Here is a couple of photos that were taken after the head was installed and the transmission was bolted up. In the first, you can see that there is a block off plate where the mechanical fuel pump should go. I bought an electric fuel pump kit from Tony at Alfa Stop. In the second, you can see that the two half-circle rubber seals have not been installed at the back of the cam cover.
Since the head was installed, I spoke with Richard Jemison regarding some stronger cams for street use. Richard replied:
" Well the 10548-01 cams in the head are somewhat better than other stock Alfa cams, but are not performance cams by any measure. Their profile is in the PDF file.
If it were mine I would stick with the RjR 429 intake but use the RjR776 exhaust. Since the cam follower bores are not chamfered as the later 2 liter motors were the Cams should be built with a base circle of 1.040 (stock is 1.080) which means to set lash correctly, (.010 int and .012 exh on my cams) the shim thickness will be apx .027 thicker than those in your motor now. (50% of the bc change is .020 and difference in stock lash (average is .016 to .018) would be .007, or a total of .027 (+-) thicker shim)
That is the only requirement for installing the higher lift cams in a stock 1600 motor if set up to factory specs and likely since Mike built the head it has more room for lift than stock. I would not suggest any more cam than these. These will have both far more Torque (better drivability) and way more HP, from idle up.
Carb jetting will require a larger main jet (125-130) air corrector might be OK at 200 but likely will need to be 180/190. If it has a lean popping at low rpm steady state driving, then the idle jet will need to be enlarged to 50 F 8 or the 45F9 drilled to 50 (.020 fuel hole rather than .018)
Can`t think of any other changes that would need to be made."
While I'm not just jumping at the chance to dig into the Webers, Gordon has assured me that mere mortals can do this and survive!
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'64/66 Giulia Spider finally back in the garage and painted
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