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Wink Nick's '69 GT Veloce Project; Status Re-Paint issues

The parts for the engine are almost all in...

Veloce cams

JE Pistons
Larry Jr's Titanium Retainers
"Race" Valve springs
JE Overbore Sleeves (no pics)

more to come...

(it's a shame that after the pistons are in the engine you'll never see them again... they're a work of art!)
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Prepping dash for dash pad install.

Today I was prepping my dash for dash pad installation. I also installed the dashpad, but forgot to take pics of that. Will post pics soon. I got a dashpad from Centerline and it fit great (almost). I have two gripes with it, actually one folded into two: I'd love to se the instrument binnacle area extend around the bottom of the instruments, and the fit in the crease between the two binnacles is a bit questionable, ie. the mold is not sharp enough so you notice the seam. As I'm spending too much money on the engine this will do for now... But im dreaming of a "Just Dashes" re-build.

And a special thanks to Guiseppe at Alfa Import Center for letting me be in the way all day (working garage space in NYC is hard to come by).
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The dash warming up in the sun (out of frame is the dash pad and the adhesive).
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The '69 is finally down from the storage loft!

After paying my dues helping Guiseppe moving some cars aruond in his secret storage facility to dig out an '86 Spider that a customer wanted to take out of winter storage we finally got the '69 down on the floor!!!! (The storage room contains a wonderful series 1 Quatroporte with a crunched nose an couple of 101's, 105's, 115's, 116's and some series 2 Spiders) We moved the 69 down to his shop floor. The '69 is a 6 year old un-finished restoration with cellulose paint, the car is showing some spider-cracks in the clear coat, and a small, really small dent in the nose. But I like it like that, when done it's going to look like a great "driver" with good patina, not a "garage queen". The guy in the pink shirt is the user "Griffo" who's GTV6 celebrated its birthday today, and almost a 100-thousand miles (enclosed is a shot of his speedo.
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Under the '69

Here's some shots from under the '69, for some reason the gas tank and the exhaust expired but the rest of the car looks great! It has all new bushes and red Konis, with Dean & Ward springs. The car has never been rust or crash repared. The people in the shots are Guiseppe and his son Joe.
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Hey Nicke,

Looks like the project has kicked into high gear. Glad to see that her days up in the loft will be over soon.

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Nicke, Glad to see her down, those cams you have are the one's I'm running. You're gonna like 'em! The tach bounces off redline! Going to Pastafazoom this year? I still haven't found enough room to redline the car in 4th or 5th with the new rear..80mph @ 3400 in 5th..whew...pulled 5grand in 4th the other day but was coming into traffic..I need to get on a track, Joe
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Saturday update:

Found myself a polished and slightly knifed crank. The crank, rod and pistons are off to be balanced early in the week.

Spent most of the day installing Outlaw 4pot pistons on the front... WAY COOL. And silly light. Will post pics and more info monday.

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Here are some pics of the Outlaw front calipers, sorry for the crappy cell phone camera quality.

The calipers are a straight bolt on, all you have to do is re-bend the hard brake line a bit, and attach a new fitting.
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J&E Pistons, Spurell Racing springs and Titanium spring retainers.

Oversize Sleeves...
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Polished Crank. I can't wait to hear this one run...

More info to come.

Cheers, Nick.
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Throttle Bodies!

I think I have lost my mind... But this is too much fun!

I just bought a set of Throttle bodies and a GoTech computer... (JJ you are a crack dealer!)

It should all be bolt on, but there's a couple of puzzels left:

1. Fuel Pump, this should be pretty easy to figure out... Any suggestions are welcome!

2. Dizzy... This is pretty interesting, apparently I need someting with a Hall sensor. The L-Jet Spiders as I understand get their TDC and Revs data from the crank sensor, and the Dizzy has some magnetic thingamabob that doesn't work with the GoTech. (Excuse my ignorance but I have no experince with 4cyl L-Jet, Spiders). But after studying a layout /diagram of the 4cyl L-Jet there's two addl leads going out of the Dizzy one for the Tach and one for the ECU. On the other hand GTV6/Milano Dizzy works with the GoTech, I just don't get it.

My current plan is to Frankenstien a Golf dizzy with hall-sensor and a L-Jet Spider dizzy lower end and possibly Cap and such. I'm also looking into the Fiat Spyder dizzy since the L-Jet Spyder takes TDC and Revs from the Dizzy. I'm confused. Any advice is welcome! (JimK, where are you?)
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UNREASONABLE!!!

Man that looks like its gonna be a lot of fun....I especially like the brakes.
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Talking My new freind, the burr-bit...

Spent most of the day with an electric drill with a burr bit, and another bit with a slot to fit rolled "around" emery paper... I had to port the 40mm intake manifold to fit my 45mm Throttle Bodies, and have a nice blister as proof. I found a 1600 Weber manifold and a set of 45mm ID rubber spacers. The curious thing with the spacers is that they where about 1mm bigger at the top and 4mm at the bottom, see enclosed pics, the blue line is the material that had to be ground off.

I decided to do a very slight port and poslish job on the head according to the consensus in this forum: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?t=14882 , all I'll do is mate the manifold to the head, and do some polishing. Guiseppe will do the 3 angled 1mm oversized valve seat cutting.

I also ordered a set of CSC headers contrary to the major consensus of the above tread. Headers are just cool... We'll see what happens. I decided against those lovely GTA style headers from Centerline on the basis of the same advice.

Yesterday the engine internals came back balanced from the machine-shop, and Guiseppe will start building the engine tomorrow! (Yay!)

Onward Forward, Nick
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