The Giulietta 750 Veloce tools explained.

Ever since I embarked on making the 750 special tools, available with my reproduction toolkits, I have been bombarded with lots of questions regarding these 750 Veloce series Alfas specialized wrenches. Albeit, it is entirely true that many of us mortals who have been around these cars for a long time have yet to see or hear of these specialized tools, they do exist. I have personally seen them on some occasions, at Forums, listed on eBay, and from people whom I have known for some years. Yet, these remain elusive, just like the infamous BigFoot, who roams the mountains of California and is only witnessed by a hand full of people. But, believe me, this is no Bigfoot, this is the real thing – and although some of you have not seen them, they are real, and they do exist.

Before we get started, let’s clarify what is provided in the Owner’s Manual: What is described in figure #15 to be a 14mm tool is completely incorrect, such tool does not exist. The correspondingly and correct wrench associated with the Veloce toolkit should be a 19mm wrench.

First of all, let me start with some of the comments I get either via email or by phone:

“Hello Lionel,  have seen the Veloce tools you are selling but I can’t find out how they were used.”

Or, “I have been looking at the owner’s manual and the tool you are referring to as 19mm should be a 14mm.”

Or,” I have a 750 Veloce and I never seen that tool.”

Well, you get the idea.

If you happened to own the original Spare  Parts Catalogue (Catalogo Delle Parti Di Ricambi) Vol 2 Carrozzerie RED VOLUME refer to page 292 and take a look at figure:

1) Carburetor tool

Photo below depicts the usage of the 10mm side for removing the 10mm carburetor jet holder. The following photo depicts the usage of the 8mm side for removing the jet inspection cover.

9) Wrench for air intake Screw ( Chiave manovra per presa aria) There is no other wrench that could correctly be applied for removing the cold air plenum since these screws are 19mm in size.

8) Carburetor and air intake wrench ( Chiave a stella per carburatori e presa aria)

Now that we have identified all of these mysterious tools, the next step will be to photographically demonstrate the correct application for each of these wrenches.

Here is a sample of some of these wrenches as posted on the Alfa BB group

 

This nice toolkit was listed on ebay a while back. While nicely complete and correct the hub cap wrench was modified with an Allen wrench .

 

Hope that all incorrect and misleading information that has been circulating around is now clarified. Additional photos of the correct application available under The 750 Veloce specialized wrenches applied.

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TZ1 with a new AIS wiring harness hits the market.

Early this year I was contacted for completing a new wiring harness for a Dallas area TZ1. I completed and delivered the new wiring harness to the local shop and now this car is being offered for sale at Fantasy Junction for $1,395.00.  I have completed a fair share of wiring harnesses for Giulietta Sprint Zagato, and Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca models. With the TZ1, almost complete the series of the one of a kind vintage 1960’s racing Alfa Romeo beauties.

All the listed photos Courtesy of Fantasy Junction Advertisement of this vehicle.

Some details of the nicely laid out 6 fuse panel that it is also shared with the 750 series Alfa Romeo and the 250 series Ferrari.

The wire colors are correct in every details. I use the tinned plated copper wire which is more durable and protect the electrical system against corrosion. The best wiring available without a doubt.

Here is another view of the nicely laid out harness which is perfectly bundled to the correct locations. It goes without saying in that part of the job is getting a quality product. Here is is quite evident that Roine Andersson has completed a fantastic installation. Great job Roine.

I have seen  this car in person and it is a wonderful car. I wish I could have one of these sitting next to my Alfa Romeo personal collection.

Additional details about the sale of this car can be seen at Fantasy Junction TZ1

 

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The 750 Giulietta series Veloce tool-kit now Available

It has been over a year since I first embarked on reproducing the Alfa Romeo 750 series Veloce models toolkit. The new 750 series Veloce model Toolkit is completed and will available only offered exclusively by Auto Italia Sportiva, LLC. Some of these have already been presold and I will have a limited number available for sale.

