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  1. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I’m about a month into new ownership of this fine 89 Spider with a fairly long list of needs most of which I’ve handled already. The car starts and runs fine but the fuel guage is inoperative. That job came up today so checked the gauge using the grounding method at the tank harness and it pegs...
  2. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I recently bought a 74 Spider based on pictures and a conversation with the owner - Not much history on the car, it was on BAT a couple of years ago and was bid up to $12,000 but didn't meet the reserve. It was in Los Angeles but was sold to someone out of state who is the person I bought it...
  3. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, have been studying water ingress on an Alfa 164 for some time now. Currently looking at wet floorpans and the potential to ruin the front jacking points from the inside. Have also been doing this by endoscopic views inside the sills, via drilling holes but to begin with here is a basic, with...
  4. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, After having a couple of jacking points welded up, one front one rear, have been trying to coat the welds from behind by pumping/spraying anti-corrosion stuff in - without much success. For the rear took out the side carpet in the boot and the sound proofing piece of sponge, fitted into...
  5. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, With a rear jacking point vanishing into the bodywork and a front repaired jacking point bending upwards, the structural integrity of my 164 has to now be called into question. Ironically all the main panels and doors are rust free, as is the rest of the car. Advice from garages has been...
  6. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have seen someone galvanise a 164 rear subframe on another site. Has anyone here tried it? Was wondering if the process could distort the shape.
  7. Car Restoration
    I have a full set of second hand patch panels, made in Canada so I'm guessing Wolf brand. I see where some of the criticism comes from, one middle sill is dimpled but the other is not. I will make up a set of dies and do them over. Most of the parts are evident where they go but couple need to...
  8. GT (1963-1977)
    Dear sirs, I am considering the purchase of an Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV (ideally Series I but not picky) as a long-term daily driver. I am currently 25 years old and by long-term I mean keeping the car until petrol is no longer sold or I can no longer drive it. The reason for my posting on this...
  9. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Being zinc coated under the paint, most 164s look totally rust free from above. Have now started seeing implications of serious underside rust on a 1996 24v 164. At the rear it seems that, once the original underseal starts to age enough to peel and then trap water, the wheel-arch liners...
  10. Car Restoration
    1973 Alfa Romeo GTV - Restoration to Street Racer with GTAm Inspiration The good: -I own the car -Suspension is new -It has wheels -It has fender flares GTAm Style -It has brakes -It has window winder hardware inside the doors still -Rear differential is there and is LSD -9/1 - Update, to I...
  11. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I took off the parcel shelf today to add a fire extinguisher mount and discovered that some rust had started near the passenger side seat belt mount. I haven't really had to deal with any rust yet so I'm wondering what would be the best course of action here?
  12. Car Restoration
    Guys, Just got my new 71 Alfa GTV home. funny thing is it has minimal rust but in the expected places like the lower front wings and spare time well. It had some rust at the bottom of the front windshield and the cowl is pretty well rusted. BUT when I got the car home I took off the...
  13. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    It's a privilege to post here, it's been a goal of mine to own an Alfa someday, and I have attained that goal. I come from the Nissan Z community and have spent the last couple of years building a monster Z that I love to death. It's time for the next project, and I am eager to tackle it...
  14. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Any suggestions on an easy how to deal with the rust on the top frame base around channel (?) rear of it. See attached Thanks, Glenn Patron Miami, FL
  15. Car Restoration
    I have a 1974 Alfa spider. Over the winter I decided to remove the carpet and see if I had any rust, and how bad it is. Unfortunately, the driver side floor pan is spent - and everything else could do with a patch. My father is a retired welder, and had volunteered to help out with the...
  16. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Hey everyone, Quick introduction here, my name is Xander. Engineering student and relatively old hand at playing with various car and motorcycle projects but new to Alfas. Always loved Alfas and got into the GTV6s for performance potential but now really dig the looks as well. I'm going to look...
  17. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hello. New owner of a 78 with 45,000 and some driver's side floorboard rust problems. Was under the car prepping for motor mounts and tranny mount when I came upon rust underneath floorboard. Same BS that I dealt with on my old Benz... Ohio cars:mad: Chipped away the material covering the...
  18. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Here's my conundrum - do I do a half-assed job with this door and just fiberglass it, fill it and paint it, with the expectation I'll totally replace it with a solid door once I find one, OR do I repair it? One estimate from a shop was $500, WAY more than I'd expect to pay for a replacement. I...
  19. Car Restoration
    Just in case there's presently any doubt out there, foam in cavities does not keep the water out and the rust away :rolleyes: This is the outer and middle rocker panel on my Montreal 20+ years (I think) after the rocker panels were replaced, left without much in the way of rust protection and...
  20. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi again, So, I'm looking into buying a Spider. I looked at one local to me today, and drove it a little. There is some rust on the front jack points. And some dents here and there on the body. Other then that cosmetically it looks good. When I started it, it took one or two turn overs and...
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