities, hotels etc but park else where.
Have been through this the early clutch Will fit early and late model 20vt . But the late model clutch will not fit the early car as the flywheel doesn't clear the clutch plate as the sprang centre is different . You can machine the flywheel for more clearance
Can I get more info on this? I just fitted a kevlar clutch but my flywheel was modified, the clutch does not disengage fully, and rattles, am about to strip gearbox back out today. Wondering if there is a mismatch as well as the flywheel issue (I have a spare flywheel). Have a post and video up on fb pages.