Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Washington State, USA
During the course of trying to find a suitable replacment for my Duetto's original engine, I've picked up a total of 3 engines.
The first, a complete 1750 from a friend of mine here in Washington. Its a AR00551 engine that was out of a 69 Spider.
But I decided I really should stick with a 1600 for originality. Plus, after tearing it down, it obviously needed a complete overhaul.
I'll keep it for Pat in case he ever wants it back.
The second, a 1600 from southern CA. I bought it knowing that it was a AR00502 engine which wasn't correct for a Duetto. It probably started out in a Giulia Sprint GT.
It appears to be in great shape, but is a bit of a hybrid with a mix of later parts for increased power.
Then, I came across a complete 1600 that actually is appropriate. It's an AR00536 engine and it's complete.
It looks like its been sitting in a garage since about 1980 (based on the newspaper that was stuffed in the intake).
Since my car has also been sitting since the 80's, it just seems right that this is the engine that I should be using.
We'll see what the insides look like....