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post #796 of 1042 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 12:01 AM
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I’d be done early except for three tickets to “Avengers End Game”.
I'll do the same with my son tonight. For the moment, he do not want to join the military.

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I’ve decided to try using the original heater/carb heat distribution tube for the OKP manifold conversion. .
How will you proceed ? Look forward to see that.
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post #797 of 1042 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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It lives, it runs, it drives!

After finalizing the fuel tank hookups, and installing the right side seatbelt (no seat at this point), the time arrived.

Got it wiggled by hand out of the shop. Cranked it up. Backed up the sloped driveway, and tested the brakes by coasting back down. It took some pumping, but I got some brakes.

Then, down the driveway, pumping brakes to try to get the adjusters to slide into take-up position.

Then, out on the street for a few tentative passes up and down.

Then out onto the feeder street for a third-gear dash up the hill and back.

Now he's back in the shop where I'll monitor for leaks.

Gear shifting with NS was excellent. Very smooth.

Power, even at partial throttle, exhilarating.

Back in the shop, warm, I tweaked the idle for best at-temp idling.

Only squawk was a very slight stumble just off idle, but this seemed to go away as he came up to temp.

Now, to get the insurance activated and a set of plates.

Vanity plate suggestions?
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Past Alfas...
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

Current Alfas
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

And past...
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)

And present...
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...
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Man that colour is awesome!

What a pretty little car
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What a Beaut!

1964 Alfa 2600 Spider (undergoing restoration..), 1979 Jaguar XJ 12L, 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi, 1986 Porsche Carrera (track car), 2002 Maserati Coupe, 2013 BMW X5 (daily driver)
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post #801 of 1042 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from picking up a temporary tag, and insurance card. I can drive it on the road.

Also, first full-tank fill up. Oooops. A couple of pin-holes appeared. I've patched them, after defueling. Hopefully my epoxy patch will hold.

I tried a pair of 60F9 idle jets for the trip to the fuel station. Not happy. I've popped back in the 50F9s that we installed initially. I was hoping to try some 55F9s, but those aren't in my box. I may go diddling about among the F8s and other oddities later. Next will be to do a full test with it all the way up to operating temp. I've got a borrowed AFM that'll use in the not too distant future. Don't really want to burn holes in anything.
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Past Alfas...
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

Current Alfas
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

And past...
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)

And present...
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...
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For your prestige license plate, I suspect that "GRIGIO BIACCA" may be a little too long. How about? "TOURING" or "TANGO"

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Hmmm. Too late. I like the “Tango” idea. However, I snapped up “Veloce1” that just came available from a de-regged Alfa.

Don P
Carson City, NV

Past Alfas...
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

Current Alfas
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

And past...
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)

And present...
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...
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Exciting times! 🙂. Bet you cant wait to go for a proper run.
I remember very well my first proper run in the 2600, a warm spring day driving through Avebury here in the UK after 5 years of hard work. It felt amazing that I was finally able to drive the car and that it was driving so well, then I got scared as the car was approx 20miles from the tool box 😅
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Hmmm. Too late. I like the “Tango” idea. However, I snapped up “Veloce1” that just came available from a de-regged Alfa.
Which of course makes we wonder what happened to the other Alfa to cause de-registering??? ...

Hopefully it was a relatively modern common one!
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Been tweaking brakes. I can drive the car, but not to the panic-stops-are-ok stage. I’m certain it’s the rear brakes having too much play, but the adjusters go from loose to locked up in 1/4 turn.

The 50F9 idle jets are working well when warmed up. Time to see what the AFR says.

I’m going to scrounge some weights and get the front end aligned. Probably Wednesday.

Still a tiny vibration in the driveline. I think.

Trans with NS behaving perfectly.

Don P
Carson City, NV

Past Alfas...
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

Current Alfas
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

And past...
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)

And present...
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...
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Grim news

Today, I decided to pop in the passenger seat and give my son a ride. Got the pan in place, and.....

No bottom cushion or seat back. Huh?!

I’ve been over the property, nooks and crannies, five times. Bottom cushion and seat back are not here.

Two possibilities.... 1) at Johnny’s, the upholstere. 2). When I pointed to a pile and asked my grandson to “take those empty boxes down to the street for trash pickup tomorrow.” Emphasis on “empty”.

I’ll check with Johnny tomorrow.

Here’s a challenge...

My son and I did more brake tweaking today. I had the nose up on ramps. Upon completion, I checked the pedal and it was firm and high.

Took the car down, and for a test drive. Whoa... barely any pedal, just as before.

That’s twice a nose high attitude gave me great pedal, which was gone when leveled out. I’ll repeat the experiment a third time just to confirm it’s not the 70’s acting up again.

What dark magic could this be?

Don P
Carson City, NV

Past Alfas...
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

Current Alfas
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

And past...
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)

And present...
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...
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T1) at Johnny’s, the upholstere. 2). When I pointed to a pile and asked my grandson to “take those empty boxes down to the street for trash pickup tomorrow.”
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DP. I had this exact same problem with my brakes. I put approx 7L of fluid through the lines. I tried gravity bleeding power bleeding, classic pedal opp bleading, jacking up the front jacking up the rear, tapping calipers and m/c, held pedal down with length of wood for a week etc. I tried everything, and although I had s brake pedal it wasnt very good.
I decided in the end just to drive around carefully for a while and every now and again pumping up the brake pedal, sometimes it went to the floor and other times I was almost launched across the hood!
After a while (approx 400 miles) it must have bled itself as the brakes are now very good and I never have a soft pedal.
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Check ALL your hard line fittings again with pressure on the pedal. Did you bench bleed the master?.. I can't remember.. I'd power bleed one more time and not use more tha a 1/2 reservoir of fluid.

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