Progress on all Super fronts. Larry Jr of APE came over Saturday, we got the glass back into my Super after paint. He's pretty experienced at this, I've done it by I'm no expert. Reused my old rear glass with a new gasket from Jon Norman. Front glass was NOS from AFRA, 1996, along with a NOS Alfa gasket that was fine. Got the old trim out, cleaned, lubed everything with Vaseline, worked both of them from top down (that is, insert the top first, then use the crossed cord method to feed the gasket onto the body lip, all the way around). Took maybe 90 minutes, some pushing, finessing, wiggling, got 'em both in and we were happy. Cleaned all the goo up, finished putting the wipers and dash trim back, all done. Car is back on the road.
The red car, here it is with the 91-YO owner. I was mistaken on when he bought it; more like 5-10 years ago. Gas in the car smells nasssssssssssssty but it runs on it, diluted with some new. Got the head on, got it running Saturday afternoon. Runs on all four, drive reasonably well for a car that's been off the road for many years, but #1 has low compression. Comes up with some oil in the cylinder, so seems like rings. Put in some Marvel oil to see if that frees anything up. For now will do some more exploring, but #1 is so low that it's not viable to drive, I don't think, without a rebuild. Brakes work but are wooden. I drove it 'round the neighborhood but I wouldn't go out into the real world. But still, it's pretty remarkable.
Last edited by Andrew; 07-29-2019 at 07:09 AM.