Its fun trying to sort models
Yeah, I've got the feeling I jumped into troubles!
Or maybe I've been dumped into troubles when growing up in the back of fun Alfas!
Anyway, I went yesterday to see the 75 3.0 Veloce which is on ebay.
It is tatty, but a really solid car.
In terms of body:
- laquer pealing in loads places
- bonnet to be changed (scratches, bumps, paint removed in places)
- wing extensions turning pink
- front bumper to be repaired
- rear bumper as pink as my hairdresser
BUT not a hint of rust! The underneath of the car was really pretty, including the jacking point!!!
Front inner wings are as new... and here comes the rest of the bad news, there is a good reason for that, they must be covered in oil regularly!!!!
The right bank was covered in oil (mainly coming from the belt tensioner I guess) and the left bank cam cover was also half covered in oil.
Started the engine, and valve clearances need to be done "clic clic clic clic clic ....". Engine belt also, because despite de 15,000 miles since last one, that was done over 8 years ago.
Clutch is biting really really high... so on its way!
Second and third gear synchros a bit tired but with a good timing on the loud pedal, it's possible to live with it.
Brake pedal was spongious. Maybe a simple bleed would sort that out as the car hasn't been running a lot recently and humidity has been high.
A fair amount of body roll. I'd guess on the anti roll bar bushes.
As you can guess from my first description of the engine, it didn't feel as if all the power was there, but it was smooth and pulling from no revs.
I'm not gonna buy it. That bit to much work for me. But you know what, I believe it's an honnest car sold by an honnest guy. He said he'd take £1,000 but I believe that should be more something like £600.
If you wanna see a few pics I made (sorry no pics of the engine bay), here is a link of my french thread, where I post under the name of Classic:
Le GTV6 ou un reve d'enfant realise! - Anciennes 80's - FORUM Anciennes - FORUM Automobiles mythiques et d'exc
Oh! I was gonna forget, front electric windows ain't working!
But sun roof is
The quest carries on for me, but I'm gonna see something completely different, a 166!!