put new motor mounts on my 69 spider... will tackle front springs next
This makes me happy to know you will be restoring your 164, I would cry like a baby if anything happened to my 164 "Knock On Wood"
I will try that when i take it for a drive.
what does your car currently need for the restoration?
Thats good its rust free! i have another Alfa that is from Pennsylvania and is rusted pretty badly that i may end up just stripping and possibly parting out. My Florida Alfa needs a complete paint job as the clear coat is shot and the hood paint in some spots is down to the primer. Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you. was you planning on upgrading the sound system? i plan on replacing the stock stereo with a double din bluetooth one and adding a small 8" subwoofer to complete my system.I found it puts less stress on reverse. I just do it all the time in my mustang now. Like you reverse works sometimes but I figured this works all the time for me so why grind it occasionally? I can save the wear and tear. Might be different in the Alfa because I think reverse has a synco but worth a shot.
It is rust free! So I have that going for me lol it needs an engine rebuild, clutch, hood paint, AC conversion, stepper motors, heater core bypass, alternator, sound system, and rear suspension bushings. I guess that's a lot when you list it out!
were the mounts hard? I've read it's not too pleasant a job on a Spider. ciao, chris
Sure do, I want to make it a DD to take wear and tear off my mustang. It'll take some $ but a lot less than a new car.Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you. was you planning on upgrading the sound system? i plan on replacing the stock stereo with a double din bluetooth one and adding a small 8" subwoofer to complete my system.
I cant do the whole loud subwoofer thing, plus that type of audio would not suit the car lol. something small like an 8" woofer i think is just perfect, nothing to over powering but just enough bass.Sure do, I want to make it a DD to take wear and tear off my mustang. It'll take some $ but a lot less than a new car.
Sounds good, a sub always helps. Nothing crazy but enough to enjoy the music!
Lucky me the sound system was redone in the 90s. 3 amps, upgraded speakers all the way around, it's now missing the subs though. Must have sounded killer back then. Unfortunately it has since crumbled with time lol it had one working speaker and amp wine that made me want to shoot my self when I got it. I unplugged everything to get it to stop. It also has a low end alternator put in that can't handle the sound system. It must have had a larger alt years ago. Someone dumped crazy money into the car in Beverly Hills but he died in a car accident and his father never did much with the car after that.
Think it's on it's 3rd engine by now lol
Del i would agree with you, im not into the whole loud music. but do like dept to my music, thats why i would go with a little 8" subwoofer. i hardly ever turn up my music as it is.Hah, we grimace every time one of these guys with the amped up woofers drives by on the nearby road. It is especially irritating when the rush hour traffic is lined up and he is blasting away for several minutes before moving.
Of course, doctors do report that they have never seen so many young types with 80 year old hearing. Seems like the less they can hear, the louder they turn up the amp.
Me, I have always liked the sound of the car with maybe a little music in the background.