Could anyone post some detailed photos of the spare tire holder on a 101 spider. My current restoration is missing the flat stock bar that wraps around the tire and I need some photos to fabricate a new piece.
Was it always missing? Is there an indication one was once welded to the bottom pieces?
I ask as my late '65 1600 Spider Veloce arrived new with 4 165 (not 155) Pirelli Cinturatos, and no spare tire, spare tire hoop, or bracket to hold the spare in place. This car was an Ausca prepared race car shortly after it arrived from N.J. but the hoop was not removed, it was never there. The car had several other non standard features from new.
For street use, where I felt a spare tire was needed, I fabricated a leather strap that functions to hold the spare, and looks period correct for a factory race car.
Also the Spiders all had round bar frames, excepting the 1960 cars which had flat bar - I would guess this coincided with the fixed hood period, but both our '60's are like this (08930 and 10990) while Dad's '57 02806 has the round bar frame
My '58 (November) spider veloce has a flat bar style holder. I've often wondered about it as the welds look so bad, & red primer, I wondered if it could be a replacement. Are you reasonably sure about the 1960 switch? No topic hijack intended, just clarification! A photo is here at post #3.
My car 02516, was a race car and the flat rack was cut out and discarded along with the bumper brackets in the rear ( Safety requirements in the day).. Luckily I had the bumper brackets in the stash of parts that came with it. Not having access to the internet but having a tube type 101 style rack at my disposal, it now has that..and will remain that way. If your basket case cars are missing these parts and have holes for roll bars and plastic windscreens, it's a fair chance the car has seen track action in it's past. I guess 40 years from now some pinhead will say the car is incorrect when they see it at a C&C. I'll be 110 years old and say, "Sonny, back in the day when we were burning gasoline, we did these things to automobiles." Uncle
This is an indication that yours was removed, so as we have seen in the above posts, it should be the flat assembly you need , or need to re-manufacture, Mike. Fortunately the flat version is easier to bend than the tubular hoop.
Would like to correspond with people who have rebuilt 750 and very early 101 "Kidney-shaped" steering gears.
NOTE: the "square-shaped" (2nd photo) steering gears are completely different inside, so they are not of interest.
Le prime 100 Giulietta Sprint Veloce
(telai serie AR1493 ‑ motori serie AR1315)
Numero Numero Data di Colore Primo proprietario Note
di telaio di motore produzione
01380 30001 24.04.1956 Rosso Carlo Guarneri, Brescia
01381 30002 23.04.1956 Rosso Scipione Paon, Verona
01430 30003 04.05.1956...
I am currently rebuilding a 1300 Veloce spider engine, but I am missing the air plenum to attach to 40 DCOE 2 carbs, and the air box.
Any condition considered.
There are brand new reproduction options available online, but the prices are eye watering.
Any help would be appreciated
Can someone tell me the lengths of the shoulders for the bolts that hold the soft top frame together (1960 101 spider). I have all the frame components but they are held together by an odd assortment of fasteners.
I think that there are three lengths of ~ 4, 6 and 8 mm.
Is this correct...
I am attempting to refurbish a convertible top frame for a 1958 spider that is under restoration. I found a black material, like neoprene under a metal cover secured by two small rivets next to the spring loaded catches on the main support shaft where it is bolted to the body. Can someone...