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  1. For Sale 1974 Alfa Spider with Factory Hardtop and High Performance Motor

    Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted
    The car has been sold and is on the way to a nice AlfaBB member. Definitely a wistful moment for me as she got on the carrier, but she will be in good hands. Thanks for everyone's interest.
  2. For Sale 1974 Alfa Spider with Factory Hardtop and High Performance Motor

    Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted
    Rebuilt by Vantaaj and a Centerline Alfa Catalog Cover Car This 1974 Alfa Spider is owned and maintained by the former owner (that’s me) of an award winning restoration shop and a former board member of the Alfa Club of Colorado. It has many upgrades and is a joy to drive. Most enthusiasts...
  3. Primer mottling problem

    Car Restoration
    Hi Biba, You need to be on the automotive site: Home: Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp. - Automotive Paints. Here is the web url for the primer: Products: 21 - Polyester Primer and here is the datasheet url: http://www.sherwin-automotive.com/media/pds/English/5208.pdf For what its...
  4. Primer mottling problem

    Car Restoration
    Hi Biba, not sure what happened, I replied last week on here, but it didn't take. So here is a repost of my response. I looked up your primer's data sheet on the Internet. It has different specs that Sherwin Williams 21, which is what I have used recently. Sherwin has a pot life of 45-60...
  5. Primer mottling problem

    Car Restoration
    Hi Biba, You have my deepest sympathies! I hate it when poly textures up. Good news is it will save you some time with the filler, bad news is sanding poly texture sucks! Some tips: The problem is comon on polyester fillers to get a huge amount of texture if it doesn't go on just right...
  6. Spider Restoration Ideas?

    Car Restoration
    It depends on how extensive the rust damage in the 74 is and how much pain and suffering you are willing to endure. It looks like Wolf Steel's panels will set you back around $1,000. It will probably save you anywhere from 3-5 days work to buy new panels if you consider the work in reusing the...
  7. Changing Colors

    Car Restoration
    That depends on how well the color change is done, and which color! If the body is disassembled before painting, all the hardware is removed so that there are no masking lines, you paint all the surfaces (trunk, door jambs, under hood etc) and you pick a year/model correct color you will...
  8. Is Aroc Being Ruined By Senior Mgt ?

    Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere
    I agree! In the last three months, I have posted 3 long and detailed articles on this BB on technical subjects. Who can I contact to collect the $900 in back wages owed to me? Further, shouldn't I get some sort of residuals per view? As I have spent a lot of time and energy volunteering...
  9. Lighten Flywheel

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Spruell Flywheel I have a Spruell aluminum flywheel in my spider, and I like it quite a bit. . I am using the standard clutch and pressure plate and driven the car about 6,000 miles since installation. Keep in mind, that the effects of the flywheel are multiplied by the gears in the...
  10. re interior screws

    Car Restoration
    I am not sure this is directly applicable to your question, but American Phillips screws are not Pozidrive. I order my Pozidrive fastners from England. Our screws may or may not look like the ones you are looking for, but they won't have the hash marks that the Pozi's do. Mike
  11. performance camshafts?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I absolutely did not intend to say or infer that you were a novice. I am sorry if I came across that way. What I meant to say is I do not know how to interpret a stranger's seat of the pants impressions. However, I can interpret data. Once again, I am sorry if I appeared derogatory. Mike
  12. performance camshafts?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I totally agree with and understand your first point. On the second point, I think you are proving my earlier point that actual data is unavailable. I am being totally sincere when I say that I don't know what a "noticable difference is". I can say that cam 10548 has 8 degrees more total...
  13. performance camshafts?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    There are those that would argue that the induction system is a material difference... I do know that contempory road tests published the following: 76 Euro 2L Spider (Autocar July '76): BHP Torque Ft/lbs 0-30 0-60 1/4mile Top Speed [email protected],500 [email protected],500 3.3 9.8...
  14. performance camshafts?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    The reasons these questions never get clear answers is because the questions are too broad to answer easily. In order to select a cam you have to know the answer to the following questions. 1. For what reasons are you dissatisfied with your current cams? 2. What are you trying to...
  15. Too Expensive?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Couldn't have said it better. I know people who say they can rebuild that motor in a day for 700 dollars, and I know those that say six-months at 15,000. The motor I built for my Spider, at my cost, was more than $5,000 (pistons, liners, fancy pants rings, bearings, gaskets, aluminum...
  16. Paint Systems: A tempest in a Teapot

    Car Restoration
    I don't have a lot of experience with all the different paint guns, I stick with what I like/own. I use a Sata Jet RP with a 1.3 tip for everything these days. I only use Sherwin Williams paints (I like the shop manager; that is the only reason), and their new primers all spray like...
  17. Spider Values?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    At Hagerty, 10K of insurance is 122 per year and 20K is 179. Looking at your car, you couldn't build it from scratch or repair it after a serious accident for 10k. I know I have 18k in my '74 spider and I am a restorer. That being said, the nicest one in the world will only bring 10k-12k...
  18. Paint Systems: A tempest in a Teapot

    Car Restoration
    Okay, this is a little confusing and I was not accurate in my initial post. (I have edited it to make it more clear). What I initially referred to as "lacquer" should have been referred to as "nitrocellulose lacquer." It is illegal in most countries, but it's the paint used by the factories...
  19. Pebble Beach paint in your garage

    Car Restoration
    Depends on the primer. The data sheets will give the time to sand. I generally shoot it at the end of the day and start sanding it the next morning. However, if you are spotting in a small area, it can be ready to sand in an as little as an hour, especially if you use a IR heat lamp. But it...
  20. Paint Systems: A tempest in a Teapot

    Car Restoration
    I have not heard the term before, but a quick google results in the following definition. "In flow coating, the part is suspended, and the coating is poured over it. The excess material drips off and is collected for reuse." The site has more info on it. It may be an American vs Australian...
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