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Door handles/locks/panels

Here are links to:
Outside and Inside Door Handle removal, install, adjustment, Door Panel removal and restoration.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...placement.html

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...-pictures.html

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...al-handle.html

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...e-removal.html

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...tuck-help.html

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roadtrip's excellent procedure for replacing steering box seal

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...seal-situ.html

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Engine Mount Replacement

Here is one to replace Engine Mounts. Your not an Alfista till you've done this one!

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...t-dummies.html

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Door Limit Strap Installation

Here is one for Door Limit Strap Installation. Very good one, especially since it's mine!

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...tallation.html

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Some info about Oxygen Sensors and alternate part numbers.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...o2-sensor.html

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Setting up an emergency release cable for when the hood release cable fails:

Hood release failure

(w/pix + pic of emergency cable for trunk release)

Opening the trunk after the release cable fails:

Help, I can't get into the trunk

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Installing an emergency trunk release cable:

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Post from ghnl that has a schematic of the clutch master cylinder rod adjustment along with links to the upgraded clutch pivot arm and how to R&R it:

84 Spider, clutch pedal height adjustment?

Post from me with schematic of how far the slave cylinder should travel as measured at the end of the clutch fork:

How much should clutch slave rod move?

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Pictures and description of the not often discussed (or even known about in some cases) thermostat bypass valve ~ restrictor valve that's located in the hose that goes from the bottom of the manifold at the T-stat end down to the water pump.

Orientation is with the small hole shown in 2nd pic toward the T-stat.

Valve opens due to coolant flow pressure when T-stat is closed to recycle it through the water pump and directly back into the engine for faster warmup. When T-stat opens, the relief of pressure cause the valve to close and restrict the majority of coolant flow so it goes through the T-stat instead, and thus through the radiator for cooling.

Outright removal of the valve on engines so equipped can cause overheating issues as too large a %~age of the coolant recycles through the wide open hose to the water pump and right back into the engine instead of going through the radiator to cool.

This is the alternate system used in place of the type of T-stat that has the disc on the bottom to restrict recirculation flow when it opens.

Pics of the actual valve itself as supplied by BattleBug a couple years back:





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Pic showing the common location of the warning buzzers, or chimes if you prefer, for the seatbelt and 'key in ignition with door ajar'.

They are the two small white or gray rectangular boxes on the side of the steering column support plate.

Sorry, I don't know who originally posted the pic, but thank you for sharing just the same.


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Home brewed wind deflector on the cheap

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Steering wheel removal

How about some advice on how to get rid of those awfully-stuck steering wheels - without destroying half the car in the process?
(An Alfetta thread, but the problem is universal.)

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A big long thread to go through with all sorts of thoughts and ideas on engine cooling fans.

Is switching to an electric fan worth it?

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Timken front wheel and rear axle bearing p#'s as provided by John Davison in this post.

SKF bearing kits for same as provided by CarlosSpider in this post

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Fuse Box Upgrade

Here is a link to a thread in which the ever knowledgeable Tifosi describes how he updated his fuse box from the old VW bullet style to modern minifuse:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...project-8.html

Scroll down to the bottom of Page 8 and continue on Page 9. Great stuff, as ever.

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