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Likely come up 10-20 psi with hot engine.

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I thought 140+ was considered decent?
Yes, 140 is "decent" - what's even better is that your readings are so consistent. If 3 were 160 and one was 140 that would be worse. With a warm engine, you would want to see 160+.

The good news is that when your engine is warm, those pressures will probably come up.

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Thanks guys - I'm going to call this good for now and move on to other bits. Thanks for the responses and info.

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This was the best picture I got take since she was already up on the flatbed, but does this seem to show the three raised ribs that LSD have to your eyes?



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That looks like a non-LSD to me. Here is the LSD - note the extended ribs toward the front and the A frame ribs at the rear of the case.
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Thanks Rich, I think you are right.

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Good morning - hope everyone is off to a good start of their weekend.

I pulled the driver side front brake caliper off to confirm what suspension set up the Stepnose currently has and this looks to me to be the the "small" ATE calipers with a 3.0" mounting bolt spacing. That should make the current uprights (spindles) about 9" tall which is shorted than the later Spider units. That means harvesting the taller ones from my Spider (and matching calipers etc) would be a plus, right?



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Does working on a metric car like an Alfa Romeo really throw you old fashioned imperial guys out?

I find it unbelievable that America has not gone metric. So much easier and better.

Even your spanners would not be 100% the right size.
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Hi Pete - it is about 76.2 mm or 0.0762 meters if that helps.

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Interested in some sprint gt bits if you have any for sale off the parts car
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Good morning, the Jr was cut up after it collasped due to rust issues. I have the suspension bits on eBay now. I have hood hangers but not much else left.

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Good morning, the Jr was cut up after it collasped due to rust issues. I have the suspension bits on eBay now. I have hood hangers but not much else left.
Don't suppose you kept the little oval cups ontop the front suspension towers that the dampers bolt onto?

Didn't think so
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Don't suppose you kept the little oval cups ontop the front suspension towers that the dampers bolt onto?

Didn't think so
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I think this is what he's asking about:

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Does working on a metric car like an Alfa Romeo really through you old fashioned imperial guys out?

I find it unbelievable that America has not gone metric. So much easier and better.

Even your spanners would not be 100% the right size.
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Pete, we have metric tool available to us in the states. The fun is, we have to buy two sets, "standard" and "metric". Why we are still on the a system based on the size of a long forgotten English kings thumb size is beyond me though. When I was in elementary school 30 years ago, we were taught metric as it would b the new standard soon. I guess plans changed.

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I think this is what he's asking about:

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I'm racking my brain to think where that would go relative to front shocks .... ??????

My 1750 I'm pretty sure does not have anything like that.
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