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Old 04-19-2011, 04:22 AM
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Its all in the flare

Slowly onward

A frustrating time with the rear brakes

Both brake pipe connections to the rear slave cylinders were leaking. I replaced the pipes with new copies of the old and spend 5 hrs stripping , refitting bleeding with no success.

I then spied a spare front pipe I had and the flares were different. The previous owner had put female flares on not male and somehow got them to seal - or maybe not judging by the damage to the paint on the drum backplates.

But no these cylinder do use female flares

"I have just completed my brake pipes, using 3/16" Kunifer pipe. Two types of flares are required: a single flared one (top picture) that is used with a male nut (this would go into a master cylinder or a T piece for example) and a double flared end one (second picture) that would be used with a female nut (this would fit onto the end of a flexible brake pipe for example) As the nut is tightened the soft Kunifer (copper and nickel, hence the name) forms itself into the shape of the other part of the joint, forming the seal"
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:19 AM
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Angry Help - brake slave cylinder wanted!

The brakes are proving to be my Nemesis

I fitted the new pipes last night . The left hand went on fine , but the right hand still leaked, I tightened it up and stripped the thread on the cylinder, on dismantling I found that the seat is damaged as well so I need a new unit.

Girling part No 64673909 with 301130 on the casting.

Tony Stevens at Alfastop said he had one , so I called in to collect .His house is near one of the factories I work at. Unfortunately , it turned out to be a 301120 for the left hand side.

So still need a slave cylinder if any one has or knows of a source of a unit , new or second-hand to rebuild please send me a PM

Any help appreciated
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:03 PM
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Pretty sure OKP, Heinbrand and Afra have some. They did the other day. Pretty pricey i'm afraid. Franco may also have one?

I spoke with a number of UK Girling shops last week... No luck. They talked of Alfa and Girling doing bespoke / unique designs therefore nothing they can offer to match.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:49 PM
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Brake slave cylinder

Refurbished unit sourced from - past parts

Past Parts Product Areas

Very friendly cylinder received the next day
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:22 PM
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Why I love old Alfas

Frustrating time - I've lost my job and the house I rent and garage and car have to go .

The car is on Auto-Italia website for 4,500 ( Excluding the Webers and Weber manifold - it will be sold with a Solex system for refurbishment)- I've had a couple of people interested but put off by the need for a bare metal respray.

Mechanically the car is now excellent. The rebuilt engine and other mechanicals are worth the asking price.

The reason I like old Alfas is the last two faults have self fixed!

The alternator was not charging and the rev counter bounced around showing 0 - 3000 rpm when idling.

The other night after warming the engine through I took the revs up to 6,000 for the first time - sounds glorious and no smoke.

Magically at the same time the charge light went out and the rev counter sat solidily at 6,000 rpm.

I let the car idle and the rev counter sat steady at 1,000 rpm with the charge light on - blip the throttle and the charge light goes out - so all fine!
Its amazing what you can fix with your right foot!

Doesn't work or Webers though we still have a massive flat spot under acceleration. I don't believe these Webers have ever been set-up on this car.

Reading through all the pages on Weber set-up and tuning - I don't have the funds for new throttle bodies , specialist tuning etc . Fortunately I have a box of Dellorto DHLA40's , which I used to run on alfa 1750 and 2000 cc engines with no problems just fit and go - these should be jetted about right for a 2600 ( 3/2 x 1750 = 2575) . I'll clean up the best 3 and have a go .

Anyone interested in buying the car please send a PM.

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:06 PM
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Hey Ian, what terrible bad luck, in loosing your job, and all. I do hope that things get better soon for you. I guess it is still pretty hard over in the UK as a result of the downturn in the economy.

Also what a shame re the 2600 sprint. You have come such a long way with this project, it must be pretty galling therefore not to be able to complete the project and enjoy the fruits of your labours. I for one have certainly been enjoying your thread on this rebuild. Given what you have achieved I think the price is most reasonable.

All the best with everything.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:36 AM
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Ian
Sorry to hear of your predicament, I had been following your posts and was looking forward to hopefully seeing the sprint on some occasion.

What I don't comprehend, is banks are allegedly in profit, retail (food & supermarkets) are all making record profits and lo and behold British manufacturing (what there is of it) is allegedly booming, and yet I keep hearing of job losses and things getting worse. It all doesn't seem to stack up.

Well please keep posting regarding the spider as I am finding all your trials and tribulations most useful as I hope to be following along on the restoration path soon just got to get the workshop planning permission through first and get that erected!! So not far off starting on the car!

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, hope things pick up before the car finds a new home .

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Old 05-08-2011, 02:08 AM
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Thanks all for the support - losing the job is not actually the big issue - I work on 2-3 year manufacturing/construction jobs - so job change happens fairly regularly. I think the next job will be job 13 in 30 years!

The big issue is losing the garage for the car which the current company are paying for. I'm still determined to get the car road legal before I sell it . I have a 3 month notice period to work with no work to do so the garage becons! Must remember to look for a new job though,
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:24 PM
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Do you have a mate who could store the car for a period?

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Old 06-16-2011, 02:09 PM
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My work here is done

My work here is done. No turning back now the car is sold and the cash is in the bank. Car is still to be collected so a couple of souvenir videos.

Last drive

Engine running on Webers

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A few spares now to clear

Set of blue seats and interior on ebay item number 130532633419

Alfa 2600 spider roll cage! On eaby item number 130532634444

Other spares please send PM with offer if interested

Set of side spears in excellent condition in tube ready to post

Full set of Eric V inner and outer cils ( rockers) cost 350 Euro

Some hub caps , tired front grills and chrome heart , headlamp rims etc

He Ho sad to see it go , but I still have the Spider!
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:12 AM
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Gone

Car now collected by the new owners Classiccarco in Manchester. Confirmed Alfisti they have handled at least 6 2600's in the last 2 years and a large number of spares .
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:31 PM
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The Sprint lives

Operation save a sprint continues

In the competent hands of Classicarco in Manchester , it has now a new off side cill , welded floor pans , rebuilt Solex carbs, resprayed wing and a UK MOT - 12 month certifcate of road-worthines.

It's now back up for sale on ebay

1962 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPRINT SILVER, 12 MONTHS MOT | eBay

and on the first day has reached 4,350 - thats less then the rebuilt engine and carbs are worth so it should go further.
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Awesome! I think I want one!
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Why didn't they paint the drivers door at the same time as obviously a different shade?
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