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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #195 on: October 16, 2021, 04:08:37 PM »
Definetely need a heat gun for wrapping curves. This is all you really need besides some surface cleaner and wrap application spray. I found that the application spray needs to wiped off before application for stripe and the yellow wrap.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #196 on: October 16, 2021, 04:10:27 PM »
Up coming historic livery front end. Stay tuned as I may have gone too far as I did the grill and mesh "Indian red" which kind of looks like some of the original 8c red/early ferraris/amarante/brown.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #197 on: October 16, 2021, 04:13:15 PM »
We will see how it turns out. Once again this only cost $5 as got it on special from repco as an enamel spray.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #198 on: October 17, 2021, 12:18:03 PM »
Wrapping is hard. If you use an ebay heat gun than use the lowest setting as you will burn the wrap. Thankfully this is a race car and not a concourse car.

This is what a 156 could like like if you do just the side livery like some.old school alfas. The last one is how it's going to look bit I am just patching the "straight" lines.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #199 on: October 17, 2021, 01:05:43 PM »
Rear is done. Once front is done than only thing left will be white wheels. The camera doesn't pick up the red well in certain lighting conditions.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #200 on: October 17, 2021, 02:07:50 PM »
Either that or it has just faded to that lovely "Dusty Pink" colour, as it does.  :)
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #201 on: October 17, 2021, 04:43:37 PM »
Either that or it has just faded to that lovely "Dusty Pink" colour, as it does.  :)

Yeah the rear bumper is slightly faded but the rest of the car is pretty red 8)

Cleaning up the drivers footwell and came across this under the steering rack. Are all alfa 156 owners lancia owners as well? Maybe this is the last "real" lancia lol. Or maybe we just fiat owners ;)
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #202 on: October 17, 2021, 11:07:15 PM »
Didn't even think there was a solution but apparently things like 3M Adhesive Cleaner can be used to clean off off the glue residue from underneath the sound deadening as Sanding isn't a great a solution unless you use a super low grit and the metal is thin anyway. Essentially if you used dry ice and adhesive cleaner you would would get a much better result in a quicker time frame. Next time will definetely be trying that. A few people use heat guns instead of dry ice which is $25 off ebay so should have tried that as well.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #203 on: October 20, 2021, 01:09:46 PM »
I ordered two sets of wheel stud conversion kits (well, as is studs and nits) for both of my Alfas (again, for the two that are staying, there are two more to be sold) from Demon Tweeks.

Hopefully I picked the right length of 60 mm for the studs. The whole ordeal was mostly driven by the fact, that 17x9 Koya wheels that I have have too narrow bolt wells to accommodate standard bolts. And since I had to buy a solution, I opted to make my life more convenient.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #204 on: October 20, 2021, 07:33:56 PM »
I ordered two sets of wheel stud conversion kits (well, as is studs and nits) for both of my Alfas (again, for the two that are staying, there are two more to be sold) from Demon Tweeks.

Hopefully I picked the right length of 60 mm for the studs. The whole ordeal was mostly driven by the fact, that 17x9 Koya wheels that I have have too narrow bolt wells to accommodate standard bolts. And since I had to buy a solution, I opted to make my life more convenient.

Damn 17x9. Did you have to roll the guards? What size tyre are you running? And thats 17x9 front and back?

Favorite mod so far; ferrari horn button for the 308 I think.

“The Ferrari is a dream. People dream of owning this special vehicle and for most, it will remain a dream apart from those lucky few.”

― Enzo Ferrari.

Yeah nah Enzo mate, got me a ferrari now ;D :o :P
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #205 on: October 20, 2021, 11:28:17 PM »
That tremor you all just felt folks was Enzo turning in his grave.  ;D
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« Reply #206 on: October 20, 2021, 11:43:23 PM »
That tremor you all just felt folks was Enzo turning in his grave.  ;D

Or maybe it was a tremor of joy ;) so he can get out of purgatory as this horn button in an alfa lightened his penance.

For Enzo, defeating an Alfa Romeo marque that had been so important in his racing life, it was with an understandable mix of regret and nostalgia that he said of that win:  "I feel like I've killed my own mother."

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Can't tell which is the real alfa ferrari below
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #207 on: October 21, 2021, 12:31:54 AM »
Speaking of ferrari, this is what happened during the first major lock down after wine and ebay ;D. I clocked bburago 1:24 with the 550 about the last one made in Italy. From there they are made in China and the engine bays don't have engines anymore, just plastic covers like real life nowadays.
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #208 on: October 21, 2021, 01:03:55 AM »
Let me guess, to your wifes delight you also have a playroom full of train sets?  ;D
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Re: Twin Spark Cup & Enduro 156 Project
« Reply #209 on: October 21, 2021, 08:42:12 AM »
Let me guess, to your wifes delight you also have a playroom full of train sets?  ;D

Lol some people get it and I am a connoisseur of pininfarina silhouettes. Others want kids to play with my toys. Now they all sit in a box ;D.
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