The Car is Complete, Finally.
If there was ever anything that could go wrong with my car, it seemed destined that it indeed would go wrong.
I believed that the death of my old engine was the last disaster I would face before all things would fall into place, and I would be on my way. Not quite.
Having fitted the new engine and completed the interior, I drove the car into Pietermaritzburg for some final tuning and setting. Or, that was the plan. I got just a few hundred meters down the road before complete ignition failure stopped the car for good. It was trailered in the next day.
After a complete ignition system overhaul (new distributor, coil, and plugs) things seemed to be looking up.
However, this was January in Pietermaritzburg and on a Friday afternoon, while the car was at Midlands, a freak hailstorm came overhead and left it looking rather battered. I couldn’t believe my luck, or lack of it.
So commenced a two month repair process for which I was not remotely ready. But, at the end of it I got a car that looks good as new and runs very well.
I’m quite pleased to report that the car is officially complete, and running well. And even the heater works.
After a day at Auto Pristine, and a few weeks at paint the Alfa came back looking great.