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Discussion in 'General Banter' started by joey, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. joey

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    hey all...

    ive missed the forum and being busy at work I have not had time to tinker with moneypenny...

    till yesterday

    all fixed..!

    almost;)..


    idle is very smooth..to smooth and she has lost some bottom end torque, I suspect the timing needs retarding by about 6 degrees, but other than that I have a working Z3!.

    after what I have been through retarding timing willl be a 30 minute easy job!..

    I am going to collate and do a thread on all I learnt, those of you who have followed the saga know I have gone from being a mechanical newbie to replacing an entire coolant system and doing 2 head rebuilds including removing camshafts,followers and valves and rebuilding and re-fitting...as well as a fogged airbox and an (unsuccessful) fan delete mod...I hve also fixed the rocking seats repaired the roof electrics and refurbed the wheels and touched up all of the stonechips..

    I am glad to be the owner of a working z3 again...it feels nice.

    I have also purchased an alfa romeo GT which I must say is a truly stunning car to drive look at and own..


    my drive way has never looked better!

    sadly Barry's car is still frustratingly running like the proverbial pig...but we are determined to get to the bottom of it.

    on that subject a big thanks once again to barry who has moulded this greenhorn into a fairly decent home mechanic.

    its been a blast!

    nice to be back in the fold:)
     
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  2. t-tony

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    Well done Joey, looking forward to your write up. Hope you can enjoy your car now. All the best mate.
    Tony.:)
     
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  3. GazHyde

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    Glad to see you are back :)

    Hopefully we will be able to grab a coffee soon. We have a few owners getting together now in the area, we even had a driveway tech day a few weekends ago.

    Oh, and where are the pictures of this Alfa then :)
     
  4. FRANKIE

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    Glad you're back. Frankie
     
  5. joey

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    And for gaz

    The alfa
     

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  6. FRANKIE

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    I had a '64 Spyder Veloce, 1600cc dohc. LOVED IT!!!!!!
     
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    My old boss was an Alfa dealer and he had some great cars including a GT 6 Veloce. The Sud was also great fun, just a shame they dissolved when they got wet.:(

    Tony.
     
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    Thankfully not like that anymore..I have done my research, keep on top of the oil, coolant and cambelt and there is nothing to worry about.

    Simples..

    Really enjoying her so far.

    Driving to Edinburgh at the end of the month to see mum.

    Can't wait!
     
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    At least you won't need your passport Joey.=))
    Tony.
     
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    Might have enjoyed that. ..

    Haven't had a holiday this year..and just thunk of all that duty free whisky!
     
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    Honestly though. .

    The alfa is a stunning drive.

    I have the 2.0 jts engine and love the sound of it..my right foot has gotten very twitchy! !
     
  12. GazHyde

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    Thanks Joey, she looks purty... :D
     
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