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post #1876 of 2586 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 08:39 AM
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Looking good. The door mirror is to far forward, driver may have view blocked by vent window frame. There is a specified distance for the mirror from the door leading edge.
Unfortunately, much of that work was done before I got involved. Regarding the mirror, I did replace the self-tapping screws installed by the body shop with nicer, riv-nuts so it actually stays in place.

I spent a lot of time correcting fasteners on this car. Too many jobs were done quickly with an electric drill and self drilling screws. Flat-rate workmanship.

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post #1877 of 2586 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 04:00 PM
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Nice looking stepnose you have! What size tires do you have? I like the stance!
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Nice looking stepnose you have! What size tires do you have? I like the stance!
IMHO it needs to come down a couple of inches.

A great looking car though.

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post #1879 of 2586 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 10:09 PM
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Wazza, I think you're right in suggesting to lower the car about an inch or two perhaps, but the tire size seems to be the right size for a road car.
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I agree.

Probably close to what I have - 195/55 x 15's.

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I will guess bhart has 195/65/14 or 185/70/14 on the 14x6''rims. I would lower it an inch to suit my tastes, but it looks like it just rolled off the dealers lot (despite the rims, lack of front bumper, twin pipes and Nardi wheel).

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bhart, the car looks great ! Don't worry about the nit-pickers.......

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Thanks for the compliments.

The ride height though is a matter of necessity - our roads suck!
I'm hoping the sump guard won't have to be used.

I'll get an exact size on the Michelins when I get back to the storage garage. 14's are a rare size nowadays. These 'French' pneus come from Japan.

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How much time did you spend getting the front and back wheels & tyres to be aligned?
And I agree with Wazza, too much air getting under the car

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How much time did you spend getting the front and back wheels & tyres to be aligned?
And I agree with Wazza, too much air getting under the car
Had it on an alignment rack (with the stock steel wheels) and just set the front toe-in... everything else was reasonable square.

I checked through the files for the car and the springs were not changed. It did spend a few years without weight on the front suspension (engine/trans out) and it has not been driven for the past 7 years (!?!) so it may still settle naturally. There is a picture of the car from 20+ years ago - I'll try and locate it for comparison.
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Alfas were set up this way from new to handle real life roads. You know, pot holes, cobblestones etc.
Lower and stiffer is great on a smooth race track, but not onb rough roads.

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The tires are 185/70-14 Michelins.

Definitely not a performance tire but it will swerve around the potholes with the best/rest of them.

Actually, made in;
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Hi guys, can anyone in Brisbane recommend or endorse a smash repairs for a minor bingle, and paintwork, and possible rust repair for my 1967 Giulia Sprint GT Veloce?
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New to me GT Junior 1300 , I think its original apart from the colour
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Saw the car on TradeMe and thought it looked pretty good. There was a 1750 GTV down here back in the `80`s which appears to be the same colour - I used to call it Dinky toy turquoise as a lot of my Dinky and Matchbox toys were similar colours (1960`s)- so it may be original if no sign of a colour change. That car had a tan interior so appears same combination as yours but may have been a South African assembled car - it`s just too long ago and the car has disappeared from the local scene. It looked good and different from the usual hues.

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