November 30, 2008

In our garage.

Open up most classic car magazines and you'll find a section called "in our garage" or something of the sort.

Well, here is our own version of "in our garage"-- or what finally left my garage.




I've had this 1988 Alfa Milano Verde since October of 2004. I parked it in April 2006 due to ABS problems. I made the decision to convert it to non-ABS using two 1987 part Milanos, one of which was my own, one that was a friend of mine's (both are documented here somewhere.) I worked on it on and off, lost interest and gained interest in equal amount. Finally yesterday, the last of the air left the clutch system and the car runs, drives and shifts again- without ABS.


It still needs some work, it could use more bleeding, it needs a tuneup from sitting for two and a half years (most notably the timing belt) and inspections/registration wouldn't be a bad idea but it's great to drive it again. Maybe now that it runs and drives again and isn't monopolizing the garage, I can put another car in there to work on instead of using the street.

4 comments:

James said...

glad to see the Milano running again! Since I never see any other Milanos running, ever.

andrew said...

I can hear it slurping premium fuel from here...

I. R. Rothwell said...

I can hear it leaking oil from here...

Ronan said...

Actually, it has no leaks! All of those were fixed, amazingly enough. Burns oil though.