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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Another 2000T Project

Greetings! My husband and I (with help from our son-in-law) are undertaking the restoration of a 1960 2000 Touring. The car has been in my family since the late 60s when Dad bought it used in 1967. There was some discussion on another thread regarding an original yellow color of a 2000 Touring. I just happened to come across this old photo of my Dadís car and thought fellow enthusiasts might be amused at the color. Yes, itís likened to a school bus yellow! It was that color when Dad bought it, but of course, it is not the original color. It was originally Alfa Red according to official records.
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Here's what the body looks like today.
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Very Nice! It looks like the Touring Roadster is in good hands. The question is, will the yellow prevail or will it be returned to the original red or yet another color? Are you in the photo with the yellow Touring? Good luck with the restoration.

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Stopped by the body shop this morning and the owner pointed out and asked me about this tag found in the engine compartment. Does anyone know what this number 361 might be?

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Stopped by the body shop this morning and the owner pointed out and asked me about this tag found in the engine compartment. Does anyone know what this number 361 might be?

Donna
That's the Touring-internal job number (described as "Scocca" number by John de Boer), typically used on 2600 Spiders, see this thread. Apparently, Touring started to used them on 102 cars also at some point in time. You'll find this number stamped or written on all custom-fitted components (e.g. the rear shock tower covers, etc.).

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[SIZE="1"]'63 2600 Touring Spider (AR 191437, the car that started the 2000/2600 International Register, reassembly in progress)
ex-'65 2600 SZ (AR 856043, the car in my avatar, sold as resto project to Austria)
Maintainer of a private 2600 SZ register (not the one in the Netherlands).[/SIZE]

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The heater core on my 102 restoration project is shot. The local radiator repair shop says it likely froze at one time and quoted a little over $400 to build a new one. Any recommendations where I might find a less expensive replacement? I've checked the usual vendors (OKP, Classic Alfa, AFRA, eBay, etc.) Thanks!
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Donna, we could use some more up-to-date restoration photographs.

Yikes! They may be on eBay for $495 or so...and the heaters are not all that effective in cold weather.

I seem to recall others using a replacement heater core, maybe from a 'Smith's' heater in a British car...hopefully someone with better knowledge on this subject will come to your rescue. Make sure that the heater housing screws are original and short, otherwise it is possible for them to pierce the heater core. I believe the heater air-duct can be purchased through Christian Ondak at OKP but it may be necessary to email him directly; same with the original under hood insulating material.

Here is a link to threads regarding our heater cores: https://www.google.com/search?q=heat...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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Donna, we could use some more up-to-date restoration photographs.

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It has been in the body shop since September 2017. Paint was finally done a couple of weeks ago. Went with Alfa Red, the original color of this car. It's a beauty! Front suspension and rear end installed this week.
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Wow, your car looks beautiful! It is so much better looking in red then school bus yellow. That looks like a first rate shop too and whoever is doing the work looks like they are doing it right.

Does anyone have a good used heater core for this car?

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It's the little things....

Well, the car is at home in the garage and we (I say we only figuratively) begin the task of reassembly. My job is mainly searching for and ordering parts. Hubby is working on the braking system. Three of the eccentric bolts are missing the washer/cam-looking thingies (pictured). Have had no luck finding these. Does anyone know a source? Thanks and Happy New Year!

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H I am currently restoring my 102. I had the same problem with the heater matrix. I managed to find a company called Coolex in the UK who rebuilt mine at a reasonable cost£120 Let me know if you would like further details but please bear in mind the cost of delivery to and from the USA!!
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