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|08-20-2015 10:16 AM|
Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
There are more but I have to resize and I also do not want to scoop a possible publication.
|08-20-2015 09:32 AM|
|Gordon Raymond||Thanks Ken! Done. Roman was in a hurry at that point!|
|08-20-2015 08:04 AM|
Originally Posted by Gordon Raymond View Post
But the oil pump was from another GTAs race engine.
Can you edit your post and remove the pump pics please.
|08-20-2015 07:58 AM|
Then how about pics of the whole car at the gathering, if there are any?
|08-20-2015 07:56 AM|
Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
|08-19-2015 05:36 PM|
I provided the air box hose; can I see how it looks in place? My small part...
So great, love cars like this, and the matching approach to renovation.
|08-19-2015 05:29 PM|
I have heard many comments about this car, and am more than overjoyed to have Ken as owner and Roman oversee the rehabilitation.
My participation on the Webers was limited, but also exciting, to allow me to restore these components to as new internally, yet maintain almost 50 years of patina.
The 14's were a challenge to get the mouse poo out, make them as new inside and clean, but maintain the external patina.
Thanks Ken, and thanks Roman for involving me with this important GTA!
|08-19-2015 02:23 PM|
Was really neat to see this car in person at The Glen last month. Has great patina, always nice to see cars in this state rather than all restored. Congratulations.
|08-09-2015 10:22 AM|
Well done!! Thank you for rescueing this time capsule.
|08-08-2015 02:05 PM|
|GTV4EVR||Well done Ken. You need to bring him to the Convention in Montreal in 2017. Sorry I didn't make it to The Glen this year.|
|08-08-2015 12:49 PM|
She's gone to a good home!
|08-08-2015 12:36 PM|
The RHD GTA 752647 Story Continues
In March of this year Roman Tucker advised me that 752647 was likely available for sale. By early May my offer was accepted and the GTA was picked up at the Hunter farm in south OHIO and trailered to Roman Auto Prep in Michigan.
The GTA was remarkably intact as built with only 18776 miles on it but suffering from decades of storage in good and not so good conditions.
It was decided for the time being to preserve this GTA doing only suspension moving parts and bushing replacements, oil seals and rear axle bearings. The engine had 2 pistons seized from corrosion so that was dealt with and the headers where patched up and a new exhaust system was added. The Weber 45 DCOE14's were serviced by Gordon Raymond and 4 new Pirelli Cinturatos 165 x 14s were installed on the 14" x 6" Campy's.
Years of mouse housing was also removed. It was this mouse nesting that undoublabley caused the though corrosion of the lower left front fender.
In July, for her 50th birthday (July 27 1965), we took the GTA 752647 to The Alfas at the Glen, 50 ANNI DELLA GTA event (see last 3pics)where it was well received in its faded, dimpled as found condition. And I had some fun driving it around the infield and paddock areas whenever an errand needed doing.
We still need to deal with the wiper motor and heater and other small items and the floor will require sectioning in new pieces here and there.
|08-22-2008 08:20 AM|
GTA Undercarriage Pictures
Could someone post pictures of the GTA undercarriage?
|08-06-2008 12:07 PM|
I remember hearing about this car 20 years ago. Did your Dad have something to do with Mid Ohio race track. I seem to recall that the original info on this car came thru the race announcer at Mid Ohio.
|07-29-2008 06:20 PM|
when i got my gtaj it was very rough after sitting idle for many years. there was some corrosion that needed tending to in the front passenger headlight area. so, i spent some time asking around and wound up sending the car to roman tucker in michigan. this was in 1992 and there werent alot of options then - he had alot of experience with gta's in particular. when it arrived, roman called and said that the engine was not in good condition and needed a rebuild. so, based on limited funds, i had the paint stripped, body repaired and repainted. left the interior and the engine bay, trunk and undercarriage as-is. did a complete mechanical rebuild but did no "restoriation" work such as painting parts, plating, etc. for me it was the right approach. ive always admired "original" looking cars as compared to restored which just look and feel cold (to me). a couple of years later i sent the car to omaha to jack beck who rebuilt the suspension and brakes as well as installed knuckle risers.
my advice is leave it as a time capsule. go for a full mechanical rebuild so you can drive it as it was designed to be driven, with peace of mind that some tired part won't grenade and ruin something.
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