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Old 12-02-2013   #16
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Re: tipo 16v M626UPP update

i looked at the 8v to start with as there 120bhp standard and re-map to 150 very nicely! but i was lucky enough to find a facelift 150 lusso just within my budget so went for that and very pleased i did its a great car all alfa no gm crap unlike the 159 and brera-astra lol only a few very small minor common issues like upper and lower wish bones prone to fail, wiper linkage is very fragile, turbo hoses rub and split and the bonnet locks have a habit of gunking up and not locking properly... but thats it nothing major at all
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Firstly great work ..she/he looks great .. the leather seats from the alfa ..are they a straight swap ..and what did you pay for them ... cheers ..!!
Thanks! they are a straight swap all i had to do was adjust the locking mech for the rear seat but that's all everything else bolted straight in using all the original alfa fittings, i paid about 190 for mine including postage so not to bad really if you have a 5 door tipo you will probably want the 146 interior as its the 5 door version of the 145 and again should all bolt straight in as its the same car just with a boot
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Re: tipo 16v M626UPP update

its nice to see someone is finally doing something with that car instead of just talking about it
if i ever see glen again ill let him know that your doing a good job with her. he move to turkey just over a year ago and not heard from him since.
missing mine nowhope new owner is looking after her
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Re: tipo 16v M626UPP update

Well it's been a long time since I updated this thread as the Work took a back seat for a while and the old girl was stored for a good few years first due to issues finding a few parts (abs sensors) then due to lack of time to continue myself untill finally in around November time I decided the only way anything was going to happen was to get someone to do the work for me! So thanks to Luke at Italicar in norwich we are back and road leagal after about 4 years of storage.

So with the new abs sensors found and fitted, new pads and disks all round, anti roll bar drop links, cambelt, balance shaft belt etc and some recommissioning we had an MOT And a very happy Jay! 😀 since then I've also had to fit a new battery, coil pack, dizzy cap and rotor, and clean the power connector to the fuel pump as we had a few tipo tantrums that resulted in me being towed home 😂 but now she's running like a new car!

She's also looking very different now the body kit has been completely removed as it was a pain in the backside it was poorly fitted and causing all sorts issues so it's gone for good! There are a few other changes that are bing made but Unfortunately the front subframe has now died so everything else has been put on hold while this gets sorted but once it's done the work will resume so I'll update the thread again and add some new pics later on when I get the chance so watch this space! 😀
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Re: tipo 16v M626UPP update

one of the biggest re occurring problems with the tipo was the body kit it had been repaired a few times but always ended up cracking again so after a couple of beers at xmas i decided the best corse of action was to permanently and completely remove it, after years of rain etc leaking through the cracks i was a little worried what would be underneath but i was lucky its all solid and in pretty good shape!




all that was holding the kit on was a one screw in the middle and a couple of rivets the rest was fixed in place with a bucket load of filler!




with the kit and all the filler removed i gave it a quick coat of hamerite just to protect the bare metal then vinyl wrapped over it as a temporary cover until I'm ready to have the car re-sprayed





next step is to sort a little rust on the bottom of the doors then I'm going to wrap those to and finally i need to replace the front drivers wing as its been replaced with a non original wing at some point before the delta kit was fitted unfortunately it was never sprayed or sealed with anything and just left bare with the black primer coating they ship with so after years of exposure to the elements it was rusty as hell luckily i have a pair of original wings in the loft so ill wrap one and fit it when the weather is a little warmer but until then I've just coated it in hamerite to tidy it up



now onto the next job the subframe
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