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The car was all original, but I wanted something more fun to drive, so I am installing 4 wheel disc brakes, 5-speed close ratio trans, stiff springs and bar, Bilstein shocks, etc. I am keeping and restoring all the original parts so it can be converted back to stock is a later owner really wants to do it. I built a couple of Carrera Panamericana cars to this spec years ago, and they were a blast to drive.

Obviously you know what you are doing. For some this will always be Alfa heresy but, back in the Portello days, there were all manner of tuned Alfas being run by Italian Alfa guys, factory and otherwise. What you are planning is thoroughly doable, I think, and promises to be tremendous fun. My friend Bob built two similar cars: a Sprint Coupe and a Spider. Both were much modified (full-tilt 2 liters which still had enough oem1300 hardware to look like stock Veloches) but still looked oem stock . . . unless you really knew what you were looking at. We took the Sprint Coupe on a Hill Country tour and the ride was electrifying. With your engine and those close-ratio gears you are going to have quite a ride. By all means keep us posted.
 

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I've been thinking about the out-of-round liner problem. Gordon Raymond sends his liners to a Ferrari specialist machine shop which hones his liners rather than boring which almost always produces slightly out-of-round liners. We supply a torque-plate to our machine-shop which then does a good job of boring our liners.

I think a viable alternative is to hone liners, although this takes an industrial strength hone. When we rebuilt my hot rod 2 liter, the hones liners were 3 thousandths oversize. With Motronics and Hastings rings, every worked just fine.
 
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