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post #291 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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The radiator is back from the shop.

I have boxes of parts from Classic Alfa and Centerline.

I believe I'm at rock bottom of this project, and ready to start re-assembling everything. I really can't complain too much about how things have gone. The only real stumbling block was getting the crank pulley nut loose. The most laborious part of the project has been removing the old gaskets and adhesive. Having an aluminum block and head certainly complicates gasket removal.

I'm still working on getting the gasket remnants off the head, so I haven't done any of the valve work yet. I'm mostly interested in getting the crankshaft reinstalled, and ensuring things will rotate smoothly. I'll have that nagging doubt until then.

Which leads me to the question of the day: the caps for the main bearings have their number stamped in them (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4). In none of my photos or notes did I capture which way the caps were orientated. Are the numbers upright when read from the exhaust side, or intake side? I'm not even sure if it matters, but I want to be correct.

1988 Spider Veloce (with lots of 3D printed parts)
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