First off, to address some comments: I do have the original air filter assembly, the problem is, the Solex I am using is the later type that doesn’t clear the airbox. I suppose the correct Solex could fix the lack of an air cleaner problem too.
So, Sumday (thanks Grandaddy for coming up with that one) is the day I add it all up. It may be premature since I haven’t fixed the possibly low oil pressure or settled on a carb, but I think I am close. Below is a tally of work done and how much it cost. I am presenting this as educational material for those who, like me at the outset, think they can cut corners and save some cash. I honestly thought this would cost “about $3000”. Pictures have little to do with this post.
I had lunch with Laurence on Friday and he thought a side-by-side of our semi-significant others would be fun and informative. His is a Sprint Veloce made 3/58, mines a Sprint made 10/59. Both are long term Bay Area cars with similar patina, though his is nicer in most ways.
So, drum-roll please, here it is, the machining etc first:
- Machine Pistons to clear head: $40.
- Machine small end bushes: $100.
- Rebuild Waterpump (unobtainable 750 type): $275.
- 101/1300 cylinder head: clean, inspect, smooth ports, R&R guides, cut and radius valve seats, resurface, assemble, adjust tappet clearance to provided cams, 8 hours total. $720.
- Transmission: Strip, examine, lighten gears, rebuild with new parts as needed. $1237.95
- Weld up exhaust: $40.
- Total work in this area: $2412.95.
And now the parts, new and otherwise:
- Pistons and liners: $535
- Drain plug washers 2x: $1.44
- Water pump bearing 2x: $12.96
- Water pump seal: $24.12
- Thermostat: $8.06
- Accelerator pedal firewall grommet: $26.01
- Rod Bearings: $62.33
- Main Bearings: $48.24
- Thrust Washers: $15.26
- Timing Chain, lower: $25.16
- Flywheel lock tabs: $18.72
- Exhaust studs (3): $8.10
- Exhaust Nuts (8): $5.76
- Marelli Veloce points: $32.50
- Marelli Veloce Rotor: $27.00
- Marelli Veloce Cap: $60.00
- Condensor: $10.00
- Exhaust, front section: $173.00
- Cylinder Head (good used 1300): $400.00
- Cam Lock tabs: $4.00
- Intake Valves (4): $50.00
- Valve guide set (2): $51.00
- Exhaust Valves (4) original Alfa: $198.00
- Steering firewall grommet: $50.00
- Rod bush set: $230
- Ignition wires: $44.87
- Gasket set: $76.46
- Head Gasket: 40.05
- Used 1 piece Al. Oil pan w/pump: $100.00
- Clutch disk: $98.00
- Total cost int his area: $2436.04
Total rebuild cost: $4848.99
I am sure I missed a few things but something to think about here is that my crank, block, front cover, bell housing, pressure plate, engine mounts, flexible coupling, starter, aternator and a lot of other stuff was okay. Any work or need to source new parts for any of those could easily have added another $2000 to the rebuild. Wow, time to eBay some of my spare parts off to pay for part of this!!