• '71 1750GTV,  Blog

    8 Days Left

    Earlier this week it occurred to me that I only have 8 working days available before the Jaguar Simola Hill Climb. My stomach turned and panic set in! Fortunately, all the engineering work on the motor is complete and assembly…

  • '71 1750GTV,  Blog

    Motor Assembly

    Hectic week of last minute preparation in anticipation of the motor and body coming together, with expected challenges along the way! First misplaced orings, followed by missing valve guides, which are still awol! Lots of running around and everything back…

  • '71 1750GTV,  Blog

    Quick Update

    Been out of town for a couple of weeks. Slow progress with a little scope creep, but well worth the extra time and effort! Starting to get rather excited about completing, installing and firing up the motor!!! Hill climb is…

  • '71 1750GTV,  Blog

    Electroplating

    Bits & Bolts back from Electroplating. Looking factory. #overhauling #delacruz #71veloce #veloce #overhaul #alfa #alfagt #alfagtv #alfista #alfisti #alfaromeo #alfa1750 #alfa1750gtv #electroplating #capetown #capetowncars #capetowncool #capetownclassics

  • '71 1750GTV,  Blog

    Stumbling Block

    Popped into Auto Azzuri for some advice on my block, which has some corrosion in some key places at 45 years old! Fortunately they had another open motor to show the me what to do. #tricksofthetrade Received the head back…

  • '71 1750GTV,  Blog

    Motor & Body Overhaul Update 2

    Long overdue update on Alfa land!!! Front end, engine bay & doors cleaned & prepped for spray. #sheddingweight Pipercross airfilter backing plates damaged from tilting of motor, so had new plates cut #verysexy Procured some more parts from my supplier…