By way of explanation: my car is being restored in Burbank, which was proximate to my residence and work until I retired and moved to Northern California full time in July. I am now 500 miles and a 7 hour drive away. I used to visit the project twice weekly, now its been once every two or three months. I get calls that parts are needed and try and meet the requests.
I created the switch problem, I think, because years back when this project started I gave my mechanics a bunch of new Alfa parts I had, which included an extra new turn switch for the 63 Giulia Spider which I restored myself. I had an extra because I bought one and it disappeared into the same vortex which took Don's plane keys only to reappear when the car was done. In the meantime I bought another, hence an extra.
Anyway, I surmise that it was assumed that was a switch for the 102 and given that assumption it was perfectly logical to further assume that a part was missing from the car, because a Giulia switch does not bolt on to the steering column.
So - having been educated by you all, I ordered a switch from Classic Alfa which looks from their picture like it will bolt right on.
I may have mentioned this previously, but it was common during inspections of aerobatic aircraft to find loose crap in the tail of the plane. When you're pointed straight up, that's where it all ends up. I once found my checkbook back there.
My old friend Chuck Alley (RIP) once got a call from his aircraft mechanic asking if he knew anyone missing a set of upper dentures....
Come join us at Woodley Park, Van Nuys for a day with the best of French and Italian motoring machinery. This a non-judged show, from the rough restoration project to the serious concours offering. All are welcome, and our pricing structure is geared toward the collector with more than one vehicle.
If you don't have a car, plenty will be for sale amongst the rows of gleaming machinery. The intent of this gathering is to provide a meeting place for those marques that get little attention at the fancier concours. If you're looking to unload the garage or for that special part, check out our swap meet.
The registration fee is the same for both cars and swap meet spaces. A parking area is provided for trailers and tow vehicles. Food will be available or bring a picnic (no alcohol please). GATES OPEN AT 8:00 AM FOR PARTICIPANTS
We are sure it will be day you don't want to miss. ADMISSION IS FREE FOR SPECTATORS. Click here for a map and directions.
I always envy my friends with E-types and Pagoda SL's for all the period model cars and plastic model kits available on the market. The offerings for Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spiders are few and far between. Hence, I was over the moon to find an absolute mint Alfa Romeo modeling kit, scale 1:32...
I am looking for any leads on who might be the current owner of this car. The car has failed to sell twice at auction now, and I wanted to contact the owner directly rather than go through the auction company. If you know who the owner might be, I sure would appreciate any leads. The car is...
since two or three month I'm working again on my Alfa. I hope he will come back to the street this year. Today I installed the Vitaloni outside mirror and the new washer blades. Now I have to do some little things and wait untill the snow and salt is away from the streets! Here some...
I have a good news for you: 10305 RESTORATION IS STARTED.
In June 2016 Frame-off and now the reproduction of many chassis parts like rear and boot floor, panels draws to a close.
It was necessary to control car on the car bench due to a bump near the left front wheel.