Sold my Alfa/Alfa Parts hauler today BUT not before I
Sold my Alfa/Alfa Parts hauler today BUT not before I replaced to two seat belts that Buster the wonder dog chewed on them.
I no longer tether him to passenger seat or middle position seat belt.
I had to go the Pick-N-Pull and skin a 2000 Dodge Ram Quad passenger seat to get seat belt and middle passenger seat belts.
The Quad cab model does not have B pillar between front doors and rear suicide doors, SO the seat belt reel is inside bullet proof steel tubing seat frames.
We had to pull passenger seat seat back upholstery off like a wet bather suit to get to seat belt reel. What a chore BUT, we (me and new owner - my best friends daughter) had to pull and peel off seat back to change dog chewed belt. Middle one was a challenge too as the blue locite (acted like red!) would not release bolt holding seat belt end to center console frame.
Happy to say surgery and organ transplants were successful and new owner headed back to Northern VA with her new to her used truck.
Little sad but glad at the same time - GLAD. I sold my Alfa Romeo parts hauler (2000 Dodge Ram PU) today to my best friend's daughter. I have known her since she was a just a premi in the Yokohama,Japan Navy Hospital in 1965. She has become a horse rider and horse riding instructor for disadvantaged kids.
Who knows a horse trailer may end up behind this truck!
Still haven't had time to do the Alfa related "Alfisti" antique tag swap on BB3.
Tomorrow young Zach to show up with his white 92L for rear strut transplant.
My Busted Knuckle Garage stays awful busy on other people's cars.
Steve-you make me want to upgrade my 92 Ford F150-it's got a fresh 5L and E4OD trans, but it's a 50 footer aesthetically, and that's in poor light! Bosco has helped make the bench seat kinda ratty...
On the Alfa front, the GTV underhood paint project is over (what an ordeal!) It's now in the back caveman garage, making room for the LS under the industrial strength storm proof carport.
A few quick pics-note the mud on the LS. I have about .7 miles of rustic road.
All the new seats are now fitted to the 75 and it looks like a different car inside. I spent yesterday cleaning and installing the re-covered rear seat my friend gave me. It was harder than I expected because the new cover and layer of foam made the base a tight fit. I couldn't push it far enough in to get the pins to locate at the front, so I had to fit the base first, then the backrest, which is the opposite of how it should be done. I was unable to fit the 6mm bolt that goes into the floor in the middle but it doesn't really need it. Also the backrest had two plastic guides for the seatbelts riveted to the bottom of it which are not on the original seat. They made the tight fit even worse so I removed them. The seat came out of an older 2.5 litre car and ours is a 1989 3 litre. I don't know why the older car had those and the 3 litre doesn't. I might be able to work out a way of shoe horning it in one day but it is in there now.
I think I might tear the old torn and sagging headlining material off the cardboard today because every time you touch it dust falls on the seats. I will get my upholsterer mate to re-cover it at some point, or if I can get one out of a wreck I will get him to do that and swap them over. The other thing I need to do is fit a good set of door trims.
Another great drive in the 91S to Bellevue and back for the Japanese class, and then a drive to the nearest Lowe's for two bags of decorative river rocks and a couple concrete wall blocks for continuing my feeble attempts as landscaping.
Met a guy at the local Lowe's who was perusing my 91S when I came out. He said he had just bid on a 91S on BAT, car located in San Diego I guess. Didn't get it, but he sounded pretty upbeat about getting one. Is familiar with the BB.
Wanted to buy mine, but I had to disappoint him. Said he had owned a Milano, has Citroens, but wanted a 164 real bad. Turns out he lives just down the street a mile or so.
Alas, I know his name, Christopher, and he looks at the BB but don't know him otherwise. I know about where he lives, maybe I'll drive in that area to see if I see Citroens, that's what he has for fun (?) cars right now.
My 164 TS takes a longer crank when warm and i've been trying to diagnose it for a while. Any help is always appreciated :)
The car starts up immediately when cold (1-2 seconds max)
When hot, most of the time, it starts fine too. But what I have noticed so far is that after running...
Just the other day My friend decided it was time to yank the engine out of his 92 164s and give it new rings and gaskets as it was acting like quite the air pump when running. We are also working to address the cooling issues that he experienced this summer. In portland we consistently get a...
I have a 164 and the Blower motor is stuck on full blast. It doesn't turn off or change speed by any input from the A/C unit. Air is the same temperature as the outside so that A/C compressor is not engaged.
Any ideas on where to start or what it might be?
I feel like a bit of an idiot! We’ve just reassembled the 164 after reconditioning the steering rack and resealing the oil pan. I have these two round metal spacers left over. The subframe was right down and the suspension fully disassembled on each side. Do they look familiar to anyone? Any...