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post #46 of 142 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 02:31 PM
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Thanks, I did contact Centerline earlier today so we'll see if they respond.

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Anybody have any suggestions on how I could try to sell more of these?
If one of the traditional Alfa suppliers doesn't want to buy a batch consider ebay.

If you'd like I can mention them on the Alfa Digest (email list). If you want to persue that avenue, PM me with your contact info/price w/shipping/etc.

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Matt,

Although I have a NOS OVS just sitting in a box, I would like to buy one of the L-shaped please. A lot of people would be scrambling for parts such as this, if not for people like you so I say you should be rewarded for your efforts. PM to follow.
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Do you know what the difference is between the two small connections on yours?
I didn't see anyone respond to this. One nipple is for the oil return line. It is the one on the body of the thing. The one on the lower pipe goes to the idle block on the Spica setup. It allows the vacuum to continue to pull air out of the valve cover when the throttle bodies are closed.

The Bosch ones don't have it because the main suction is on the engine side of the single throttle body, so vacuum is always present. You could just plug it up and it will work fine. If you don't want it to look funny all plugged up, you could plumb it to a vacuum port somewhere and it won't change the operation.

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Thanks for making this piece! As to marketing you might try an Ad in the AROC Alfa Owner, as well as contacting the Alfa suppliers in Europe to see if it is something they might want to stock a few of. You might also try Greg Gordon or get a link on his web site since it seems a natural fit with the hoses he sells.

Has anyone put one on a Motronic car and plugged the extra nipple, curious as to the fit.

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First off, I want to thank all who placed orders over the weekend, your patronage is greatly appreciated.

Secondly, I wanted to point out that cleaning the vapor separator is a crucial part to any thorough service for the following reasons:

OVS's commonly clog due to moisture and rust (mild steel)
So, what happens then?
- crankcase becomes pressurized and eventually the seals will blow leading to oil leaks
- more likelihood of contaminated oil and milkshake stuff when crankcase can't breathe
- hose to pan gets clogged and can back up, causing another leak
- air flow to idle circuit gets clogged causing a poor idle, which you may think is ignition or SPICA related but is actually your rusted-out OVS

As is evident, maintaining a clean oil vapor separator is crucial to preventing oil leaks and keeping your engine running strong.
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Matt,

I received my OVS today. Thank you very much, the manufacturing of the part is just like OEM and it came in a very timely manner. I have told friends of mine about you, so maybe they will need one as well.

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I received my OVS today. Thank you very much, the manufacturing of the part is just like OEM and it came in a very timely manner. I have told friends of mine about you, so maybe they will need one as well.

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Thanks for the words of praise, John. I really appreciate it.

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post #55 of 142 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 12:20 PM
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Matt,

Got my OVS today- EXCELLENT!

My hat is off to you, sir!

Installed in 20 minutes, engine runs better, the old OVS is a mucky mess!

Thanks for having these made, excellent in all respects.

The best $150 investment I made in 2010.

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I am very impressed that you went so far out on a limb to get these fabricated... I can only imagine the initial expense. I hope that you sell enough to recoup your investment. We all take for granted the initial cost of tooling a part. Good luck!

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Wow 20 minutes? I should have hired you to do mine!!! actually I think the problem with my installation is the PO has some funky hardware and the like...the holes didn't seem to match so I had to elongate, but after I was finished I had the chance to drive it and it ran really smooth...Thanks again Matt
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Do you still have these? I would like one for an 86 spider.
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I have plenty of these. PM me your email or email me directly at uvillehockey17@gmail.com so I can send you an invoice.

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Bumping this up to the top. Still have a lot left.
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