Hey Derek, having a go at the heater now. Did that on my Spider a few years ago. Below is my link to my resto thread and to the thread that inspired me.
My inspiration thread - LINK
My heater resto hread - LINK
And "bluing" for the real fanatic - LINK
PS: I think the metal valve bodies are pot metal and not too strong or corrosion resistant. They have lasted a long time but when the rubber diaphragm gets old and swells up, especially after a layup, it's all down hill as flow ceases and nasties accumulate. Mine was solid with white and green crystals and a badly swollen diaphragm.I've only replaced the diaphragm 3 times now in 32 years. I will flush it by opening the valve for awhile every week now. Pics posted.
; Ph.A., B.S.A., U. of NOTASME
- Spider Veloce
, '69 US1750/4.56 LSD (pictures
) - since '75 for that early mid-life crisis!
- '72 Super, 2L/4.30LSD (pictures
) - for that late mid-life crisis!!
- Gina Lolo Bianca
- '65 early Series 1 Super, white/lt.blue-gray, stock 1600/4.56 (pics)(more pics) (Blog)
- for the heck of it now!!!
- Mr Meconium
- '73 Giulia Super 1.6, Giallo Piper/black, very stock (pics
) - for another Euro trip?
- "The Beast"
- Forthcoming - stay tuned for details
- El Blanco -
'75 Super, ex-Nuova to earlier Super style, 2L/4.30LSD, white/gray-black - pics
- Colonel Mustard
- '67 Giulia Sprint GTV, Giallo Ocra/black, very stock, 1600 (pics
) - LINK
- '70 1300 TI
, 2L/4.10LSD, white/black - for a short while only . . .
- '76 ex-Nuova to 1600 Super (pics
) - for the 2011 Euro trip
- '69 1750 Berlina
(wish I still had)
Pinyo's 2010, 10 wk, 8000 mi "Super" Euro-Trip Blog
Benjamin's 2011, 7 week, 3500 mile "Super2" Euro-Trip Blog
Gina Lolo's 2011 Alfa Convention, 3350 mile Roadtrip blog
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