Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Phil it would be cool to start the Aussie Strada Giulia Bianca Club! Dave, I still reckon Polizia blue for you. Alex, thanks for the email, will follow up with the extra info soon, Gifford thanks for the parts offer,(Dave too) of course I will look local first but it wouldnt be the first time I have had something big sent over the pond, Robert, I hope it is a good read and thanks for some stuff you have already sent me!
It is a bit daunting, and I am scared what I will find under the paint on the sills and front right guard. It has had a hit on the front right at one stage, and was badly repaired so I will replace the front corner. I have a repro lower valance and may need to replace the upper radiator support too.
Pulling the engine was actually pretty easy once I found all the nuts under 40 years of crap. Gotta be on of the filthiest engines Ive seen! One thing that nearly got me was that the chain I had on the hoist hook was a touch too long and I nearly didnt clear the front radiator support because I hit the limit of the hoist! It is definitely a good tip to have the rear of the car up high.
This is the original engine and at one point I did consider putting a 2L in but I am going to aim for original for this car now. It does have a 1750 head on it though but I will be putting a 1600 back on it.
My father in law is a retired mechanic who is doing the bottom end rebuild for me. It was nice giving him a box full of new parts to go into it, pistons, liners, etc. I have a rebuilt ported and polished 1600 head still in bubble wrap that will take some 10548 cams that should do the job nicely. Will post pics when I find them.
Soooo, full rebuild for this engine including gearbox and carbs.
66' Giulia Super, '67 GT Veloce, '72 Montreal
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