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08-12-2019 05:08 PM
Ranz They are a work of art, aren’t they?
Interesting that it was cheaper to make all these bits back then, including the cylinders, than to do hydraulic callipers.
08-12-2019 12:02 PM
otteud96 Looks good! Keep up the great work. I painted my 69 ate calipers with a ceramic rattle can paint, and it looks good and it should last... good luck
08-12-2019 11:14 AM
velocewhippet Tony at AlfaStop sent me 2 pieces that I’ve unrolled and started bending into the shape of the original ones.
08-12-2019 10:45 AM
Originally Posted by velocewhippet View Post
I've got to bend the new hard brake lines and replace those rusty springs. Thankfully, those springs are available from AlfaStop.
And where did you source the new hard brake lines?
08-12-2019 10:33 AM
arswaim Very nice job on the Dunlops! Despite the Rube Goldberg-esq design they’re really not to bad to maintain, and fortunately they work just fine. Of course spares are significantly more expensive than spares for the Ates, but at least they’re available. Good luck with the rest of your project!
08-12-2019 08:46 AM
Dunlop Rear Brakes

I had a little extra time this past week to work on the car. My wife was off visiting her sister in Alaska, so I actually had quite a bit of extra time to spend in the garage.

So, I decided to tackle the job of re-assembling the Dunlop rear brakes. I had kinda dreaded doing this since there are so many parts. But I had my photos from before I took them apart and since they were already cleaned up and ready to re-assemble, my only difficulty was going to be having parts left over when I thought I was done.

Originally, these parts were supposably zinc plated. Didn't do that, so now they're zinc-painted. I used the rattle can stuff from Eastwood called Clear Zinc.

I can see from these photos, I've put one of the pins in from the wrong side. So, I've got to go back and fix that.

That, and I've got to bend the new hard brake lines and replace those rusty springs. Thankfully, those springs are available from AlfaStop. That's where I purchased all of my Dunlop parts.
08-01-2019 08:25 PM
JessCan54 I had to look at a lot of photos but I enjoyed it. Great job!
07-27-2019 06:04 PM
Originally Posted by Vivace View Post
Those look very good! How did you treat the steel pans?
The frames were painted with an automotive primer, then satin black.

Originally Posted by stphers View Post
Very nice well done ! One question, were the seat rails originally black? or silver plated?
The rails we're all black. They didn't look they they were originally anything different.

Everything looked to be originally painted black except for the hinges. The 68's seat hinges were a dark silver that looked like the "hammer finished" stuff that Rustoleum sells.
Turned out, after looking closely at the 67's seats, those hinges were also originally silver.

Here's the seat bottoms of a couple of the seats - 67 seat (with rusted thru pan), 68 seat (with manufacturing date ink stamp), the silver hinge on a 68 seat (prior to refinishing)
07-24-2019 10:12 AM
stphers Very nice well done ! One question, were the seat rails originally black? or silver plated?

Thanks, Rick
07-23-2019 09:32 PM
ossodiseppia Wow, nice work!
07-23-2019 08:12 PM
Vivace Those look very good! How did you treat the steel pans?
07-23-2019 05:24 PM
velocewhippet Some updates to report on...

Used parts from my 4 seats (2 from 663438, 2 from a 1968 1750 spider) to make the best pair of seats.

Upholstery and seat foam came from Classic Alfa.
06-15-2019 05:06 AM
By 1967 AR had established their corporate headquarters (USA) at Johnson Avenue, Newark, NJ hence all East Coast delivery was via the Port of Newark, NJ.
This was prior to moving to Englewood Cliffs, NJ in 1969.

Records of distribution to dealers, then to actual buyers would have been discarded long ago.

Here's a link to a great write up of a Duetto Love Story:
06-14-2019 04:59 PM
Centro Documentazione

Received this today from Alfa. Not a lot of information. I wonder if the Market destination is always the port of entry?
04-15-2019 03:35 AM
arswaim Great—thanks very much! I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Originally Posted by velocewhippet View Post
No problem.
This is the quick sketch I put together when I measured the one remaining bump stop I had.
I didn't include the dimension of the flange at the top, but it was probably about 5 inches in diameter.

Don't make the diameter of the cone any larger than 3.75 inches at the top. Otherwise the spring seat won't fit.

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