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  Topic: Brit01 back in old blighty!
Brit01

Replies: 6
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:44 pm   Subject: Brit01 back in old blighty!
sold the old 33 for 8500 USD!

Hopefully here for good. Just got to get my wife's status sorted out! Apparently she needs to leave by December or faces a 10 year ban.
My son starts primary school i ...
  Topic: Brit01 back in old blighty!
Brit01

Replies: 6
Views: 6825

PostForum: General   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:11 am   Subject: Brit01 back in old blighty!
Hi guys,

Just dropping in to say Hi!

Back in Lichfield now. Arrived last month. Still looking for work but beginning to make good contacts now. Hope something will come up soon.

Picked up a c ...
  Topic: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Brit01

Replies: 8
Views: 9419

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:54 pm   Subject: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988

Now what should I buy next? Been banned from alfas!!!!!!!

A Lancia?
Could be!
Well once the misses has her own car then the second will be my choice!

Sud ti, gt 1300 ($$$$$$) or I have al ...
  Topic: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Brit01

Replies: 8
Views: 9419

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:31 am   Subject: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Nice price Brit , I'd say that's the most expensive s2 in the world Shocked no chance of getting that in this country sadly

Could well be! Lowered the price two times also as there is not much mar ...
  Topic: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Brit01

Replies: 8
Views: 9419

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:44 am   Subject: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Just signed the papers to start the paperwork to transfer the ownership of my alfa 33!!.

Found a car collector who is going to take care of it.

Not a bad price. Not what I wanted but can't compl ...
  Topic: Newbie challenge - removing heads to inspect tappets
Brit01

Replies: 236
Views: 155674

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:56 am   Subject: Newbie challenge - removing heads to inspect tappets
Change them!
Not worth the risk. Piece of mind also.

Are you looking at ina or alfa originals?
  Topic: RWD coming back?
Brit01

Replies: 9
Views: 12599

PostForum: General   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:13 pm   Subject: RWD coming back?
read this first

http://www.alfaromeo75.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2932
Wow thanks for that.
You never know these days. Have to check these out every time with the amount of crooks about.
  Topic: RWD coming back?
Brit01

Replies: 9
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PostForum: General   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:39 pm   Subject: RWD coming back?
This one is a gem!! 1 Italian owner!!!!!!
If I was there now with 2500 in my pocket....

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201402191917610/sort/default/usedcars/model/75/make/alfa_romeo ...
  Topic: RWD coming back?
Brit01

Replies: 9
Views: 12599

PostForum: General   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:06 am   Subject: RWD coming back?
What's the 75 like to drive?
A few people here I know have them.
  Topic: Clutch Kits
Brit01

Replies: 2
Views: 4916

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:02 am   Subject: Clutch Kits
Did you find your clutch kit locally in Uruguay finally?

Back together after grinding the flywheel?
  Topic: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Brit01

Replies: 8
Views: 9419

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:54 pm   Subject: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Yours?
Sad times if it is. Nice car that.

Yep mine for five years now!
Very very sad times all due to the new uk immigration laws for my non-eu wife!!!
I as a British citizen need to sponsor my ...
  Topic: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Brit01

Replies: 8
Views: 9419

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:14 am   Subject: Lovely 33 1.7QV 1988
Anyone in my neck of the woods or wants to ship it! Rolling Eyes

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152098769906743.1073741829.638871742&type=1&l=bc84bf1d76
  Topic: 33 remains in Cannock Staffordshire
Brit01

Replies: 12
Views: 9224

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:09 am   Subject: 33 remains in Cannock Staffordshire
Used to mountain bike at cannock chase!

Hopefully get to do it again one time.
  Topic: annoying oil leak!
Brit01

Replies: 5
Views: 7031

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:47 am   Subject: annoying oil leak!
The price I pay for my 300v motul oil it should have some magic healing properties!
Haha
  Topic: annoying oil leak!
Brit01

Replies: 5
Views: 7031

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:33 pm   Subject: annoying oil leak!
Spent 5 quid on dizzy orings and haven't noticed any further oil seepage!! Not fitted yet!!
Typical!
All dry after the last 200kms.
Fixed itself apparently
  Topic: 33 remains in Cannock Staffordshire
Brit01

Replies: 12
Views: 9224

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:39 pm   Subject: 33 remains in Cannock Staffordshire
I want those window rainguards!!
  Topic: Another one not starting
Brit01

Replies: 38
Views: 26879

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:23 pm   Subject: Another one not starting
Excellent! Unusual for those coils to go.
  Topic: Gearbox oil.
Brit01

Replies: 17
Views: 13460

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:51 pm   Subject: Gearbox oil.
Hi,

Unless I'm mistaken the manufacturer recommended grade is 80W90.
I'm afraid 75W80 might be too thin ; it is quite uncommon for a drive axle with hypoid gear of this generation to accept 75W80 ...
  Topic: Gearbox oil.
Brit01

Replies: 17
Views: 13460

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:15 am   Subject: Gearbox oil.
Really stuck for advice here.

How would the thin 75w80 motul semi work in my box? Too thin when hot?

The fully synthetic is darn expensive. About 20 quid a litre! !
Semi half the price
  Topic: Gearbox oil.
Brit01

Replies: 17
Views: 13460

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:22 pm   Subject: Gearbox oil.
Found four options

Valvoline synpower 75w90 -$$$$

Motul 300 75w90 - $$$$$

Motul 75w80 semi. Half the price!
Opinions?

Or I may be able to get Mobil 1 75w90 at trade price from a friend h ...
  Topic: Detonation troubleshooting
Brit01

Replies: 48
Views: 37258

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:06 am   Subject: Detonation troubleshooting
Hi Brit,

I sure will !
Not sure how you ended up selecting normal against lightweight lifters though...
I'm just trying to get a little bit wiser by understanding how stuff works and how to impro ...
  Topic: Detonation troubleshooting
Brit01

Replies: 48
Views: 37258

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:39 am   Subject: Detonation troubleshooting
Hi

I must say the noise generated is most unpleasant and quite more significant than the noise you get with solid lifters. Maybe this is due to the cam profile being different.
At the same time yo ...
  Topic: annoying oil leak!
Brit01

Replies: 5
Views: 7031

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:10 pm   Subject: annoying oil leak!
also if it was the plug I imagine the plug hole would fill up with oil first before leaking onto the block.

It must be seeping from the back plate gasket or dizzy o-ring.
  Topic: annoying oil leak!
Brit01

Replies: 5
Views: 7031

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:19 pm   Subject: annoying oil leak!
Very slight leak but frustrating!

Its on the block around one of the plug holes. Could be from the dizzy shaft, oil filler cap, back plate gasket or plug hole.

I get a slight film of oil around ...
  Topic: Detonation troubleshooting
Brit01

Replies: 48
Views: 37258

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:47 pm   Subject: Detonation troubleshooting
Hi zp

I am sure there is a thread about hydraulic tappets here.

Would be good to add your findings to that.

Shame the tappets aren't easier to change and experiment.
 
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