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Good points. I installed new carb rubbers, though that's no guarantee they aren't leaking. I checked the booster, it's holding vacuum.
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Do you think those plug leads are original? I always thought Alfa Romeo installed green leads. Maybe I'm wrong.

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I'm pretty sure not. This was a common 70s/80s set that got installed a lot in the US. This car has Marelliplex, probably done at the same time.
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Took the fan belt off and the squeak stopped, so it's belt, gen, water pump.

Conrad stopped by and we fiddled the carbs. The rear car was doing no work, the balance was off. He sorted it in two minutes. All back together. I recheck compression now that all the combustion chambers are the same size; all roughly 185; even and slighter higher.

This Alquati cam is too much [for me] for around-town driving, even with a torquey lobe center. Faster than heck, power comes in around 2500 and just zings. I got on the freeway and was at 80 before the car felt in the zone. I'm not going to put the cam on my Super, which I mostly putter around in; it has a 1750. This was a test and I'm glad I did it.

Will have the car at Berkeley CnC tomorrow.

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Went to Berkeley Cars n Coffee this morning in the GTV, and finally turned over the 1900 I've had for six months to its owner. Here's the dawn patrol fouling the bike lane, a capital offense in Berkeley.

Then at the event, parked next to Howie's red GTV, just painted, new engine, etc. Cars are roughly 300 numbers apart; I've had mine for three weeks, he's had his for 42 years, yet they look amazingly similar. Mine, more shopworn. Took it 100+ miles to Santa Rosa and back right afterward and zing, very smooth and quick. Many folks checked it out, even the old lady at the donut shop.

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246619 says hello from my garage. About 80 cars apart. I’d post a picture but then you’d have an identical red over black GTV to look at. When I bought mine in 2006 I was told it came from California (but no idea what city). A rust free chassis corroborates that story. It made its way east via Washington DC, Atlanta, and now Rhode Island. Such neat cars.

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I spent 15 years driving my 74 2000 GTV pretty hard (track schools and time trials). There are glimpses of the same feel in this car, but the interior and engine are so different from a 2000 that it feels only distantly related. I'm used to my Super and Berlina, and I forgot how twitchy GTVs feel, so much shorter. This one happens to have a really good steering box too, so it's quite responsive. Fun fun.
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Congrats, was that the one on CL? yellow one as well, both reasonably priced imo, think you got the better one
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Yes, CL in Ross. Yellow one in Auburn a friend looked at, said was rusty, plus it had 2000 marker lights in the front fenders, which I at least couldn't ignore.
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yes those markers were a huge flag. Red one is cool n reminds me of our green one growing up.
mines so beyond that now, but slowly getting closer interior wise
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Cool photos and story Andrew. I canít believe no oneís commented on Scottís 1900!

I might see you on the drive this Sunday....it depends on whether or not I have time to suss out the sticky wheel cylinder on the Giulietta.

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Cool. Can be anything, not just an Alfa.
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Berlina Register drive from Castro Valley to Pescadero. Send me a PM or EM if you want info.
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Took the Berlina on the Berlina drive but will take the GTV on the next one. Friend handed me this good used grille yesterday, now installed. Crack-free!
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