Search found 125 matches

by joanie
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5
Replies: 9
Views: 7805

Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5

Actually there have been some pretty average Alfas over the past 20 years. Its a brand that rests mostly on its heritage, without delivering much of substance or excitement any more. Phew luckily ours are all over 20 years old! I have to agree with you though- we don't like the modern Alfas much eit...
by joanie
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5
Replies: 9
Views: 7805

Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5

Actually there have been some pretty average Alfas over the past 20 years. Its a brand that rests mostly on its heritage, without delivering much of substance or excitement any more. Phew luckily ours are all over 20 years old! I have to agree with you though- we don't like the modern Alfas much eit...
by joanie
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5
Replies: 9
Views: 7805

Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5

I have to admit Alfa156 selespeeds do have a bit of a reputation -the word from an expert alfa serviceman is they must be serviced and recalibrated every 6 mths ( or 3mths if you drive demandingly!) I guess this could well apply to other vehicles with selespeeds too...very rarely to you get somethin...
by joanie
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5
Replies: 9
Views: 7805

Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5

I have to admit Alfa156 selespeeds do have a bit of a reputation -the word from an expert alfa serviceman is they must be serviced and recalibrated every 6 mths ( or 3mths if you drive demandingly!) I guess this could well apply to other vehicles with selespeeds too...very rarely to you get somethin...
by joanie
Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5
Replies: 9
Views: 7805

Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5

Avoid an Alfa!
wash your mouth!
by joanie
Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5
Replies: 9
Views: 7805

Anyone for a sequential shifting MX5

Avoid an Alfa!
wash your mouth!
by joanie
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: The joys of fiberglass.
Replies: 7
Views: 3790

The joys of fiberglass.

Forget the pic!
Goodness me how can anyone let such a poor piece of writing out the door
doesn't anyone use their spell-checker!
by joanie
Sun Feb 29, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Painter/Panelbeater
Replies: 2
Views: 1799

Painter/Panelbeater

Maidstone Panel & Paint 04 9396145 ask for the owner Grant Haven't tried this bloke ourselves but have seen some of his work...an Alfisti (Alfa Freak) friend of ours uses him... He is Stuart Chandler from South Pacific Tyres You can mention his name and say he referred you! Cheers Joan Hilder (Paekak)
by joanie
Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Spare wheel relocation
Replies: 11
Views: 4178

Spare wheel relocation

I am also interested in shifting my spare... Grant, if you could email me the
pics of your job too I would be most grateful.
Cheers Joan H
by joanie
Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Spare wheel relocation
Replies: 11
Views: 6483

Spare wheel relocation

I am also interested in shifting my spare... Grant, if you could email me the
pics of your job too I would be most grateful.
Cheers Joan H
by joanie
Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Unclassified RE: Headlights no go in dip
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

Unclassified RE: Headlights no go in dip

Yep often its the switch end..if Mazdas are like Alfas they will have a slack switching system prone to wear out...can be fixed rather than replaced by anyone who knows what they are doing and a few simple hand tools ( not me but Graham ;-) But if the spray cleaner does the job all the better! Cheer...
by joanie
Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Unclassified RE: Headlights no go in dip
Replies: 1
Views: 2002

Unclassified RE: Headlights no go in dip

Yep often its the switch end..if Mazdas are like Alfas they will have a slack switching system prone to wear out...can be fixed rather than replaced by anyone who knows what they are doing and a few simple hand tools ( not me but Graham ;-) But if the spray cleaner does the job all the better! Cheer...
by joanie
Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Vandalised
Replies: 6
Views: 3083

Vandalised

Indeed a very bad show Bill and makes me very reluctant to take my MX5 into
the big city (I'm a Kapiti Coaster!)
I wonder who you are insured with though as usually if its your first claim
for the period you should only lose a step of your NCB
Cheers Joan
by joanie
Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Vandalised
Replies: 6
Views: 3351

Vandalised

Indeed a very bad show Bill and makes me very reluctant to take my MX5 into
the big city (I'm a Kapiti Coaster!)
I wonder who you are insured with though as usually if its your first claim
for the period you should only lose a step of your NCB
Cheers Joan
by joanie
Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:08 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Roll bars query
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Roll bars query

Great Keith, sounds like I shouldn't really have too much of a problem then
being a mere 5'3"!
Joan
by joanie
Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:07 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Roll bars query
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Roll bars query

Thanks for that..have printed it out and will have a read!
by joanie
Tue Oct 21, 2003 11:12 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Roll bars query
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Roll bars query

Thinking of buying a second-hand homologated roll-bar which is currently up for sale, so I can use the MX5 on the occasional track-event. In discussing the item with the seller, he mentions the matter of the height. The MANZ regs require there to be a certain minimum clearance between the bar and th...
by joanie
Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:29 am
Forum: 2003
Topic: More tricky trivia
Replies: 16
Views: 7620

More tricky trivia

No, not the Monty - that debuted at the Montreal World Fair 1967. Now if you want to see one of these cars driven in anger, there is one racing in New Zealand (well it will be once the repairs are completed from the last race crash!) It is bright green and was brought over from UK by returning NZer ...
by joanie
Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:19 am
Forum: 2003
Topic: Thanks - Car Alarm Solved!
Replies: 9
Views: 4061

Thanks - Car Alarm Solved!

Ah ha well ours does chirp when you are near so perhaps we have the good oil
anyway!
by joanie
Sun Aug 31, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Thanks - Car Alarm Solved!
Replies: 9
Views: 4061

Thanks - Car Alarm Solved!

We're with AMI and while I think they asked if it had an alarm that was all
they wanted to know...as to what kind...they didn't seem to care ... I
wouldn't have a clue as to what kind it is either :-)
Cheers Joan H
by joanie
Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:08 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: how to gain a NZ racing license
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

how to gain a NZ racing license

Hi there Daniel, There are 2 sorts of racing licences generally available, the first is for dual sprints and can just be applied for and off course you will need to hand over many dollars. For a full racing licence you do need to sit a test. If you have not done any racing I would recommend you star...
by joanie
Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:50 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Spare Relocation Experience?
Replies: 18
Views: 6600

Spare Relocation Experience?

Nice to hear some info on "Fix a flat" from someone in the trade; especially the bit about a surcharge to clean it out when you take it to the tyre shop! Like Lou my question remains..what do you do with the flat tyre after you change it for the spare..it won't fit under the car will it nor in the b...
by joanie
Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:05 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Non standard front plate
Replies: 32
Views: 20272

Non standard front plate

Martin "The outcome will very likely be nothing at all. As someone previously reported here." Are you referring to the recent correspondence or something posted some time ago. I have recently joined the list and would be interested in any earlier notes on this subject. Apart from our MX5, our Alfa w...
by joanie
Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:05 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Non standard front plate
Replies: 32
Views: 20272

Non standard front plate

Martin "The outcome will very likely be nothing at all. As someone previously reported here." Are you referring to the recent correspondence or something posted some time ago. I have recently joined the list and would be interested in any earlier notes on this subject. Apart from our MX5, our Alfa w...
by joanie
Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: re[2]: Gritty gears
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

re[2]: Gritty gears

Forget the "babelfish'd japanese pages"
Why the heck can't you speak like Kiwis ..we dont "shift" gears (Argghhh Yank
speak!)...we change them!
BTW mine feel fine!
Joan ( new girl - 1990 MX5)

Go to advanced search