750 Sprint Veloce back plate/handbrake advice needed please! - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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750 Sprint Veloce back plate/handbrake advice needed please!

Another day another new discovery....
So assembling the handbrake/ rear brakes and we discover that my backplates are normale backplates without the handbrake bracket.....Knowing my car the guy who raced it cut them off to save weight!!!! However now the backplates are powder coated so we can't see where the bracket may have been or he simply had replaced them. The car did not have a handbrake anyway when I got it.
Does anybody know of a set of Sprint Veloce back plates out there or alternatively does anybody have any good photographs of the bracket so that one can be made up?
This is one of my back plates....
All advice and opinions thoroughly appreciated!

For now....Thank you
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 11:26 AM
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Hi David,

I have only some pictures from my Giulia Spider Veloce and I guess the rear brake is different.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thank-you Alfred. Yes they are different. I believe the large fuel tank on the Sprint Veloce meant they had to re-route the cables.
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Following this up. Matt Hamilton has a very useful piece about this on his Giuliettas.com website.That shows me that my backplate is truly a normale as the centre part has not been rotated as per the Veloce. I guess it can be done but if anybody knows of a proper one I would be grateful.
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David, your Rear Back plates are identical to my 57 Spider Veloce.
Emergency Brake is cable activated by the Arm (separate part) next to the Slave Cylinder.

Make sure the whole cylinder/arm assembly is able to slide back and forth otherwise locked brakes are the result.
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This is the activator arm.
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I own a 1961 Sprint Veloce and it has bracket weld for the parking brake. The Sprint Veloce gas tank was 80 liters and the parking brake cables had to be located before the rear axle. The SS has the same parking brake setup. I put a 90 liter tank in my car that was a performance option and purchased it from Alfa Romeo Inc. which was located in El Segundo, CA. I might have a set of Veloce backing plates. The Spider and Spider Veloce did not use this large gas tank.
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There are a coupla of SS cars on BaT you can visit for brake details. Here's one photo
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Hi,

Maybe it helps. Pictures are from a 1961 giulietta spider veloce.


For the plates, I'm not sure if it's front or rear... (certainly front)
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Just a few comments.. Strouty is asking about a Sprint Veloce. Spiders do not have the same assembly... Ulf... you need to revisit the retaining plate orientation in your photo....Pescara-- NEVER string a hard brake line through the trailing arm web of the axle tube. It might be tidy for you but not for me. U.
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Uncle, don't think all the pictures I put are my work. I have more than THOUSANDS of pictures from 1983...

And I would have been unable to do all the work that all the pictures show ! But you're right, even if all the parts of the set are fixed together (integral fitting).

I have to put my glasses, yes SPRINT

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Veloce Brake Rear Backing Plate photo

Here is what he is looking for.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everybody who has sent pictures and contacted me. I have been offered a pair of correct backplates now.
This really is the most remarkable international Giulietta and Giulia Community! Thank you all.
No doubt I will be back on here again soon as the car nears completion and other voids in my parts become apparent!
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