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10-14-2019 05:26 PM
riggs Oh no! You've got dents in your car already 🤭
10-14-2019 05:18 PM


Congrats on a wonderful restoration. Your identical sister car in Melbourne is ready for a family reunion.
10-08-2019 01:47 PM
Originally Posted by Redmerlin View Post
Very nice , are you going to make the gloves next?

Which one do you prefer ?

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10-08-2019 01:12 PM
Redmerlin Very nice , are you going to make the gloves next?
10-08-2019 12:56 PM
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And the soft top is very nice :

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End of summer in Provence :

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10-08-2019 12:52 PM
PS70 New glove box ...

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09-30-2019 01:50 PM
Originally Posted by DPeterson3 View Post
“Uh, did you bring the weight?”
Response: "I'm here aren't I"

09-30-2019 11:16 AM
Originally Posted by IRONBLOCK View Post
Well, did they scratch the fresh paint on your tie rods and track rods with their Vise grip pliers?
Yes, a little bit. But I'll fix it easily.


I always bring the weight with me : I put myself behind the steering wheel during setting. The car is set just for me
09-30-2019 06:44 AM
Originally Posted by PS70 View Post
And I bring the car to the shop in order to have the good front geometry and at last the steering wheel well oriented
Well, did they scratch the fresh paint on your tie rods and track rods with their Vise grip pliers?

09-29-2019 07:14 PM
DPeterson3 All exceedingly nice!

My local alignment shop is always amused when I bring them my cars.

“Which Alfa is it?”

I tell them.

“that’s not in our computer”

I hand them the printed specs.

“Uh, which car in our system is it most like?”

None. And by the way, you are supposed to load weights into the front seats before doing the measurements.

“Uh, did you bring the weight?”

09-29-2019 01:29 PM
PS70 And I bring the car to the shop in order to have the good front geometry and at last the steering wheel well oriented

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09-29-2019 01:23 PM
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I also take this opportunity to rework on the sealing of the base of the shift level. I had some leak due to this.

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09-29-2019 01:16 PM
PS70 Hi all !

I didn't work on Weber these days.
I finally found the motivation to work under the dash board and finalize isolation and carpets :

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09-09-2019 07:58 AM
PS70 Hi Don,

Thank you for your answer.

My Webers are old one (45CDOE9).
I have no problem concerning the brass floats as I have controled the fuel level frequently.
I was affraid to have a level too high. That is not the case : I have 26,5 mm on the right carburator (cylindre 1 & 2) and 26 mm on the left one (3 & 4).
Keith Franck specify 25 mm but I'm not sure this could be the reason of this problem.

Your assumtion regarding the accelerator pump circuit is a good idea.
I'll drive the car without the main tubes to be sure that only the idle circuit is operating and I'll check the plug color to have a better idea of the richness on this circuit.
I could also disconnect the Weber accelerator pump to see the result.

It looks strange to me that the plugs look poor and that the idle circuit could be too rich ...
09-09-2019 07:15 AM
DPeterson3 Serge,

Sometimes it is something unexpected...

Are your Webers new, or refurbished old? I ask, because I once bought a pair of Webers from a well-regarded seller in Europe, and it turned out that one of the brass floats has a small leak. As the float became filled with fuel, it gradually made two cylinders more and more flooded. It eventually ruined a pair of pistons and cylinders.

The only real symptom was that the idle adjustments kept changing. It made no sense.

Another thought might be that your distributor advance is sometimes stuck at full advance, causing a preignition at low revs. Your plug certainly does not appear too rich.

I have reread your description several times, and am wondering if your accelerator pump circuit is supplying too much fuel for a wide-open-throttle at low RPM?
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