Mark walshaw

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I live in gangsters paradise South Africa, current mode of trasport is a 1983 GTV6 2.5 since purchasing it I have covered about 40 000km in 18 months. Have loved every minuet of driving. It is stock standard right down to the wheels, predicament do I keep it standard or go the way of my 76 Alfetta GT, which landed up with a S.A 3.0l suspension,bonnet and front spoiler etc.. Over the years I have rebuild a Giulietta and a 1969 GT Junior 1300. Unfortunately had a break from Alfa for a few years, but as everybody knows if Alfa is in your blood, it won't be long before you are back.
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My current source of enjoyment.
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Mark , that car is to good to do any external mods . Keep them all under the skin . Not often you see such an original. Gtv

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Very true Kev. One of the cars I would love to have is a nearly stcok GTV6.. Maybe a slightly modified, as in qv cams, 25mm torsion bars, but other wise a stock sounding 2.5 is really amazing. Now a SA3.0 is probably perfect stock, what with the throaty carbs sound effect!

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Welcome Mark and... Sorry, but I had to do this! :)

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This is not about a transaxle but its still about resurrecting an Alfa Romeo.

Spent the last few days in Durban Kwazulu Natal collecting a 164 3.0l 24 valve. The car had done 1500 km in the last 4 years. Unfortunately in the last two to three years in had only be driven 10 km per month. My buddy who has had a 2.0l 164 and a 166 in the U.K. decided to rekindle his passion for the 164. We left Johannesburg on Wednesday Morning, hoping to replace a split water pipe from the thermostat housing to the heads in the afternoon and then driving the car back to JHB. The car was in a lot better condition that I had anticipated and the pipe replacing went smoothly will no hiccups. All was going well when we took the car for a second test drive, 5km down the road it stopped. We decided that fuel starvation was the problem, after stripping out the fuel filter 3 times( it would start and run for a few seconds then die ) and adding a little fresh fuel it chugged into life. But bellowing smoke and with no power it was decided to tow it back and find a new filter in the morning. The fuel that ran out looked more like oil that petrol and had zero smell.
Cut a long story short we got to with in 15km of our destination, the car having run perfectly for almost 600km, blew the water hose off the header tank. the afternoon traffic obviously causing a heat build up and a fatly pressure cap. We left the car in my parents garage overnight, wiliest we went in search of a new pressure cap.
The car is now at its new place of residence but the fuel system problem persist.
Last resort drain all the old stale fuel and fill with fresh.

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Mark , that water from kwazulu is hectically corrosive . Flush radiator engine with water only not radiator flush . Check fans coming in . Normally it's the relay on right front . There are two . You can swop them around . Put new filter in and disconnect fuel line . Turn ignition on and activate pump by turning AFm with hand . Check flow . Check plugs . Your injectors could be clogged up

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The new addition, haven't had time to look at fuel problem yet.
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On Saturday the 19 of July six cars made the first GTV6 breakfast run to Haartbeesport Dam. Four 2.5's met at the Total garage near Lanseria Airport. We were then joined by two 3.0 liter GTV's at the Sasol garage need Krugersdorp.
The six like minded drivers and passengers drove out to the Cock and Bull restaurant for a splendid breakfast and some in-depth discussions on GTV6's.
This is hopefully going to be a regular quarterly event.
We even had our own caps made for the event. (Many thanks to Dan Booysen)

So anybody in the greater Gauteng area that is interested send me a PM and I will pass your contact details on to the organizers.
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A few of the GTV's on the run.
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Went to the annual ARCSA Concours on the 7th of September, a couple of the GTV's that where there.
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And some GTV6's.
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Finally some 3.0 liters, including a 3.0liter turbo.
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A race 3.0l liter sorry don't know anything about it, please help Kevin.
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Nice pics Mark . Did you get any of the engine bays on the other gtv3.0s . The white GTV race car was a Glenwood prepared race car for late Dougie Packer a few years ago . It has 3.5 carb motor which is extremely strong and all the usual race parts on it . A good feature that Dawie designed on the car was the fuel tank where the rear seats are but it is low and in two parts . Its all panelled off for racing . I see it still has my old one piece bumper/spoiler kit on it still :D . The new owner is on the forum .

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