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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
What was surprising to me had nothing to do with the technical details of the self-adjusting brakes, it's that Christian at OKP claimed he'd never heard of such a thing. They currently list only one type of front cylinders (sold as a set), which I assumed were the early manual-adjusting types. It turns out that the ones OKP lists are the later self-adjusting (although Christian disclaims knowledge of such). I am certain OKP used to list both types, but maybe not. I've been wrong before, the last time being this morning.
Mine may be rebuildable. I haven't taken them apart yet. That'll probably happen later tonight, or tomorrow.
I dropped off the first load of powder coating work at the coater. We had a good laugh
Tomorrow I hope to box up a bunch of stuff to ship to various vendors, wheelwright, Lionel Velez, chromer, etc.
I feel a nap coming on...
BTW - watch BAT for a 10204 project appearing soon. I'm helping a fellow organize the auction for this project. Should be fun to watch.
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...