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mrmarkyt
post 20th September 2018 20:12
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Hi All

After a period of illness, I've decided to get my original 146ti back on the road. I've owned the car for nearly 10 years and about 80k miles!

Its been garaged since new and the first owner was a work colleague so I've known the car from day one. This probably explains why it has never been welded and in fabulous condition still. I am also very fussy smile.gif

I managed to recently source some refurbed wheels and as new tyres which will also be going on the car. It will need a few bits for the MOT plus belts etc. but the bodywork is still superb and over the years its been featured on the AROC calendar and the Alfa Mosaic.

I'll eventually have to make a decision about keeping her as I have another red ti too. One will probably need to go but which one I'm not sure!

Anyway here she is..

Mark..

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post 20th September 2018 22:58
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I hope it passes the MOT okay. So you have 2 of them in red? Nicely done! If you have room on the drive or in the garage then consider keeping them both? Use one for summer dry days and the other for winter time. I have my sacrificial 145 for this purpose!
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dante giacosa
post 21st September 2018 06:54
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Hey MrMarkyt-

nice to hear from you, and hear about some more 146-action!

that's looking pretty sweet; probably worth going for the underbody seal treatment pre-emptively ahead of any issues then...?

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post 23rd September 2018 18:57
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 21st September 2018 07:54) *
Hey Harpo-

nice to hear from you, and hear about some more 146-action!

that's looking pretty sweet; probably worth going for the underbody seal treatment pre-emptively ahead of any issues then...?


Some goodies for the MOT etc. and also the nice new wheels which will look great.

Will get the belts done at the same time as three years are nearly up. This will be the fourth belt change in my ownership!

Looking forward to getting the car back on the road its been a while! Hopefully the weather will be OK for a bit of spit and polish!

Mark..

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well done Mark-

all moving in the right direction!
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post 11th October 2018 21:17
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 24th September 2018 10:07) *
well done Mark-

all moving in the right direction!

Now back on the road following MOT and looking good. This was my first 146ti and still runs so well even after 120k+ miles.

New wheels and tyres look great, new cam and balancer belts as well to be on the safe side!

One question, I have got a new plastic trim surround to go round the n/s inner door handle. These get brittle and the one on there has partly snapped. Do these just undo via the small screw behind the handle or do you have to remove the door card to replace it?

Thanks
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hey Mark-

you remove the square blanking plug at the rear (behind the handle) and then pull outwards- the top & bottom of the trim, at one end, are 'toothed' to snap round a vertical hinge-rod within the handle mechanism; but its comes off without too much force.

No need to take the door card off...

(the ti is looking ACE, by the way...!)

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post 12th October 2018 19:36
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 12th October 2018 13:44) *
hey Mark-

you remove the square blanking plug at the rear (behind the handle) and then pull outwards- the top & bottom of the trim, at one end, are 'toothed' to snap round a vertical hinge-rod within the handle mechanism; but its comes off without too much force.

No need to take the door card off...

(the ti is looking ACE, by the way...!)


Thank you I'll give that a go!

The car was very clean but to give it that extra sparkle I clay barred it last weekend. Its amazing how much dirt gets picked up by the clay and it really does make the paintwork extra smooth!

Cheers
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post 13th October 2018 08:32
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claying is great isn't it-

My 146 seems to come up really well after a going over.

I think I've clayed it twice this year- although not much came off the 2nd time round.

I haven't machine-polished it since last year though; quite a lot of micro scratches from the car cover...



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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 13th October 2018 09:32) *
claying is great isn't it-

My 146 seems to come up really well after a going over.

I think I've clayed it twice this year- although not much came off the 2nd time round.

I haven't machine-polished it since last year though; quite a lot of micro scratches from the car cover...


Looks great they definitely look best in red though its hard work to keep it looking good.

My old Delta HF Turbo was white and much easier to maintain paint wise. It did not show any water spots or scratches and you could almost wash it and leave it and it looked fine!

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hF Turbo! Respect!!

Yeah- lighter colours are easier to keep I think.

My car needs a total respray without a doubt- the roof has just started the laquer thing- in spots; I think it's the only original paint on the car- that and the tailgate.

Doesn't seem very important however: sometimes I have trouble taking the cosmetics seriously!

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post 17th October 2018 19:12
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 13th October 2018 23:44) *
hF Turbo! Respect!!

Yeah- lighter colours are easier to keep I think.

My car needs a total respray without a doubt- the roof has just started the laquer thing- in spots; I think it's the only original paint on the car- that and the tailgate.

Doesn't seem very important however: sometimes I have trouble taking the cosmetics seriously!

JimP


That's a difficult one to sort yourself, really as you say needs a respray to sort. Its only the cosmetics though so enjoy the car and dont worry too much!!
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