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I'm in need of a few random parts. If you're holding and willing to part with them please let me know. I'm in Northern California

The first are the big bolts with the castellated nuts that hold the pivot bar for the lower a-arm to the bottom of the engine cross member. They have heads made to fit in to the boss through which they pass. I need (2) for one side.

This is the front one, I believe the one at the rear is shaped a little differently.

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The bolts your are after have the same part number , but I have seen two slightly different styles.

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Re: Transmission bolt - you haven't switched it for the similar looking items in a rear trailing arm?
I'm not certain of relative diameters, but can't think of anywhere else on the car with similar style bolts.
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Hi Ranz,

No, it's not the trailing arm bolt....I've already got those installed.


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Re: Transmission bolt - you haven't switched it for the similar looking items in a rear trailing arm?
I'm not certain of relative diameters, but can't think of anywhere else on the car with similar style bolts.
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I am unclear as to how these components get installed. My belief is that both get installed from inside the cockpit with the black plate on top. I assume some silicone sealant is used between all to keep water and moisture out.

So this piece first.

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And then this one?

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Can anyone offer any other advice?

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the first top plate goes from the engine bay side, and the cover (second pic) goes idd from the inside
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the first top plate goes from the engine bay side, and the cover (second pic) goes idd from the inside
I take it back, it goes everything from the inside of the car
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Hi TJ,
It looks like board member Delllta has some rear bump stop spacers for sale -- here is the post
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They are from a Spider and they look a little bit thicker than the ones on my 1750 GTV. Hard to say whether they would work with your car. But may be worth a try.

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Yeah I thought so. Thanks for clarifying your response!


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I take it back, it goes everything from the inside of the car

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While I continue to wait for the doors, decklid and hood to arrive from the painter (heís going to hang them and cut and polish them in my shop) Iím making incremental advances on getting the car back together. Itís sometimes challenging as itís been over 4 years since I took her apart, and that combined with a move, and the selling of my 67 has made it sometimes tricky to find or re-fit parts. Iíve either lost, misplaced, or accidentally sent a few of the parts for Renzo to the buyer of the 67, so that occasionally causes me strife.

Right now Iím trying to understand how the transmission cross brace that I have does not fit the car. The spacing of the holes (transversely) is off, so the brace is obviously bent. The question is, where is the one I took off the car?

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1-can anyone shed light on where the engine ground strap attaches to the body? There are two tabs on my transmission tunnel, one on the driverís side (LHD drive car) and another larger one on the passenger side. I believe that itís the passenger side tab as I seem to recall that the ground strap attaches to one of the starter bolts. Does that sound right?

2-I canít recall how I have installed the front coil springs before. Thereís not much room there and with stock spec springs that thing needs to be compressed quite a bit. Do regular style spring compressors work for this job?

Iím hoping to get the front suspension installed in the next week or so, and then the gearbox, driveshaft and exhaust before I do the wiring harness. Then sheíll go to the upholsterer for a carpet kit and headliner.

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Here are a couple of photos of my ground strap from when I took everything apart.

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Tom,

Thank you. Do you know what the tab on the driverís side is for? Do you recall removing a cable from it?

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I'm not sure exactly which tab you are referring to. The only think I can think of off-hand is the place where the return spring for the throttle linkage hooks on. Is that the area you are talking about or something else?
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Tom,

Ah yes! Once again youíve answered my question. Thank you!

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I would like to install a period correct AM/FM radio in Renzo, most likely one with an iPhone input jack. I know there are several online suppliers of the head unit but my bigger problem is what kind of antenna to install and where to install it. I really hate to install one on the front or rear fenders. BMW E9s (CS, CSI, CSL) had a really nice antenna option which mounted to the a-pillar which kept them protected from damage, and integrated with the body lines very nicely and unobtrusively.

Iím curious if anyone has installed such an antenna on their Giulia and if so, where you sourced it. Iíd love to know if you encountered any trouble with the install. This is something I should have tackled before she got painted, but....well, you know.

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1-can anyone shed light on where the engine ground strap attaches to the body? There are two tabs on my transmission tunnel, one on the driver’s side (LHD drive car) and another larger one on the passenger side. I believe that it’s the passenger side tab as I seem to recall that the ground strap attaches to one of the starter bolts. Does that sound right?
Yes, that is correct. One of the engine-bellhousing studs connects to the other end of the strap.

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2-I can’t recall how I have installed the front coil springs before. There’s not much room there and with stock spec springs that thing needs to be compressed quite a bit. Do regular style spring compressors work for this job?
I think you will find that most commercial spring compressors interfere with other parts of the front suspension. Lots written on the BB about using two lengths of threaded rod between the spring pan and lower arms to compress the front springs.

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BMW E9s (CS, CSI, CSL) had a really nice antenna option which mounted to the a-pillar which kept them protected from damage, and integrated with the body lines very nicely and unobtrusively.
As a long-time BMW e9 owner, I don't think the type of antenna you are referring to was a common feature on e9's. Like on the Alfas that were their contemporaries, BMW e9 radios were dealer-installed. Some came with their antenna on the LF fender, some on the RR, etc., but typically these were the simple, mast-style.

I can envision the type of antenna you are referring to - mounted to the LH windshield pillar. Might those have come on 2002's like in the photos below? A quick look at BMW parts suppliers (2002haus, Pelican) didn't turn up anything, but someone must offer a replacement antenna of this type. No reason it wouldn't work on an Alfa GT, and would be period correct.

A hidden, electronic antenna is another choice. From my experience, these have weaker reception than an ugly old mast, but I'm sure radio signals are super strong there in the Santa Cruz Mountains (ha ha).



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