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dante giacosa
post 7th January 2019 13:33
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an 'alternative' filler cap-

that's hilarious.

is that off a 348, or a 355?


That's a lovely gauge by the way...
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post 7th January 2019 21:51
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Wow! I could only dream of an engine bay that clean and interesting.
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post 12th January 2019 22:14
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 7th January 2019 13:33) *
an 'alternative' filler cap-

that's hilarious.

is that off a 348, or a 355?
That's a lovely gauge by the way...


Ha ha biggrin.gif Do you like it? Couldn't resist it and of course you could only get away with this on an Alfa. It's off a 360. Cannot believe the quality of it. It looks like it's made from polished billeted aluminium. It makes the Alfa alloy look dark grey. Quality bit of kit for a filler cap. Yeah I like the gauge a lot. Was considering restoring it but I like the aged look. It was what attracted me to it. Just got to fit the sender to get it working.


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post 12th January 2019 22:28
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QUOTE(VROOM @ 7th January 2019 21:51) *
Wow! I could only dream of an engine bay that clean and interesting.


You can Vroom. Everyone has to start somewhere. Polishing the alloy and replacing every fastener with stainless steel including washers will make a massive difference.

Getting some parts powder coated and replacing the hoses with new ones.

Getting the cylinder head industrially cleaned contributed but you can get some autosol on it every week as I do.

Adding the heat shield material on the bulkhead got rid of that horrible oily matting on the bulkhead.

Cleaning up the the power steering bottle and changing the cap to a red one.

Heat wrapping the manifold which is still white made a difference.

Spraying the BBoB silver.

Getting some new suspension strut mounts from FK automotive really made a difference as my old ones really dragged the whole engine bay down.

Attack and paint any rust that's visible.

If you remedy the small details you'll be amazed at the results.

Hope this helps. smile.gif

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post 13th April 2019 21:16
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This is a 'What have I done to her over the last couple of months'��

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Finally bit the bullet and splashed out on the Momo steering adaptor hub thing.

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After a 4 year wait I finally bolt the Momo 78 on and it looks Fantastic. Also I got a Momo gear lever knob. thumbup.gif

Got some 4 point Willians seat belt harness a while back. Alfaholics influenced. On fast runs I use the standard 3 point harness too unsure.gif
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Well happy with the setup now. Well.. until I see something new to add laugh.gif

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Going Samco in the engine bay where possible. Brought a water temp adaptor for my backup Jaeger gauge.

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Had to wire this through the bulkhead but easy enuff as done the other gauges a while back.

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I never get bored with an engine bay shot. Yes, I'm a bore tongue.gif

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I found something I had to have. The Momo handbrake handle thing. Was not an easy fit. The push button needed filing to fit. Well chuffed with the look.

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It was easy to split the old pvc handle off. Recommended mod.

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Well happy with the interior now. Some Momo seats would be good.

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Saw a load of Abarths at the Petrolheadonism car meet last weekend. Nico's yellow Abarth had some Sabelt bling. So..

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Had to get one

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A bit bright. Not sure it's a genuine one as I brought it off eBay.

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A bit of grime and it'll blend in yeah.gif

Hopefully see some of you forum chaps at the car meets.

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post 13th April 2019 23:02
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Great.

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post 14th April 2019 00:42
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Nice work Ganz, that Momo wheel looks amazing worshippy.gif

I have the same Sabelt tow strap! Looks great against the red.


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QUOTE(Desperado @ 14th April 2019 00:02) *
Great.

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Cheers mate thumbsup.gif


QUOTE(aero_mati @ 14th April 2019 01:42) *
Nice work Ganz, that Momo wheel looks amazing worshippy.gif

I have the same Sabelt tow strap! Looks great against the red.


Cheers Aero thumbsup.gif The old steering wheel took a while to get off and of course I had to pay the 70 for he adaptor but it's all worth it once it's on. It feels like a new car biggrin.gif

Agreed the yellow is a great contrast with the red. I found out it is a genuine Sabelt product.


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post 18th July 2019 23:55
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Some new pics. Things I have done to my Bella. Modified the front grill, added some side diffusers and rear diffusers.

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Cotswold Alfa day
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Italian meet @thesharnbrook Petrolheadonism

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Modified grill

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NAD baby! So many Alfas there is defo a resurgence no?


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post 24th November 2019 01:33
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Just an update on the 2019 season.
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Got my wheel adapters on.
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This set had steel coil inserts into the aluminum adapter.

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Had them on for around three months. They seemed solid enough. When I inspected them prior to taking them off for the winter everything looked good.

