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Hi,

I have managed to get my hands on a good condition rolling chassis of a 1966 duetto to restore.

Quite a lot of parts are missing, can anyone advise some good sources to find parts and also where would be best to look for a workshop manual?

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Classic Alfa and Alfaholics plus other specialists and scrappies which you can find on the net, depends whats missing but it will be expensive, as to workshop manuals there isnt really a specific one, you should look for the cardisc e.manual which covers a large range of items, also join the ARBB forum there is a fund of knowledge on there as well as here.
Sounds like you need bits rather than panels so it would be worth going to have a look at a few so you know whats missing, AOC members here are happy to help and maybe go to a few shows to talk to people, good luck and post up some pics if you can
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Thanks Joe,

The body is complete with all panels but I am missing the interior, roof, windows, seals and from the engine side I only have the block and the gearbox so need the drive shaft and all other ancillary parts!

Going to take time but ill get there, just hope I am able to get some of the missing parts!



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Nice project! If the bodywork has all been repaired or was already good then it's a great starting point for a mechanical rebuild. You don't have to stick with the original engine size, you could drop a later engine in - twin spark 2.0l, maybe? :yum:

I guess things like the dash will be tricky to find. Vintage Alfa is worth a call VintageAlfa - Home. Mick is very helpful although sometimes difficult to get hold of - keep trying!
 

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Yeah the body is in good condition which is why I bought it as is just need to source the tricky parts really.

The car has the original 1600 engine and gearbox with radiator but all other engine parts are missing and I would also have to rebuild it.

From research so far the tricky parts to find look like the original metal dash with guages, gearstick, wiper grill, pedals and some of the engine parts.

Thanks you for the referral I will give Mick a call and see if he can help with any of the bits!

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Talk to Felice with Sunnyside. He restores these on a regular basis and I'm sure could help point you in the right direction. They are about to move to Basildon (from Dagenham). Ring the number here -http://www.alfaromeoservicing.com. Good luck and will look forward to seeing your progress!
 

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Thanks boneman will also give them a try, every piece of information helps as I am completely new to this car. Always wanted one, but not a perfect one as like making it your own so hopefully this will be the perfect project

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Thanks boneman will also give them a try, every piece of information helps as I am completely new to this car. Always wanted one, but not a perfect one as like making it your own so hopefully this will be the perfect project

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NPs. Feli will be a great resource. I've seen a few of his that he restored and they were something special!
 

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if it is indeed a 66 I would definitely keep it original and restore the 1600 engine.
the 66 model is the original duetto and an iconic car.

Of course is your 1600 engine original?
what engine number does it have?

Wille in Sweden runs the great duetto register, do let him have your chassis number for the register, he'll be pleased ....or look for it here in his register (knowing Wille, he might well have it listed)

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if it is indeed a 66 I would definitely keep it original and restore the 1600 engine.
the 66 model is the original duetto and an iconic car.

Of course is your 1600 engine original?
what engine number does it have?

Wille in Sweden runs the great duetto register, do let him have your chassis number for the register, he'll be pleased ....or look for it here in his register (knowing Wille, he might well have it listed)

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if it is indeed a 66 I would definitely keep it original and restore the 1600 engine.
the 66 model is the original duetto and an iconic car.

Of course is your 1600 engine original?
what engine number does it have?

Wille in Sweden runs the great duetto register, do let him have your chassis number for the register, he'll be pleased ....or look for it here in his register (knowing Wille, he might well have it listed)

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Yeah its on the register from the last owner who looks as if he had it in the same condition I have but never seemed to do anything to it.

I know the engine is a 1600 but not sure if it's original to the car, the block number is AR0052663935.



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I think the biggest problem you have is not knowing what goes where and whats missing, there are differences but just wonder if its worth buying a series 2/3 scrapper and robbing the bits, Richard at Cheshire Alfa usually has a few scrap shells lying around with the bits still attached, personally I would try and keep it as original as possible, you might be lucky and find another scrap boat tail to buy and rob but the prices..........
 

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Yeah its on the register from the last owner who looks as if he had it in the same condition I have but never seemed to do anything to it.

I know the engine is a 1600 but not sure if it's original to the car, the block number is AR0052663935.



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according to Fusi, seems to be a 1967 Giulia Super engine (between AR00526.36688 and AR00526.76718)
Duetto would be AR00536***
 

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That looks like it's going to make a lovely car !
Don't forget also about EB Spares, and Highwood Auto.
I tend to use Classic Alfa most of the time as their stock, delivery and courteousness is second to none, but I've used EB & Highwood too.
There can be differences in price between the usual suspects which adds up when you're doing a big restoration.

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Thanks Joe,

The body is complete with all panels but I am missing the interior, roof, windows, seals and from the engine side I only have the block and the gearbox so need the drive shaft and all other ancillary parts!

Going to take time but ill get there, just hope I am able to get some of the missing parts!



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With all these parts missing, I admire you for taking on the project, you have big balls, but at some point you will need the cash part and lots of it.
 

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be aware the soft top frame is specific to the duetto......later frames (S2/3/4 spiders) do not fit.
And frames for the duetto are very rare to find used.

OKP in Germany just this year added new manufacture duetto frames to their catalogue..but at 4750 euros I'd be keeping my eyes open for a used one!

Still, a nice long term project.
 

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Yeah roof is going to be a problem but it's the last item to do and as it's garaged it's ok and gives me time to find one!

The reproduction price is eye watering so will be looking for a used one.

I have managed to source a full dash with guages and heater box to add to the car.

Really need an original steering wheel, pedal box and gearstick leaver.

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