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I hate dealing with USPS. Most of the employees don't give a *****.

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I have had my issues with USPS but made contact with My main man Freddy at our USPS site where my overseas shipments come in. Since I was not home when mail was delivered with the latest signature required box it went back to PO. I took notice to see Freddy but he couldn't fine it then, Left him my number and he calls me later in the day - he sez I found it come get it.
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I have an extra Maratona badge in my toolbox that came on my old GTV6. If youíre interested, PM me.

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I have an extra Maratona badge in my toolbox that came on my old GTV6. If youíre interested, PM me.
Another subject... how'd those upgraded GTV6 seats (front & back) work out for you on your Alfetta upgrade project? - Still don't miss them and my GTV6 going in a unique direction...

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Giving the workshop a colonic. Extra bullets to storage, as well as any other parts that are unrelated to the current build.

I need to reclaim unencumbered work space.


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You're kidding, another one?! 1984 GTV6 Maratona
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You didn't...oh yes I did. '73 Berlina graduate course in rust repair. No thread yet, don't want to piss off the GTV

You didn't...oh yes I did II. Deposit down on another vehicle...stop the madness!!!
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Got enough engines in there? Could probably use another one...


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There is one more, not in the picture. But, the cam caps are lost. It's basically for mocking things up and experimenting.


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All my furniture dollies are engineless right now but still have 3 motors on other devices under my work benches. one of which is a 164 sub-frame complete with motor mounts and non- furniture caster wheels under it.

Actually moved some furniture using my engineless dollies recently.
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Finally safely across the pond...my Christmas present to myself.


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Mmm so they do exist...replica of the autodelta adjustable torsion bar house

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GTV6 is back in the workshop.

The stench of fuel is strong in the passenger compartment. I opened the doors, hatch and the sunroof (which only moves about 4 inches, something else to figure out) to air it out. I'll get the starter back either tomorrow or Friday, so I'll work on the vent tubes on the fuel tank tomorrow in order to cure the fuel stench issue. Only a few more lines and every vacuum and fuel line will have been replaced.

There isn't a "Check Engine Light" in a GTV6, correct? Thinking about future mods after I get this running correctly stock.

Battery is on the charger.

I told my wife that I'd be working on the car every day until the 1st, if necessary, to get it running. I still need to figure out why there is no spark.

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Just wondering where one could purchase the adjustable torsion bar frame for the GTV6? Is it still available or made to order?
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Just wondering where one could purchase the adjustable torsion bar frame for the GTV6? Is it still available or made to order?


Richard Melvin from the U.K. Ran across his posting about making another bunch of them in a Facebook posting on the Alfa 116 racing page.

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GTV6 is back in the workshop.

The stench of fuel is strong in the passenger compartment. I opened the doors, hatch and the sunroof (which only moves about 4 inches, something else to figure out) to air it out. I'll get the starter back either tomorrow or Friday, so I'll work on the vent tubes on the fuel tank tomorrow in order to cure the fuel stench issue. Only a few more lines and every vacuum and fuel line will have been replaced.

There isn't a "Check Engine Light" in a GTV6, correct? Thinking about future mods after I get this running correctly stock.

Battery is on the charger.

I told my wife that I'd be working on the car every day until the 1st, if necessary, to get it running. I still need to figure out why there is no spark.

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Cracks on underside of filler hose and loose sending units can cause strong fuel odor...first glance doesn't always reveal it. check it out.

As for the no spark, the ignition switch and fuse box can be fussy. Also, the hall effect sensor at distributor if loose.

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Thanks for that advice, I wasn't aware of those potential problems.


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