My initial, just opened the packaging, take on the o-rings purchased from across the pond is...oh, these aren't right.
We'll find out soon.
Purchased an R&T anthology from justcallmefred. It covers some of the Alfetta and GTV6 years, including a 24,000 mile test. Confirms several things:
1. The GTV6 is not nose heavy. I see that over and over again in comments. My scaling of the car refuted that notion. But it was interesting to see several R&T tests with the weight bias listed as 50/50. Alfetta?51/49. So the Alfetta is more nose heavy than the GTV6. Probably has more to do with bumpers, than the engine. The GTV6 engine weighs in at less than 400 lbs. I should grab my scales and weigh the 4 vs the 6.
2. The complaints then are the same as now. Shifter, transaxle, air conditioning, quality of the interior.
3. When compared to a 924 turbo and a 280 turbo, all the testers chose the Alfa...price dependent, only one changed his mind to the Datsun.
4. High praise for the engine and the handling. As can be expected.
Taking a few days off, hope to get some things done. Although our allmaintenaceequimpmentbreaks season (spring) has been extended with recent rains. I'm sure I'll be fixing several things...and The Lovely Donna has scheduled a horse show for students on Saturday...sigh.