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Gunmetals slow upgrade/update thread
Firstly just for a bit of a background as a starter for this long winded work in progress. I purchased my 1982 Gtv/4 in march 2003, and in the 2 and a bit years Iíve owned the car it hasnít "really" given me as much grief as most people assume Iíd have because its an Alfa.
I was aware when I bought the car that the 2nd gear syncro was not at its best and the 3rd gear one had a habit of sticking. Lately this has been getting worse and worse, especially driving in peak hour traffic on the way to uni.
Last week I noticed a damaged 1985 giulietta on eBay. The description read
"Damaged 1985 Giulietta Sedan 2.0 White. Hit in front right while stationary. Still drives, no registration
Motor Good. Head re-built by PACE 30,000 Km ago. 14" Fact Mag Wheels, good tyres. Gearbox/Transaxle new syncros 4000 Km ago, has slight diff whine.Ē
Which I wasnít about to believe totally, but I figured why not. So I bid and won the auction for $112.50AUD. I was stoked.
After talking to the owner, I became aware that she was a true Alfisti. She explained the history of the car since she had been in possession of it, and confirmed that the syncros had been done in November or December last year (I honestly canít recall which she said)
So the plan now was to use the gearbox in my car and replace the clutch, clutch housing bearings and the donuts while I was at it.
So this thread is going to follow my journey of the giulietta parts car.
1982 Gtv 2 Litre *gone* sold to jazig.k
1985 Giulietta 2 Litre (parts car) *gone*
1987 90 Super 2.5 Litre *Wrecked* *gone*