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by MD
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Engine smoking

Hi John, Going to avoid my usual smart arse contribution and offer something practical. Here is what you should do to help with the diagnosis. 1 Warm the car up and check the engine oil is not overfilled 2 Check the correct oil type is in the engine 3 Take it for a run into some hilly terrain. 4 Dri...
by MD
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Engine smoking

Only thing smoking on a GTV6 should be the tyres...ooh yeah, :D
by MD
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 352
Views: 116297

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

A short unknown poem about Kevin..

Young Kevin drinks and smokes
and hangs around with blokes that wear pink laces..

I told you it was short. :D
by MD
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: New book?
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: New book?

Interesting story Jim. I am sure we all got one. Mine is a little different and I didn't even get to enjoy the music. I got let down by the Alfa bean counters who decided that installing a key way to lock up the bottom sprocket that drives the camshafts chain was too expensive.(8 valve twin spark en...
by MD
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: help to identify wires
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: help to identify wires

Tim, Maybe I should rephrase what I have said before. I REPEAT. If it isn't broken,don't fix it. The arrangement could already be a fix it for the original problem. DO this:- 1 take small wire off solenoid. 2 fit this wire to the trigger side of your new relay 3 get 12v power to new relay from the s...
by MD
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: help to identify wires
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: help to identify wires

Hi Tim, If all is working it may be safer to leave well alone as is where is. If you want to install an ignition relay, it may be wiser to use the solenoid connection from the ignition switch and connect that to trip a relay. This relay should then deliver power to the solenoid where your trigger wi...
by MD
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: New book?
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: New book?

Cut it out JK. All this love talk is making me embarrassed. :oops:

Do something useful and give us an overview of what the book covers and tel us what page number Raquel lives in and does it come in braille.
by MD
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: New book?
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: New book?

Hey good buddy start looking for lots of new friends with hands and feet. With all the Moulla that's about to come rolling and you having flunked grade 3 arithmetic , you are going to run out of fingers and toes to count it all by yourself. I wouldn't suggest looking in Iraq or Afghanistan cause not...
by MD
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: New book?
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: New book?

Hi Jim, The readers are just going to have to do with a few less cattle prodding funny insults so this topic can get back on track which it deserves. Well done my friend to once more dig deep and share what you and others know about Alfa Romeo engines. Unlike your wonderful Greek olives, this stuff ...
by MD
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: 3” exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: 3” exhaust

Like I said, the car is on the trailer and taking complete system photos is near impossible. The inboard rotors are just for a hydraulic handbrake.
by MD
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: New book?
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: New book?

Hey Greaser, good to see you have put that birdbrain of yours to more constructive use. Much better than your recent pastime of flicking through Peanuts Comics looking for a centrefold on Lucy. BTW, you're not getting a look-in on my copy. I am willing to part with a shiny 20 cents worth but I insis...
by MD
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: 3” exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: 3” exhaust

Mate, looks to me like you have taken the python off the Alfa emblem, magnified it and sprayed it with a stainless new paint coat. A feat only accomplished by a select few. The gong award is coming soon. Look for it in your letterbox. It will accompanied by a parcel containing an Indiana Jones safet...
by MD
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: 3” exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: 3” exhaust

All good. Understood. The issues I referred to earlier are:- The tyre well has to be cut out. The fuel tank needs to go into the trunk (boot) like the GTV6. That provides the flat area to install a pile of stuff. So if you are not contemplating doing that anytime soon, I wont bother with the photos ...
by MD
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: 3” exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: 3” exhaust

Hey Good Buddy, Now if you went by the name of the Greekster, my suggestion for you would be to get some string and a three inch steel ball. Attach the string to the ball with some super glue. Use the string to pull the ball through your present system that will act like a reamer and expand it to 3 ...
by MD
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 37
Views: 483

Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

Great job Mike.
I think the Greekster could do with his nuts being dipped and platted...lot of salt water around the Greek Islands causing all kinds of rust problems. :mrgreen:

Mind you, I don't think he would go quietly. Might need a few bods to hold him down for his own good.