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Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   09-19-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By howieb4
Nothing against your wonderful car but whenever I...

Nothing against your wonderful car but whenever I see the word Abnormale, I can only think of this.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-06-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By howieb4
Bingo! Mille Miglias they are! Thanks guys.

Bingo! Mille Miglias they are! Thanks guys.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-06-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By howieb4
What wheel is this?

My buddy sent me over a pic of a light green GTV sporting the wheel in the photo. I know I've seen it, just don't know the name. Sorry for the poor pic.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-01-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By howieb4
Ahhh. The choke. I think my lights are a bit...

Ahhh. The choke. I think my lights are a bit crossed. The hi-beams are on in the pic and burning the rightmost green jewel. Parking brake is on and burning the second to left jewel(matches your...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-30-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By howieb4
Help with dash lights

I am confused as to what one of the four jewel lights on my dash is indicating. A manual for a 69 shows the light I am questioning indicates fuel pressure. Mine has webers and a mechanical fuel pump....
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-13-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,149
Posted By howieb4
Yeah, I think my original post definitely has...

Yeah, I think my original post definitely has grown some legs in many directions. My intent was just to show the lengths someone would go with our beloved GTV, But if you live in that rarefied air...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-06-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,149
Posted By howieb4
The one thing we will never know is the...

The one thing we will never know is the motivation behind this spend. If the restorer told the owner that when finished, he would have a car as it left the showroom then he did a disservice, as many...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-05-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,149
Posted By howieb4
Gavin, that $170K is US dollars not AUS dollars....

Gavin, that $170K is US dollars not AUS dollars. Lol, just kidding. My knickers get in a bunch for much less.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,149
Posted By howieb4
There are a lot of very wealthy car enthusiasts...

There are a lot of very wealthy car enthusiasts that truly have more money than most of us can only dream of. And they'll spend that money freely. I would like to know the true motivation of this...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-04-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,149
Posted By howieb4
$170K to restore a GTV

I do not want to steal the thunder from Steve105's post but I was stunned when I followed the link to the upcoming RM Sotheby auction. It does show the nicest GTV I have ever seen but the details say...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   07-16-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By howieb4
Great picture of that dealership. My car is...

Great picture of that dealership.

My car is on the registry and sports AR1378039.

Not sure why my timestamp is empty, but no biggie.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   07-16-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By howieb4
My car is AR1378039 and yes it is on the...

My car is AR1378039 and yes it is on the register. At least it was years ago last time I looked.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   07-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By howieb4
My use of the word "hybrid" was pure poetic...

My use of the word "hybrid" was pure poetic license. I do know the 1970 was a manufactured car on its own. I just always looked at it as a mix of the best of the 69 and 71. "Best" is also subjective,...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   07-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By howieb4
What really is a 1970 GTV that was imported to Canada?

Trying to figure out how to chronicle how a 1970 1750 GTV that was shipped to Canada was built. I may want to restore/repair/replace parts on my car and would really like to know if there was a...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-24-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By howieb4
Mini, thanks for the additional info. But my...

Mini, thanks for the additional info. But my issue is definitely related to the brake system. Going to spend my holiday weekend investigating.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-17-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By howieb4
Thanks Jay. I didn't want to mention that I am...

Thanks Jay. I didn't want to mention that I am still driving the car, knowing from what has been posted that the diaphragm is slowly being eaten away. Kids being home from college, leaves me no other...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-17-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By howieb4
Hi all. Weekend plans to dig into the MC and...

Hi all. Weekend plans to dig into the MC and Booster. Weird thing is, almost all you mention is brake pedal feel. I feel no change in the effort to push the pedal. Car stops as it always has....
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-16-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By howieb4
I was told to undo the bolts hold the MC to the...

I was told to undo the bolts hold the MC to the booster and if the back of it is wet, then the MC is bad. I will do the "dipstick" trick too. thanks
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By howieb4
Dolmon, I thing you may on to something. I posted...

Dolmon, I thing you may on to something. I posted previously that I have noticed my low brake fluid light has gone on twice in the last two weeks and I needed to fill the reservoir. I was told to...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-16-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By howieb4
White smoke from tailpipe on hard left turn

Good golly Miss Molly! Yesterday I needed make an evasive move to avoid a traffic jam. I did a hard 60 degree left turn going faster that I would like. As soon as I completed the turn, white smoke...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-11-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By howieb4
Need to refill brake fluid reservoir question

So it's obvious(maybe not) that I have a leak of some sort. I've refilled the brake reservoir twice in the last week so something's up. Brakes work fine with no sponginess, it's just the warning...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-04-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By howieb4
Gordon, if only you were close at hand. Rich gave...

Gordon, if only you were close at hand. Rich gave me an idea on using a short bolt as a tap. Going to give it a try today. If all else fails I do have another pump to replace this one. But only thing...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-02-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By howieb4
Water pump pulley removal

Water pumps and me just don't get along. I know I probably will have to replace it but I really, really, really don't want to. It is only a couple of years old and works fine. It's just through...
Forum: AlfaBBNews   12-28-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,511
Posted By howieb4
Very sad to hear this. Although, I too never had...

Very sad to hear this. Although, I too never had the chance to meet Jim in person, we did speak on the phone and through emails when I first got my GTV. There was never a kinder voice to a newbie. I...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   12-20-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
  For Sale: Scuff and Shoot
Views: 2,088
Posted By howieb4
I feel like I need a shower after looking at that.

I feel like I need a shower after looking at that.
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