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04-16-2019 03:37 PM
Ranz I bought a full set of seat covers from the UK.
A local upholsterer fitted them for $250. Total cost less the AUD1,000.
So it was considerably cheaper than your quote, but no door cards required, which may be the difference.
I also think I just got the basic service...I think missed out on any less-than-perfect foam getting any attention.
I'd ask a few questions about what you will get for the money. But if you like what you hear, the price is probably ok.
04-16-2019 11:56 AM
Richard2 I just got a price of $1750 for both front seats, rear seat, back rest and 4 door cards for my 1973 Berlina. Is that a good price?
04-16-2019 07:22 AM
Alfa69GTV1750
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The kit for the rear seat came from re-originals here in the US. The local upholstery shops are crazy $$ here in northern california although even with a kit recovering seats is a lot of work and your hands will know after you finish!

Daron
Yeah, just about everything is crazy in California. I'm more interested in the dash repair they did for you. Can you share their information?
04-16-2019 07:14 AM
racerx9146 The kit for the rear seat came from re-originals here in the US. The local upholstery shops are crazy $$ here in northern california although even with a kit recovering seats is a lot of work and your hands will know after you finish!

Daron
04-16-2019 06:35 AM
Alfa69GTV1750 Excellent work!

Can you post the contact info for your upholstery shop?
04-15-2019 07:37 PM
racerx9146
Engine Progress and Rear Seal question?

I made some progress with the engine. Feels great to see parts combine and leave my workbench.

Does my rear seal look like its not in far enough? I have a Corteco seal in a older gasket set I have and may swap it out. I put the slinger in behind the seal.

Engine kit is from Paul Spruell.

regards Daron
12-21-2018 09:10 AM
Scalino1300
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Well not really needed yet but could not resist putting some nice new Michelin vintage tires on my Minilite wheels I set aside for this car.
Pirelli's , they look very nice!

Doing a proper job!
12-20-2018 07:56 PM
racerx9146
Tires and Wheels

Well not really needed yet but could not resist putting some nice new Michelin vintage tires on my Minilite wheels I set aside for this car. I put a coat of paint on the wheels and changes out the front left hand thread studs with some off a parts car I have. The rear axle will be replace with a later LSD unit that will give me normal threads to accommodate the special shank-nuts the Minilites require. The offset seems just right for the Super.
12-20-2018 07:48 PM
racerx9146
Motor Update

Got the block and head back from Del's Machine in Sacramento who are a great resource and I always have good results with this business. I gave the head the mild port and polish via the Greek fellows book. Most of my rebuild stuff comes from Spruell's who where good to work with on the old school way of making calls and actually talking to someone.

I have the crank in. Just had it polished and checked clearances. All looks good. For a filthy abused and neglected car some parts are in very good shape after you clean the years of crud off them.

I had to spend a lot of time cleaning corrosion out of the inside of this block. The head needed welding where corrosion has eaten away at the surface. This little car was not well cared for.
12-20-2018 07:38 PM
racerx9146
Back Seat Re-upholstered

Got a rear seat only kit from Re-Originals. A local upholstery guy quoted me like $1400 just to do the rear seat!!! Got to love California prices.

Was quite a battle and the Arm rest makes it a little tricky but also happy with this result. Had to do a little welding and clean-up on the wire seat frame. The lower Pirelli brand seat foam was in good shape. The Horse-hair back rest was rough. Had to cut some off the top and make a foam top and use lots of passing. Replaced the rotten material between seat and frame with a nice canvas.
12-20-2018 07:28 PM
racerx9146
Pedal Cluster Ready

Almost all the clevis's and pins where oval'ed. Some welded and re-drilled and found some matching bits in my porsche parts collections. The pedals would not even move. It all polished up nicely. Ordered a brake master rebuild kit for the ATE but does not match. Apparently I have the one that they dont make a kit for anymore so will have to get a replacement unit.
12-20-2018 07:21 PM
racerx9146
Some Updates on the Super

Time moves on and slowly we do a little work here and there. I coach a comp soccer team for my 12 year old which consumes an amazing amount of time. But here is the latest!

Heater box was previously a home for elderly mice. Needed a new core, motor, control valve, hoses and a complete disinfect/rebuild. Found nice matching screen material from home depot (gutter screening) Classic Alfa supplied the Alfa bits
02-19-2012 12:48 AM
PSk Brilliant!!!

Pete
02-18-2012 08:57 AM
CarPoor
Super

NICE work!
02-15-2012 04:23 PM
Alfapwr Wow that was a lot of work. My super just had some rust on the sway bar mounts. I didn't bother with fixing it and just fixed the outer sheet metal since I went with a rear mount front anti-roll bar. It acts as a chassis stiffener too! Sooooo much better !
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