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  1. gmack
    03-04-2016 07:14 PM - permalink
    Hi Rich,
    I've heard from guys that have had their cars from new and report that the black was there. I just haven't seen exactly where they've used it. I think I'll take a look with the trim in place after painting and decide then.
  2. gprocket
    03-04-2016 02:13 PM - permalink

    I prefer to black out the area behind the grille but to tell you the truth I've never seen one that came from the factory that way. I'm not the expert to be sure though.

    Like you say, with a dark color you might not even bother but it's a pretty simple process. I just use rattle can paint...

    - Rich
  3. AlfaEmitter
    05-22-2012 04:42 PM - permalink

    Congratulations! I saw that your Spider sold. Did you sell it
    through the, close to your asking price?

    I've enjoyed the Alfa this season, driving it between Minneapolis and Mound, with a fair bit of driving around the lakes west of the metro. I have a couple of trips planned for later this summer: I teach at the U MN Biological Station at Lake Itasca in June, so I'm driving the Spider. I hope to drive up to Kenora, Ontario for the tail end of the Northern Lights Rendezvous (a British car event on June 14 - 17), mostly just an excuse to drive. In mid-July, Kathy and I are driving the Alfa to the Antiques Roadshow in Rapid City. Any suggestions for a preferred route between Minneapolis and Rapid City? We will tour the Black Hills after the Roadshow; it's space between here and there that I know nothing about.

    Hope all is well with you. Perhaps I'll see you at WOI this August.

  4. gmack
    06-29-2011 10:55 AM - permalink

    Sorry to be hard to reach. We've just moved to St. Louis Park and the world is still a bit unsettled. Yes, get a set of cam cover washers, 6 fiber, 2 aluminum. I am not sure if anyone has shims in town except for me or maybe Ed. In your shoes, I'd call a few places like the guys out in Mound/Spring Park and see. Checking clearances is pretty easy so your guy can check quickly and then you can shop for specific sizes. If you're really in a pinch, you can borrow my sets. I'd not be surprised if your clearances are just fine as is.
    No trips planned due to move and other busy schedule stuff.
    Reach me via work email:
    [email protected]

  5. AlfaEmitter
    06-27-2011 10:05 AM - permalink

    I tried your email directly, but it was not deliverable ([email protected]).

    I'm having my mechanic (Tim Moore, Dynotech) check the valve train on my
    Duetto. I don't have any documentation about when the valves were last
    adjusted by the previous owner, so I thought they should be checked/adjusted
    before taking the Duetto on a long tour. I have a few questions that you
    may be able to answer.

    Besides the valve cover gasket and cam cover half moon rubber plugs, are
    there other parts that I should order from IAP (if I order today, they'll
    arrive by Thursday)? What about cam cover washers (fiber and/or aluminum)?

    I understand valve clearances need to be checked before knowing what shims
    may or may not be needed. Do you know if there's a local source for the
    proper shims (Alfa or Ferrari)?

    Thanks in advance for your input. I'm going to drive the Alfa to Lexington,
    KY next month for the AROC convention. Are you planning on the



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