Both the fuel pump and filter/regulator were sent out for rebuilding and came back today. Replacements for both are available as new but in much lower quality imported from China or the terrible Italian made “Filter King” brand with a plastic filter bowl that comes loose and leaks all over your hot motor and sparking distributor.Both items were leaking and the regulator in particular sprayed gas like a fountain out of a small pin-hole on the top. All of the internal parts/gaskets shown in the photos were replaced. Some parts that are no longer available were custom made by hand. [Then and Now Automotive – Weymounth MA – 781-335-8860]
I had planed to reuse the original springs but upon removing some rubber coating on the rear springs I noticed quite a bit of rust on them. So new springs were ordered from Classic Alfa.
Stainless steel braided break lines will be installed as well. Not original but more trustworthy.
Rebuilt break calipers were also ordered from Classic Alfa. These are so nice that it’s hard to tell they are rebuilt.
Spagetti anyone? With all the wiring now out of the car it will be easy to check and repair all of the connections.
The heater box (formally home of a mouse family) will be rebuilt.
At this point the car is stripped down to nothing more then steel. All of the paint and undercoating will be stripped by a media blasting service. Then the bare metal car will be transported directly to the body shop.
All of the hardware (nuts, bolts, etc) were sent out to be electroplated with yellow cadmium. This is the best method of rust proofing
Having always liked the funky way the Alfa Romeo Giulia Super looked it was always on my ever increasing want list but only after driving one was I sure I needed one. To the uninitiated, this boxy car may at first glance be thought of as poor performing family car sedan. But surprise – these are true sports cars. The shape of the body is actually very aerodynamic and was created in a wind tunnel. The engine is the famous Alfa 4 cylinder all alloy with over-head cams, hemispherical heads connected to a 5 speed gearbox and stops with 4 wheel disc breaks. Not bad for a car released in the late 1960s.
With plans to simply drive and eventually “fix-up”, I purchased a 1973 Super just outside of Amsterdam, Holland in August of 2006. It was not the prettiest or best condition Super but it was one I could afford and it drove and ran great. I gladly used it for transportation around the Netherlands for the 3 weeks I vacationed there. While in Holland, I attended the Dutch Alfa club’s fantastic Spettacolo Sportivo event held at the Zandvort race track. It was at this point I discovered the car once belonged to Theo Meinster ; editor of the Dutch Alfa club magazine and all around great Alfisti. When he noticed the car pulling into the paddock he was quite surprised. My Giulia was surely the worst condition of the collection that was parked in the paddock but you would have thought it was quite a special car with all the attention it got from the great Dutch Alfisti who congratulated me on my purchase.