Not sure if you're replying to me or Jay. I can imagine green actually working nicely with the greenish-yellow exterior that was on my car. Alas, I'm going back with what I found, being black upholstery, but leather rather than vinyl. I still can't get my head around the red carpet that was in there, seemingly original. Mine will be a dark gray "anthracite". Those colors are a natural marriage with various yellows.
Anyway - time for a quick update...
The shop has been organized for component rebuilding and final assembly, whenever that happens. I've got to use the oven I made to duplicate the rear window in the fiberglass hardtop I've got, then move it out for more room. Otherwise, plenty of space for misdemeanors and other low crimes.
I'm slowly coming together with the brake overhaul. Still awaiting rebuild kits for the rear cylinders, but the front came together nicely, and are mounted on the backing plates. The clutch slave cylinder came completely clean, much to my surprise. It looked quite crusty. Ditto the clutch master, but I've brought in a couple of new ones instead. They can be had very cheaply, whereas the slave is pricey.
The convertible top structure is all nicely powder coated and reassembled. It'll go out into garage #4 until it's ready for installation.
Anyone have the tool or know the trick to get the collar off of the steering wheel shaft so I can remove the circlip, take out the shaft, and replace the bearing? It appears to need a special tool to grip it, and I don't care to mutilate such things with a plumber's wrench.
Tonight will be fun. Tomorrow will be my second colonoscopy, being of that age, and succumbing to the doctor's entreaties to have things looked at every five years. Those of you who've been here know that today I'm taking in only liquids and jello, plus an amazing drink that I think normally serves as anti-freeze. I saw the word "glycol" on the label, after which my eyes crossed, my gut started rumbling, and it seemed better to be somewhere where I could aim in the general direction of the toilet. They have, at least, improved the flavor over the traditional Moviprep.
If you've not had this procedure, I encourage you to find Dave Berry's article on it. Just Google "Colonoscopy" and "Dave Berry", and don't aim at your wife during the certain spit-takes that will result.
In a sort of self-torture, I made the grandson a pie-plate of "chili pie". One of our favorites. I had to walk away, lest I eat some, giving the doctors tomorrow more to worry about than they expected.
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...