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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
Happy to help. Alas, I injured my foot on Tuesday, so am moving very slowly right now.
I created a thread covering the restoration of my car and it's FNM engine. It is a long thread, as I tend to wander occasionally, but has much guidance for someone undertaking a 102 restoration.
As for "Grigio Biacca".....
There is much debate about this color. I have seen paint formulas that produce light green, a light blue, a light gray, and other variations. According to Marco, my car was originally Grigio Biacca. We found a protected area on my car that had not been repainted since new, and which had been protected from the sun. We used a computerized camera designed to analyze the color and produce the paint formula that matched. It is a lovely soft white. The Italians can be as creative in their names as well as their mechanics. Yes, it is much like a fresh cream suited for good Italian coffee.
I can probably get you the formula, but it will be after I am mobile again. I have difficulty driving right now.
The "FNM" engine is a version of the original engine that was produced in Brazil from the 70s through the mid 80's. From the outside it looks almost identical to the original 2000. Inside it is 2300 cc, and was delivered initially with two Solex ADDH carbs. It is rated at 149HP, compared to the original engine's 120 +/-. The car that used this engine was never imported to the U.S., but was imported into Europe, briefly. So, usable engines can be found over there. It is a fairly easy installation. It transforms the performance of the car.
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 30 years) Nearly 50 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
Last edited by DPeterson3; 12-10-2015 at 06:24 AM.