Our 1600 Junior restoration

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Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

Post by KevinR » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:57 pm

Powerflow in Ranburg were excellent in making a factory looking exhaust for me. You know they are the right guys for your Alfa when there is a 3.7 GT on the ramp next to your car:)
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Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

Post by KevinR » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:04 pm

If it was not so expensive to import an exhaust I would have done it . The guys did great job but the costs of transport and time starts to eat into the "budget" .
The signature tailpipe was done perfectly .
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Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

Post by KevinR » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:59 pm

I needed shocks here in South Africa and the best aftermarket shocks available here rave the Gabriel's . In would say best for the the price. To import Biltsein or Koni to SA is nearly double the listed UK price ! I had the these Gabriel Gas shocks on my turbo GTV 2.0 and they were pretty good .
Looks around the engine bay to start the final check over I had to recon the washer bag which was surprising good . The internal strainer was blocked and a bit of algae inside . A deep clean proved more than enough over buying a new one and I preferred not everything just looking brand new unless I could refurb it. The whole scuttle has to come back out again to get the spray nozzle in and the pipe work to pass through the correct grommets through the bulkhead .
A brush of autosol on parts to bring up the shine for a while and remove deposits that have been sitting for the last few years was necessary . Nearly done .. on the home stretch now .
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Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

Post by KevinR » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:04 pm

Things are nearly done . Clutch feels great, the recon gearbox is perfect and I got good oil pressure and no leaks out of anywhere :)
Next step is wheel alignment . The book is pretty good telling how to do it and it's sequence . Totally different to doing a GTV6 as you have three bars to adjust . Lucky enough I found a place down the road and they gave me full acces to their equipment.
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Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

Post by KevinR » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:12 pm

Car is pretty good but I need some expert tuning from Roy Prando on the carbs and at the same time while the car is on the hoist we can do a spanner check on all suspension points.
Some pics at Roy's place while he sets the carbs and goes through the lower arms which I have not tightened up while car was on floor at my place. I am waiting for the clutch and brake shields to come back from powder Coaters and some more miles before I fit them . Must not forget . Now that this is all done the car is finished for now but need to do a lot more miles to shake it down properly . This I will leave to my family in SA while I return to the UK. My GTV 6 has now arrived in the UK .
Now I can start posting pics of my GTV6 restoration under a new thread which is coming on nicely .
Pity it was raining and gloomy but I put both my fathers cars out together now that they are both running.
THE END :) .... For now ... :wall:
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Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

Post by bteoh » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 am

Wow Kevin, she looks great :)
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Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

Post by KevinR » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:45 pm

Thank you :) it's been a long journey and very rewarding.
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Re: Our 1600 Junior restoration

Post by MD » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:08 pm

One last job Kevin.
Spray cover it all in wax and place it in a time capsule.
Electric car owners of the future will gaze in amazement of how real cars were made.
Good job Fella and give you dad a slap on the back from all of us as well.
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