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post #61 of 98 (permalink) Old 07-22-2011, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, all I can say is that it's worth it. We are on our 22nd day of over 100 F.

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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Please don't tint the windows ...

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There are many levels of widow tint.....
I'm sure one would work well and still look good.

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I was wondering what that comment would generate

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
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To tint or not to tint

I put a 6" band at the top of the windshield of the GT. We think it made a difference by blocking a bunch of light that would shine on your body.

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76 Alfetta GT -Track and daily driver; 88 Milano - a continuing project
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Thannks, that sounds good, I wonder if they have a feathered edge type. I do know that it's taking a hellva lot of humidity out of the air. I freaked out when I saw two big puddles of liquid under the car then realized it was just water.

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider
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Windshield tint: I got a 6" roll at PepBoys / O'Riley. Apply with water and a squeege. I got the darkest tint they had. OH, at my store you can get some opaque stuff with real "bitchen" scallops, waves, etc. To your own taste!
Water/Ice: Even with our west coast low humidity (25% is hi for us!!) after a few hrs ice forms at the inlet to the evaporator. So you should have a puddle of melted water some where in your trunk. Or, in my car, directly on my wife's left foot, while in the passenger seat (no, not in the trunk).
I'm waiting for your report on stop-n-go driving and radiator temp. I think the GTV radiator, and therefore your fans, are bigger than on the Alfetta GT. I can only get 10" fans to fit, and therefore low air movement at slow vehicle speed. Our crappy PT Cruiser, tested at 114deg last year, has a 14" fan and does not overheat at slow speeds.

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post #68 of 98 (permalink) Old 07-23-2011, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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No problems in town this morning, one advantage of living in a small town, not much stop and go.
Teaked it some and in the shop, temp 100, fans on front of car, manual throttle at 2300, ran for 10 minutes at least, engine temp at 175, and with fan on high one vent was 64 the other 69, cabin good. I'll say it was worth the time, trouble, and gold.

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
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Did some stop and go today and the highest I can get it is touching the notch above 175. Any sustained driving it stays at 175 which is where it was before. Checked the milelage on this last fillup and it was 24 mpg with air on all the tank and a combination of city and highway on a brand new motor with right a 500 miles on it. Maybe 60

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74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
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Nicely done, and thanks for all the info.
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I agree that Gigem is doing a great job. I am going in a slightly different direction, as Pete mentions. I have all the original style Alfa brackets but I chose to put the compressor under the distributor. It's tight. I had to take the pulley off the compressor an put it on the lathe to give me more space. A Junior Z has very little room inside the car and I didn't want to move the battery out of the engine bay. The Sandens are relatively low vibration compressors so I think my brackets will suffice.

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I'm not confident Dan that your brackets are strong enough.

I just finished doing a water pump and timing belt on a Toyota Corolla and I had to remove the power steering pump and it's bracket to gain enough access. That power steering pump bracket was cast steel or iron and had 4 large bolts connecting it to the block and the pump is half the size and weight of a airconditioning compressor.

Plus look at the size and weight of the genuine Alfa Romeo airconditioning mount.
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I just remembered something and better write it down before I forget. Someone aske why I was using rubber isolation to mount the condenser. I remember my reasoning..... the radiator is mounted using rubber iso mounts, no metal to metal contact so I reasoned the condenser should be as well. #%#%^#$% it's hot!

edit, having been fiddeling around at the front end and slowly over the last year been thinking I really don't like the looks of that air dam on the front so off it came. I really thinks the car looks much better without it and who knows instead of pushing the air around it might, looks like it will allow more to go up into the condenser/radiator. That was all the reason I needed besides it looking better.

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider

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Agree regarding the front air dam. I've never seen one that works with these old cars.

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I should have taken that thing off a long time ago, actually never should have put it on in the first place. It looks so much better.


The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider
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post #75 of 98 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 02:40 PM
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That baby blue has a real badass stance Mike. Much better, Me likum alot!

Get out there and DRIVE !

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