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  1. hugomac
    02-01-2017 06:14 PM - permalink
    Part 3
    I will also be rebuilding my 40DCOE32 Weber Carbies and
    would like to get porting work including around the valve seats etc done by Vin Sharp at PACE Engineering in Melbourne you might have heard of him he builds race motors.
    As i have already bought the Cams from Alfaholics and can't return them will they be acceptable? I'm after a very good street motor that pulls from 3000rpm to 6500-7000rpm and not to peaky so drivable. What do you think about the 2mm larger liners and the JE Pistons?
    Have you had much experience with the Total Seal rings?
    Let me know your thoughts and especially how the porting should be done.
    I'm also looking at the Alfaholics headers (extractors) and Stainless steel exhaust.
    Maybe you know of better options so would be happy to follow your lead.
    What BHP should i be getting at the rear wheels from a very good street motor with these specs?
    Have you tried these larger liners before?


    Hugh McGregor
  2. hugomac
    02-01-2017 06:13 PM - permalink
    Part 2
    Piston Liner Set 1750 82mm 10.5:1 1750 2mm Overbore Kit 1779-1870cc - Spruell Motorsport, Inc - Your Store for Sports Car Performance and Racing Parts
    which includes new liners and JE Pistons
    light weight pins
    Total seal rings

    i will also be buying this from Alfaholics
    Main Bearings
    Big End Bearings
    Rear Main seal
    Front crankshaft oil seal
    Full Gasket set - minus head gasket
    Top Timing chain
    Bottom timing chain
  3. hugomac
    02-01-2017 06:12 PM - permalink
    Hi Richard,

    I have been reading all your posts and have been very impressed with your invaluable insight and experience on Alfa motors so i thought i might let you know what i have bought for my 1750 engine and then hear what you think i should change or how i should go about it before i start the build.

    These are the items i have bought for my Head.
    Alfaholics P07/P08 Camshafts (280 degrees 11mm on the exhaust, 290 degrees 11.5 mm on the inlet)
    Kent Racing valve springs
    Aluminium Carburettor Mounts - Short
    Inlet & Exhaust valve guides
    valve guide seals

    I am looking at buying this in the next few weeks
    Piston Liner Set 1750 82mm 10.5:1 1750 2mm Overbore Kit 1779-1870cc
    Piston Liner Set 1750 82mm 10.5:1 1750 2mm Overbore Kit 1779-1870cc - Spruell Motorsport, Inc - Your Store for Sports Car Performance and Racing Parts
  4. alfettaparts2
    01-03-2017 09:40 AM - permalink
    Hi RJ. What do you make of these camshafts?

    What do you charge for a set of your camshafts?

    I have a few cars with different states of tune however I'm looking for cams for my alfetta. Stock engine, high comp pistons, 45mm carbs, extractors.

    Alfa Romeo camshafts (pair) Nitrided Steel Billet (Pittatore grind 77)
  5. spicaman
    05-03-2016 07:11 AM - permalink
    Hello Alfar7,
    i heard you're the man to talk to when it comes to eurocam/spica. i have an 81 alfa spider 2000 us spec and want to upgrade to eurocams for better torque but my mechanic said that the car will run rougher because of the spica.
    Is this true? and if so should i even bother? and my mechanic also says that i need to change both exhaust and intake cams but i have read otherwise. Please shine some light on my situation.
  6. IndySpider
    09-19-2015 10:40 AM - permalink

    I understand that you have done some work on Alfa transmissions. I have a '91 Spider that is stuck in 3rd gear. Lever is immobile. It happened when I got in my car, started it and tried to get it in reverse to back out of the garage. It didn't immediately go into reverse so I moved the shifter around a bit and suddenly it was stuck in 3rd. The clutch is fine - when I depress it the car rolls easily. I have tried rocking the car. I have tried driving it a bit in 3rd to see if I could shift. I assume it is in the linkage but me assuming anything related to a transmission is dangerous. Do you have guys just crate up transmissions and send them to you?

    The Spider has a bout 90k on it and has never had any transmission problems to my knowledge. I have only owned it about a year and the tranny has been quite smooth since day one.

    Thanks in advance.

  7. 61SS
    07-07-2015 06:00 PM - permalink
    I saw a recent post where you indicated you had a Duetto hood/engine cover/bonnet for sale. Is it still available?


  8. RandallM
    06-24-2015 06:01 AM - permalink

    My number is 559 579-8674

    1828 E. Chelsea Dr.
    Fresno, CA 93720

    Randall Morich
  9. robmoser
    05-30-2015 03:10 PM - permalink
    I am in the process of a teardown / rebuild of an 1991 Alfa S4 Spider.

    The problem was the the head. I had replaced it and was still blowing past the water / oil barrier. That made me wonder about the bearings in the bottom end, even though the engine only has about 76k on it.

    I'm trying to decide if I should break it apart, or have an Alfa pro do it.

    The only guy left in the Dallas area I know if still working on these marvelous machines is Robert Rogers at Shade Tree Enginetrics, not sure of his reputation- Only that he's been at it since 1981...

    If I break it myself, is there any specific things I should pay attention to? I'll read blogs to remember how to measure and select valve shims.

    Hopefully the block deck isn't warped

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated, and it's good to see there are some folks who have assumed the mantle once held by our greats like Don Black and of course, Pat Braden.

    Robert Moser
  10. 1 more spyder
    03-09-2015 12:14 PM - permalink
    1 more spyder
    Your name came up when I posted a transmission query earlier today. Ed Prytherch messaged that you have experienced a loss of 3rd and 4th gear with no warning. My 76 spider shifts as normal into 1st and 2nd but engages nothing. No noise no resistance, nada. 3rd 4th and 5th are normal. Reverse is also not affected. I have the tower open and I don't see anything amiss. Any experience you've had would be helpful.

    Highest Regards, Darrell

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  • About Alfar7
    Started racing Alfa`s in 1969. an EP Duetto. About 30 Alfas later a GT2 GTV6 that I won the 2002 SARRC Championship driving.
    Pensacola, Fl. U.S.A.
    Putzing in shop building a tube frame 2 seat Alfa 3 liter Fiberglas mid-engine coupe, and restoring The Dick Jenkins/Jim Aurthurs EP/Fp Alfa Giulietta Spider that has been in storage the last 17 years.
    Ex Banker
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