Restauration of Didi's 1982 Alfasud 1.3
Fortunately Didi made some pictures during the rebuilding of his 1982 Alfasud 1.3. He told me that there was nearly no rust. Only two little holes on the floor and a little rust on the surface of the body had to be removed.
The actual problem of this Alfasud were the technical components. Most of the components could not cope with the long times in which this car stood without being driven. Especially the brakes had already seen better times. So, this time's task was to repair the suspension and brakes instead of the body.
The engine got a little maintanance. After only 50.000 km there was not much to do. So the cylinders, the rods and the crankshaft
stayed unchanged. Only the fly
wheel was improved. The cylinder heads were
reworked, too. One of the greater problems was the Solex carburettor.
Didi's father could solve this problem.
For all the repairs, Didi let himself guide by the repair manuals by Bucheli and Haynes.
Last Update: March, 20th 2004 Created: February, 10th 2001
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