Daron's 74 GTV rebuild thread
Well I have finally dug into my 74 after 2 years of thinking about it. I was planning on just fixing and driving but there was just too much wrong and my theory is the "fixing and driving" method becomes much more work than just doing it all once.
I had wanted to get to enjoy it a little before it came all apart but the horrendous oil leaks, low compression and general poor condition made it apparant after a few drives to work that this was not as a Alfa should be.
I am have been a Porsche guy for the last 20 years. Before that a very poor 76 Alfetta GT and before that I learned to drive in mom's Alfasud.
So the Alfa learning curve begins. The BB has been a great source of knowledge and maybe I can give back a little.
I bought this car from a collector freind who got it from the original owner who lived on California coast. My freind just stored it but time has not been kind, a very crispy interior, a bad respray that now looks like a saharan mud flat. I have an inch of repair receipts and the original bill of sale from the dealer but this car has all the usual rust and problems.
My plans are a nice 80% stock GTV for general fun, occasional track days and a occasional autocross. Driveability is a must, I dont need another firebreather. I have already sourced a Twin Spark from a Bay Area BB member and picked up a header from Jim Steck. I will probably use the Motronic setup. Don't fear the Spica motor will be stored nicely for the future.
My seat cover kit just arrived from Classic Alfa, what incredible customer service and it appears to be a top notch product.
I just dropped the transmission and driveshaft. Motor soon to follow. After I removed the starter a big chunk of bell housing fell on the floor. Another BB member in Calif has already offered a replacement at a great price.
BTW i will never try to pull the engine and tranny as seperate units ever again.
I am a dad of 4 and 6 years boys so updates may be periodic from time to time.
So here we go....
74 GTV (red) (rusty) (fun)
67 Super (white) (also rusty)