Pine green Nuova super 1300
Long time reader on this forum, finally this summer I imported a Giulia Nouva Super, very happy with it, although I have not driven it much as it is wintertime. Already installed lowered springs, "sports" exhaust and sump guard. After finally got the plates and registration, went for quick drive to find out that only 3 cylinders are running, and the alternator bearings are making loud noises.
So now I'm in the process of replacing the bearings in the alternator, getting new leads, points, rotor arm, plugs. While there, we will refurb the solex carburetors with help from a friend. We took off the inlet manifold as well to check the rubber carb mounts, which looked cracked from the outer side, but I can not see visible cracks on the inner side... Now in the dilemma whether I should replace them or not, as i heard these old mounts are better quality than the aftermarket ones that I can order online.
Also I took of the filter king glass housing to reveal a quite dirty fuel filter, with brown sludge at the bottom of the glass, the filter might have been not replaced for a couple of years. Than I checked the petrol tank, it seems lightly rusty but when I scratch the inside with a screwdriver it does not leave a mark or flakes, so the surface looks stable and petrol inside (fresh) looks clear and transparent.
Could you give some advice whether I should get a new tank and rubber mounts? I will take some pics later today of how they look like.