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Spent a few hours on it today. The first pic, in for a penny, in for a pound. I don't like aftermarket wheels generally, so pulled off the Nardi. In doing so, found the clamshells were kinda messed and that the turn signal wand base was broken. So, installed the extra multi-switch that came with the car. A few wiring changes were involved, but it all works now, and the stock wheel is back on. Checked fluids etc. Note the million relays by the fuse box; they're all for the alarm system, which works, but I'm taking it out.

It had 3" racing lap and shoulder belts that were just kind of a mess. I happened to have a full set of original rewebbed GTV "airline" style belts, so installed them today. Much cleaner and lighter, and more original.

Middle muffler is full of holes, so will spend some time under the car sorting that probably tomorrow.

Read through the receipts, it had full front and rear bushings plus trunnion bushings not that long ago. No wonder it drives well. ZF steering is very nice, and full of oil, a happy surprise.

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Note the million relays by the fuse box; they're all for the alarm system, which works, but I'm taking it out.
I don't know - with all the BB'ers lusting after your stepnose, maybe that alarm should stay put.

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Yes, since the cases of ZF boxes don't crack (unlike the Burmans), they tend to hold oil.

Congrats on your stepnose. For some reason, they have recently become recognized by collectors and enthusiasts beyond the core Alfa community. I certainly love mine:
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A twin to mine, save a year older

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All things equal, I like the feel of a good Burman box better, but I've also experienced more bad Burmans. ZFs have a nonstandard size bottom seal, so it takes work either to find it or machine it for a standard seal. This box is quite good. My Super has a good ZF too, remachined for a standard seal.

I got four plastic crates or parts with the car, seller found more stuff so I'm going to pick up tomorrow. Also happy to have more parts.

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Sweet, one of my favorite dashes too!
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I got four plastic crates or parts with the car, seller found more stuff so I'm going to pick up tomorrow.
Wow, that's the kind of seller that we'd all like to deal with!

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Sweet car! Lots of 66s coming out of the woodwork. I wonder how many are left?
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The seller is (sigh for him) moving from Ross to Tiburon (look up average housing prices). He said basically, take everything you want in the garage. So some non-Alfa stuff too, including a chain saw!
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Nice! Ever consider putting the grill bars back on? I'm debating... Same with the bumpers.
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Sweet paint job! Love it
Thanks! The grill mesh is a bit different and sprayed gloss black. Also filled the holes for the grill bars. Subtle, but really pops the front.
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Spent all day under the GTV. Also, turned the front wing repeaters around, which both pointed the wrong way. Quality work.

Changed the clutch arm bushings, center muffler, driveshaft center bearing rubber carrier. See pics for before and after in each case. Some oddities including three, count 'em, three return springs on the clutch TO arm and a rubber sanding block as a rear muffler hanger with the Alfa one. Belt and suspenders approach.

Also, one pics of the L rocker; look at them spot welds!

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...Subtle, but really pops the front.

Definitely does. I think I'm going to start tweaking mine this spring. Engine first then colour (currently the typical red).

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Lovely car Andrew, lovely.

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Nice! Ever consider putting the grill bars back on? I'm debating... Same with the bumpers.

I haven't really considered the grill options yet. But I'll definitely keep it in mind.

I need to getting working better first.
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