I have been an Alfa nut since going to Italy in 1962 for a year because my father was doing research at the Vatican library for a book he was writing. Bought my first Alfa during Law school at Vandy, 1976, a well worn 1963 (titled as 1964) Giulia Spider 1600 5 speed, and still own it. Now retired from law practice, I still enjoy building engines and cars (a hobby since about 14 years old), and am about to tackle my first total rocker replacement on a really rough 62 or 63 spider I bought for parts, already in two halves. I also own a 63 Sprint, a very rough but complete 74 GTV, 84 Spider, and about 25 more Chevys, Buicks, Toyota trucks and others in various states of disrepair. Thus my nickname on many forums is “rustfarmer”.
I have done just about everything with cars and trucks, but perhaps am best at diagnostics of mechanical and electrical issues, plus engine swaps and general hot rodding. I was a member of the Nashville Alfa club many years ago, but at that time the group seemed more interested in eating pasta and drinking wine than working on their cars, so I lost interest. I look forward to meeting you and other members of the group, and am more than willing to help others keep these remarkable cars purring down the road. Caio!