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I would drive the car hard, preferably on a track and then determine if you want to to loosen up the rear with a heavier bar. Milano Verde's have LSD which reduces oversteer.

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Be careful. the thicker front sway bars are prone to ripping the sheet metal and the mount point on the body. Shankle and Alfa Ricambi made reinforcement plates to weld in to make it stronger.
I'll surely keep an eye on that. Performatek has those plates also. Might not be a bad proactive move to get some.

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I would drive the car hard, preferably on a track and then determine if you want to to loosen up the rear with a heavier bar. Milano Verde's have LSD which reduces oversteer.

I haven't seen it yet, but I think it may have 3 positions to connect the end links, center one being a "neutral" setting.

I probably wouldn't have gone this way, but Larry had my clutch housing, my giubo, my transaxle is in a great position to install a rear bar, and I was dumb enough to inquire about it.......

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Okay. It's back together and I've run it open exhaust on the lift.

Way smoother!!

Ended up snagging a good used giubo from Larry at APES.

Oh, and a complete clutch housing.....

Swaybars are on. Exhaust is next.

FWIW, I only found new Giubo at EB Spares in England. About $150 with freight. Discontinued part.

Attached are comparison photos. someone installed a non-USA rear giubo in my car before I got it.
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I would drive the car hard, preferably on a track and then determine if you want to to loosen up the rear with a heavier bar. Milano Verde's have LSD which reduces oversteer.
Got it all together yesterday and went for a drive. Soooooooooooo much smoother.

Now, as to the big bars.......27 front, 25.4mm rear. All poly bushings.
Koni Yellows set on the softest setting. Performatek caster rod poly bushings. Only have 1/4* negative camber per wheel in front. Zero toe, and about 4.5* positive caster. I'd like to get the negative camber to about 1*.

Performatek DeDion pivot bushing in poly. The one I took out was like new...

Is this thing a hoot to drive!!! Very predictable. No harshness whatsoever, just as smooth as before. Keep in mind I am lowered to Euro ride height using 1 coil removed from the rear springs and the stock torsion bars.

You can relax and follow whatever line you choose, or you can throw it around for fun. It likes to go wherever you point it. No quirkiness.

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BTW, my helper, Guido DID NOT install the incorrect donut. Had to be someone you once knew....
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BTW, my helper, Guido DID NOT install the incorrect donut. Had to be someone you once knew....
I told you these were great cars. Few knew!
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Well kept secret. And easy to work on!!!

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If you're looking for Alfetta stuff go to www.okp.de They're in Germany and have all the alfetta stuff all in one place to order. Forget Centerline if looking for Alfetta parts. I just ordered a bunch of Alfetta parts and everything was IN STOCK!!

Just my 2 cents. I'm tired of calling around the US to look for parts. They even have the lower radiator hose, and brake boosters which cannot be found in the US.


When I sold my 78 alfetta sedan to Jeff in Cottonwood, AZ. I gave him all my "left over" parts too, and I swore I'd not get another Alfa. But then a 77 alfetta gt race car came up and now I'm back to buying parts. **** these cars.
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If you're looking for Alfetta stuff go to www.okp.de They're in Germany and have all the alfetta stuff all in one place to order. Forget Centerline if looking for Alfetta parts. I just ordered a bunch of Alfetta parts and everything was IN STOCK!!

Just my 2 cents. I'm tired of calling around the US to look for parts. They even have the lower radiator hose, and brake boosters which cannot be found in the US.


When I sold my 78 alfetta sedan to Jeff in Cottonwood, AZ. I gave him all my "left over" parts too, and I swore I'd not get another Alfa. But then a 77 alfetta gt race car came up and now I'm back to buying parts. **** these cars.
Sucker!!!!! I was at Jeff's yesterday morning.

We lowered that car a coupla months ago at my place.He's redoing the bumpers now, but it's hotter than hell in cottonwood in the summer.

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