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Thread: Looking at a 916 Spider any tips

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    Senior Member MrMickS's Avatar
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    As per the topic I'm going to take a look at a 916 Spider. Other than the usual cambelts on the twin spark does anyone have any tips on what to look for?
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    Rear suspension rust in spring Pans, window fit round door and hood. Electric hood? Check it all works, although it should have bypass switches behind drivers seat.
    60/75

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    Rear aluminium sub frame mountings, shocks and springs... Front suspension top and bottom arms and loose front roll bar mounts on the front sub frame, Rear gearbox mounting failure

    Cooling fans not working.. Engine big end bearing failure... the list goes on, It's all old car stuff..

    There nice cars if you can find a good one..

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    I know Zero about them but always liked the shape of those.
    Long term I would be interested in one as a run around /project to tinker with.
    I think they look great. Post pics if you get one and your thoughts!
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    Got a couple to look at which I'll arrange to do once I've got over the sleep deprivation of the past couple of nights. Will let people know if anything comes of either,.
    2015 Ghibli S
    2001 Alfa Romeo Spider Lusso

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    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 MultiAir 170, Mazda RX-8, Alfa Romeo 156 Selespeed, Alfa Romeo 146 Ti, Alfasud SC 1.5, Willys MB (1942)

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    Curveball: http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/sh...03-of-155.html

    Was sorely tempted but decided against it mainly on the mileage, lots on here say mileage doesn't bother them.... only going up in value.
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    Senior Member MrMickS's Avatar
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    That's a very nice GTV. Very, very, tempting.
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    Just done a quick 80 mile round trip in our spider, roof down, great. Just the scuttle shake gives its age away.
    60/75

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    Quote Originally Posted by allandwf View Post
    Just done a quick 80 mile round trip in our spider, roof down, great. Just the scuttle shake gives its age away.
    We could all shake a bit when we were younger Allan, wish I could still
    Shake as much as the car...days like this I'm glad to live where I do and have the privelage to take the old girl out for a shake when weather permits.Hope it stays good for tomorrow..service at PKs nearing 40 k and shaking like a young thing.

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    Strad going back in the garage tonight, Spider coming out for some roof down action!


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