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post #91 of 1641 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 09:08 PM
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-Rebuilt all 4 brake calipers
-Flushed the fluid/bled brakes
-Replaced burned-out sidemarker bulb
-Replaced faded rear emblem
-Restored connections for license plate lights and reverse lights
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Took my Spider for a drive. Needed its heater today - it worked A nice toasty drive!

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I started the rebuild of my 2L motor. I swapped crankshafts and the "new" one needed a .010" grind on the mains. The old one was damaged when the flywheel bolts sheared. Checked clearance of new main bearings with Plasti-gage. Next job is gapping new Hastings piston rings.

It is too hot to drive an un-air conditioned tin top today so I brewed a batch of beer for my daughter's birthday next month.
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Beer is good!

I'm checking over my Spider for the convention trip...about 3-1/2 hours from here. Pack front wheel bearings, found out my A/C needs a new relay (not just a recharge), check T&D lube levels, belt tension etc.
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'69 Spider ready for the Convention.

Drove the Spider to church this AM but had to put the top up for fear of messing the spouse's hairdo. Last week I prepped for the Convention trip by having the wheels balanced, bleeding the brakes, replacing the window rubber seals and the T-bar spacers.
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I struggled all day from 7-5pm trying to put back the passenger side power window cable back in its place and still have not succeeded. What a waste day.�� I can't seem to get the proper length set right for both the up and down.
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-oil change
-repaired intermittent power window switches
-bled brakes (again)

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Started cutting out the rusty pieces today. The garage floor is now brown with rust particles.
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Gapped my new Hastings piston rings to .015" compression and .013" scraper. I used the flat side of a Dremel cut-off disc to grind the ends of the rings and a piston to push them square into the liner for measurement. They had zero gap before adjusting. My parts package arrived from Classic Alfa. I had to stay in all day because i had to sign for it. Installed one set of rod bearings and verified clearance with plasti-gage. I should be able to make progress now. I am thankful that I installed air conditioning in my garage last year.
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I called Hagerty. Not comfortable that my good neighbor is the one for my Alfa.

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Engine rebuild continues. Installed pistons & rods, timing gear, oil pump, front cover. Chains, rings, bearings & seals are new.
The head is already prepped so I may be able to finish the job tomorrow.
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You are cranking!

I got this far last night...
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Is that an adjustable spring pedestal?

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When I stripped it, it turned out to be a aluminum "puck" in the center of the spring. I assume the upper rubber bump stop hits it. Attaches with a single bolt through the bottom of the spring pan. Is this unusual?

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When I stripped it, it turned out to be a aluminum "puck" in the center of the spring. I assume the upper rubber bump stop hits it. Attaches with a single bolt through the bottom of the spring pan. Is this unusual?
No. Thats what the 1600 Duetto's had.

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I just got 2 more. Now I have a Matta. I must be crazy.
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