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Alfa Romeo 145 - 146 Forum _ You & Your Car _ Now I'm a owner of a special 145 Cloverleaf!

Posted by: Antonio 22nd March 2017 23:59

Hi everybody!!

This story started 5 months ago, when a good chap at the Spanish forum showed an uncared 145. I was always searching for a ph2 one, so when I saw those pics I thought that I needed to rescue it!!





The engine suspectedly had a broken sump and bent valves caused by a bad cambelt job. The Giallo Zoe was damaged by the sun and had some cracks and dents. All seemed like a car with basic service that allowed the car to be used, just that. I had hard moments arranging some tax problems but finally I arranged the carriage of the car to my home. Last week was the first time I saw it! It drew me a smile, I achieved my goal!!








The bodywork and interior was like I expected when I saw it on pics, but there are some ups and downs. The ups are when I kept blink.gif when I saw all three keys, original AR documentation, OEM radio and alarm!





The down is the engine. I expected an unusable sump, crankshaft and a repairable head. But when I saw it, now I think the engine is almost useless, as there are lots of damage. Later I will take out the engine block and gearbox out of the car. If I find an undamaged crankshaft, I'm lucky. If not, almost whole engine will go to the trash.





Because it is a really special unit on here, I'm planning to restore it, without hurries, doing step by step and all done properly.

I will be posting on here as I work on it. Now is awaiting at the garaje, peacefully. First, I need to work on the 146 Ti tongue.gif

Thanks!!

Posted by: Colimp66 23rd March 2017 08:23

Hi Antonio,
Looks like you have a good project there, the Zoe 145 always look good and are worth saving imho.
Good luck with sorting it out and keep the updates coming.
Cheers
Col.

Posted by: Nigel145 23rd March 2017 19:12

Good luck with the restoration coolio.gif
Keep us updated thumbsup.gif

Posted by: dante giacosa 28th March 2017 12:30

Zoe yellow!

this is going to be terrific- it's got to be worth it!

I take it the underneath is in great condition, due to the Spanish climate..?

Posted by: Ganz 29th March 2017 23:43

Wow, that's some damage to the head! Worth saving and you got a nice garage!

Posted by: Antonio 20th April 2017 20:41

Thanks for commenting, will see how it goes, now is time to wait until I reach good level with fixes on my 146 Ti, then I will start working on it. For now I will buy some bits and bobs that can be interesting having on it, like Recaro seats, suspension improvements.. tongue.gif. I think I will fit the Sport kit 16' rims in this 145 instead of my 146 Ti, will suit it better blush.gif


Posted by: btcc1977 24th January 2019 19:52

QUOTE(Antonio @ 20th April 2017 20:41) *
Thanks for commenting, will see how it goes, now is time to wait until I reach good level with fixes on my 146 Ti, then I will start working on it. For now I will buy some bits and bobs that can be interesting having on it, like Recaro seats, suspension improvements.. tongue.gif. I think I will fit the Sport kit 16' rims in this 145 instead of my 146 Ti, will suit it better blush.gif


Hi

Do want to sell the original rims?

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