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Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   Yesterday, 11:45 AM
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Very, very nice.

Very, very nice.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   10-11-2019, 10:56 AM
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Posted By alfabits
The plastic sleeve came with the Z-lug wrench...

The plastic sleeve came with the Z-lug wrench when I purchased it. The wrench was in perfect condition and the sleeve fits perfect. There is as small split in the sleeve and it is a bit fragile. It's...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   10-10-2019, 03:16 PM
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Posted By alfabits
Tool Role Update and Hubcap Tool Needed

Since I started this blog in 2008 I have slowly been adding and changing the original tools to my tool roll. Here is an update on my tool roll. With the exception of the hubcap puller I now have all...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-17-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
Since I didn't do the actual work on the gearbox...

Since I didn't do the actual work on the gearbox and it was left to the "experts" then I have to assume they did. I took the car out for a 30 mile twisty drive yesterday and it does crunch a little...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-16-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By alfabits
Please go back and read my original post...

Please go back and read my original post (https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/giulietta-giulia-1954-65/684560-gearbox-shifting-problems.html), where I stated "A little history: The gearbox was rebuilt...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-14-2019, 09:44 AM
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Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
You may be right and I am beginning to think it...

You may be right and I am beginning to think it is normal, but I remember 10 years ago when this gearbox was fresh and the car was newly restored, it shifted between 1st and 2nd fairly fast, no...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-14-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By alfabits
New Sachs clutch, pressure plate and T.O....

New Sachs clutch, pressure plate and T.O. bearing! See my original post. Thanks.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-13-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
Grtting back to MY problem...

Not to put a clamp on this discussion, but the reason I started this post was to solve my shifting problems.

So here is the update: I drained the oil, flushed with kerosene and let the car run in...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-12-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
Richard, everyone I have talked to about this...

Richard, everyone I have talked to about this issue says you are the man. Thanks for you input! I am going to purchase 3 pints of Redline 75-90 NS tomorrow from Neil at Sidedraftcity.

Another...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-11-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
What about using a 75, 80/90 GL4?

What about using a 75, 80/90 GL4?
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-11-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
Soooo I'm confused. Why would Nasko, a well know...

Soooo I'm confused. Why would Nasko, a well know and respected Alfa mechanic use a typical GL5 lubricant in the gearboxes he rebuilds? I hope you are right and it is as simple as that.:| Any other...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-10-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
Thanks Tom. Control rod "T" is now pulled tight...

Thanks Tom. Control rod "T" is now pulled tight with no slack in the linkage. I am going to play with adjusting the rods more and see what happens.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-10-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
Thanks Rick and Greg. Greg, I think you are...

Thanks Rick and Greg.
Greg, I think you are correct that it's the original 4 speed upgraded to 5th - and the original Giulietta casing and used internals from a later Giulia 101 or early or perhaps...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-09-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By alfabits
Gearbox shifting problems

Hi everyone. I have an ongoing problem with shifting in my 1960 Giulietta Spider Veloce with a 5 speed. A little history: The gearbox was rebuilt 15,000 miles ago with all new bearings, synchro, etc....
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-31-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By alfabits
https://classicalfa.com/750-101-spider-parts/cooli...

https://classicalfa.com/750-101-spider-parts/cooling/ Page 2. Get it in two days.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-22-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By alfabits
Wow, so I assume the oil siphoned out through the...

Wow, so I assume the oil siphoned out through the cupped plates around the shift lever?
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   07-02-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By alfabits
I believe that's a 101 1600.

I believe that's a 101 1600.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   06-28-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By alfabits
Chrome trim 4 ft wide?

I have no idea what trim this is. Chrome trim 4 ft wide? Photo please.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   06-28-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By alfabits
ANSA mufflers are loud! While going down the...

ANSA mufflers are loud! While going down the freeway at 75mph for several hours, you will say "why did I install an Ansa". I have had Anza mufflers on BMW's, and British cars when I was younger. Loud...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   05-01-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By alfabits
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   04-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By alfabits
Because the Veloce engine sits at an angle so the...

Because the Veloce engine sits at an angle so the Webers can clear the engine bay frame rails?
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   04-13-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By alfabits
Giulietta/Giulia Engine/Cassie Number & Lubrication Plates

Up for sale are two (one each) Alfa Romeo Giulietta/Giulia Engine/Cassie Number & Lubrication Plates. The ID number plate still has the protective film covering the surface. These aluminum plates are...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   04-12-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By alfabits
Well the key word here is reputable . I have a...

Well the key word here is reputable . I have a shop I have used for years and they know how to do it right. I had my tank recently brazed for the repair of a leaking soldered vent tube. Really,...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   04-12-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By alfabits
The only correct fix is to have a reputable...

The only correct fix is to have a reputable radiator shop cut a hole in the top find the loose piece, repair or remove it, and re-weld the hole up -- then coat the inside. The trick is finding the...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   04-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By alfabits
But luckily he didn't have to sit on a bench...

But luckily he didn't have to sit on a bench smoking sigs, with mother rapers and father rapers.
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