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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:01 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:56 amPosts: 746
Amazing! I really need to go to Goodwood one of these years. And maybe visit Ace Cafe in London just to check it out? I will be in Cornwall next year but only in August. Maybe I can make it to an Alfa day in the south? You guys have something on at that time? I'd like to go to or maybe to at least one AROC UK race at Cadwell.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:20 am
GoldGoldJoined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:46 pmPosts: 136
Z , on my calendar for good events is definitely Goodwood Members meeting which you don't have to be a member . This is normally weekend of 17th March . Then the huge Italian car day is Auto Italia day at Brooklands at end of April with over 5000 people attending . This generally a static gathering with few cars going on the test track . Later on in the year in August at Brandshatch is the new event called Festival Italia where you have a large Alfa stactic display plus two rounds of the Alfa championship . This event is probably the best . Through out the summer there are loads of other Alfa club events which also pretty so you don't get bored for a second . Hope this helps you . I will keep this thread updated this year


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:59 am
SilverSilverJoined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:01 amPosts: 6Location: Jozi
Wow! Nice pics Kevin. Looks like a great event.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:23 pm
VerdeVerdeJoined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:09 amPosts: 2762Location: Esher, UK
Well summer is finally here which gets the motivation going to do some maintenance work on the carbi GTV 6 . It's been a pretty amazing car for last twenty years and still has not let me down ie stuck on side of road . What's more amazing I have only had the carbs tuned once . Trick has been not to fiddle with them and look elsewhere when their is issue ie hesitation or misfire . A new rotor and cap along with plugs has kept perfect for last few years . The cold UK winters does tend to foul the plugs so I don't let it idle when engine is cold but take it up slowly through the rev range .
My worry now is the increase in ethanol in fuels so I'm gonna have to find some additive for the carbs to protect them . Anyone know or tried something ?
Today's job has been on cards for a while . The steering rack had play in the rack not in the track rods but I replaced them anyway with along with rods engines . The rack was rebushed and now it's perfect . I had noticed my steering univeral joint was starting to fail in the usual place with the rubber perishing and the inside section starting to slide out . Previously in SA I had this rubber remoulded and set in but here in UK I have welded up very carefully the top of the universal section . It's critical to have it perfectly Central as on rotation it would cause the universal to bind .
Some pics to follow of today's progress at Alex Jupes workshop . I was hoping to finish this off earlier so I could attend the Classic Alfa Trackday at Goodwood but wheel alignment took longer than expected using fish lines :D
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:31 pm
VerdeVerdeJoined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:09 amPosts: 2762Location: Esher, UK
Some pics during installation . Cleaned up all the rubbish out the cross member and treated exposed areas . Amazing their is zero rust in this car !
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:12 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:16 amPosts: 614Location: Lac Brome Quebec - Canada
KevinR It's interesting to hear that Ethanol is bad for carbs.Does it go after the gaskets and seals ? Here in Canada we're fortunate, Shell Premium is 100% E free, so that's what I run.In my case, I'm injected, I worry more about fuel lines and fittings and mobilizing crud in the good old fuel tank.Plus I hate getting ripped off -more- by the fuel companies.
Nice work on the steering and front end, it's really going to tighten things up.The factory fresh steering was pretty darn good, I've driven a low miles all original Gtv6 and it's pretty sweet.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:23 pm
VerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:47 pmPosts: 765Location: Fresno, Ca.
Murray,
The ethanol attacks the seals and gaskets, leaves varnish behind, attracts water, corrodes aluminum if it sits (float bowls of carbs), etc. It makes carb engines run leaner and makes injection engines use more fuel. In general its not so bad if the vehicle is used on a regular basis but it is bad if allowed to sit.

Not that helps, but there it is......

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