Couple unrelated items here. Took the Super on a drive from San Mateo to Pescadero yesterday, friend Nancy organizes drives on her two sides, Austin Healey and Alfa. Good time, got to drive a 260 Tiger, it was great. Turnout for her drives is eclectic, much like the Berlina Register. Crowd favorite was a Giulietta SZ, but there was also an almost totally original 59 Porsche 356, old faded paint, original engine and interior, raccoon prints on the roof, loved it.
What was not great is how "bangy" my left front suspension has gotten. I replaced the caster ball joint some time ago, which is in my experience the commonest cause, but that didn't fix it. So I figured lower ball joints, which I tackled today. Did both sides, even though the RF was done in the 17 years (!) I've owned it, I figured what the heck, they should match. RF was OK, LF had about 1/4 or 3/8" of vertical slop, so it was definitely time and money well well spent.
Checked everything else over while I was in there, things look OK. I should do the lower A-arm bushings at some point, but it's not crucial. Doing all this work on my old TI soon, so that'll be a warm-up.
To do this job, I used the factory spring tool to compress, then slowly release the spring til the ball joint was no longer under tension. The spring tool is one mofo, let me tell you. Worked great, you have to get the car up really high to use it.
Another item, we've discussed before, the Giulia Super is the only car I know this size that can carry of full set of tires in the trunk. See pic; I bought four Hoosier race tires for the race Super yesterday in SF, brought them home in the trunk. They're 185/65-15, fit perfectly. What a car. Put probably 250 miles on it yesterday, so great, crossed all three SF bridges, Bay, Golden Gate, and San Rafael.