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wheels on my68 super

205/40/17 on my super did have momos but they rubbed like hell these are great hoping to get them powdercoated satin black over the winter limited funds at the moment due to twin spark engine fitted (moneypit!!!)
 

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205/40/17 on my super did have momos but they rubbed like hell these are great hoping to get them powdercoated satin black over the winter limited funds at the moment due to twin spark engine fitted (moneypit!!!)
I think they look great now....leave them as is. IMO black mags just look dirty and as if the owner hasn't bothered to wash off the brake dust.
Great looking Super post some more pics + show and tell us about the TS :D
 

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Sorry to disagree, but those 17" wheels dont do anything for that TI Super. The original, GTA-type, Minilite or Minilite look-a-likes would be more in keeping with the car.

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That is one of the coolest looking Giulia Sedan's I have seen. Can you tell us more on how you got the wheels to clear? Here are some 17's on our 1965 GTA :D

 

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Looks pretty **** sexy to me. I also want to know how you got those to fit under the rear arches?
If you want to paint them... do them in gunmetal, there is a nice metallic gunmetal Alfa colour :)

Oh... and more pics please!
 

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info on super with 17s

thanks guys for your positive thoughts on the wheels and for the others that where not so keen I understand where you are coming from I to like the classic look as well but anything I do to this car in the way of mods will be able to be reversed ,like when I take it to the goodwood festival of speed/revival the car runs on stock steel rims and skinny tyres as it would look out of place with modern rims.At the moment the gearbox has been overhauled a okp clutch and aluminium flywheel has been fitted to retain the cable clutch assy the twinspark engine compleatly rebuilt and fitted in (tight sqeeze to instal on your own)distributor ordered fom jim at autocomponenti nissan type.ehaust and manifold to be ordered from okp in germany electric fan to be fitted weber 40s till i can afford 45s was going to run with the motronic system but the engine looked to clutered so that idea in the bin wheels used are for a european 1988 ford escort rs turbo fit no problems the rear arches where jacked out a little but i think you would get away without that mod .The suspention is polybushed and uprated pirelli bushs on the rear axel trailing arms with koni ajustables all round the car is lowered all round buy a lot I have to be careful not to damage the sump if anyone needs any help or advice on the work i have carried out i will help were possible i have done all the work myself thanks sparkyshep
 

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Apart from the standard wheels on the 101 Spider, my Alfas have wheels that I don't think have been posted on here before.

My 75 TS has 15" Revolutions with 205/55 x 15" Bridgestone Potenzas, the 156 Selespeed has the original alloys for the Selespeed (16" with 205/55 x 16 Continental tyres) and the wife's 156 Lusso has the standard Lusso alloys (15" with 205/60 x 15" tyres)





 

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Alfa has set so many styling trends. That dark blue Sportwagon is beautiful. Too bad we dont get them here in the USA.

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John, or anyone else who has painted + clearcoated their wheels, do you do anything special to clean them over time? Brake dust being a terrible problem for me, I'm pretty sure the standard spray-on, hose-off wheel cleaners would eat the paint for lunch, though I might spray a random piece of metal and try it later on.
I have been using spray-on wheel cleaners and an assortment of brushes on the set of turbinas I painted and clearcoated ("Klassic" spray Dull Aluminum lacquer and clear) for 10 years now, and the wheels still look new (OK, darn close anyway :D ). I used to use only Griots Garage wheel cleaner, but in the last couple of years I switched to Eagle One "A2Z" (I think they recently changed the name to "All Wheel Cleaner"). The key is to read the label and make sure the cleaner is appropriate for painted wheels, follow the directions, not put cleaner on hot wheels, leave it on for less than a minute, and thoroughly hose it off. If you prepped your wheels well prior to painting, you should be OK.

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In addition to a missing center cap, these wheels have the extremely rare Alfa silver lug nut. :eek: I know I know it's tacky, but they will be replaced soon with new lugs and cap. So please bear with me.
 

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Just got these Campagnolo Daytona's off of Ebay for $60. Here they are mounted on my 74' after some sanding and paint...
 

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Original 1600 105 steels.

Turbina question....are they aluminum or magnesium?
I can answer that the Campangolo Turbinas on my 77 Spider are magnesium. I tested that when I found a little shaving somehow scraped off on the inside near the hub, was long enough to hold in the propane torch, lit up and burned with the characteristic brilliant white light. Aluminum won't do that...
 

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Cromodora.

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Just got these Campagnolo Daytona's off of Ebay for $60. Here they are mounted on my 74' after some sanding and paint...
I really like the looks of your car and some day I hope to have that bumper set-up. Your wheels really look smooth and I was just wondering what your sanding technique was. And my mistake, my wheels are not Campagnolo, they are Cromodora. Just reinforcing my ignorance. :) Thanks.
 

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rmatteo said:
Just got these Campagnolo Daytona's off of Ebay for $60. Here they are mounted on my 74' after some sanding and paint...
This may be a matter of semantics but the Star alloys off Spiders from the 1980s were never referred to as "Daytonas" to my knowledge.

The Cromodora CD-35 Daytona alloys look very similar but do not have the deep trough around the rim of the wheel. The Cromodoras were optional on Alfas from the early to mid 70s.

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Thanks for the heads up Joe. Those two pictures are particularly helpful in seeing the difference. I've been wondering about differences between the FPS and Campagnolo's. Any difference in quality or weight? What about vs. the stock turbinas (mine are Cromodora) on my 74'?

Dave- I pressure washed before starting with a 200 grit then gradually worked my way finer. Thanks for the compliment!!
 

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My wheels

I've never seen another set of these wheels, nor have I found any definitive markings on them.

But they're on my Spider, and I like them!

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Great looking car and wheels Joe. I'm pretty sure those wheels were stock on an Audi that was only made for a couple of years. I forget the model though, but I almost bought a set of the same wheels off of Ebay. They're 15", right?
 

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rmatteo said:
I'm pretty sure those wheels were stock on an Audi that was only made for a couple of years. I forget the model though, but I almost bought a set of the same wheels off of Ebay. They're 15", right?
Those wheels are similar to the Speedline wheels off the Audi Coupe Quattro (89-91 model years), but not the same (see pic of Audi wheels).

The Audi wheels have an offset of 37mm, so that would be a tough fitment in a 15 x 7 size, even though the bolt pattern is the same. There was also a version of the Audi Speedlines in 15 x 7 with a 45mm offset for the 20v Sedan of the same model years, which would be an even worse fitment.

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