Let's see your Alfa Romeos!

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RJH777

211 posts

43 months

Saturday 16th December 2023
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Well according to Clarkson I can now officially call myself a petrolhead...picked up this morning, bit wet to really give it a proper drive but can already tell it's going to be fantastic to do so; the delicate steering feel is great.

Although I think I might look to get some Pilot Sports on it sooner than later as heard the P Zeros are very fair weather tires!


robemcdonald

8,851 posts

197 months

Saturday 16th December 2023
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RJH777 said:
Well according to Clarkson I can now officially call myself a petrolhead...picked up this morning, bit wet to really give it a proper drive but can already tell it's going to be fantastic to do so; the delicate steering feel is great.

Although I think I might look to get some Pilot Sports on it sooner than later as heard the P Zeros are very fair weather tires!

Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.

generationx

6,851 posts

106 months

Saturday 16th December 2023
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robemcdonald said:
RJH777 said:
Well according to Clarkson I can now officially call myself a petrolhead...picked up this morning, bit wet to really give it a proper drive but can already tell it's going to be fantastic to do so; the delicate steering feel is great.

Although I think I might look to get some Pilot Sports on it sooner than later as heard the P Zeros are very fair weather tires!

Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
Very nice - what extras are on it?

I can recommend the Michelins by the way.

psi310398

9,170 posts

204 months

Saturday 16th December 2023
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robemcdonald said:
RJH777 said:
Well according to Clarkson I can now officially call myself a petrolhead...picked up this morning, bit wet to really give it a proper drive but can already tell it's going to be fantastic to do so; the delicate steering feel is great.

Although I think I might look to get some Pilot Sports on it sooner than later as heard the P Zeros are very fair weather tires!

Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
And only a moron (or hopeless optimist, which might end up just being the same thing) would rely on one to start every timesmile. The wise Alfa owner diversifies risk by ensuring that they themselves or their partner has something reliable and German or Japanese.

generationx

6,851 posts

106 months

Saturday 16th December 2023
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psi310398 said:
robemcdonald said:
RJH777 said:
Well according to Clarkson I can now officially call myself a petrolhead...picked up this morning, bit wet to really give it a proper drive but can already tell it's going to be fantastic to do so; the delicate steering feel is great.

Although I think I might look to get some Pilot Sports on it sooner than later as heard the P Zeros are very fair weather tires!

Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
And only a moron (or hopeless optimist, which might end up just being the same thing) would rely on one to start every timesmile. The wise Alfa owner diversifies risk by ensuring that they themselves or their partner has something reliable and German or Japanese.
Or, in our case, a Land Rover wobble

Square Leg

14,712 posts

190 months

Saturday 16th December 2023
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robemcdonald said:
Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
I’m on my 3rd… laugh

sunbeam alpine

6,956 posts

189 months

Saturday 16th December 2023
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psi310398 said:
robemcdonald said:
RJH777 said:
Well according to Clarkson I can now officially call myself a petrolhead...picked up this morning, bit wet to really give it a proper drive but can already tell it's going to be fantastic to do so; the delicate steering feel is great.

Although I think I might look to get some Pilot Sports on it sooner than later as heard the P Zeros are very fair weather tires!

Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
And only a moron (or hopeless optimist, which might end up just being the same thing) would rely on one to start every timesmile. The wise Alfa owner diversifies risk by ensuring that they themselves or their partner has something reliable and German or Japanese.
We morons try to cover the risk of non-starting by having a suitably large number of Alfas available. One of them will always start... smile


RJH777

211 posts

43 months

Saturday 16th December 2023
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sunbeam alpine said:
We morons try to cover the risk of non-starting by having a suitably large number of Alfas available. One of them will always start... smile

Now that's dedication!

Yes we've covered that risk, the other half has a very sensible and reliable Polo GTI!


waynedear

2,189 posts

168 months

Monday 18th December 2023
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Square Leg said:
robemcdonald said:
Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
I’m on my 3rd… laugh
I'm on my 28th.

psi310398

9,170 posts

204 months

Tuesday 19th December 2023
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sunbeam alpine said:
We morons try to cover the risk of non-starting by having a suitably large number of Alfas available. One of them will always start... smile

Sorry, I think that’s not quite accurate. I follow the excellent logic as far as it goes but, surely, none of them is guaranteed to start every time but at least one should at any given point!

Square Leg

14,712 posts

190 months

Tuesday 19th December 2023
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waynedear said:
Square Leg said:
robemcdonald said:
Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
I’m on my 3rd… laugh
I'm on my 28th.
That’s just greedy. biggrin
And possibly mad….

robemcdonald

8,851 posts

197 months

Tuesday 19th December 2023
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Square Leg said:
waynedear said:
Square Leg said:
robemcdonald said:
Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
I’m on my 3rd… laugh
I'm on my 28th.
That’s just greedy. biggrin
And possibly mad….
I’m on number 8, but in my defence I have owned this one for 17 years…

WhiteBaron

1,395 posts

227 months

Tuesday 19th December 2023
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Mmkmc car trial..... was marshalling

sunbeam alpine

6,956 posts

189 months

Tuesday 19th December 2023
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psi310398 said:
sunbeam alpine said:
We morons try to cover the risk of non-starting by having a suitably large number of Alfas available. One of them will always start... smile

Sorry, I think that’s not quite accurate. I follow the excellent logic as far as it goes but, surely, none of them is guaranteed to start every time but at least one should at any given point!
The biggest challenge is ensuring that the one that started in the morning, continues to behave itself all day...

I can't complain at all on this front, but realise that in posting this I have damned myself. Will pack a massive toolkit just in case. smile

velocemitch

3,820 posts

221 months

Tuesday 19th December 2023
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WhiteBaron said:


Mmkmc car trial..... was marshalling
I’m trying to imagine just how bad a Giulia would be on a Car Trial!

coetzeeh

2,652 posts

237 months

Wednesday 20th December 2023
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robemcdonald said:
Square Leg said:
waynedear said:
Square Leg said:
robemcdonald said:
Well done, although strictly speaking Clarkson is / was wrong. You see anyone can buy an Alfa Romeo. Only a petrolhead would be silly enough to buy a second one.
I’m on my 3rd… laugh
I'm on my 28th.
That’s just greedy. biggrin
And possibly mad….
I’m on number 8, but in my defence I have owned this one for 17 years…
Down to 4 at present but working on it.

FFinally

63 posts

28 months

Wednesday 20th December 2023
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My third after a 2006 GT and a Giulia Quad.

billbring

193 posts

184 months

Sunday 31st December 2023
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Was that the one auctioned at the Classic Motor Show last month?
It looks as though you got a bit of a bargain there!

FFinally

63 posts

28 months

Sunday 31st December 2023
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That’s the one. It’s quite the experience!

dinkel

26,976 posts

259 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Racked up about 4k kms in 2.5 months and the Twinny behaved pretty good.
Tour to a car gallery, and as always there's good company to keep the spirits high.

Two wheels I know... The original Teardrops will be kept for summer (fresh Vreddie Ultracs in April) and two 10-point stars are waiting for two new Wintracs and a set of spacers to fill the gaps and keep the rear brakes clear.

Next: sorting a list of minor niggles and 305 brakes up front. Thinking about Sparco buckets to replace the original Lusso Momo leather. Kart-like behaviour does not like sliding bums, and the wife agrees...