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post #271 of 1179 (permalink) Old 04-08-2018, 06:30 PM
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Just a suggestion... get one of the TFE stainless steel braided clutch hoses on there-- it's the last one you'll install, and it won't delaminate on the ID and clog the flow of fluid (which overstresses your clutch pedal pivot arm).
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Steel braided clutch hose ordered, along with a speedbleeder and some new rubber mounts for the fuel pump.

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Great photo! An added benefit of the extruded TFE hose is there's essentially NO expansion under pressure (unlike a reinforced rubber hose), so the second you hit the pedal the pivot arm moves, giving you better clutch response. We noticed that with Mike's car, resulted in almost zero crunch into second gear.

Now... I also suggest (I'm full of them...) you add a dab of grease onto that rounded end of the slave cylinder pushrod. Also, get a big screwdriver into that hole in the clutch housing, raise the pivot arm just a bit off that ball stud pivot, and grease that ball. Your clutch will work even smoother!

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Fiddling some more today. Cleaned and painted the brackets, cleaned up the pump. Replaced the incorrect wiring terminals at the fuel pump with the proper "flag" terminals so that the rubber boots will fit.


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Every pump I've seen in an Alfa has had screw post connections with eyelets on the harness which is a more secure attachment. are those spade connectors on the pump removable? Not a big deal really but wanted to mention it.
Looks good regardless, suggest packing the boots and connectors full of silicone grease.

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The spade connectors are not removable.

Roger that on the grease. Part of the game plan.


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I'm probably overdoing much of this, but I'm planning on taking the car on a very long (6,000+miles) road trip in 2020. Sooooo...overdoing is probably warranted.
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Out to the workshop!

I need to get it ready for smog before the temporary permits expire.

Let's hope there are no more PO caused side trips.


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How many years back before the car doesn't have to be checked in Cal, or is there no cutoff, the car being required to be checked forever? In Washington, it is 25 years, although we have had no problems with passing the tests here (yeah, I know they are not the same as those in Cal). I think (guess, actually) the State feeling is that there are so few cars of that age and older, that they don't make any meaningful difference, esp if they don't get driven much nowadays.

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How many years back before the car doesn't have to be checked in Cal, or is there no cutoff, the car being required to be checked forever?.

Anything after '75 requires a smog check. They killed the 25 rolling exemption years ago.

To get my '74 GTV title I had to have the smog decal for that year. It's a pain in these older cars.




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Getting all the painting and pre-paint prep done first, to get everything that needs drying done.

The paint on the hood is a pimply mess. I also treated for rust.








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If it's set up for 8 nuts, two should do, right? I'm no longer surprised.

Even though I'm going to use plasti-dip, I spent time trying to level the pimples a bit

And then back to mechanical work.






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