One task that my newly Alfa-d up friend has discovered needs doing, is the gear change plate (apparently a common job). He thought it was the springs and bushes around the gear lever, but it turns out these are fine. Obviously, he has access to the same Internet and forums as I do, but he is *extremely* French (and believe me, I've met some very French people) and may not fully understand the language used in English online groups. So, on his behalf, does anyone have any experience of doing this job? Any hints that I can pass on? I haven't called Roger, as he is so far from us that I can't promise him any work at all resulting from his goodwill.
Wow, looks soooo red Curious to know what sort of cost it was though
Cost was shade over £4k including a new windscreen and windscreen seal and able to wait 4 months due to the waiting list to have your car bodywork done, as Dunmuir is very popular across the modern and classic car community in west Scotland.
Thanks for that. Price seems fairly reasonable in the grand scheme of things that you had done
I don't really get all this converting an old IC car into electric, it's kind of like trying to put diesel traction into a steam locomotive - why? Just let the old cars become classics, for goodness sake the IC motor is part of the original mix of the car, an element that made the original so special.
What would be cool though would be if manufacturers could create a standardised EV chassis platform, and then offer their "Classic" body shapes on that chassis. Imagine a stunning new EV that has most of the Fiat Coupé design touches but is bang up to date, using modern construction techniques, materials and technology.
I am currently researching replacement front door speakers. As I have read on this forum the current front door speakers are woofers, with tweeters installed separately under grills on the left and right of the top of the dash.
I saw a thread where a chap called KevinW installed just the woofers of the SPG-17CS, but what about the tweeters and crossovers. It seems a waste to spend £90 for the 17CS and not use the tweeters or crossovers.
I have not yet checked the condition of my dash tweeters, BUT is there somewhere I'm able to buy JUST the woofers of the 17CS set?
I generally don't bother as the power is disconnected when you unplug the ECU connector anyway, but it won't do any harm to disconnect battery first. (Unless your radio loses settings or needs a security code to enable it again after disconnecting power).
Had a good 4hrs at it today, fuel tank removed, subframe off and actually surprised that apart from one small hole in the boot spare wheel area it’s not too bad.
Next job is to strip the rear subframe and rear arms for shot blasting and powder coating.
Quick question, can you buy the cups that the springs sit in on the subframe? Badly corroded so not sure they’ll survive shot blasting.
Done myself a bit of a shopping list (already have a new hub/wheel bearing, hoses to callipers, new exhaust etc) Rear bump stop x2 Rear sub frame brake flexi x2 Wheel bearing rear x1 Rear brake callipers x2 Hand brake cables x2 Brake Compensator x1 Rear arm repair kit x2 Rear subframe bushes - set of 4 Brake pipes (various) Selection of stainless bolts
Anything I’ve missed?
Also for the rear subframe bushes I’m assuming I’ll need to press them out?
All done with axle stands….living life on the edge
hi, i replaced mine with this one, plug and play. and it is much wider than the original which in some places reaches up to 52mm ID. https://www.turbo-parts.de/Auspuffanlagen/Downpipes-Hosenrohre/Fiat-Lancia-Downpipes/Downpipe-o-70mm-fuer-Fiat-Coupe-20v-Turbo-fuer-GT25-GT28RS-GT2871R-GTX2860R-GTX2863R-GTX2867R-GTX2871R-GT3071R-aus-Edelstahl::2564.html
An old Pilot sat down in Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee.
As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him.
She turned to the pilot and asked, ‘Are you a real pilot?’
He replied, ‘Well, I’ve spent my whole life flying biplanes, Cubs, Aeronca’s, Neiuports, flew in WWII in a B-29, and later in the Korean conflict, taught 50 people to fly and gave rides to hundreds, so I guess I am a pilot – what about you?’
She said, ‘I’m a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about naked women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about naked women. When I shower, I think about naked women When I watch TV, I think about naked women. It seems everything makes me think of naked women.’
The two sat sipping in silence.
A little while later, a young man sat down on the other side of the old pilot and asked, ‘Are you a real pilot?’
He replied, ‘I always thought I was, but I just found out I’m a lesbian.’
My bike is a hybrid, good enough for me, it’s all alloy so light enough. I bought it second hand from somebody who rode it a couple of times then stored it in bedroom, they were moving away to Glasgow and wanted rid, I practically stole it, brand new it looked not a mark on it. I played the old man routine and said I’ve only managed to save £180, asking price was £200, even at that price it was a bargain. Once the twenty pound notes were in view, I had my new bike.
To be fair up here in the sticks there are not many who don’t acknowledge you, females will always wave and say hi, I think they feel sorry for me, an old geezer on a bike huffing away… When I come to think about it, the flashier the bike and outfit, it’s less likely a friendly gesture ensues. None of this puts me off though. I do enjoy a trip on the bike in the countryside, there are a few stopping off places to see and grab a coffee and a goodie. Deserted roads for miles at times, gives me thinking time and keeping fit as well..
Have had Lancaster Ins on and off for 30yrs.....recently over the last few year's my experience has not been good at all with regard to admin on NCD (they lose or remove it everytime), fees for private plates (didnt pay) and constant spamming via SMS, call and email at renewal time. This was for both of my MGs.....I would not use them.