Hows about these then???awesome car. But changing it back to Spica???
the Marelli was standard here on later Alfa's, like the 116 series. For your rear axle, what colour paint is on the nut behind the propshaft coupling? I'll bet light green!
wich would be 10/43.
The marelli: put it back in, MUCH better than points!
Man, I'd LOVE a set of US spec taillight covers!
I reinstalled them. I've had a bunch of Berlina's and most of them sold here on the west coast had this type of trim installed as a dealer option. I have seen them screwed on with tiny screws, I used rivets. Here is a link for one supplier. Body Side Molding, Truck Molding, Car Molding, Vinyl TrimRoger:
Are you saying you installed those rub strips? Are they glued or screwed?
I sent some rusty Berlina panels to Alan at Wolf Steel a while back for him to use as patterns. I was pleased with the front lower fender piece that he sent me. Although I didn't need them for myself, I sent him a rocker and rear quarter in hopes that he would make some up to resurrect some marginal Berlinas. I don't think he's done it yet since they aren't on his website but you might want to enquire. If it doesn't seem likely that he's going to get to it, I have a set of aftermarket panels (those Belgium ones that are NLA for the Berlina) that I'm not willing to sell but could be used as patterns.So where does one go for rust repair panels? Rockers & quarters primarily.
Well we had a pretty productive day today. We were able to replace all the rear end bushings except the trunnion bushings as well as the shocks. I was surprised at how bad the bushings were. The conical bushings for the rear trunnion support were completely missing, the rear trailing arm bushings were collapsed (the forward bushings actually weren't too bad but we replaced them anyway), and the sway bar bushings were spun and useless. Because the rear tires were rubbing and the back seemed to be sagging I was going to replace the springs with ones I pulled from a parts GTV but it turned out they were broken. Instead I installed a set of yellow Koni's and along with the renewed bushings the back is now sitting correctly. Actually, the car wasn't sagging so much as the rearend was sliding laterally. Not no more.
What I thought was worn universal joints turned out to be the slop in the bushings. The vibration turned out to be imbalanced wheels. They will be dealt with tomorrow.
Totally unrelated question: Is there a dimmer for the dash lights? Mine are very dim and nearly unreadable at night. Since it is all gauges, I think it is not likely to be bulbs. Perhaps a weak ground?