I drove the Alfa yesterday up to Mt Wilson and back, part of the 800 to 1000 break-in miles that Santo and Anthony want me to put on the new engine before they check it over.
This first stop is above the Arroro Seca overlooking it's golf course. The Rose Bowl is just out of sight.
Another shot of the car above the arroyo with the San Gabriel mountains as the backdrop.
This is the entry to the Mt Wilson Observatory and my turn around point. Currently it's as far up Angeles Crest Hwy that anyone is allowed...rock slides and washouts caused by the recent rains.
One of the spots I turned out on to take some pics.
During yesterday's drive I experienced a scary moment when I pulled off onto a scenic rest stop. As I steered off the highway the clutch pedal went to the floor and stayed there as I tried to downshift. I had to force it out of gear and coast to a stop. The clutch fluid bottle was full, I couldn't see any leaks in the engine bay. After about 10 minutes waiting, the ground under the slave looked dry and the pedal had come up a bit. I pumped it 3-4 times and it felt firm again. I called AAA but the was zero phone service. So nervously I started down the hill. The clutch behaved perfectly normal all the way home. NOT fun. So on Monday I'll call the shop and see what they say.???
I've done 500 miles since getting the car back and one thing I've noticed is I'll get reciprocal headlight flashes from GTVs, Spiders, Alfettas, Milanos, even vintage Mustangs and 911's...BUT, so far nothing from Stelvio or Giulia drivers, except usually a look of confusion or in a few cases a look of inflate amour propre.???