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1973 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1a serie [901A]

1973 Alfa Romeo Alfasud [901A] in Bianco, rosso e Verdone, Movie, 1981 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: IT

1973 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1a serie [901A]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

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jettalover US

2010-01-14 05:12

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What's that hanging off the rear bumper?

marioman3138 AU

2010-01-14 07:46

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If its what I think it is, it's a strip of rubber. Some people put them on their cars, apparently it stops motion sickness I think....

DynaMike NL

2010-01-14 11:55

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Often there was a lightning flash on it. They wer rather common in the 70s and early 80s, especially on Golfs, Kadetts, Taunuses, Capris and the cheaper Japanese cars... Maybe it was because the ride of such cars was so terrible that people tried their luck with some magic stuff :D

Sunbar UK

2010-01-14 12:58

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I had forgotten about those rubber earthing straps with the lighting flash... completely pointless, I think.

But then they are still being sold as here.

http://www.mizter.com/

bref FR

2010-01-14 13:17

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Sunbar wrote I had forgotten about those rubber earthing straps with the lighting flash... completely pointless, I think.

But then they are still being sold as here.

http://www.mizter.com/



:wow: still sold, with the same name, quite unbelievable. Thanks for the link :king:

The name "Mizter" is for "mise Ó la terre" in french, which means earthing

tonkaTRACKER US

2010-01-14 13:20

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Those were pretty popular in the US too, and can still be found at auto parts stores (lightning bolt and all) :lol:

ingo DE

2010-01-14 13:40

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A faked "German" car, I would say. It has a "D"-sign. The plate looks very faked. Rather paper than Aluminium. :)

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ingo DE

2010-01-14 13:41

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P.S.About these rubber-stripes I've heard, that it shall help against police-radar-controls. :D

130rapid PL

2010-01-14 13:42

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Not so stupid gadget.
If the rubber strip has tin (copper or aluminium) wire inside.
And if one side of wire connects with metal integral element of body.

Then strip releases static charge from body by simply touching the ground.

It prevents you those little but very distressing electric shock when you step off a car and touch some metal part of body.

-- Last edit: 2010-01-14 13:47:42

bref FR

2010-01-14 13:55

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ingo wrote P.S.About these rubber-stripes I've heard, that it shall help against police-radar-controls. :D


You are sure it is not April 1st only? :D

Sunbar UK

2010-01-14 14:03

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130rapid wrote Not so stupid gadget.
If the rubber strip has tin (copper or aluminium) wire inside.
And if one side of wire connects with metal integral element of body.

Then strip releases static charge from body by simply touching the ground.

It prevents you those little but very distressing electric shock when you step off a car and touch some metal part of body.


From memory (so not reliable at all :) ) they had no actual wire in the centre rather a carbon impregnated 'string-like' core, similar I guess to ignition high-tension cables. In my experience they did not cure the static-shocks you got when getting out of cars with plastic seats at the time. If you consider the claims about curing travel or motion sickness I think it was mostly wishful thinking.

ingo DE

2010-01-14 14:12

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@130rapid: probably it was quite important in the 70ies, where polyester-made clothings were popular. :)

tonkaTRACKER US

2010-01-14 14:15

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:lol: @ ingo

130rapid PL

2010-01-14 14:15

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Strip with metal wire was the cheaper People's Republic of Poland version. ;)

I don't know is it works. I hadn't any.

But some older drivers (with better memory of those times) sayed:
- Yes, it worked, it prevented shocks.
Is it placebo effect? :-P

Ingo is right! The car aren't root of static shocks.
This is a rubbig our body vs clothes, or (and) clothes vs upholstery.

I've you like polyester clothes and have car with some plastic covered seats, you can open small powerplant. Almost. ;) ;)

-- Last edit: 2010-01-14 14:24:15

ingo DE

2010-01-14 15:11

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Hmmm, what a lovely fragrance you'll have in your car then. Fermenting sweat between different sorts of plastic. :miam:

130rapid PL

2010-01-14 17:05

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70s polyester macho.

Not me! I have plushy "Pinnen Gruen" velur in E28, and nice, dark-blue, fabric coated seats in Skoda.

-- Last edit: 2010-01-14 17:07:02

conte IT

2010-09-21 23:56

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And what about the radio? :D

ElSaxo IT

2012-10-14 23:25

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Je mehr zeit vergeht, desto mehr liebe ich dich... Wer weisst warum?

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