Photo below show the three additional tools unique to the Veloce toolkit:

10mm/16mm Spanner; 19mm open wrench; and the 8mm/10mm tube wrench.

Upon review of some period Alfa Romeo publications incorrectly note the 19mm as a 14mm wrench see item #15 of early publication below:

Giulietta list of tool bag

 

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Our parts catalogue just keep growing.

As indicated earlier, we continue to bring a number of parts only available from Italy in the past. All of our product offering are hand built and tested for accuracy and fit made here in the U.S. Here are a few of the newest additions to our catalogue:

Battery Tray: Our Battery Trays are a handsomely spot on reproduction of the original tray in every details.

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Giulietta/Giulia Spider trunk floors: Our trunk floors are made out of 20 gauge steel and include the gas tank straps supports and sending unit lid.

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Expanding our Catalogue

With steady progress, we are continuing to expand our product line with great quality reproductions. Thus far, in addition to our wire harnesses as our top product have expanded to the following:

Structural metal panels for the 750/101 Giulietta series vehicles:

Complete sill kit. Our complete sill kit consisting of 26 pieces total are available for the complete structural support.

Complete sill kit for 750/101 Giulietta series cars

The partial sill kit.

Our 12 piece set is also available when a complete set is not completely required.

Floor pans,

Giulietta/Giulia Series front floor pans.

Trunk floors,
Front floor pan Cross Members

Front Structural support boxes.

SS Snout,

Sprint Speciale Snout


Mudguards 750/101 for all Sprint Series vehicles,
Insulation mats,

An exact reproduction of the original 750/101 inside Firewall insulation mat.

Toolkit set 750/101,

This particular photo depicts the 750 Veloce series tool kit with the additional tools not provided on the Normale series kits.

Toolkit bags 750/101,

Our reproduction tool roll as depicted on photo shown side by side with an original tool roll depicting a faithful reproduction of the original.

Hella Lens 750 series Spider

Our 750 Giulietta Spider License plate Lens is without a doubt second to none. This lens is made of superior quality and clarity.

Convertible belt strap set Spider 750/101

750 Giulietta Series Leather Belts with all hardware.

101 Series Giulietta Spider Man Made Leather Belts with all hardware.

 

Jack/toolkit belts and metal base 750/101

750 Series Giulietta Sprint Leather Belts with toolkit and Lug nut wrench bracket.

Sprint 101 Series Manmade Leather Straps

Electrical coil boots

Coil, Generator, Water Sending unit Boots. Also, used on Ferrari models 10 – 11 of these same size boots

We are also working on other reproductions and will be listing them soon. Additionally, stay tuned for  our ongoing project of the Giulia Super two pieces Center Heart Grill.  I will have more to say later once our current work in process sample grill is fully tested. This particular casting will go thru an additional three stage process before the final product will be available to the general public. Thus, no pricing will be available until we complete all of our preliminary due diligence.

Note that various sources are being considered as a venue for our products in addition to our online store.

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Full steam ahead Skipper!!!!

It will be hard to explain where we are with this car before I give a proper introduction of what was needed to bring this car to where it is today.

I purchased the remnants of this shell for $100 that otherwise would have gone to the crusher. Many seemed puzzled about my purchase and my motivations. For me, the answer was simple. I have laying around everything I needed to complete the car. Additionally, the car would serve as a platform for our ongoing efforts to test the panels we fabricate. We even went as far as fabricating a Celete like Bench so that we can sit the car thus ensuring that all the structural supports we have either fabricated or replaced will fit within the proper tolerances.

Thus, far, not including the additional efforts we have gone through getting to this point has been at the three months mark. And we are starting to notice the significant improvements. That said, this goes to prove that every car is potentially salvageable at any level. Additional consideration must be clear by the owners that they should be fully cognizant at what expense should they go into before they dive into the financial and emotional abyss. For me, this about having fun and staying busy where the financial considerations have been removed from the equation. Additional photos can be viewed HERE

 

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The new year started out fast and furious.

