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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 04-26-2018, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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As acquired in 2013 (!), in process ,and later along in the process. it will start going together Monday. Thanks for everyone's help to date !
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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 04-26-2018, 11:42 AM
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Very nice, but ... what is that ?

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Looks like something from the prior butchering that was missed. Oh well. So much for that paint job.

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Thanks again for the eagle eye. The body shop is going to completely re-do the front. My mechanic/restorer had previously done a complete restoration of a 102 but that car was unmolested. This one had holes, scoops and louvers. And rusted out floors, rockers, no trunk, no gas tank, et., etc. We both simply missed those additional obvious holes. Better to catch it now than when the car is done.

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Indeed, it is better to correct this kind of thing right now.
I am penned for you because the disappointment must be great, but the thing will be quickly repaired.

And your car is already very nice !
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Probably extra cooling for the SBF that was in there.

Heck, just leave them, and plumb a big, modern cold-air duct down there instead of the very restrictive filter pod that normally feeds the engine. Or put a big intercooler behind the holes, and refuse to open the hood at Alfa meets, just shaking your head with a conspiratorial wink.

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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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refuse to open the hood at Alfa meets, just shaking your head with a conspiratorial wink.
That is already the plan.....

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And Fixed -On to the next thing

Thanks again to the eagle eyes on the board for catching the mistake!!

I am very happy with the color as well.
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Color AR 727?
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post #10 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-09-2018, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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There was a 1967 330 in the shop and I fell in love with the color (and the car), So we got the code off that car.


Its "1967 Ferrari Argento" with modern paint. Really nice, some, but not heavy, on the metallic.

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It’s a stunning color.

Black interior, or something more Italian? Red, burgundy, saddle, green?

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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Tough call. My mechanic votes grey carpet with black piping, black interior, black top, black cover

I am on the fence, don't want a mish mash of stuff but am considering as an alternative burgundy seats and door/side cards, grey carpet w/ burgundy piping, then black top and cover.

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Beautiful Silver! I vote for Grey carpet, Red or Burgundy leather seats and cards. Black top and cover. No piping needed.
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am considering as an alternative burgundy seats and door/side cards, grey carpet w/ burgundy piping, then black top and cover.
I like your color choices better than your mechanic's choices.

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Another plea for parts to finish this car

I have had contact with others for some of these parts - and I deeply appreciate those folks - but with the passing of time I need to ask a wider circle if anyone knows of availability for my 1958 (pictured above) of

1 - left and right door glass and the older style 2 upper door trim panels and side trim
2 - a hood latch
3 - the 3 pieces of the front bumper bracket ( I have bumpers). This seems like a part that should be able to be fabricated with good measurements.
4 - a glove box (I have a beautiful door, thank you Don)
5 - A complete E brake system to the axle
6 - a front hood prop rod.

I am excited to get this car done, but can't seem to get there.

Thanks. Parts, referrals and advice all solicited and gratefully accepted .

Neil
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