Lionel; for those of us struggling with SS Giulia restorations, I thank you for pointing to this car as a good model for restoration. Using this car as a basis, I have a few questions.
1. This car is 381339; my car is 18 numbers later, 381357. This car's motor number is 00121.01338, but my motor number is 00121.01263; 75 numbers earlier. Should there be a sequential correlation between chassis and motors w/ the SS? Or is it possibly like certain ranges of Ferrari in the 1960s where the s/n of the rolling chassis sent to PF for body did not necessarily have a sequential relationship to the PF build number?
2. I always make a point to note what type of fuel line has been put in between the Webers. The parts manual says that motors .01350 and earlier should have the yellow wrapped line, whereas motors .01351 and later should have the greenish-tint clear tubing. With my motor number (assuming that it is original to my car, given the chassis number), I should have the yellow line, but my carbs came to me with very ancient clear tubing (I believe my car was last on the road in 1971). Of course, my carbs are 40 DCOE 24, when I think they are supposed to be 40 DCOE 2 . . . .
3. The air plenum and valve covers appear to be a warm/tan color - is that the result of a fresh blasting? Or have they been coated? And the head and block do not appear to have been painted; I was under the impression that they were to be painted silver?
thanks in advance for your input.