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post 14th October 2014 17:11
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hi,
sad to say my beautiful 145 qv has failed mot and quote for repair to corrosion exceeds my finances.
many NEW PARTS on car which is still mot till 17th October so could be picked up and driven away..car runs perfectly and starts everytime however mechanic has said underneath is beyond economical repair...but if you have welding torch and time this car would be a great project..
had new trailing arm kit fitted two month ago along with new kiebach shocks to rear,wishbones last year,lambda,maf,battery week old,spark plugs two year ago
stainless exhaust right through,powerflow sounds gorgeous..i am really gutted to be losing this car pics on alfaowner under my username ryezy..will try and put on hear also..please contact me..i do not want to break parts as car can be driven and I have no time or patience or heart to pull her apart(I am sure you all understand).
car has great condition leather interior in black.get in touch I would like to get at least 500 for it. thanks
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post 14th October 2014 17:53
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QUOTE(ryezy @ 14th October 2014 18:11) *
hi,
sad to say my beautiful 145 qv has failed mot and quote for repair to corrosion exceeds my finances.
many NEW PARTS on car which is still mot till 17th October so could be picked up and driven away..car runs perfectly and starts everytime however mechanic has said underneath is beyond economical repair...but if you have welding torch and time this car would be a great project..
had new trailing arm kit fitted two month ago along with new kiebach shocks to rear,wishbones last year,lambda,maf,battery week old,spark plugs two year ago
stainless exhaust right through,powerflow sounds gorgeous..i am really gutted to be losing this car pics on alfaowner under my username ryezy..will try and put on hear also..please contact me..i do not want to break parts as car can be driven and I have no time or patience or heart to pull her apart(I am sure you all understand).
car has great condition leather interior in black.get in touch I would like to get at least 500 for it. thanks





i would put some nice pics up to help the sale of it whistle.gif good luck with it smile.gif


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post 14th October 2014 18:03
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yeah I uploaded onto alfaowner profile but not sure how to get on to this forum as I don't have them in my pics library anymore.
ill try and work it out..its silver if that helps and lowered spax springs clear side indicators...okay ill go get the pics!!!
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there she is ...man I cant believe I gotta let her go
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... this hurts bad!!

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post 14th October 2014 18:24
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It would be a real shame to get rid of it when the rest of the car is in good condition - it looks great in the pictures.

How much welding does it need? A lot of mot garages can often just say it's uneconomical or quote you something stupid because they don't like doing more than a little patch on an outer sill. Garage prices can vary a lot on welding as it's all time / labour. It might be worth taking it to a couple of other places and getting some quotes before you let it go.

Maybe there's someone on here who is local to you that does welding? You could do with finding someone who has restored an old car and would do it in their spare time for you rather than a garage. It would be cheaper and you'd get a better job - too far away for me I'm afraid!

I break MGF's & TF's as a business (but drive Alfa's!) and I've seen some awful welding to the sill's on MGF's by mot garages, and they weren't cheap either looking at the receipts.

Might just be worth looking into it, nothing to lose.

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post 14th October 2014 18:37
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thanks
hope someone on here is local and would like to do work for a good price ..maybe I will take to another garage for second opinion.
car looks and sounds amazing too...such a shame ..I wasn't ready for the news I can tell you..cant believe I am posting cars obituary. ...
I only fitted new crank sensor friday sad.gif
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post 14th October 2014 18:43
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mot fail reads
nearside rear subframe monting prescribed area is excessively corroded **dangerous**
emissions excessive...though exhaust is not smokey and engine runs fine it seems
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nearside front subframe mounting corroded
offside front/rear subframe mounting corroded
mechanic says emissions could be engine wear and could require engine rebuild however engine sounds sweet and is not smokey plus new lambda blink.gif
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post 14th October 2014 18:50
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Interested in what the mechanic says is beyond economical repair?

Talking out of his harris I reckon.

Mine was as badly rusted as any I have seen..and cost 200.

I did all the preparation, stripped it out etc, and someone with a welder glued the new strips of metal on...

I undersealed it, put everything back together and good as new..well not quite, but sailed through MOT

Take your time to think about it, don't act in haste, it's not as bad as it seems. Honest!
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post 16th October 2014 18:54
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took to indie and reckons welding is not too bad.got quote for work 170 pounds so really it might be worth doing.also with regards to emissions
mechanic believes it may just be cat that is naff..if anyone has spare cat please let me know I may be interested just to see if that cures emission problem.
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post 16th October 2014 19:14
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QUOTE(ryezy @ 16th October 2014 19:54) *
took to indie and reckons welding is not too bad.got quote for work 170 pounds so really it might be worth doing.also with regards to emissions
mechanic believes it may just be cat that is naff..if anyone has spare cat please let me know I may be interested just to see if that cures emission problem.
thanx





i put a new cat on for the MOT and i still had problems until they got it to glow red and a brave guy holding a cloth on/in the backbox


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post 16th October 2014 22:10
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emmisions have always been a problem for me, new cat and lambdas and it still burned high... the probe ended up going a few feet away lol
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post 17th October 2014 12:30
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and to think I was gonna get some sound technical advice I shoulda known better
good to know there are still cowboys out there keeping us 145s on the road..
anyway my cat was a cheapo and is about six year old so I may get one for 47 pound from euro carpart.
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post 17th October 2014 20:28
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Are you still selling?
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post 17th October 2014 20:46
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Are you still selling?






this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo-145-1...=item25975076db


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post 17th October 2014 20:54
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Is that the same one? Ebay ad says its a 1.6. Post above says QV?
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post 17th October 2014 21:56
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QUOTE(trek @ 17th October 2014 21:54) *
Is that the same one? Ebay ad says its a 1.6. Post above says QV?




No. i thought it mite help you if he decides to keep her fingcross.gif


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post 18th October 2014 18:49
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gonna get a quote for welding..if the cost is too much I may still get rid.i will post up hopefully by end of week if I still want to let qv go..
sorry to mess around but it is not an easy decision as these are great cars(preaching to the converted, I know).
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post 22nd October 2014 18:36
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Google mobile welders around your area. They'll come to you and they'll be much cheaper than a garage. I've used mobile welders quite a few times. Vat free most of the time.
You'll need to strip the inside of the car yourself to keep the price down. That's the easy bit though.
Best bet is to take pictures of the affected areas and attach them to a email to various mobile welders.
I wouldn't let your 145 go because of the rot. It's no big deal really. It's putting in the hours removing trim, carpet and sound proofing.
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post 9th November 2014 17:11
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did you get this fixed or sold?
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post 10th November 2014 18:54
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QUOTE(Alfawolf @ 22nd October 2014 18:36) *
Google mobile welders around your area. They'll come to you and they'll be much cheaper than a garage. I've used mobile welders quite a few times. Vat free most of the time.
You'll need to strip the inside of the car yourself to keep the price down. That's the easy bit though.
Best bet is to take pictures of the affected areas and attach them to a email to various mobile welders.
I wouldn't let your 145 go because of the rot. It's no big deal really. It's putting in the hours removing trim, carpet and sound proofing.

hi,
had both subframe rear mounts welded but found rot near driverside seat so welder is gonna do this weds then mot should be ok
cost at 230 at mo plus 60 for driverside so I may keep car..not sure what I want to do yet.maybe ill drive car again after mot and that will remind me why I like it still.
ill keep you posted
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