Be careful who you have paint your car and that they have done it correctly. This 1974 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce has a beautiful looking paint job but the heat from the engine caused the paint in the center of the hood to start flaking off. The paint had no adhesion to the layer below and is like the candy coating on a M&M. How fragile is the rest of the car as well?
The original Mini has many variants built all over the world. They were produced in Canada, Japan, Australia, Italy, South Africa and Spain as well as the United Kingdom. Shown here is the early Italian made Innocenti Mini along with a later model with roll up windows and a fancier dashboard.
With a new digital distributor, suspension, and interior this Alfa can now be back on the street where it belongs. This is the first car for us using the 123ignition digital distributors and we already have more on order for other cars.
The rear drum brakes on this 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta are the famous Alfin style copied later by Datsun. The front however use these very wide aluminum drums with cooler fins that make it appear as if it is a large helical gear.
The Italian manufacturer Innocenti whom started producing cars in 1920 but is most famous for it’s Lambretta scooters of the 1940s to 70s started making their own versions of Austin’s best cars in the 1960s. Each of the cars on the right is the Innocenti version of the Austin car on the left. The Minis were still called Minis but the Sprites were called Spiders.
We have had the DynoJet for just shy of a year now and by the end of the year it will have seen a fair share of interesting makes and models. The DynoJet is great for much more than just finding out how much power or torque a car makes. You can analyze the fuel to air mixture, ignition condition, finding leaks, engine break-in, and even aero dynamic effects on gearing.
Released in 1990 the Diablo was the first Lamborghini capable of attaining a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. This one needed some electrical and cosmetic sorting but is again ready for the street or show.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by on Saturday, especially the MidCoast Road Rally. It was so much fun to watch everyone try their skills on our remote control car race track in the back and give the Burgies Grumman Olson coffee truck a steady line of customers for it’s first time out of the garage. We have never had this many people or vehicles here at one time before.
The Italians have been coming out of the woodwork recently. If you have an Italian car that you want serviced before your driving season or even one that has more special needs, bring it by and we will take care of it.