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    A guy went to see the Alfa factory museum, posted pics -

    8C 2900 These were the supercars of the 30s.
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    So aero ??
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    Bertone show car based on the T33 race car
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    Modern 8C clay buck in the center. The red show car on the right was pretty cool - I remember that in Road & Track.
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    6C 2500 "Golden Arrow?"
    Besides being a cool-looking car, this is interesting because there are design elements in here from before the war, just like American cars had. Alfa tried to keep building big luxurious fast cars, but toned down and smaller....but that market had essentially vanished with the destruction of the economy. At the same time, Ferrari had quit, gotten out of his non-compete clause, and started building a very small number of fast V12 cars, mostly for racing. He only built road cars to fund the race cars, so it was a different kind of company and much smaller. Then by the early- / mid-50s, Alfa is building fast little 1100, 1300, and 1600 production sporting cars that people can afford, and many of them were developed into racing versions.
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      Disco Volante = "flying disc"...duh...and apparently they had serious aero stability issues
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      8C 2900, the Le Mans car
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      Tipo 33 "Stradale" - the street version
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          Alfaholics "GTA-R," just completed. 215hp.

          https://www.alfaholics.com/our-cars/...020/completed/

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            Anyone looking for a Spyder? Buddies got one for 6k, pretty nice.

            74 Spider, best year of the square tail, last year with chrome bumpers. Has about 110k miles. Runs great, starts every time. Needs suspension bushing rebuild and has a little rust in the usual spots, floors, spare tire

            If interested I can wander over and grab some pics. Hes a hardcore Alfa guy; rocks a Berlina, and just picked up a GTV6 from Seattle..


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            1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
            1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
            1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
            2006 BMW X3
            2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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              mm, Spiders....people used to love driving roadsters and convertibles, why is that changing? Horsepower is too high, too much wind? People are less tough, can't take the noise? People don't like cruising down a twisty country road with the top off? hmm..

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                This is a later 2-liter. I like these black and tan dashes.
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                  Factory test track fire truck was a cut-up Berlina pickup!
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                  Biff and Chip taking first place...
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                  OK! My desktop is clean! You're it.

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                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=rmTwPwZHmqo

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                      6C 3000 CM Superflow IV
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=p96L9sYQahI

                      https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/0...-superflow-iv/

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                        Anyone know what size socket I need to remove my 1750s crank pulley? It measures at 37.6mm, so I'm guessing a 38, or is it SAE for some screwy reason?

                        Thanks,
                        Will
                        '59 Alfa Romeo 101.02 Giulietta Sprint
                        '69 Alfa Romeo 105.51 1750 GTV (R.I.P)
                        '69 Datsun 2000 roadster Vintage race car
                        '88 BMW M3

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                          37.6 just happens to be close to 1 1/2", but that doesn't make sense - there shouldn't be anything English-threaded on an Alfa.

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                            Goodwood

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                              Got some new old wheels, widened originals, now 6x15. A few good dings in the lips, but the bead looks fine. Silver is either a quick spritz or primer, they're not finished. That's OK, I'll do that and some clear.

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                              OE cap sits down flush with the lip, just right.
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                              An old rusty 4.5x15 spare I have - cap sticks way out on the '67 and earlier wheels.
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                              I'm excited! (Note BMW content! E30 transmission!)
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                                Buddy of mines recent purchase.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
                                1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
                                1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
                                1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
                                2006 BMW X3
                                2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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