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Forum: Picture Room   11-30-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,148
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Posted By Gary Williams
Hi Gordon: I like not being able to work on the...

Hi Gordon: I like not being able to work on the Porch-uh myself. Just got tired of working on cars after more than half a century. It's a matter of two great sports cars from different eras but...
Forum: Picture Room   11-30-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5,148
Views: 2,652,039
Posted By Gary Williams
After 52 wonderful years with a variety of Alfas...

After 52 wonderful years with a variety of Alfas -- and 50 years of even better marriage -- we sold our last Alfa and went to the dark side. We bought a new (to us) car in Chicago and drove it home...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   11-01-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Gary Williams
Thank for the BB advice, Jim. Private messaging...

Thank for the BB advice, Jim. Private messaging seems to be working now. Thanks also for the pricing info, Jim.

I haven't used either Plex system for the past 20 years. One was stored and one...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   11-01-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Gary Williams
For some weird reason, I am unable to send...

For some weird reason, I am unable to send private messages through this forum. James2000 and anyone else who is interested in the Plex 201 systems, please contact me directly: [email protected]
...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   11-01-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Gary Williams
How did NJ get in the picture? :surprise:

How did NJ get in the picture? :surprise:
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   10-31-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Gary Williams
Thank you for the info. I agree the second is...

Thank you for the info. I agree the second is worth less. I left the heat sink in my GTV. I always liked the way the coil looked in the engine compartment ... and I was too lazy to take it out...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   10-31-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Gary Williams
Magneti Marelli Plex 201

UPDATE: THE PLEX SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN SOLD


I have a complete Plex 201 electronic ignition that I purchased new circa 1990 and was not heavily used. I also have a Plex 201 that is missing the heat...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   10-27-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Gary Williams
NAPA Put a Spell on Me

Okay, what I mean to say is NAPA canna no spell. See for yourself:
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/UJQUJ413

"Universal Joint (U-Joint) Alpha Romeo"

My feeling is if a parts supplier can't...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   10-21-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Gary Williams
Hi Ian: Sorry to say that someone else got...

Hi Ian:

Sorry to say that someone else got to me first and will come get the steering box. If that doesn't happen this coming week, I'll let you know.

Gary
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   10-20-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Gary Williams
FREE Stuff ... if you live near Portland OR

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/alfa-romeo-gtv-parts/6726536992.html

All from 1967 GTV:
1. Fuel tank - clean & good but needs tear welded
2. original windshield - scratched by wipers...
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   08-10-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By Gary Williams
Jon has been a great resource for years. Love...

Jon has been a great resource for years. Love seeing him get some recognition.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   11-23-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By Gary Williams
You misjudge me, Aggie57. I'm a native...

You misjudge me, Aggie57. I'm a native Californian, who bought my first Alfa as a college kid in 1966 ... when I lived in the heart of what is now known as SillyCon Valley. I loved that slow little...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   11-23-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By Gary Williams
Driving slow cars fast -- comment from BAT

I found fascinating the following comment on BAT regarding a GT Junior that's for sale:

"200mph 1,414
GaryGTV You’re of the “more displacement, more power” school; and yes, 2000cc swaps are...
Forum: Picture Room   11-09-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Gary Williams
Lots of new photos on Scuderia Non Originale pages

It's the right time of year to be SNOing, so here are two of several pages that have been updated with new photos:

SNO Alfa Romeo Pictures ? 17 | The Williams Family ... Now and Then...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-25-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,750
Posted By Gary Williams
I had no idea leg width varied so much on rolling...

I had no idea leg width varied so much on rolling hoists. I borrow a chunky hoist from a neighbor who used to play with Chevy V8s. It works great, except when I load it into my tractor's bucket to...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   09-25-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
  For Sale: AR248600
Views: 912
Posted By Gary Williams
Price is high? And yet ... I was wondering how...

Price is high? And yet ... I was wondering how anyone could do a full restoration of the type described on ebay and still make money at $72,500.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-25-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,750
Posted By Gary Williams
Good point, Jay. It's been a decade since I took...

Good point, Jay. It's been a decade since I took out the tranny and engine together and I don't remember how we got around the hoist leg issue. On the other hand, when pulling the engine alone, I...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-24-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,750
Posted By Gary Williams
When pulling the engine and tranny together, we...

When pulling the engine and tranny together, we get real silly. The back end of the car goes up as high as possible on jack stands, while the front wheels come off and we drop the nose almost to the...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-24-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,750
Posted By Gary Williams
No, when I had my first Alfa, a 1959 Giulietta...

No, when I had my first Alfa, a 1959 Giulietta Spider, it was 1966 and I was still young enough to have a memory.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-23-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,622
Posted By Gary Williams
I've been using a 7.5# aluminum flywheel with...

I've been using a 7.5# aluminum flywheel with stock pressure plate and clutch for about 15 years. This on a hot 2L motor and tranny with gears lightened by Tom Sahines. It all works very well...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-23-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,750
Posted By Gary Williams
My memory is getting worse and worse these days,...

My memory is getting worse and worse these days, so I've created a check list for removing my GTV's motor. I share a link to it here in the hope it may help someone else:
Alfa GTV Engine Removal |...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   08-26-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Gary Williams
I missed that the silver Alfa has carbs instead...

I missed that the silver Alfa has carbs instead of injection. That says a lot about the sales team at this dealership. They sell cars to enthusiasts without knowing anything about their product. ...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   08-25-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Gary Williams
I love reading ebay Alfa ads

1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 -- (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Alfa-Romeo-GTV-2000-/162645136612?hash=item25de67d4e4:g:Ef0AAOSw3GFZn5J8&vxp=mtr)

The above ad offers this interesting description: "The...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-17-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By Gary Williams
My experience is that it is much easier to find...

My experience is that it is much easier to find windshield glass than it is to find good trim. It's the trim that typically gets bent and dinged when someone who doesn't know what they are doing has...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   07-06-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Gary Williams
Thank you Richard and Gordon. Turns out it's the...

Thank you Richard and Gordon. Turns out it's the simple problem that had me falling on my face. The nearly new O-rings that seal the carbs to the aluminum mounting blocks are leaking air. I should...
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