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Harpo
post 27th November 2020 18:15
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Where is everyone?
I think we 145/6 owners are getting thin on the ground. This is the only Alfa forum that Iím registered on and Iím wondering if you guys get to chat about 145 topics on other forums?
Iíve seen names from here on Alfaowner although they seem not to post here anymore. I guess the 145 is sold so they move on to a newer model. Iíve only noticed that because of google searches looking for answers to my many problems. I had to say that this site offers the greatest help.
Along this line I have to say a huge thanks to GE for his foresight in getting guys to download photos to this site rather than hosted by a third party. I have seen other forums just about ruined because the photos are no longer there. So this forum is kept as a valuable resource thanks to GE.
So, am I missing anything by not joining other forums?
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post 27th November 2020 19:14
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I decided to archive my 145 restoration (if you can even call it that) to this forum because it is specialised for 145.

The only other forum I post is my country's fan club forum.

There is quite a big group on Facebook though.

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post 28th November 2020 00:41
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QUOTE(Zhagar @ 27th November 2020 19:14) *
I decided to archive my 145 restoration (if you can even call it that) to this forum because it is specialised for 145.

The only other forum I post is my country's fan club forum.

There is quite a big group on Facebook though.


Hey Harpo,

Admittedly; it's a slow time of year, for this age of car, so to speak

Other forums 'skirt' with our model, but consistently I find (you are right) the legacy knowledge you can search on here, is unparalleled

I'm on Alfa Owner too, but this resource goes into far more detail
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post 1st December 2020 18:34
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Thanks guys, I donít do Facebook and I appreciate I may be missing out on not being on there.
Yep, this place is a valuable source of information and I do appreciate the efforts of the guys who took the time to post their great threads. Iím in the midst of several jobs just now and I wouldíve come to a grinding halt if not for here.
Iím on Pistonheads mostly but it is for s**t and giggles rather than technical information.
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post 4th December 2020 16:08
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I think it's been said on here before that if we ever lost this forum (I've no idea how it's hosted) we'd lose an invaluable source of information. I'm also on Alfaowner for my other cars and have been since 2002. I recently bought a Giulia and came across a totally separate forum which I think is mainly for US owners and has far too many "lounges" for my liking. Why on earth the Americans didn't just stick to Alfaowner, in the same way that all nationalities of 145 owners use this one, I don't know! Long live the 145Forum worshippy.gif
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post 4th December 2020 17:33
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Cut and pasted from my injection light thread.
Dante said;
ď Other Alfa sites are available' of course- I'm a member of one myself; but the specialism that we have for the 146.gif 145.gif on this resource is unmatched. Plus: if you think the traffic here is slow; you could wait a month for a reply on 'other' resources, and in my experience the answer is often less informed.
The same is certainly the case also for Facebook, where the inherently linear timeline, stacks your thread within a constantly incremental feed of new stuff.
We are a small group now, and that's the way it is!

What external resources are good for; is generic engine-only questions.
A lot of the T-spark stuff lives on on the more ubiquitous 156 of course- and there's many people still tickling those.Ē

Excellent point about looking on a 156 forum for engine stuff. Is the 159 also a twin spark?
There is a thread running (recently started) on PistonHeads about forums and their demise.
A lot of posts say that Facebook has taken people away from the old fashioned forums.
A downside is that old messages drop off the bottom which then loses useful information.
Is there a group for the 145? Maybe I need to get out more!
I donít know how many active members are still here but itís still my Ďgo to placeí.
Iím hardly prolific on any forums but I will try to contribute as and when.
The value of this thread canít be overstated. At the moment I have the lower dash board removed on my 1.6 to fix the heater and fan. It wouldíve been a nightmare with the helpful guides and photos (cheers again GE) on here.
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post 5th December 2020 16:21
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Thanks for that, Harpo-

no; I think the 159 is into the GM-era of engines; I'm not sure any T-spark gear lives on in this cars...

There is a facebook group for the 145 /6 - admittedly it does sees a lot of traffic; which is mostly EU based, as the car continues over there in seemingly 'vast' numbers.


However, when the guano-comes-down, as it has with a couple of my own tickly problems- water-in-my-NS-floorwell; pictures required of lower engine bay with engine out;

no can do

It was Ganz that delivered.

I have 'an identity' with Facebook specifically (and only) for the 145/6 forum; but I'm probably on it for ten minutes a month- it's not been an enormous use to me so far.


ANYWAY- I've never been on any other resource, on any other platform-online; where it SNOWS in December!! Isn't that ace!!!


I donít know how many active members are still here but itís still my Ďgo to placeí.

Maybe we need to claw back from the brink, if we all get out this virus-bloodbath with our lives; we were 'going' to try for a UK round-up meet up in 2018; we could reschedule for 2021?? Maybe I'll do a thread

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post 6th December 2020 23:21
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Hi Harpo
I don't bother with any of the other forums as they service all sorts of different models I'd be lost. I like the layout of the Alfa 145/46 forum that we have and tbh I like that it's exclusive 145/6.

