Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Andrew, we have an excellent long established instrument repair business here in Christchurch and a lot gets sent from overseas to them. We also have one of the foremost restoration companies in the world here- winner of multiple Concours trophies at Pebble Beach, Lake Como etc -Auto Restorations. They have their own engineering machine shop and do anything including instruments.
George, the old stuck ribbon to drum problem may be my issue re speedo as the car has sat in high temps outside for a couple of years before we acquired it - the sun ruined a brand new set of 155x15 Michelins which I had to throw away (around NZ$250 ea).
Jim, thank you for your kind offer but was lucky enough to be given by Alfa a copy of the owners manual with, as they did then, a wiring diagram within. -They also sent me a workshop manual (copy) gratis, plus stuff for our other cars. Most generous.
Ian, might see you in a few months time as my son (joint owner) is setting up an office in Kent and I am hoping to get over for a UK visit. I`d like to see your car. Graphite grey or versions similar must have been very popular in Europe during this period as our `63 Fiat 500D was originally this colour, as was our Lancia Flavia Coupe, and our `65 Lancia Fulvia 2C Berlina. We hardly saw any cars that colour in NZ nor do I recall any US cars of that era in that colour.
We love it but only the Ti and 2C Lancia remain in the original colour unfortunately.
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156