sonett - adjusting valves, powder coating valve covers, new front shocks
The Sonett runs fine once warmed up but is very rough before then. I figured it was time to adjust the valves and ignitiion timing. Well, I started on the valves and decided that as long as I had the valve covers off I would bead blast and powder coat them. I am extremely happy with the results.
This particular Sonett had air conditioning from the dealer which meant that it is equiped with a double belt pully, one for the alternator and a second for the A/C compressor. This makes the pulley double deep. I am told that normally on a Sonett you can adjust the timing without removing the hood but with the double deep pulley this was simply impossible.
While I had the hood off I went ahead and replaced the front shocks. That was extremely simple and took about 10 minutes.