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    All this, is making me itch to go out and get something classic and simple..

    Get a well looked after original version of something and just keep, use and polish it...

    There is a YouTube channel called Petrolicious... go check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    All this, is making me itch to go out and get something classic and simple..

    Get a well looked after original version of something and just keep, use and polish it...

    There is a YouTube channel called Petrolicious... go check it out
    Here is something simple and classic for you:

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    The hottest of the hatchbacks! ( though not really a hatchback).

    I had a '79 model as my first car in '85-( I remember being able to put 50c of petrol in that one to get home!)

    I gave it a full body patch-up and rebuild ( Durban car) and respray-even remember the colour -Pervinca Blue!

    What a beaut in power and handling-was a 1500 flat 4 twin carb, and went like the clappers!

    -until I blew a piece of one piston out!-knew I was in trouble as it happened and the oil started burning off very quickly-drove another 20km like that without even stopping, then parked it on the hill at the farm when I got there!

    Next morning, fill up the oil, manage to crash-start it down a looong hill, drive 70 km to town and straight to workshop! I think I trailed more smoke that day than might a whole fleet of airshow craft!

    Replaced with a more sedate single-carb second hand engine after that.

    Sad to eventually see it writtten off by insurance after a fairly mild close encounter with an Armco barrier a year or two later!




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    The one that you are showing is the 1.2 ti.
    Didn't the 1.5 have 4 doors and solid headlights?
    That low slung boxer motor with all round discs gave it great handling.

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    This was my 1st car. Enjoyed it but kept me busy with repairs. Went well for it's age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick L View Post
    The hottest of the hatchbacks! ( though not really a hatchback).

    I had a '79 model as my first car in '85-( I remember being able to put 50c of petrol in that one to get home!)

    I gave it a full body patch-up and rebuild ( Durban car) and respray-even remember the colour -Pervinca Blue!

    What a beaut in power and handling-was a 1500 flat 4 twin carb, and went like the clappers!

    -until I blew a piece of one piston out!-knew I was in trouble as it happened and the oil started burning off very quickly-drove another 20km like that without even stopping, then parked it on the hill at the farm when I got there!

    Next morning, fill up the oil, manage to crash-start it down a looong hill, drive 70 km to town and straight to workshop! I think I trailed more smoke that day than might a whole fleet of airshow craft!

    Replaced with a more sedate single-carb second hand engine after that.

    Sad to eventually see it writtten off by insurance after a fairly mild close encounter with an Armco barrier a year or two later!





    Those things could go around bends!
    Pity it liked destroying pistons..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick L View Post
    The hottest of the hatchbacks! ( though not really a hatchback).

    I had a '79 model as my first car in '85-( I remember being able to put 50c of petrol in that one to get home!)

    I gave it a full body patch-up and rebuild ( Durban car) and respray-even remember the colour -Pervinca Blue!

    What a beaut in power and handling-was a 1500 flat 4 twin carb, and went like the clappers!

    -until I blew a piece of one piston out!-knew I was in trouble as it happened and the oil started burning off very quickly-drove another 20km like that without even stopping, then parked it on the hill at the farm when I got there!

    Next morning, fill up the oil, manage to crash-start it down a looong hill, drive 70 km to town and straight to workshop! I think I trailed more smoke that day than might a whole fleet of airshow craft!

    Replaced with a more sedate single-carb second hand engine after that.

    Sad to eventually see it writtten off by insurance after a fairly mild close encounter with an Armco barrier a year or two later!





    I had a 1985 Alfa 33 1.5 with the 1500 flat 4 and had a 36 weber carb.

    It ran really well and one could go around a corner like a madman and it would just beg for more, even considering it was front wheel drive.

    It had front electric windows and central locking nogal, and occasionally it worked. The wiring was really something to behold - real Italian spaghetti

    Broke one cambelt and dropped a valve so we rebuilt the engine and it ran many more kilos perfectly. I also stripped 2nd gear completely when I diced (and won I might ad) a guy in a 3.0 Sierra robot to robot.

    Sadly sold it eventually since parts were getting very scarce and expensive.
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    https://youtu.be/KupTgkp9kEQ


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    Jis, en hier dog ek ek is die enigste ou op die planet wat van die ou TUV's hou…..
    Onthou jy nog die advertensie

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    Capri Perana V8..............the stuff that wet dreams are made of
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Capri Perana V8..............the stuff that wet dreams are made of
    A friend of mine on CPT had one just like that. Same colour. It actually had a sticker under the bonnet warning you about the "negative road holding".
    It would spin the rear wheels into 3rd gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnieH View Post
    The one that you are showing is the 1.2 ti.
    Didn't the 1.5 have 4 doors and solid headlights?
    That low slung boxer motor with all round discs gave it great handling.
    Yes, I had the 4-door 1500ti-this pic was more for the colour -cos I spent many months prepping and spraypainting and staring at that colour-( I had the white interior as well! -it was very cool in '85, to drive to school in that).

    It had fantastic handling! I got to test it to limit on 120km open highway, and 20km good gravel every day!!

    -except I went through dozens of new cap-screws, lock-washers, and LocTite, because the darn cap-screws would always and without fail work their way loose on the inboard discs!. It was not the easiest car to work on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick L View Post
    Yes, I had the 4-door 1500ti-this pic was more for the colour -cos I spent many months prepping and spraypainting and staring at that colour-( I had the white interior as well! -it was very cool in '85, to drive to school in that).

    It had fantastic handling! I got to test it to limit on 120km open highway, and 20km good gravel every day!!

    -except I went through dozens of new cap-screws, lock-washers, and LocTite, because the darn cap-screws would always and without fail work their way loose on the inboard discs!. It was not the easiest car to work on!
    Ek het 'n pel gehad wat ook so mal was oor Alfa' s. Hy het altyd gesę ons boere se vingers is te dik om aan Alfa's te werk en dis hoekom ons so sukkel.

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