This car is really shaping up. I was having trouble starting it, especially on cold days. It has a Shankle Sure-Start in place of the thermostatic actuator. It operates much like a manual choke, but it was way out of adjustment. Once we got it right, we pulled it out about 3/4 of an inch and the car started right up. It ran just over 1000 rpm and ran well. After a minute or so, I pushed the control in and drove away. The idle settled at around 750 warm. It's running great! The heater works fine, so there's no reason, except snow and salt, not to drive it all winter long.
1959 Giulietta Spider 750 (gone, but not forgotten), 1959 Giulietta Spider 750 (race car), 1959 Giulietta Spider 101
1971 Spider, 1978 Spider Veloce (gone), 1981 Spider Veloce
1986 Graduate, 1986 Spider Veloce (parts car)