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Offline stanfromhell

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1948 GTV
« on: February 04, 2023, 09:53:11 PM »
I have a 1948 GTV which needs some engine parts such as valve guides, clutch parts and more.  Which supplier In Italy or the USA have you used that would you  would recommend or encourage me to stay away from?
Do any of you have a solo seat that would fit my old girl?

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Re: 1948 GTV
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2023, 09:15:07 AM »
I have a 1948 GTV which needs some engine parts such as valve guides, clutch parts and more.  Which supplier In Italy or the USA have you used that would you  would recommend or encourage me to stay away from?
Do any of you have a solo seat that would fit my old girl?

Welcome to WG!  I have used Guzziretro.com for parts and have been happy with the result.  It was slow, but sure service.   I noticed their website is not coming up, but they are available through FB.

If you haven't joined the Google group - Guzzi Singles, it is almost a necessity to become a member there if you have an old single.  All the "brains" for these bikes hang out there.  There are supplier discussions going on regularly.   https://groups.google.com/g/guzzi-singles

My 1935 GTS

Dave Swanson - Northern IL
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1980 T3 California
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Re: 1948 GTV
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2023, 10:02:49 PM »
agree with Dave’s endorsement!

Marco at Guzzi Retro is great, he supplied me with a ton of parts for my 48 Airone and many engine parts for a 1948 GTV motor as well, including a new cylinder, piston, rings, guides, valves etc….,
I visited him at his shop just north of Mandello this summer, only about 20% of his stock is at his store but even that 20% will blow your mind.
48 Guzzi Airone, 57 Guzzi Cardellino, 65 Benelli 200 sprite, 66 Aermacchi Sprint, 68 Gilera 106 SS, 72 Eldorado, 72 Benelli 180, 74 Guzzi 750S, 73 Laverda SF1, 74  Benelli 650S, 75 Ducati 860GT, 75 Moto Morini 3-1/2, 78 Moto Morinii 500

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Re: 1948 GTV
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2023, 11:30:57 PM »
+1 on GuzziRetro.  They are in Abbadia Lariana, just south of Mandello del Lario.  Email communication in English is fine.  I did a Falcone clutch pack in August.

Patrick Hayes
Fremont CA

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Re: 1948 GTV
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Offline stanfromhell

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Re: 1948 GTV
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2023, 03:08:44 PM »
+1 on GuzziRetro.  They are in Abbadia Lariana, just south of Mandello del Lario.  Email communication in English is fine.  I did a Falcone clutch pack in August.

Patrick Hayes
Fremont CA

Thanks so much guys. Here's a pic of my Italian girlfriend. She's kinda old but.....so am I


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Re: 1948 GTV
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2023, 03:40:10 PM »
back when i had my GTV, I used Alfa ricambi (sp?) located in Torrance CA.
Nothing much better than a Tannat from the Salta region.

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Re: 1948 GTV
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2023, 06:17:18 PM »
Thanks so much guys. Here's a pic of my Italian girlfriend. She's kinda old but.....so am I



lovely bike, its aged well!

Jim
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Re: 1948 GTV
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2023, 03:25:40 PM »
wow Dave, what a pretty restoration. 
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Re: 1948 GTV
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2023, 04:11:18 PM »
wow Dave, what a pretty restoration.

The '35 GTS was imported from Germany for the express purpose to be sold at the 2016 Mecum Las Vegas auction.  The buyer at that time was in California, and I purchased it from him 2 years ago. 

The restoration is quite old, but still looks presentable.  There is actually a fair amount of originality left in amongst the restoration.  Most important, it runs and goes down the road perfectly.  Purchasing the bike long distance required a leap of faith, but the demeanor of the seller put me at ease.   

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Dave Swanson - Northern IL
1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
2022 V85TT Guardia d'Onore

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