The facebook 145/6 pages are good for pics but you wouldn't post 'How to' tutorials on them and I dislike the scroll down method of FB that takes an age to find anything. So FB not the ideal replacement I thought it would be. Its sad when long time members leave like Black146 - one of the best 145's on the forum and GE was a regular too and the Oracle of 145/6 knowledge.

Keep this forum going boys, they'll always be new members - its a world wide service.

Where else do you get guaranteed snow in December?

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post 7th December 2020 22:30
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Where else do you get guaranteed snow in December?


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post 15th December 2020 00:25
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Just echoing what you said earlier Dante. The great thing I like about the 145/6 forum is the brotherhood. We all one one thing in common: our passion for the 145 and 146. If we met at an event I feel there would be a good chance i would know who you are (forum wise). The other Alfa forums are so big they'd be hundreds of people I would never have heard of and probably not in the vaguest interest in meeting. I like how we got a strong hardcore of members that are also international. Long may it continue worshippy.gif

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post 15th December 2020 09:13
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we got a strong hardcore of members that are also international.


I think we should try for group-meetup in 2021

perhaps on the back of a larger Alfa event


once we get out of this pandemic disaster

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post 20th December 2020 09:06
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Unfortunately I lost the content of an old hard-drive (still have it but the reader heads are stuck), on that I had all my Alfa day's pictures. We all met quite a few times. Annual Alfa 145 meet at a pub down south twice, National Alfa day, A meet on the snakes pass in the peak district where Geo from up from London with his boot open all the way carrying a spare door for somebody, East Kirkby airfield, although I think that was with AO. I'll see what I can find now...


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QUOTE(langers @ 20th December 2020 09:06) *
Unfortunately I lost the content of an old hard-drive (still have it but the reader heads are stuck), on that I had all my Alfa day's pictures. We all met quite a few times. Annual Alfa 145 meet at a pub down south twice, National Alfa day, A meet on the snakes pass in the peak district where Geo from up from London with his boot open all the way carrying a spare door for somebody, East Kirkby airfield, although I think that was with AO. I'll see what I can find now...



That's all sounds like a good turnout back-in-the-day;

But it'd be good to break some new ground with the surviving members.


Maybe you can get that hard drive professionally rescued, Langers
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post 21st December 2020 21:43
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Agree with Dante, a HD rescue might not be as expensive as you think these days

Snake's Pass would be a good meet.
I have some photos of the 145 forum boyz from SAD 2013 and NAD 2014, I was a bit shy then and lurked in the background with the missus. Here are some pics. I don't know Langers if your car was in the pics. They were defo the forum members.

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Yea she was there, R501HAN - Hannah. However, that was not in my ownership there. I did not have the additional Alfa badge on the back next to the white sticker or different number plates.

QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 20th December 2020 16:26) *
That's all sounds like a good turnout back-in-the-day;

But it'd be good to break some new ground with the surviving members.
Maybe you can get that hard drive professionally rescued, Langers


I wish buddy, I have it just in case I can one day, but at over £100, I cannot currently justify it.


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I wish buddy, I have it just in case I can one day, but at over £100, I cannot currently justify it.



Good shots, Ganz- you don't see a lot of blue examples!
Anyone know what that colour is called?

Fair enough Langers- keep it on the shelf then...
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post 28th December 2020 20:21
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Yea she was there, R501HAN - Hannah. However, that was not in my ownership there. I did not have the additional Alfa badge on the back next to the white sticker or different number plates.



I wish buddy, I have it just in case I can one day, but at over £100, I cannot currently justify it.


R501HAN looked great on 17" wheels. Along with the blue one it was the best condition 145 there I reckon - I think the blue one bit the dust through rust and welding needed. There was a red ph2 145 there for sale for £300 and it had black leather Momo seats. Regretted not buying that Attached Image


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£300?! I would have snapped that up quickly, pulled the engine out, worked on all the chasis repair and fitted the 20VT!

I regretted the day I sold R501HAN. I took her from a mothers run around car scratched as hell, knackered engine to be well polished with a new engine.


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£300?! I would have snapped that up quickly, pulled the engine out, worked on all the chasis repair and fitted the 20VT!

I regretted the day I sold R501HAN. I took her from a mothers run around car scratched as hell, knackered engine to be well polished with a new engine.


I think there are pics of R501HAN on this forum from when you owned it. Some nice pics - shame the "garage" menu has been shutdown.
£300 and it was even road worthy as had made the event.


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I've been off the forum for a few years because house DIY has been over drive. Just before I moved to my new house, I got the floorpan welded, and to achieve that, the interior all came out (except front seats went back in).
And since the MOT lapsed that year, my little 145QV has been SORN. However, this year is the year and my plan is to get it back on the road. It's been under a carport and hasn't moved, so it's filthy but has been dry. The reason the interior went on hold is because I'm stripping all the old insulation and tar out, and putting in new sound deadening etc.

I discussed the plan with the wife this week, and we've agreed that March/April should be targetted to get the thing running again!
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