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post #1591 of 1723 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 12:17 PM
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@Yachtman Very nice ride, looks like it has been in storage for 30+ years
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post #1592 of 1723 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 08:17 PM
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Its actually playing FM!! Now, do I want to install in spider or not?? ....
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Its actually playing FM!! Now, do I want to install in spider or not?? ....


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post #1594 of 1723 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 10:28 PM
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New Plugs and Wires. Hoping to improve mpg.
Also thought it might run a bit smoother. Too soon to tell either way, so far.
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Ok, the convertible top discussion, again.
It is time to buy the new top so when summer is over I have something to do. Which one? Ez-on, Robbins, etc. I think I have heard good things about Robbins (Stayfast cloth) and a few others and then top of the line German Mohair. I found a place called Autoberry that were inexpensive, then I read the reviews and understood why.... EBay has a company that proclaims to deal the Robbins top for around 500 bucks shipped. I would appreciate any input from those who have performed this task and have a preference. I already have downloaded the installation guide and am prepared, (I think)....
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Ok, the convertible top discussion, again.
It is time to buy the new top so when summer is over I have something to do. Which one? Ez-on, Robbins, etc. I think I have heard good things about Robbins (Stayfast cloth) and a few others and then top of the line German Mohair. I found a place called Autoberry that were inexpensive, then I read the reviews and understood why.... EBay has a company that proclaims to deal the Robbins top for around 500 bucks shipped. I would appreciate any input from those who have performed this task and have a preference. I already have downloaded the installation guide and am prepared, (I think)....
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Itís a nice day today for a ride

We are having an amazingly cool summer so far in Dallas. Not one 100 degree day as we get ready to say goodbye to July. We usually call summers here the 100 days of hell. Right now it’s in the mid 80’s, so I’m out for a ride in the Alfa.

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Ok, the convertible top discussion, again.
It is time to buy the new top so when summer is over I have something to do. Which one? Ez-on, Robbins, etc. I think I have heard good things about Robbins (Stayfast cloth) and a few others and then top of the line German Mohair. I found a place called Autoberry that were inexpensive, then I read the reviews and understood why.... EBay has a company that proclaims to deal the Robbins top for around 500 bucks shipped. I would appreciate any input from those who have performed this task and have a preference. I already have downloaded the installation guide and am prepared, (I think)....
Many topics on this.

Do a search but here is what I did:

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...er-veloce.html

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I installed silicone vacuum hoses that I bought per @SkiBum in this thread. Worked great for a good price, but 8 mm for the brake booster seems a little small.

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I installed silicone vacuum hoses that I bought per @SkiBum in this thread. Worked great for a good price, but 8 mm for the brake booster seems a little small.
Really? You think so? I will have to check it out on mine tomorrow and see.... if it is maybe I should amend that list. I kinda thought maybe the smallest size coulda gone up one size but I surely wanted to make sure they were all tight.... thanks for the input, I am glad someone else tried out their hose, I am very pleased with their product so far.
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Ok, the convertible top discussion, again.
It is time to buy the new top so when summer is over I have something to do. Which one? Ez-on, Robbins, etc. I think I have heard good things about Robbins (Stayfast cloth) and a few others and then top of the line German Mohair. I found a place called Autoberry that were inexpensive, then I read the reviews and understood why.... EBay has a company that proclaims to deal the Robbins top for around 500 bucks shipped. I would appreciate any input from those who have performed this task and have a preference. I already have downloaded the installation guide and am prepared, (I think)....
Many topics on this.

Do a search but here is what I did:

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...er-veloce.html
Really didnt answer my question or make any comparison but too late now anyway! Went with a Robbins with padded quarters and hand rolled webbing.... I will install it before the rain comes in November.
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We are having an amazingly cool summer so far in Dallas. Not one 100 degree day as we get ready to say goodbye to July. We usually call summers here the 100 days of hell. Right now itís in the mid 80ís, so Iím out for a ride in the Alfa.

Doug


I noticed you blacked out the bumpers. Nice look


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I noticed you blacked out the bumpers. Nice look


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I replaced the flexible fuel line to the regulator, which had hardened and cracked. I plan to do the rest when I get a new filter. I also charged my A/C, which now blows cold after adding a few ounces of REDTEK refrigerant.

Next step: new shocks and bushings, brakes and fuel system service including testing fuel pressure. Then I think I can actually start driving regularly!

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Took a nice drive on HWY 37. I adjusted my tire air pressure 32lbs in the front and 30lbs in the rear. The car handle the twists really well, even with my cheap tires.



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