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|08-21-2019 10:36 AM|
That guy on “seen through glass” is entirely too enthusiastic. If I get his gig right, he’s talked Pirelli into giving him money, and someone to loan him a RHD Uber-car to drive around, while gushing about his wet-dream cars that he spots out his windows. Not actually doing anything, like Clarkson, et al. Just driving and gushing.
Go home, invading aliens. No intelligent life on this planet.
|08-20-2019 09:38 PM|
|08-20-2019 09:28 PM|
Your car is featured on the YouTube channel “seen through glass” as a winner of Pirelli’s “Perfect Fit” award at the Concorso. Looked great.
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|08-20-2019 08:22 PM|
Tell the gang that trip 22 months ago seemed to have taken root, and best regards to them all.
I spoke with Bob today. We agreed I owe him a beer or six.
|08-20-2019 08:13 PM|
|180OUT||Yo, Don. I talked to Bob this afternoon and told him about your win. He was very pleased at the news. We doing Usual Suspects tomorrow night (Wed.) at Shoal Creek. . .|
|08-20-2019 07:59 PM|
electric power steering
As Don mentioned, I have installed the electric power steering, from these folks:
Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider
At this point I can only report that works perfect from the garage to the edge of the parking lot.
|08-20-2019 02:47 PM|
I did have a leak. Apparently, I didn’t get what spilled cleaned up before the photo was taken.
After my son and I got the valve shims readjusted, he reassembled one side and I did the other. At one point he gestured and said “there’s the wrench for the cam covers”. I grabbed it, and tightened my side, thinking he had already done his.
Upon returning from a quick drive around the block, we found plenty of oil on the intake side, where he’d been working. I quickly discovered the nuts were just started, and not even hand-tight!
We cleaned up things as best we had time for, but inevitably some is still creeping out from whence it splashed.
Of course, there may still be a leak, but I think what you’re seeing is from what didn’t get cleaned up. I’ll check when it gets home.
As to cover leaks...
I tried to get new rear rings for the cam covers from AFRA, but after a year of broken promises, I gave up. Karl Robertson has been making them in a softer material than the original, and they work well in two ways. They conform better to their cavity, and being softer, they don’t prevent the cover from being fully tightened without a distorting degree of force by the nuts.
You might be surprised to hear I didn’t clean up the engine bay after arriving at Concorso, or after the first cleaning from when the original leak occurred.
|08-20-2019 02:09 PM|
You will not mind my comment, but you may have a small leak on the intake camshaft cover.
Moreover, if someone has a trick to make these **** cover oil proof, I'm interested.
|08-20-2019 12:40 PM|
One our our brethren, Neil, stopped by the car this weekend, so I could shamelessly flirt with his wife. Both were good spirts about that. Anyway, his car will be making its debut before long, but it bears mention that he added the electric power steering kit that I believe comes from the Netherlands. He’s not driven it yet, but you 2600 owners might finally have the means to make your cars enjoyable to drive.
No, this wasn’t your car. Officially, I’m the second owner, as Bob Fernald took possession from the first owner under his dealer license, never registering it under his own name.
Bob Goldberg sent me a couple of pics. Not sure who the old white-haired guy is. Probably called central casting for someone to come channel Enzo.
|08-20-2019 12:17 PM|
Great work and a beautiful car!
A prize well deserved.
As for the rest of you, stop with the 2600 bashing or I'll let the tires down on your pretty little iron block lumps! 😁
|08-20-2019 12:02 PM|
Originally Posted by twoliterlover View Post
|08-20-2019 11:08 AM|
The Borrani's and the ride height look Just Perfect......... Its almost like one of the Black and White photos with only the subject in color. Happy for you.
|08-20-2019 10:49 AM|
Easy to beat out 2600's perhaps?
Hah! I see the other two cars were 2600 spiders. Despite the chagrin of others on this bulletin board with those vehicles I state categorically that in any head to head beauty competition any two liter spider would be deemed to have better lines than any 2600 spider. The beautiful two liter lines got fattened and squared off in the latter model to allow the bigger engine inside the hood. And to balance the model required a squared off trunk. But still nice to see that a guy who initially thought no yellow two liter spider had ever existed finally accepted that as its proper color and did it right. One of that color passed through my hands in 1973 from Switzerland and furnished my hard top, Nardi steering wheel, dashboard grab bar and lower engine surround fairings (this last item only on 1962 models spiders but standard on the two liter sprint). I sold that yellow spider to a fellow from Medford Oregon and my wife and I drove it to Roseburg for him to pick up. I had grown attached to it and still remember crying on seeing him drive it off down the road. He only intended to resell it and painted it a lush off white because he said that hid dents better. After his "cool" paint job it was sold to a gal in Chico whose family was involved in the cannery business. She blew the engine overrevving in an attempt to outrun cars when entering back onto the hi-way from the shoulder. She traced ownership back to me, begged me to fix it, and then personally brought it to me on a trailer. I rebuilt the engine and drove the car to her in Chico. I later saw an ad on the East coast offering a car noted as being one I once owned. I have always suspected it was the once yellow one. So maybe I should have asked you the VIN number and if it was an off white. Sorry it did not have all its goodies. AT least I did not remove its turn indicators on the side when I was stealing parts from it. But were there two mysterious holes near the hinge point for the top where the hold down for the top were? However, I know it was your meticulous detailing and loving ministrations that would have made you the big winner with whatever car you would have taken to the prom. Congratulations to a fellow adorer of two liter Alfa spiders. I will do whatever I can to keep you in sufficient incense and holy water appropriate for that sacred task. Call when needy.
|08-20-2019 05:37 AM|
|08-19-2019 09:37 PM|
Is that the "Power-delete display" ?
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