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You now need to carry mirrors with you so when you park you can put them under the car so everybody can see that polished exhaust shield :D

Getting close though :)
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When you missed that ONE bolt!



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Great topic this.
I am doing the exactly same thing with a Alfa 90 Gold Leaf 2.5.
It has a 2.5 V6 Busso engine in it that stood in a shed since 2002/3 and was never touched since then other than by bicycles to the passenger door.
In real terms it is a 4 door GTV6 in engine, and running gear with a slightly longer wheel base, (110mm extra).
We got it running but took the injectors out and getting them serviced by our Alfa Dealer. The car was serviced by them just before it was put away.
This made a huge difference as the cooling fluid was like brand new and no corrosion in the alloy tubes.
Engine inside is as clean as a whisle as the heads were also done by the dealer plus a new exhaust system under neath with still the stickers on the headers and collector.
Full service history and bills of what was done when and where in the famous briefcase!
Question about the GTV spoiler;
Are these rear after market spoilers still available?
 

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GT4, I love your car! I wish it had been sold on our shores.

The rear spoiler on my car came as part of the Maratona body kit. I'm not aware of anyone making them today. (Edit: Nope, I'm wrong, probably came on a Velocissma version of the Alfetta, I've also seen them on a Mille Miglia version)


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Finished up R&Ring the radiator and fans. Ready for reinstallation. Also tested the install of the air box. It was only installed with one bolt when I took it off. I don't think it was original to the car, the holes don't line up.




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I also started on a rehose, pulling the splash shield to get to the vapor canister. The admonishment to pull and clean behind them should be followed. Alfa stuck mastic in the space in order to hold the sun roof drains in position. This dams up the bottom, causing the collection of gunk.



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Canister pics.




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Driver's side was in worse shape. I'll treat the surface rust before I put it back together.




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GT4, I love your car! I wish it had been sold on our shores.

The rear spoiler on my car came as part of the Maratona body kit. I'm not aware of anyone making them today.


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Thank You for that.
It is in all intense and purposes a GTV6. and a rare one at that as almost all have been scrapped after these were used for GTV2000 into GTV6 transformations.
We are trying to get the car ready to display for our Italian Car day next month and looking forward to the hopefully reactions as there are none any more around bar 1 here in Perth WA according to the Alfa Dealers we know.

The wheels on the car in the picture are a 164 as the original wheels and Tyres were completely perished.
We had to do this to transport it and roll it out of the shed.
Had old 5 wheels & tyres stripped off and getting a new set for these. But think that the 164 wheels actually look good on it~!
 

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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.
This happened to me years ago. The locked failed and the cap would spin around the bayonet. The solution was to drill a small screw through the cap into the bayonet so it would be fixed.
 

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The fender wells of my car were just as bad. Had to clean them out when the front sunroof drains became plugged by the accumulated dirt. BTW, the base of the air filter box is different for the GTV6 and Milano. Looks the same but slightly different mounting holes.
 

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Have I ever told you how much I hate wiring? Sure I have.

Going through all the "extra" boxes from decades of projects. All so I can reconfigure the lights and fans.



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Since they have light surface rust, the buckets will get dropped in the evaporust cleaning tank. Thanks for the suggestion on the adjusters.


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About ready to turn in my shade tree mechanic badge. These downpipes are kicking my behind. I need pixie sized hands.



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Sometimes, you have to step away, have some lunch, reflect in the fact that you're working on a lady Italian, not some domestic beast approached with all the grace of a 500lb silverback.

With an appropriate change in attitude, a couple of rubber bands, a magnet in a stick and a delicate touch with a socket on a wobbly...we have success. The exhaust is in place, fettled nicely so there is appropriate space everywhere (the prior installation rubbed in several places) and it simply awaits some final tightening.




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I do have a couple of tasks. I may not have enough space to put in the wide band AFR sensor. I wanted it behind the stock installation, but it may not fit. I'm trying to avoid the temptation to massage the sheet metal with a BFH.

Also, the car did not come with the bracket that is at the front of the Cat, connecting to the bell housing. I haven't been able to source the assembly. I'll take a shot at making one.



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Took out and cleaned the vapor canister, replaced most of the air and vacuum hoses. Enough for one day. I have to say, when first working with the silicon hose, you think "there is no way that is going to go over that!" But, with the supplied grease, a vice, and other methods of persuasion, you can get them on.



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Canister reinstalled, hoses replaced (awful how they clutter up a pretty engine), fender liners painted, and chasing around surface rust before trying to button up the engine bay.


I guess I can't put off wiring very much longer.


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