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  1. KubaPręcikowski
    05-21-2017 09:21 AM - permalink
    Hello ! I am 25years old now! ;P.... but alfa is still under working. My live was changed tand that is reason of disapearing ;p
  2. Gordon Raymond
    05-04-2017 12:56 PM - permalink
    Gordon Raymond
    You will have to contact Bosch directly, often by telephone for technical service. The starter is not new, and will not be on a web-page. Someone at Bosch will have to research the starter's original application. I went through this once with both a GTA starter and generator. Both needed a rebuild, and neither was listed as numbered. It developed that both had been speciality items from Bosch. The generator armature was imbedded in epoxy resin to reduce the possibility of high rpm blow-up. The starter was also non-standard.
    I eventually found a Bosch specialist that was able to rebuild and update both, but it took quite a while.
    The only way to really find out what you have is to get a technical Bosch representitive interested in your question. New Bosch components are much easier, as computers existed and were in use when they were manufactured. Older Bosch items are not always computer catalogued.
    Best, Gordon
  3. valvo0
    05-04-2017 11:23 AM - permalink
    I have gone on Bosch website but no luck.

    I think that there should be another number stamped on the metal armature.


  4. valvo0
    05-04-2017 10:44 AM - permalink
    Hi Gordon ,

    I have posted about a Starter I have and not sure if it will fit on my 1972 GTV with a 130 tooth Flywheel.

    The starter is a BOSCH 1005 821 113.

    It has 9 teeth.

    It seems to fit a Porsche 944 according to my findings.

    Could you check for me if it is any good for me ?

    Much appreciated

    Robert Valvo
  5. klharper124
    04-24-2017 03:06 PM - permalink
    Hey Gordon

    Email is

  6. Gordon Raymond
    12-24-2016 11:06 AM - permalink
    Gordon Raymond
    Too ALL readers here. For reasons I don't completely understand, I do not get notice to "View" messages here. PM's I do get notification. Since I seldom go here... If you do not hear back from me re ANY question in 2-3 days, send me a PM.
  7. ubach
    10-19-2016 03:19 PM - permalink
    Hi Gordon,
    I saw some of you posts on this board regarding Webers. Seems like you are the expert!
    I have a 1957 Giulietta Spider Veloce (1495*01960) with a 2.0L and 5 speed. Recently I acquired a 1960 Veloce engine in parts (since 1969), engine# 00106*00259. Most parts are there including Aluminum sump, head, carbs and air cleaner, etc. Engine block is completely disassembled with liners out. Found it locally on CL out of Duluth, MN. Incredible!
    The plan is to rebuild the new engine and swap out the 2.0L. Going back closer to stock, I guess.
    Since then I have cleaned some of the parts and had the crank machined 0.010" at a local shop. The head and carburetors have not been touched at all.

    My question is this; do you do engine work in addition to carburetors? I am looking for an experienced engine builder to take on this project.

    Hope to hear back from you.
    Ulf Bach
    Minnetonka, MN
  8. OntarioAlfa
    06-17-2016 01:04 PM - permalink
    Hi Gordon. Always enjoy reading and agree w your posts. Could I be so bold and ask for advice. Don't want to get into a debate on the BB wrt using Ultra Gray on head gasket. Last year I installed HG without sealant and that lead to leaking antifreeze into oil. Head is now AGAIN off car! This time I plan to use Ultra Gray over entire, both sides of Reinz HG at installation. Is that an overkill? Second issue. I converted my 78 Spider to Dellorto. Just received aluminum carb mounts from Classic Alfa! Should I be using Ultra Gray on paper gasket between aluminum carb mount and Euro manifold? What about from the aluminum carb mount w O rings to 40mm carbs, any Ultra Gray? Third, should I use Ultra Gray on both sides of Euro manifold gasket? Any other expertise is appreciated. Thanks a million! Gino Mazzarello
    If easier, you can email me at: Gino.mazz@
  9. timdaw
    06-07-2016 09:39 AM - permalink
    Can you please remove this thread from the forum:

    Unfortunately I rose to the bait since I detest Clarkson for so many reasons. The thread is totally irrelevant to Giuliettas and Giulias and has no place here.

    I've even got insulted by a platinum member, well I never!

    Next thing we'll be seeing postings of cat videos.

    Regards, Tim Dawson
  10. carl750
    05-11-2016 03:20 PM - permalink
    What grease do you recommend for the non-sealed type Weber shaft bearings?


    Carl Davis

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  • About Gordon Raymond
    Early and continual AROC member. Interests in 101 spiders with 40+ years mechanical experience with these cars. Retired, my full time job is providing factory oil pumps to the Alfa community for street, performance and race use, as well as other part
    Northfield, Illinois
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