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Alpine down under.

Postby Paul Tommo » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:20 am

Hi all,
I have just bought my first Alpine. Its a 1988 GTA originally delivered new to New Zealand and imported into Australia by the previous owner in 2004. I also have a R1135 Gordini so not a complete novice but this is somewhat different. Not sure how to post a photo.

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Postby stephendell » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:02 pm

Hi Paul,

Nice to hear from you, you seem to have worked out how to post a photo ok :-)

Is that the original colour pearl? Looks nicer. Brighter, More pearl.
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Postby Paul Tommo » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:19 am

Hi,
It was always a white car but it has been re painted White Pearl.
It needs some work as in the suspension bushes and gear box seals. I also need a workshop manual any ideas where to get one?

Enjoy,
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Re: Alpine down under.

Postby paulrob100 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi Paul. The car looks great. Mine is also pearl & like yours has been re-painted, albeit some time ago. It's much darker than yours - more cream.

The last time I looked there was a workshop manual on eBay.uk with a buy it now price of £115
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Re: Alpine down under.

Postby clee » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:32 pm

Hello Paul .

I've got workshop manuals,rear bushes and gearbox seals in stock .Can do a bundle price if you let me know what you need .

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Postby johnb » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:04 pm

There's a manual on eBay at the moment at £35.95 plus postage.

Are you anywhere near Melbourne by any chance?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Renault-Alpin ... Sw-jhUDX~9
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Re: Alpine down under.

Postby Paul Tommo » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:30 am

I found a manual on the internet which I have printed off. Not sure how much detail it has yet.
Keen to get some parts happening for the suspension etc. I'll contact you when I know what exactly I will be needing.

I am in Bathurst NSW 2 hours west of Sydney.

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Re: Alpine down under.

Postby Paul Tommo » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:54 am

This is the link to the manual I have printed off.
http://www.renaultalpine.co.uk/www-pre- ... manual.htm
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Postby johnb » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:50 am

That's the manual that used to be in the technical section on the RAOC website. Good find.
My eldest son lives in Melbourne, that's why I asked.
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Re: Alpine down under.

Postby Alan Moore » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:34 am

Paul Tommo wrote:Hi all,
I have just bought my first Alpine. Its a 1988 GTA originally delivered new to New Zealand and imported into Australia by the previous owner in 2004. I also have a R1135 Gordini so not a complete novice but this is somewhat different. Not sure how to post a photo.

Paul,
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Hi Paul,
Did you buy your GTA from Peter K. in Brisbane?
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Re: Alpine down under.

Postby Paul Tommo » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:56 pm

Hi Alan,
Yes I did. Drove it home 1200 km on a permit.
Its been let go a bit as its been siting for 7+ years.
It needs a little TLC to the suspension, gearbox seals, cooling system, electrical, AC etc and I hope to have it on Club rego in 2018.

Paul.
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Re: Alpine down under.

Postby Alan Moore » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:07 am

Sounds good. Having A/C is a bit of a rarity. It used to run quite well, and still must, given the 1200 Klm trip. The twin barrel Weber is an upgrade from the original, but perhaps a small Holley four barrel and manifold would be best power for money. They do drive nice, and handle quite well, although I have had mine bite at the limit on the track. It should be fun, and not much slower than the Turbo, with a better exhaust note.
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