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Need to add the red band and letters and the Ansa will be ready to install.

Getting ready to weld on the wideband bung.



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Out of curiosity how did you manage to remove the gas cap intact without having the key? Was it possible to have a key cut to the lock with out having an existing key to make a copy from? I've recently purchased a pair of GTV6s with my father. One in reasonably good nick and the other which will probably be a parts car. The better of the two cars has been sitting in a garage for the last 20 odd years so i suspect i will be going through a similar process as to what you are now very shortly. Great to see what I've gotten myself into lol.
 

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Luckily, the cap was not locked.

I took it to locksmith, he couldn't rekey it. He did refer me to someone who could. You just need to check around, it helps if they have experience with old Italian cars.


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Thinking about upgrades...



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Various progress pictures, in no particular order:




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Some more wiring work. You'll note that I moved the ignition module to a cooler location, I still have mental scarring from Ford TFI issues.

Also note the location of the new relay box.



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Stayed up wayyyy too late last night fiddling with wiring. Today I've been doing mechanical.

I added an O2 bung for a wideband; shot it with cold galvy spray to retard rusting.

Also added shots of the adapter used in the USA for the ball joint flange.



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Love the rear spoiler!


It needs some remedial work, but it will definitely go back on the car.


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Speaking of remedial work. I don't think this will fit without some "massage".



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Is that spoiler a USA item? Love to add one to my Alfetta Historic race car! Never seen them before untill on this forum!
 

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Is that spoiler a USA item? Love to add one to my Alfetta Historic race car! Never seen them before untill on this forum!


It came as a part of the Maratona body kit. (edit, I have a copy of the original brochure, this spoiler was NOT a part of the original kit. I think it came from a Velocissma version of the Alfetta)


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OMG Loved reading this.. Loved that I didn't have to wait for updates- .. But hey, seriously, anyone you would recommend in Sac region for a paint job? Thinking or repainting an Alfa a completely different color- if I buy it. Would that be a complete strip then repaint type job?
 

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I wish I could help you. I've never sent a car out for paint.

I can't stand "paint jail" so I either paint it myself or live with it.


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The only collision shop I've used, other than the dealer, is Bertolucci's.


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Getting ready to install the exhaust, tomorrow.



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Fiddling to do. Now I know why there were no donuts holding up the tips. They hit the battery box.




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Very nice work on that heat shield!


I was going to add insulation to it, before I realized that it was double-walled. So I just gave it a polish to help reflect heat.

Old habits die hard.


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One step forward, two back.

Flushing coolant in order to potentially start the car this weekend, only to notice that the starter bracket to the engine mount was loose. Tried to tighten the bolt, it was stripped...sigh.

Thankfully, I have extra mounts, so I won't have to helicoil it.

But, wasn't in the plans this weekend.




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