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post #16 of 70 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel is drained...only to have a "smack yourself in the forehead" moment.

No keys...so no key for the gas cap. SMH

Some funky work on the fuel pump and filter, I'll have to address it.

Exhaust is hanging by only a couple of rubber rings. Down pipes to the catalyst are crushed on both sides. They, the muffler and cat look original to the car. I better start pricing those parts. Sprayed all the applicable bolts with rust penetrant. It looks like some recent work was done, as a few of the nuts were new.

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Current exhaust system, stock except for Ansa rear.


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The interior is dry; needs a good cleaning and leather care.

Sunroof is a problem. I need to figure out how to take it out and R&R the mechanism.


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Long day of cleaning and looking for rust. So far, no rust. It'll be interesting if that holds true when I pull the cladding.

My little steam cleaner is worth every penny. Still a long way to go.




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Methinks you got a diamond in the rough there.

After the past three years restoring and upgrading an '86 with my son Mike (his car, actually), what I don't understand is how people can just let these Alfas sit for years. A GTV 6 is so much raw fun, has so much character, and performs so well... I just don't get it!

I sure wish I had one myself, but getting our gal Susy into and through college is our next priority. Maybe afterwards...
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Who knew it would clean up so well. Again, the picture is more than kind.


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I've been reading up on the issues relating to ignition, door and hatch keys...bummer. Oh, and gas cap. Three different key types. I don't have any of those keys. Keys4classics will get some action tomorrow. I have no codes, nor keys. I didn't realize how much had to be done to just get the door locks out.

It might be most effective to put in a remote door locking system.

This might turn out to be the most vexing part of this resurrection. I'm actually considering whether or not to buy a parts car just to get the keys and locks...LOL

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Ignition and fuel door dropped off at another locksmith.

Still cleaning the car, looking for rust. You could plant potatoes in some areas.




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Bare wires going into the distributor. Doesn't it just give you confidence?!


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There was a recent thread on this connector, and the fact that this is a known potential problem item. If I recall, someone posted a link for either the connector, or the terminals.
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Bosch Platinum WR7DP. .030

My plug socket was too thick. I might not have gotten keys, but thankfully it came with the plug wrench.


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Enough for one day.

AC is dead. I pretty much expected that. I'll swap to a Sanden, in due time.

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I think this is the main positive, direct from the battery, just swinging in the breeze.


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