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post #136 of 213 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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The TI Super wheels are narrow. Wider than 155 or 165 will be too much.
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Andrew, enjoying this thread. I too have Verde Muschio car Ive owned for over 26 years, although its a 1300TI. My car has lived a life, as yours has. Mine has a 2 litre in it with high comp pstons, mild head, 10548s and extractors. I run standard 1750 steelies with 185/70s and hubcaps. For the Q car, non Alfaholics look, has been subtly lowered, retaining most of the original delicacy. I have Bilsteins up front with progressive rate springs all round.

Point here is, in my experience, big engine Giulias should be be soft in the rear and about 1 lower than the front with no anti-roll bar. It makes them stable and allows you to focus on front end grip.

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As with my other 105 cars, I just drive drive drive my Super. Daily use, lives outside. Gettin' close to 60K miles on it since I bought it 22 years ago. Its 52nd birthday is in a month.
Small recent efforts include having reattached and vacuumed the front carpet after replacing somethin on the shifter a couple years ago, and throwing out the carpet-protecting mats, which were in fact rotting them. Carpets are over 20 years old from World, will need replacing soon. Wool, some kind of real or virtual moths have gotten to them. Also I roused the heater fan out of its slumber, an annual event, now that it's "cold" and "raining", in California terms.

Last weekend took it out to APE's house to pick up some stuff. Here it is, flaking psoriasis and all, with APE two new Giulias (for sale!). The paint on the trunk is what started this thread, it has been dead since about 12 months after application. So I'll be going for new overall paint soon; I have talked to a local shop. Who cares, the car drives like stink. Strong 1750, balanced driveshaft, light mag wheels and skinny tires, nice big steering wheel. Couldn't be happier. This is true with all my Alfas: I never see a car on the road I'd rather be in.

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Kissin' cousins in the rain yesterday at Conrad's shop. My Super, his Colli wagon.
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Annual Super Bowl drive out of Pacifica yesterday, a hardy few braved the weather (yes East Coast, we know this isn't real weather). Four Alfas, my Super and this blue one belonging to Rob, a 2000 GTV, an Alfetta GT. Got progressively nastier as we ascended the San Mateo/Santa Cruz mountains. Did 100+ miles and called it a day. I fixed my heater Saturday, which was a bonus on this drive, believe me.

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Forgot to post this Saturday. My heater hadn't worked in some time. I had replaced the bladder a few years ago, but the valve would not move. Took it all apart, the spiral shaft that moves it in and out had frozen in the housing. Freed it up, as long as it was all apart, put in a new seal. Now have heat!
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So it's my Super's 52nd birthday, as well as Keith Martin's almost identical Super, just a couple numbers apart. Built Feb. 13, 1967; I was in second grade at the time. I've had this car since Sept. 1997, put about 60,000 miles on it. So happy.
Here it is a Norman Racing yesterday with a Colli panel wagon. They have so much to talk about.
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Went up to Sacramento this morning to look at a 1973 Fiat 124 on CL. Might trade a Karmann Ghia for it, we'll see. But it and the Super sure come from the same time and place.
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I remember test driving a used 124 when I was looking for my 1st car in 76. It was a wagon but just didn't seem
like a solid enough car for what I wanted to do. Ended up with a Opel 1900 wagon that served me well. A Berlina or Giulia wasn't even on my radar back then.

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Smile Local shop for Upolstery work

Andrew, since you are local to the Bay Area and you seem to frequent the well known repair and parts shops, you may be able to point me in the right direction. Can you recommend a decent upolstery shop. It have a 73 Giulia Super 1.6 and I would like to get the seats done. I live in Moraga. Any insight or advice?

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Agree. I got my start on Fiat 850s, had five of them. Eventually had a Dino and a 128, and worked on various others. The mechanicals are great, but they are not nearly as substantial in construction or feel as Alfas; parts feel like they're going to break. But they're fun. This sedan is a 1400 pushrod, not a Twin Cam. Owner came and looked at my Ghia today, but it may be we both want money more than another project.

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Andrew, since you are local to the Bay Area and you seem to frequent the well known repair and parts shops, you may be able to point me in the right direction. Can you recommend a decent upolstery shop. It have a 73 Giulia Super 1.6 and I would like to get the seats done. I live in Moraga. Any insight or advice?



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I ordered a set of seat cover from Classic Alfa, and they look great. They match nearly exactly. But they are a pain to replace, I might eventually take them to an upholstery shop and have them replace them.

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Super cool and rare 124 berlina, might have a 1600 Twin Cam with the 4 headlights. I had a 69, some color.

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Note, pushrod 1400. I drove one of these to Reno and back years ago over Donner. Was not fast really, but they rev and they're willing and always up for an adventure.
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