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post #1201 of 1540 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 02:51 PM
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If your travels ever bring you to the USA - West Coast - bring a few extra suitcases and stop in at Alfa Parts Exchange (APE) in Nor Cal. See BB's supplier list for contact. You can bring home enough to serve your friends (Alfisti) and maybe pay for your trip.



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Yes. I try to hoard as much parts as I can (4 Alfas, 3 105s) and I pick up stuff when travelling but the tacho has elluded me for... Well... For ever...

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New complete exhaust arrived today!
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Popped the valve cover off to put new cam locks on the front of the cams. Then the initial rip of the year. 🙂
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Buffed all day Saturday. Drove all Sunday
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Also cleaned up the door cards and did a mirror swap
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Beautiful job!

What wax do you use?

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Beautiful job!

What wax do you use?

Used 3M compound to cut the oxidation. Then griots polishing compound. And a Maguire's paste wax layer with a final layer of spray on griots detailer wax.
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New complete exhaust arrived today!
What did you get? Did you order standard version or something special?
I need to choose between custom made one and dedicated one.

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Cleaned up and ready for Spring!
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California living.

Took a '91 Spider out for nice loop along the freeways near San Jose for 40 mins so it would ace it's biennial smog test as it has always done over it's 28 year existence.

But, sadly, it failed at low RPM. Sigh. Guess I haven't been taking it for long enough drives over the past six months. At least I hope that's it, and not the catalytic cvtr.

Attempt #2 in a couple of weeks....
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Used 3M compound to cut the oxidation. Then griots polishing compound. And a Maguire's paste wax layer with a final layer of spray on griots detailer wax.
I love your new spider, sloppy! You have good paint to work with, I see. I have two partial Maaco paint jobs to deal with that takes a LOT of work. I now use Griots, and just used claybar for the first time the other day from Maguire's. Black cars take a lot of work, but look great when done. I'm going to try ceramic coating soon. Hopefully I can keep this 10ft paint job looking that way for longer periods of time

Have fun with the spider! I have Koni's and a chassis stiffener on mine. Talk about a go cart (hint hint-do it!)

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Cool Replacing brake master cylinder

While I'm at that - stainless steel webbed brake hoses are going on as a 30yo car with rubber hydraulic hoses deserves shiny bits.

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Yesterday I pulled the battery off of the battery tender in the basement, installed it, made my useful prayer to the Alfa Gods and fired up my '73 Spider to awaken her from her winter slumber. After a few cranks (the Performatek gear reduction starter was one of the best purchases I ever made) she came to life. After 45 years of ownership she still makes me smile (I drove her off of the Alfa dealer's lot brand new on 31 January 1974). After putting on about 20 miles to blow the cobwebs out and stopping at a couple of stores (the photo is in the local Kroger parking lot) I parked her back in the garage. Later that night, when I walked out into the garage to take the trash to the curb, I was hit by that old car hot oil and unburned hydrocarbon smell that immediately takes one back to many years of living with old sports cars. I had to stop and breathe it in. Of course, the State of California would probably say it’s a carcinogen but what the hell.

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