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Your GTV will burst a paint rust bubble if you buy it



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There is a 2L Berlina for sale right up the street in Fair Oaks...MUST RESIST...
Go for it. You need a 105 series to round out the fleet.
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Back to our regularly scheduled program. Spent the weekend finishing FrankenDeere and threw in the towel on the Pearl after 8 hours of effort today. I banished both projects from the workshop resulting in this:



I do have a bit of suspension work left, LOL




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post #454 of 1187 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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I do prefer this:



To this:



I'll still need to measure the points in the diagram posted earlier in the thread to make sure I have it set up correctly.


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That is a big change. Is the lower A arm horizontal under normal load?

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That is a big change. Is the lower A arm horizontal under normal load?


Haven't checked it yet. We threw it together to move it. I still need to do an accurate setup.


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Tomorrow, I'll stop by AAA to get a couple of new travel permits. If I can get the brakes r&r'd and settle the suspension so it doesn't look like it has a hitch in its giddy-up, I hope to try to get to smog this weekend. One issue is that, for some reason, it's forgotten how to start in the last 45-60 days while it was sitting outside.

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The good, the bad and the ugly:








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If anyone has one of these bumper bolts that they could part with, please PM your terms.

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I got home from work, last night, and it was over 100* in the workshop...still 96* at 8:30pm. So, I wimped out and went back in the air conditioned house. I did get three travel permits at AAA, although they told me that they couldn't issue me new plates and a sticker because the car is not in the DMV's computer. Bummer!!!

So, I'm going to have to venture into that hell known as the CA DMV. I checked on an appointment, but the earliest available in our area is August 18th. And, when I called to get clarification on whether or not I needed a light and indicator inspection, the wait time for a real person was 45 minutes (and I really had no confidence in the answer I would receive). Looks like I'm going to have to burn a Friday morning to get answers.

I did spray some penetrating oil on the rotor to hub screws for the front brakes. They are truly frozen in place, and I was starting to round the slot with an impact screwdriver. Looks like a bit of heat, a bit of tappy tap tap, and some more penetrating oil is in order.

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I got home from work, last night, and it was over 100* in the workshop...still 96* at 8:30pm. So, I wimped out and went back in the air conditioned house. I did get three travel permits at AAA, although they told me that they couldn't issue me new plates and a sticker because the car is not in the DMV's computer. Bummer!!!

So, I'm going to have to venture into that hell known as the CA DMV. I checked on an appointment, but the earliest available in our area is August 18th. And, when I called to get clarification on whether or not I needed a light and indicator inspection, the wait time for a real person was 45 minutes (and I really had no confidence in the answer I would receive). Looks like I'm going to have to burn a Friday morning to get answers.

I did spray some penetrating oil on the rotor to hub screws for the front brakes. They are truly frozen in place, and I was starting to round the slot with an impact screwdriver. Looks like a bit of heat, a bit of tappy tap tap, and some more penetrating oil is in order.
So one begins to understand why so many people out there want to split up the state, right? Good grief... that's a ton of bureaucratic crap for a 1980s automobile. I formally invite you, horsewidower, to Kentucky, the Bluegrass state, where you can have all the horses you wish (even in suburban areas, with sufficient graze), and state government will not persecute you like that.

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Hot!
100*
I looked up Wilton, CA on the map--Yup.
Just think how hot you would be if you weren't sending some heat North.
Like to Vancouver, where I live is close to the ocean.
It's 80* now and the typical high is 72 and the low 57.
Sigh, but let's think some cool thoughts.
In 1965, the company I was with transferred me to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
That was in September and then it got cold and my DD was a 101 Spider.
At the apartment, it was outdoor parking and each site had a plug-in for a lower-rad heater and battery warmer.
It was a brief walk to work, but when the weather report said "49 below" I did start the car.
In an attempt for the world's record at starting an Alfa at the coldest temperature.
Later, I checked the archive and it was -49* with no wind chill BS.
Do I feel any cooler--No!
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Today's oven:



I think I'll target early tomorrow morning.


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Not as hot today. With the hillbilly AC I kept the shop no hotter than 95*

It was pleasant in the morning



I tried to control my grime and gunk OCD, but succumbed. See the magical cleaning solution of the day, below. Recommended by a buddy that uses it to clean his hot tank. Quite effective full strength, but be careful. I did scrub some paint off with a microfiber towel.












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