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05-01-2017 08:49 PM
Robotech You're right for those brakes.
05-01-2017 07:28 PM
Elff O Man the vultures are circling!!
05-01-2017 03:18 PM
Robotech Oh now I need to contact Hoosier. LOL
04-30-2017 11:03 AM
Elff Hoosier will be picking it up this week.
I decided against spending the summer fixing it.
04-28-2017 03:34 PM
Robotech
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Lusi will always hold a spot in my heart.
I don't think I saw it elsewhere but are you rebuilding the Sky's engine or are you selling it to Hoosier? LOL
04-28-2017 01:17 PM
SkyTARDIS I'd want one if there were no more kappa cars left in the world AND I could swap a RL engine in.
04-28-2017 12:47 PM
wspohn Took a look at new prices on the 4C. Optioned the way I'd want to buy one, it was ~$78K CAN or $67K US for the coupe (which considering the currency exchange rate means we get a deal up here).

When you consider that the Porsche Cayman GT4 I was seriously looking at was going for c. $140K (Can - by profiteering dealers after production had stopped, but I think US list was in the 90K range) the Alfa is pretty good bang for the buck.

What else is there out there that I'd be interested in (Evora at $91K US?) - not much. I'd probably buy an original NSX (50-70K Can.) which I've always had a hankering for even though they could use a tad more power (which I could arrange.....

Sad that there are always so few sports cars available.
04-27-2017 10:11 PM
Elff Lusi will always hold a spot in my heart.
04-27-2017 09:20 PM
expostdelirium Eiff, I am cheering for you and that beauty! I've loved the looks of is since they trotted it out on the Auto Show circuit a couple of years back. I saw Clarkson drive one on Top Gear - and I still want one. It is certainly a car that I would consider buying. When/If my "urban mansion" sells at some point, the 4C will be within reach and it will certainly be a consideration.

This is yet another reason I love forums. I get to feel great about other folks' purchases and cool works. Does this car have you saying "What Sky?" or is that car still in your heart?
04-25-2017 08:45 PM
JohnWR I probably can, and will look for one when I get back into the restoration project.
If all else fails I have a folding top frame and can use the front bow from it to make one.
Those trips were made when I was just out of school and the TR was my only car.
04-25-2017 10:54 AM
wspohn
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Not sure how I got "A" out of "C", oh well.

The Surrey Top does seem to be quite rare, but I guess that is to be expected as it was a low volume option for a low volume car. Mine needs some work that I am a bit worried about doing. The rubber seal around the back light is badly decomposed. I have a replacement but hate the thought of cracking what is certainly an irreplaceable piece of glass. I have never had a soft top for it, and the removable hard top section is too big to fit in the boot, so I made several week-long trips in it with no top and no option to put it up!
Shades of the Solstice coupe!

Can you buy a soft top to replace the hard panel? They had them for the TR4s and they should still be available.
04-25-2017 09:19 AM
JohnWR
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The stow away MG top I referenced was on our MGC (same as an MGB except straight 6). The MGA had a more sensible set up that had catches at each front corner and folded down behind the seats - still a bit of running side to side. I don't have to worry about it, as I am down to one coupe, a rebodied MGA (also coupe) and my race car with no top at all.

The Surrey top was a neat set up (and rare) and it ticked off Triumph owners when Porsche later came out with the Targa top and claimed it as the first of its kind.
Not sure how I got "A" out of "C", oh well.

The Surrey Top does seem to be quite rare, but I guess that is to be expected as it was a low volume option for a low volume car. Mine needs some work that I am a bit worried about doing. The rubber seal around the back light is badly decomposed. I have a replacement but hate the thought of cracking what is certainly an irreplaceable piece of glass. I have never had a soft top for it, and the removable hard top section is too big to fit in the boot, so I made several week-long trips in it with no top and no option to put it up!
04-24-2017 08:53 PM
Elff
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Is the Alfa rear-engine or mid-engine? I thought mid.
It is Mid.
04-24-2017 11:34 AM
wspohn The stow away MG top I referenced was on our MGC (same as an MGB except straight 6). The MGA had a more sensible set up that had catches at each front corner and folded down behind the seats - still a bit of running side to side. I don't have to worry about it, as I am down to one coupe, a rebodied MGA (also coupe) and my race car with no top at all.

The Surrey top was a neat set up (and rare) and it ticked off Triumph owners when Porsche later came out with the Targa top and claimed it as the first of its kind.
04-24-2017 11:28 AM
JohnWR I watched a coupe soft top removal/replacement once. It involved putting the assembly upside down on a blanket laid on the ground and use of a rubber mallet to help with the frame.

My MGB had the same top arrangement as your MGA, Bill. Major operation to put up or down. Then there was the TR-250 Surrey Top that was fitted to my TR-6.......

Is the Alfa rear-engine or mid-engine? I thought mid.
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