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Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:52 pm
by Engine
As already seen in the previous pictures; in the end I decided to have the paint done professionally in the off-hours of a bodyshop. I just could not get it to the finish consistently as I wanted.

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The last part was very difficult. Could not get the engine to run. Turned out that both fuel pump and injectors got stuck and partially damaged even. I suspect the ethanol in the gasoline that can attract water when stored for a long time.

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:38 pm
by 164EVER
It's a very pretty 164 thanks for the news.

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:43 pm
by bellum64
I admire to your job because I also start same difficult and hard job

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:16 am
by Engine
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Seeing these pictures I am very happy with the result and all the efforts!

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Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:46 pm
by Alfan
That is the bonus of all the work you put in this!!

Glad to see you are enjoying it on the road again 8)

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:24 am
by Engine
Many small items are still not up to my standards. Striving (too) much for perfection. I had long been in doubt about the wheels but I decided in the end to go for refurbished original wheels. Bit of work still to do on them.


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Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:55 pm
by Alfan
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Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:23 pm
by 164EVER
[quote="Engine"]Many small items are still not up to my standards. Striving (too) much for perfection. I had long been in doubt about the wheels but I decided in the end to go for refurbished original wheels. Bit of work still to do on them.

Great ! what a job, how do you do that ??? :o

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:42 pm
by Engine
164EVER wrote:
Engine wrote:Many small items are still not up to my standards. Striving (too) much for perfection. I had long been in doubt about the wheels but I decided in the end to go for refurbished original wheels. Bit of work still to do on them.

Great ! what a job, how do you do that ??? :o
I stripped the original paint/laquer of with a chemical paint stripper. Took me 2 rounds and a 3rd on some sticky remains. After that I sanded the surface smooth. The original finish was from when the wheels were machined so it had some kind of circle pattern in it. I placed the wheel on a selfmade setup so that I could rotate it while holding a not too fine sandpaper in the same place. That created the circle pattern. Just before that I painted the holes black. After sanding in the circles I applied clear coat.
The wheels were straight and the little curb side damage I just sanded away. Also there was some aluminium oxidation that I could partially sand away.

Overall the wheel look really nice. If you look really close you can see that they are not perfect but this is enough.

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At the Zandvoort race track in a classic car event where I was the only one with a 164. It gathered a crowd every now and then.
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Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:03 am
by Engine
I went to Zandvoort again; this time for the Spettacolo Sportivo Alfa Romeo. I am volunteer there every year for technical support. That also means be there early on Saturday (sometimes even on Fridays), have little sleep Saturday night and leave late Sunday night. Sounds bad and it is fantastic :D

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Somehow the rainy early hours of Saturday created a light colour that fits very nice the colour and lines of my 164. So much more elegant than the Giulietta in front of it.

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Over the weekend I spotted a little over 10 164's which was a lot but still made it one of the rarer cars on the event. If you exclude race cars it was probable only the 8C, Matta and TZ that were in smaller numbers. This year I also did not see any Rio or Arna. A Junior Zagato, a SZ/RZ or a 4C each had at least 2 or 3 times more cars as representation. So... maybe next year more 164's?
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In between my activities I had every now and then time for some pictures and visiting the stands with Alfa parts. I had one success; the caps in the wheels.
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Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:43 pm
by 164EVER
Many thanksfor these very nice picts, I enjoyed.

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:53 am
by Alfan
Great photos and nice to see the 164 being well represented :)

For the first time ever, we are having a similar event (though on a smaller scale...) in the north, at Ring Knutstorp in the south in Sweden. I am part of the organizing committee and I hope to see many Alfa Romeos there, including 164s.

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Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:20 am
by Engine
How was the Nordic Spettacolo? I spend quite a bit of time in Sweden typically (Gothenburg and Stockholm regions) but usually fly there. Would not mind to visit some events with my cars next year maybe.

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:27 am
by Engine
Participated in a classic rally with the Alfa (first time since the restoration) and we won. Great pictures too.

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Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:03 pm
by Alfan
What a great way to enjoy all the work you put in it 8)

Thanks for sharing the photos of the event.

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:48 pm
by Engine
After a few months of winter storage, my 164 is back on the road since this weekend. It started up without a problem!

Although there are still many finishing touches, this year I hope to only work on some essentials; like a new exhaust. Other than that it is time to drive it a bit more. Should be possible since both LT campervan and Corvette are in the workshop for service and some repairs. And even though for the Corvette all parts can still be purchased (what a difference from the Alfa) the shipping (from the USA) takes up a lot of time. More time to drive the Alfa then.

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:03 am
by 164EVER
Wish you the best with your Super.
Enjoy driving it :D
My is a TD it's gona go on the road again next week with its new engine :)

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:43 am
by Alfan
Enjoy la bella macchina - avanti 8)