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Well, crap. I've completely fallen off the wagon. After trying to find some performance pistons, and looking further into 2.5 parts, I gave up and purchased a 3.0 from APE. Sometimes there is a convergence of interests, and this was one of those times.

So, next year, 3.0 engine build, Verde transaxle build, DeDion build, Milano halfshafts...what am I missing? LOL
 

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What am I missing?
Your 105 series GTV :D

I'm guilty to, as I've been playing with my 156v6 instead of doing real work on the 1750.
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Your 105 series GTV :D

I'm guilty to, as I've been playing with my 156v6 instead of doing real work on the 1750.
Pete
Ouch!!!

That's going to leave a scar.

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That's super, Bob. Glad to read about good results! I think our old Alfas, like any old cars, fall victim to unseen corrosion INSIDE of electrical connectors, between the wire strands and the connector sleeve where it's factory crimped. I've seen this issue mentioned in several posts over the years here on the BB, and I would bet anybody a six pack that some of our electrical gremlins originate with this kind of hard-to-find corrosion.

Your big-gauge additional ground lead was a great idea, also. I hear that was a popular thing on old Giuliettas. Long ago, I recall some old sports cars I worked on that had corrosion so bad up inside connectors, I had to cut them off, dip the wire strands in baking soda/water solution, and re-crimp new connectors onto clean copper wire.

Now... speaking of electrical gremlins, the next dragon we have to slay with Mike's car are the power windows! But we'll do that when we get the door panels reupholstered over the winter.
 

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I came across this today. I figured since you've checked almost everything on the car. You might want to check this. It should be fun.
 

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That’s really great info, Jim, thanks.


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I think it's getting pissed off that I'm working on the LS. The front main seal has started leaking, and I've had a wheel bearing start to grumble. Unfortunately the LS is occupying the lift.

I've put over 3,000 mile on since I started daily driving the car, so it's time for a good going over, oil and filter change, and I might breakdown and check the valve lash.
 

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I think it's getting pissed off that I'm working on the LS. The front main seal has started leaking, and I've had a wheel bearing start to grumble. Unfortunately the LS is occupying the lift.

I've put over 3,000 mile on since I started daily driving the car, so it's time for a good going over, oil and filter change, and I might breakdown and check the valve lash.
Yes I definitely believe that cars get pissed when other vehicles are given priority time in the shed. This is why I bumped my head on the 1750GTV the other day because I'd been playing with the 156v6 too much ... a small cut was my punishment.
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About 7 years ago I had a non-racing related incident that precluded my ability to race. I'm finally feeling good enough to give a track day or two a chance. I've always wanted to run at Big Willow and Laguna Seca, so this build will take a minor change in direction to allow me to do that.

Stay tuned.
 

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Well, crap. I've completely fallen off the wagon. After trying to find some performance pistons, and looking further into 2.5 parts, I gave up and purchased a 3.0 from APE. Sometimes there is a convergence of interests, and this was one of those times.

So, next year, 3.0 engine build, Verde transaxle build, DeDion build, Milano halfshafts...what am I missing? LOL
Why didn't you just pull the engine out of the 164S I sold you and go through it? You are at risk of becoming an "Alfa Hoarder"
 

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