Gary's Alfa Romeo GTV 2L motor
Answers to questions people ask:
1- What's the little knob on the grill side of the battery? It's for the adjustable fan thermostat. The fan is a pusher and works fine.
2- Where's the horn on the right side? Both horns (Freeway Blasters from Pep Boys) are under the fenders, behind the mud shields, as is the alarm siren.
3- Do you have a dual brake system? No, we added a hydraulic clutch; that accounts for the second fluid bottle. Both contain ATE High Temp Blue.
4- Why the spring on the 0170 cap? (Sorry, that's the Olio cap to you newbies.) Having it rattle loose and spew oil all over the engine once is enough, thank you. What a mess that made! Next, I need to safety wire the access caps on the two Webers. One has already been lost.
5- Why the ITG air filter and where did you get it? Don't get me started on Pipercross. The ITG people and Coast Fabrication, who sold me the filter, have been helpful and friendly. That stands in stark contrast to the P-word people. And the ITG products are better made, in my opinion.
6- What's the canister on the firewall, behind the air filter? It's a Moroso oil vapor can. Much neater and more environmentally friendly than dropping a line to the ground, as I did for many years.
7- Why's the coil in that aluminum thingy? It's from the Marelli Plex and I used it because it was already there.
8- Where's the heater plumbing? Heater? Heater? I don't got to show you no stinkin' ... okay, the truth. The car and I lived in California most of my XXX years. Haven't needed a heater in the past 25+ years. I did wish for a heater, though, on a blustery fall evening on Yosemite's Tioga Pass. It's a great sports car route, if you can plan your trip into Yosemite National Park when the motorhomes are off the road. Sunrise works really well.
9- That silver engine compartment isn't stock. True. Did you notice that I'm a founder of Scuderia Non Originale?
10- How often do you drive the car? Every chance I get.
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