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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 108,061
Posted By velocewhippet
Smile Installed the Rear Main Seal in the 67's 1600...

Installed the Rear Main Seal in the 67's 1600 twice.

First time without the Oil Slinger
Second time with the Oil Slinger installed
Forum: Car Restoration   09-30-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,391
Posted By velocewhippet
Front Bumper Alignment

****, these things are hard to install. I think the passenger side is good. A little tweaking of the upper driver's side bumper is needed.

Then, after a few more (countless) on/off cycles adding...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-13-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By velocewhippet
I once found a photo my 69 spider on a web site...

I once found a photo my 69 spider on a web site for one of the well known UK Alfa Parts dealers.
When I pointed out to them that that was my car and photo that I had taken, they promptly took it...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   09-08-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By velocewhippet
Excellent looking Duetto. The few deviations...

Excellent looking Duetto. The few deviations from absolutely stock is minor and if the next owner wanted it 100%, that would be easily accomplished.

I am curious about the yellow paint on the...
Forum: Car Restoration   09-06-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By velocewhippet
I thought all 12 TZ2s were built with fiberglass...

I thought all 12 TZ2s were built with fiberglass bodies.

This one was at Pebble Beach this year.
Forum: Car Restoration   09-02-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By velocewhippet
Chrome Plating

I want to give a shout out to a company that did a good job for me.

Customer Chrome Plating in Grafton OH refinished my top latch parts for the Soft Top and Hard Top for my 67 Duetto.

Sent the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-29-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By velocewhippet
Jay, here's a couple pictures of an original...

Jay,

here's a couple pictures of an original 67 Carpet set and a 69 carpet set.

I'm sure Brian has all the reference material that you need. But if you need any additional detail, I can take...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-26-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
  Wanted: 1967 inner ash tray
Views: 370
Posted By velocewhippet
David, I'm too late to the party. I'm glad...

David,

I'm too late to the party. I'm glad you located the part.

But since I found my ash trays, I'll post these just for reference.

Four photos of the original 67 ash tray parts, plus a...
Forum: Picture Room   08-25-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,742
Posted By velocewhippet
Incredible skill. I'm watching with great...

Incredible skill. I'm watching with great interest.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-23-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,568
Posted By velocewhippet
I'm from Kansas also. Many years ago I had...

I'm from Kansas also.

Many years ago I had a Pantera that was titled in CA as a 1973. It was an early chrome bumper version which I presume was originally sold in 1973.
However the...
Forum: Car Restoration   08-19-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,391
Posted By velocewhippet
Weight on Wheels!

After 4 days of automotive excess at Monterey, my eldest son and I were motivated to make some progress on the Duetto.

1) Fabricated a couple missing mounting tabs for mounting one of the asbestos...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-19-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,568
Posted By velocewhippet
Looks great. Keep those Spica parts after...

Looks great.

Keep those Spica parts after you make the conversion to Webers. If they're the original parts, they're unique for 69.
If you ever want to go back to the original configuration...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   08-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By velocewhippet
I did find a set! Actually, I posted this...

I did find a set!

Actually, I posted this after buying a set from one of our fav Alfa parts distributors. But I couldn't use that set because the end gaps were way too large. Had to return...
Forum: Car Events   08-13-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By velocewhippet
Monterey 2019

Who's going to The Monterey Historics / Concorso Italiano / Pebble Beach this year?

I'm going with my 2 sons. Not driving an Alfa, but flying in to SJC on Thursday and driving a rental car...
Forum: Car Restoration   08-12-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,391
Posted By velocewhippet
Tony at AlfaStop sent me 2 pieces that I’ve...

Tony at AlfaStop sent me 2 pieces that I’ve unrolled and started bending into the shape of the original ones.
Forum: Car Restoration   08-12-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,391
Posted By velocewhippet
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...
Forum: Car Restoration   08-09-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,065
Posted By velocewhippet
I've got just the guy who can make us sets (I...

I've got just the guy who can make us sets (I need a strap also!).
He's done upholstery work on several of my cars over the years and he just opened a shop of his own in Snohomish.

- Jeff
Forum: Car Restoration   07-27-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,391
Posted By velocewhippet
The frames were painted with an automotive...

The frames were painted with an automotive primer, then satin black.



The rails we're all black. They didn't look they they were originally anything different.

Everything looked to be...
Forum: Car Restoration   07-23-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,391
Posted By velocewhippet
Some updates to report on... Used parts from...

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.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-23-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By velocewhippet
I have AR00502*14842* that I would sell. I...

I have AR00502*14842* that I would sell.

I bought it as a complete engine that was supposed to be in good working order. Don't know any history about it. I didn't use it.

I would have used...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-21-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,596
Posted By velocewhippet
It was a ProSource product and I am quite happy...

It was a ProSource product and I am quite happy with it even though I needed to jump through a couple extra hoops to make it work.

I think that is a "fits well" for reproduction parts. "Fits...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-21-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By velocewhippet
Here's the original piece that covered the...

Here's the original piece that covered the transmission tunnel around the shifter.

Not sure what to call the insulating material. Looks kinda like it might be fiberglass. But actually looks like...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-21-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By velocewhippet
Here's a couple shots of the piece that's under...

Here's a couple shots of the piece that's under my 67's passenger seat. Same thing on the other side.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-19-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,596
Posted By velocewhippet
Between the glass and the rubber. I don’t...

Between the glass and the rubber.

I don’t remember offhand what windshield sealer we were using. But there’s a bead of sealant between the gasket and the windshield frame. And a bead between the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-19-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,596
Posted By velocewhippet
I don’t know of any other source for a series 1...

I don’t know of any other source for a series 1 windshield.
I will say that mine fit well with the replacement gasket.
The glass was a little undersized (better than being too big) along the...
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