engine bay cleaned and painted
I know it's a little strange to only have one side of an engine bay painted black but it suits the needs of the "quick refresh" strategy I am taking on this car. At some point down the road when I'm desperate for a huge project, and have a bigger workshop, I'll pull the motor, glass, trim, do whatever body repair is necessary and have the car painted. This is maybe on the 3-5 year timeframe depending on the above. Until then this car is going to be about functionality and I'm going to enjoy having a patina'd driver. There aren't too many people in this country who have the pleasure of driving a Giulia Super to the limit with nary a regard to paint chips, mud, or whotnot. Having had a Super as a daily driver for a number of years I know how quickly degradation occurs...
I re-jetted this nice pair of 40 DCOE 27's I picked up last month - going for the bigger jets first. I can dial it back if necessary. The new chokes I got from Pierce appear to have been newly machined. The numbers are scratched on, not stamped like the original chokes I have lying around.
I started refitting the hard lines - waiting for the re-sleeved master to come back from the shop. Interestingly, these cars do not have a proportioning valve in the back. There's very little to the hydraulic system.
I found an random fluid reservoir that was in a box of Giulietta parts (not sure how it got there). The bracket on this unit is in great shape, thankfully. The one that came with the car is completely covered in rust, scale and filth. I'll be happy to not have to clean it up. There are plenty of other bits that will need to be dealt with - one less to worry about...
Heading to APE on Tuesday to pick up the late 105 spindle assemblies. Larry Jr tells me that they're in great shape and will need little attention other than replacing the rotors. Very cool.
'69 Junior Z (AR1800015)
very shiny new & roadworthy
'67 Giulia '2000' Super
Last edited by braino; 05-12-2017 at 02:41 PM.