Struzi- Thanks for the suggestion of asking Benny at Alfa Romance. You nailed him. He is quite knowledgeable, very fair, and I couldn’t be happier with the man and with his work. I did ask him about a paint shop and he gave a number that I tried calling several times. The phone rang three or four times and would go blank, no dial tone, just silent. I had to give credit for that mystery to Covid-19. For anyone in L.A. who is looking for an exceptional mechanic, really decent fella, very fair, especially if you are on the west side, give Benny a call at John’s Alfa Romance. As I understand it, Benny apprenticed with John, then worked for him and bought the business when John retired. He doesn’t have a lot of room at his shop, so it is best to make an appointment.I agree that you should look for shops outside of LA. I'd recommend my shop here in Santa Barbara, but they've just changed hands and I can't vouch for their work. But I can tell you that I stopped by every single Alfa shop in the LA area a few years ago when I needed some work done to my GTV, and eventually ended up going to Stewart Sandeman in Orange County. If I were to do it again, I think I'd go to Benny at Alfa Romance - he struck me not only as as very knowledgeable, but also kind, honest and fair. Since he has already done work on your car (I assume you were satisfied?), why not ask Benny if he knows of any shops that he can recommend? I would trust his advice.