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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
I would also estimate the standard Alfa studs were harder than grade 8.8. Much more likely 10-something or 12.9.
When I worked at an Alfa dealer in the 70s, I just ordered studs from the warehouse and had all I needed. I must wonder if such things can be gotten via the modern Alfa dealers, or possibly Afra? AFRA is woeful to deal with, but every now and again they have stock of truly NOS stuff that is in low demand, such as studs, or the end-plugs for Montreal camshafts. Never hurts to ask. What hurts is the subsequent transaction clumsiness.
As for modern dealers, I doubt there's an effective conversion from our old part numbers to whatever they are using now. What might work is looking up the exact dimensions and finding a dealer parts guy that'll let you patrol his catalogs looking for a match. I'd be shocked if we couldn't get a bunch of the 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm stuff that way.
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...