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I thought everybody had at least one of those!

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I've 2. These cars seem to have 2 cams! 2 make odd adjustments easy without chain loosening.


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Would $40 via Paypal also cover shipment to UK ? You can use a cheap method, no rush on this shipment. Thanks.

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Sent 5 out yesterday...

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I got mine in the mail yesterday. It looks great! Thanks!

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You will need to make more Terry.......


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I agree. These are just too useful to not have available. Yo, Terry! Get to work!

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Mine arrived this afternoon. Made me feel like it was June 1972 again, I had just purchased my first Alfa, and was wondering what the heck this strange and wonderful tool might be used for... Thanks Terry.

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14/17 Hex Wrench Faux Finish

Terry,

Just received my hex wrench with faux finish; beautiful.

I've posted photos over on my '64 Giulia Spider restoration thread, but just wanted to say thanks for always supplying us with quality stuff.

BTW, I requested some other items you might want to consider making for those of us who haven't been able to dig up any original tools and such.

Thanks, again

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Wrench received. Awesome ! Thank you. Dropping check in the mail .
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Quoting 180OUT, "And, besides that having one means that---like us---you get some serious street-cred for just having the good sense to have the right tool for the job."

As a newbie w/o any Alfa street-cred in the least, this purchase has been a double blessing!

Now, about that cam turning tool that everyone thinks everybody needs....

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Centerline used to sell a replica that works. Originals come in at least two varities, but buyin used, watch for missing, loose or damaged pins. Though easily fixed, still a PITA. These can be misued, and damaged. I think my 2, though with matching Alfa tool part numbers, are different Mfg. This used to help me when fine setting (degreeing) cams in keeping straight which cam moved which way.....


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Just use a big-*** pipe wrench!

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Just use a big-*** pipe wrench!

Vice grips, pipe-wrenches (?), a Harbor Freight thingie (the original purpose escapes me), are all kludges which more-or-less work, although none very well. I have a pair of Stahlwille circlip pliers which work pretty good---far better than the other examples, although still not as good as the factory tool or the no-longer-sold Centerline tool. Really, if you need to do any Alfa cam-timing work, the factory design or something close to it is essential: The factory tool: A, the Centerline tool (which I use): B+, the Stahwillie circlip pliers: B. IMHO, all of these choices will let you successfully work on cam timing with the difference being some differences in fit and ease-of-handling.

Now that we've broached this subject, it's obvious that if you don't have a cam-turning tool you most likely need one. The only problem is that the factory tools are very hard to find and the Centerline tool is no longer available. If you can find the right ones, some circlip plier might provide an easily sourced solution. The Stahwillie circlip pliers I have are one-piece and have slightly tapered ends which fit satisfactorily in the vernier sprocket holes. The only caveat is that I've had these pliers for years and I really don't know if similar Stahwillie ones are even sold. If you're interested in using circlip pliers to turn your cams, I recommend finding some simple one-piece pliers with a tapered shank that will fit the holes.

Note to Joe at Centerline: Do you still have the IAP ordering info in your files? It sure would be nice if that tool was available again.

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