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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Slightly modified '65 Giulia Super

After 9 years of ownership (and 11 years membership on the BB), I saw that I still didn't have a project page for my car. Doing a big (actually a complete) suspension overhaul this winter.


But first the car, alltough it's allready shows several times in this forum: a Giulia Super from august '65. Verder Muschio with light brown interior. Bought early 2008 from the second owner, it was still completely stock and even got the original keychain from the Alfa-concessionaire in Perugia who sold the car new.
It's a very "honest" car. Not the most shiny car, once repainted on the roof and bonnet. Underside of the doors and under bumpers some dents and scratches from stone chipping. But no rust, never been welded or anything else.

But after couple of months I felt that the engine wasn't running really OK, and ended up with e revised cylinderhead and used the time to make everything as new. Rebuilt the carburettors, oilpump and generator too. Actually everything except the crank and pistons...




The last couple of years I didn't had too much things with the car. Small things like a new radiator, a blower overhaul, new brake cylinder and that's about it next to the regular things like oilchange, filters and ignition-stuff.

Further I did some minor tweaks on the car to make it a bit more sporty to drive, but with the period-style tuning in mind. I put the car a tad lower with Eibachs, fitted yellow Koni's and got my hand on some later style 15x4,5 wheels (from a 1750GTV) and widened them to 6J.






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But for now, it's time to give the suspension and brakes e big big service.
The Eibach springs have been ditched and are going to be replaced by Alfaholics Fast road suspension kit, all bushes are going to be replaced, all steering/balljoints too. The brakelines are going to be braided, the front and rear suspension/trailer arm are going to get powdercoated.
And last but nit least: the Dunlop brakes are getting overhauled (muchos $$$, but I don't want to convert it to ATE's) I'm starting with the front ones because the pistons were rusty. So everything it getting new, the calipers are going to get cleaner, re-plated, stainless steel pistons and new pipes.





To get all the stuff of the car was a project on it's own. The car has been protected/sealed with a tar-based substance. But everything was covered on it, every nut and bolt on the suspension and the back side of the brakes. It took a long time to get everything clean and of the car.







Now started to rebuild the package. I'l have to wait another 1.5 week for the paintshop to pich up my powdercoated suspensionparts. The brakes have to wait another 2.5 weeks to get picked up.
All new steeringjopints, new trackrods and adjustable top arms.
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Just acquired these for my Dunlops. Original Ferodo brakepads for GTA and sporty Giulia's.




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Wife's to a party, daughter (10mnths old) is sleeping, daddy is busy in the garage (with baby monitor)

Purple powerflex bushes for the upper arms:


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Daughter was sleeping again, so had some time again to work on the car.

When mounting the trackrods, i noticed the idler box was'nt rotating easy. So took it of the car en dismantled it, I had an overhauling set at home so cleaned everything, replaced all washers, nut and put new grease on it. Works a lot better now!







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The Dunlop front calipers got a complete overhaul. Allmost too beautiful to put them back on the car. :-)

And I'm still waiting to get my suspension parts back from te powdercoater, so I'll have to wait the go further with building everything back together.

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Looks beautifull but don't let the wife know your working on the green baby when your supposed to be watching the pink baby lol

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This is a very nice car!
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I did the same suspension and brake work on my 67 two years ago. Feel free to ask if you have any questions. It is hard work but worth it.
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Lovely car - looks like a Bollino d'Oro? Please don't modify it too much!
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Yes it is. But I'm not going to modify it too much indeed. The aim is to keep it from the outside as original as possible apart from the lowering.
Technically I also want to keep it as it is, with the original engine & air intake and Dunlop-brakes. Just want to uprate the suspension a bit with other shocks, bigger front stabiliser and some stiffer bushes on the top arm.

Don't be affraid to see bucket seats, GTA-wheels, removed bumpers, sporty steering wheel or a 2.0-engine in my car. :-)
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Some small stuff arrived today. Bilsteins for front axle, adjustable throttle rod (te platic one was worn) and EBC's for Dunlop-brakes. Made specifically for ClassicAlfa.co.uk by EBC. The only(?) alternative if you want modern sporty brakepads.






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Acquired the suspensionparts from the powdercoater yesterday. Brought them to the garage to press in the new bushes.



And fitted a new waterpump today. It's a brand new one, but I'm going to keep the old one. That classic sand casted body is much more beautiful and looks better, so I can overhaul the old pump in a couple of years.
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And now complete with bushes, so it's ready to be installed


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Rear suspension's done!



Also mounted new braided brake lines






And a small start at the front

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