Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Anyway, the rubber piece on the old line was more dried out and cracked than I thought, so this new one definitely snuggles into the metal channel it lives in a bit more securely. I can still push the driveshaft up and side-to-side about 3/8", but the car is much smoother than before. Under acceleration I feel no appreciable vibe, just when coasting. It occurs to me that this may be engine shake, transmitted through the throttle linkage? The 105 has a rigid link rather than a cable for throttle, so maybe the faint vibe I feel is normal. A passenger in the car yesterday commented on how smooth the car felt, and I can mainly feel the vibe through the gas pedal, so maybe it's normal?
One side note: I took the car to our HP Driver's School yesterday, and though it wasn't ready for the track, I did drive around the course once or twice to clear out the carbs (at about 40-50%), but I was REALLY encouraged at how she felt in the slalom! Just hugged the course like the true TS (Track Slut) she wants to be! Oh, and SpringGTC had his pristeen Super there (Not on the track, just his transportation there) and Lifer had his new Lotus Elise on the track, in the POURING rain! We had about 12 Alfas there in all. Good times!