2014 ended with a great year, and 2015 is starting out fast and furious. For starters, the new and complete 750 Giulietta Veloce series toolkits will be out within the next two months once the new and final molds are back from the mold maker. We ran a sample and here is an idea of what to expect.

The new Veloce toolkits will include the 8mm/10mm carburetor tube, the 19mm open spanner, and the 16mm/10mm closed boxed wrench. There will be available two separate versions of the same toolkit. One will have the L shape lug wrench for the Spider, and the other version will have the Z shape lug wrench for the Sprint.

The Spider Version with the L style Lugh wrench

The Sprint version with the Z style Lug wrench

Although, it does not necessarily matter which set you choose, the Sprint was fitted with a bracket on the trunk to accommodate the Z shape lug wrench. This option was not provided for the Spider models.

Additionally, since the Veloce toolkit will be a little crowded with the additional tools-I am also offering the longer version pouch most commonly found on the 1900 series cars. What I like about the larger tool roll is that all the tools will fit nice and neatly.

The Veloce Toolkit with the 1900 tool roll

Sprint Veloce Series with the 1900 tool roll

The price for the new toolkit will be available sometime in March priced at $1,500.00 while the 750 Normale and the 101 versions will be priced at $1,200.00.

Other items of interest will be available as well, and I will be listing them in our Store Front section soon as I continue to offer additional products.

 

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The Boot

For some time now, I have been trying to figure out the most cost-effective way to bring back the original style engine compartment boots originally fitted to Alfa Romeo series vehicles as well as many period Ferrari models. After been working for some time now with a local machinist who specialises in making molds for injection molding, I had him make me a six cavity injection mold for the most common of the engine compartment boot. The ignition coil, water sending unit and one of the two generator boots. That is a total of four boots of the seven boots fitted into the Giulietta engine compartment. Unlike Ferrari series cars that had eleven of these boots fitted to various electrical devices.

I am also working on the two larger size boots and depending on the general response I will decide whether making these additional boots will be feasible due to the significant cost and efforts associated with such reproductions. At least, due to the amounts required I took a chance with the smaller size boots. Making an effort to bring these cars to their former glory is a priority for me.

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The Giulietta Operating Table

For a while, I have had my heart set on either acquiring or building a Celete like work table capable of aligning and straightening the Giulietta unitized body structure as needed. This new table will come very handy for some work we have on the works.

We have been working on this one for a while and finally managed to complete the work table thanks to my friend Ludwig, who took on the task of getting the table done. We should be able to get started on a couple of projects scheduled for next year.

Given that the there are differences in the length between the various Giulietta and Giulia models  the work table was built to accommodate all 750 and 101 models.

 

As we prepare to set on the table the first of our new project for the upcoming year.

More photos at http://aisllc.smugmug.com/The-work-table/

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Interior Selection

Now that we have completed all the cosmetic work on five cars the next step is to sort out and catalog all the interior upholstery. All cars will have their original interior colors and correct upholstery options. See choices below:

Note: All interior photos were collected from multiple sources and listed here for demonstration purposes only.

Giulia SS: Green with Camel upholstery/Grey wool carpet. Finding nice photos for a Green SS interior has been somewhat challenging but we get the picture.

Giulietta Spider 101: Graphite Grey with Red-black piping/Red wool carpet.

Giulietta Spider Veloce: Red with Black-Red piping/Red wool carpet. There will be no Red piping on the dash cap. Nor a Red boot on the shifter.

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Giulietta Sprint 2+2: This car was originally Red and now Graphite Gray I am going with Red and Grey cloth centers on the seats with matching door panels and Red wool carpets.

Giulietta Sprint Veloce 1st series: Light Grey seats with either Cream or Grey cloth centers with matching Grey wool carpets. 

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