Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA
I'm hoping to start taking a serious look at the Alfa tomorrow. I have to tidy up a few other projects first, before I can start troubleshooting in earnest.
I got the wife's '76 Super Beetle put back together today, and will test-drive it tomorrow. I'm also going to try and finish the Alfa's 3D printed door trim tomorrow as well. Cleaning up after those projects will give me the space I need to start spreading out engine parts in the garage!
I appreciate all the ideas and observations everyone has contributed. It's good to have a sounding board to ensure I'm thinking straight. I appreciate this site, and those on it!
I'm on a VW board for my old beetles, and the culture there is quite different. One would think that air-cooled VW folks would be laid back, but NO. A lot of sniping, flames, and talking down to people new to the VW scene. As an example, a guy posted a photo of his VW engine compartment, asking for help with a specific problem. It was like a feeding frenzy, with several people telling him what he was doing 'wrong' with his engine, and why he's stupid, maybe he shouldn't even own a Bug, etc. He finally got some honest help. Not a good culture.
Thanks again guys, I'll keep you posted on my findings.
1988 Spider Veloce (with lots of 3D printed parts)