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With Frazer's 147 GTA. The Oz's are on!
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The rear badge was beginning to peel of so got some black Sikaflex lying around. Applied a bit of this and the badge ain't going nowhere!
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With the Oz wheels and my fabricated side diffusers with side carbon winglets.
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Newarke Autojumble delivers every time! A Mocal oil cooler and twin pipe stainless backbox all for 30.
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For Mitcar that got cancelled because of the rain.
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At Coventry Transport Museums Breakfast club.

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In Cambridge last Saturday.

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post 24th November 2019 23:42
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astonishing

so, basically a competition-spec-show-car, as a daly driver?!! worshippy.gif


I want more footage of the side-intake for the air feed through the NS bumper!

If you find you've no application for that 9-row Local oil-cooler; I'll take it off your hands, Ganz...

You don't really need it do you??? whistle.gif
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post 25th November 2019 00:05
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 24th November 2019 23:42) *
astonishing

so, basically a competition-spec-show-car, as a daly driver?!! worshippy.gif


I want more footage of the side-intake for the air feed through the NS bumper!

If you find you've no application for that 9-row Local oil-cooler; I'll take it off your hands, Ganz...

You don't really need it do you??? whistle.gif


Cheers man thumbup.gif I wanted to take it off the road this winter for a thorough inspection. Hence trying to get the Selespeed on the road. I can get you the footage. The 9-row Mocal is defo going on the car in the summer - I even sourced a Mocal oil temperature thermostat w00t2.gif


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post 25th November 2019 00:46
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Got my steering wheel Alfa badge on
I have a Momo steering wheel on the 145. As you know the Alfa Badge for the steering wheel is around 40 if you can get it delivered (I had ordered one that did not arrive. Although the eBayer refunded me it failed on the recent MOT because I had nothing in place). Luckily, Newark Autojumble delivered again and I found a 'Ripspeed' one for 2.00 Me thinks I can get the old one off the Alfa Steering wheel no? A lot harder than you think as it is riveted on to the steering wheel. Here is how I did it
Disclaimer: Do not risk this as you may get the airbag explode in your face together with the Stanley knife you'll need to do the job.

Obviously take the steering wheel off your car
Get a sharp blade and cut around the badge. Once it is off you will discover it is actually riveted onto the underside of the abs plastic steering wheel.

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The reason why it won't come off easily!

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You have to carefully cut around the badge. If you are planning on doing this I would suggest some protective eye goggles or a full face helmet. I was doing it commando style but appreciate there's folk who aint gonna risk that.

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The old Ripspeed one!!

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The Alfa badge on place.

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Bit of black Sikaflex and the original Alfa badge is on the Momo. All for 2 or thereabouts.

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post 25th November 2019 11:31
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total respect!

It's OEM!!

those Momo wheels are ace- I've got one in 'another' car- you feel like your driving a go-kart!

(not that I've ever had a go in a go-kart actually...)

but; you can do a turn, by holding the wheel between thumb & forefinger and just 'flipping' the wheel over, and the car goes with it! (hopefully not 'over')

It's the perfect wheel for the steering-rack on these cars; which is about 2.25 turns lock to lock...

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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 25th November 2019 11:31) *
total respect!

It's OEM!!

those Momo wheels are ace- I've got one in 'another' car- you feel like your driving a go-kart!

(not that I've ever had a go in a go-kart actually...)

but; you can do a turn, by holding the wheel between thumb & forefinger and just 'flipping' the wheel over, and the car goes with it! (hopefully not 'over')

It's the perfect wheel for the steering-rack on these cars; which is about 2.25 turns lock to lock...


Cheers man. Just another regular Saturday job. I do like the OEM about it. Thee is something nice about the Momo Steering wheel too. The turning circle has marginally improved but not that much. I have another Momo steering wheel which is a much smaller diameter and I guess the turn circle would be easier to navigate. Now that I am down to two cars I have lot more time for the 145 thumbsup.gif


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post 26th November 2019 00:34
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 24th November 2019 23:42) *
astonishing

so, basically a competition-spec-show-car, as a daly driver?!! worshippy.gif


I want more footage of the side-intake for the air feed through the NS bumper!

If you find you've no application for that 9-row Local oil-cooler; I'll take it off your hands, Ganz...

You don't really need it do you??? whistle.gif


I'll get some footage of the air feed.


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To keep this thread ALIVE!
A few more up to date posts.
Just after the first week in lockdown..

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have you still got those wheels on it?- I love 'em...
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Yes I have mate. These are my 'winter' wheels. The rear tyres need replacing as you can see they are a bit grey like me. With all the events canceled this year i'm probably going to keep them on. The rear offside one needs coating as the paint has peeled off. I've had these wheel from when I brought the car back in 2006


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I really like those wheels-

they're quite rare I think, and allow a good amount of 'wheel' on show, but also allow you to see the callipers...
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