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Is that spoiler a USA item? Love to add one to my Alfetta Historic race car! Never seen them before untill on this forum!
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Is that spoiler a USA item? Love to add one to my Alfetta Historic race car! Never seen them before untill on this forum!


It came as a part of the Maratona body kit. (edit, I have a copy of the original brochure, this spoiler was NOT a part of the original kit. I think it came from a Velocissma version of the Alfetta)


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OMG Loved reading this.. Loved that I didn't have to wait for updates- .. But hey, seriously, anyone you would recommend in Sac region for a paint job? Thinking or repainting an Alfa a completely different color- if I buy it. Would that be a complete strip then repaint type job?
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I wish I could help you. I've never sent a car out for paint.

I can't stand "paint jail" so I either paint it myself or live with it.


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The only collision shop I've used, other than the dealer, is Bertolucci's.


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Fiddling to do. Now I know why there were no donuts holding up the tips. They hit the battery box.




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Very nice work on that heat shield!
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Very nice work on that heat shield!


I was going to add insulation to it, before I realized that it was double-walled. So I just gave it a polish to help reflect heat.

Old habits die hard.


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One step forward, two back.

Flushing coolant in order to potentially start the car this weekend, only to notice that the starter bracket to the engine mount was loose. Tried to tighten the bolt, it was stripped...sigh.

Thankfully, I have extra mounts, so I won't have to helicoil it.

But, wasn't in the plans this weekend.




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You now need to carry mirrors with you so when you park you can put them under the car so everybody can see that polished exhaust shield

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Great topic this.
I am doing the exactly same thing with a Alfa 90 Gold Leaf 2.5.
It has a 2.5 V6 Busso engine in it that stood in a shed since 2002/3 and was never touched since then other than by bicycles to the passenger door.
In real terms it is a 4 door GTV6 in engine, and running gear with a slightly longer wheel base, (110mm extra).
We got it running but took the injectors out and getting them serviced by our Alfa Dealer. The car was serviced by them just before it was put away.
This made a huge difference as the cooling fluid was like brand new and no corrosion in the alloy tubes.
Engine inside is as clean as a whisle as the heads were also done by the dealer plus a new exhaust system under neath with still the stickers on the headers and collector.
Full service history and bills of what was done when and where in the famous briefcase!
Question about the GTV spoiler;
Are these rear after market spoilers still available?
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GT4, I love your car! I wish it had been sold on our shores.

The rear spoiler on my car came as part of the Maratona body kit. I'm not aware of anyone making them today. (Edit: Nope, I'm wrong, probably came on a Velocissma version of the Alfetta, I've also seen them on a Mille Miglia version)


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Finished up R&Ring the radiator and fans. Ready for reinstallation. Also tested the install of the air box. It was only installed with one bolt when I took it off. I don't think it was original to the car, the holes don't line up.




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