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Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-15-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
The oil change and drain plug swap was...

The oil change and drain plug swap was successfully done last weekend, my dad just told me. The cross member was partially unbolted and swung out of the way to get it done. No issues getting it back...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-09-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,611
Posted By TBigs
To add some perspective, the $170k in receipts is...

To add some perspective, the $170k in receipts is very likely $CND (shop being in Canada). In $USD that would be a bit less than $130k, currently. This might have something to do with the $125-150k...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-15-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
Thanks for the tip! I'm down that way often...

Thanks for the tip! I'm down that way often enough that I will make sure to visit. Sounds like a nice hidden jewel, the kind that hardly exist anymore.

As for my dad's car, I spent some time on...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-14-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
There is definitely no room for a socket. I just...

There is definitely no room for a socket. I just tried a 10 mm Allen key and there was just enough clearance to get it in straight and turn it, so that solution is looking promising (Belmetric). The...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-14-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
I am quickly learning this lesson. Four pages...

I am quickly learning this lesson. Four pages (and still going) on how to change oil. Who'da thunk it? On the up side, this thread is quite a wealth of information.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-14-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
Fantastic, thank you goats! Just what I was...

Fantastic, thank you goats! Just what I was looking for. I will measure our plug as you advised (may swap next time, to avoid driving season down time), but have you tried this particular size plug?...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-13-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
Agreed! I would love to find a Allen key type...

Agreed! I would love to find a Allen key type drain plug and just change over. That would truly solve this problem, but I haven't found anyone selling them. Any hints? (I've tried Centerline, Classic...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-13-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
Interesting to hear. Do you have issues with...

Interesting to hear. Do you have issues with getting the cross member back on when you're done?
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-13-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
I just checked the cross member and it is...

I just checked the cross member and it is installed correctly, with the radius at the back for access. That was a good idea though.

I also like the idea of using the temperature sending unit as a...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-12-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
I see. My dad's car is not a veloce, nor is the...

I see. My dad's car is not a veloce, nor is the engine, so maybe the drain plug he has in there is correct and the problem is the 750/101 mismatch. I finally managed to attach a picture....

BTW,...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-12-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
Thank you for all of your advice, Gordon! I...

Thank you for all of your advice, Gordon! I didn't like the idea of removing the member. Glad I asked.

I should have access to a pit in my grandfather's garage this weekend, so raising the nose...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-12-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,817
Posted By TBigs
I'm visiting my parents and want to change the...

I'm visiting my parents and want to change the oil on my dad's Giulietta, have filter, gasket, o-ring, and oil in hand (thanks to this thread), but when I got up under the car today I got a surprise....
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   03-09-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
  For Sale: 63 Spider
Views: 2,046
Posted By TBigs
This has to be one of the most honest...

This has to be one of the most honest descriptions I have seen!

"This is probably the worlds worst Giulia spider, it was stored outside for many, many years and basically broke in half when we...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-03-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By TBigs
This is only half an hour long, but I find it...

This is only half an hour long, but I find it tremendously inspiring! (I'm sure many here know it)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PExBCwPrFpE

Enjoy!
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-19-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By TBigs
Gotcha. We'll take care of it sooner, then. My...

Gotcha. We'll take care of it sooner, then. My dad is pretty handy, but he is 78 so digging into these sorts of car repairs is not so practical anymore. There is a family friend who is a motorcycle...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-19-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By TBigs
I should add an important piece of information. I...

I should add an important piece of information. I live in Toledo, OH and my dad lives in Toronto, as does the Giulietta. I am in Toronto 3 or 4 times a year, so that gives me a chance to see for...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-18-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By TBigs
Huh, well I'm glad I asked! Thanks guys! Someone...

Huh, well I'm glad I asked! Thanks guys! Someone mentioned that they thought it was normal (I guess weep holes are supposed to weep?), but it hasn't stopped in a while so I figured I'd ask. Thanks...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-17-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By TBigs
Water pump weep hole

My dad's Giulietta has the annoying habit of regularly leaking coolant onto the garage floor (into a catch pan, actually). We were worried about it being a seal issue but then we located the source...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   09-04-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By TBigs
One way to find small air leaks like this is to...

One way to find small air leaks like this is to spray soapy water on the areas you suspect and watch for bubbles.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-18-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By TBigs
Thank you for the intake manifold data, Philippe....

Thank you for the intake manifold data, Philippe. Very useful stuff!

Regarding the exhaust manifold, I just got back from picking up the correct headers from Dean Russell at Trail Auto in Dearborn...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-17-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By TBigs
Thanks Carl. Anyone know how well the ports...

Thanks Carl.

Anyone know how well the ports match?
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By TBigs
Ah, yes, that makes sense. Thank you. I guess if...

Ah, yes, that makes sense. Thank you. I guess if they went to the trouble of giving them different part numbers that they are not interchangeable?
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-17-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By TBigs
101 header part numbers - help!

I have a 101 Giulietta Spider with a broken 2/3 inner header that I need to find a replacement for, but there is some uncertainty about part numbers. The numbers that I could read from the manifold...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   09-23-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By TBigs
That's a big number for a car without the...

That's a big number for a car without the original engine, or an engine that wasn't even very close in the production line for that matter.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   05-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By TBigs
You might want to contact these guys: ...

You might want to contact these guys:

partscorrect.com | Alfa Romeo Parts (http://partscorrect.com/alfa-romeo-parts-2/)

It looks like they only do Giuliettas, but they probably would be happy...
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