Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA
As I reassemble the engine, I discovered the cigarette seals that came with the Spesso gasket kit are too short. The engine overhaul manual says the length is to be 63.5mm to 64.5mm. The new seals measure 61.2mm and 61.4mm. It looks like I'll be going the Loctite 510 or ultra-copper route, instead of cigarette seals.
I wanted to use new tab washers on the rear main bearing, and a couple of my pal nuts were missing some teeth. I ordered an "Engine Tab Washer Set" from Classic Alfa which had new pal nuts, tab washers, etc. The washers were fine, but the pal nuts were a disappointment. The nuts appeared to be made of thinner material, and although they looked the same size, I couldn't get them to thread onto the studs. I guess I'll re-use the good pal nuts, and find some thin 10mmx1.0 nuts for the two bad ones.
1988 Spider Veloce (with lots of 3D printed parts)