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  1. DanW
    05-15-2018 08:51 AM - permalink
    DanW
    Hi Del, I hope you can help with my stuck front driver door. My 94Q's driver door is closed. The exterior handle lifts with no resistance and to no effect. I entered through the passenger door and attempted to open the driver door with the interior handle. I felt it resist then go free. The door did not open and cannot. Therefore I am unable to remove the door panel itself.

    I removed the center door pad and cut an access hole through the plastic. The cable itself seems inoperable. I reached the linkage shat should open the lock, felt how it could work, manipulated a few levers but nothing. Foolishly undaunted I removed the entire panel from the passenger side just to figure out how everything should work but nothing was at all clear -especially since I couldn't close the door without putting the panel back in place thus blocking any view.

    I'm completely lost at this point. Any help you could provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    -Dan Weiss
  2. Del
    05-28-2017 08:17 AM - permalink
    Del
    If your car does not have a rear spoiler as the S and Q do, then use springs from the B or L.

    If the car is an S or Q, then try to find those stronger springs (I don't know if they can yet be ordered from Alfa). If they cannot be found, try using the more common weaker B or L springs, and attaching "helper" springs from a hardware store to increase the stiffness.
  3. CoronadoAlfa
    05-27-2017 10:13 PM - permalink
    CoronadoAlfa
    Del - re your comment on the trunk lid spring conversion. What springs to use? Cheers.
  4. DSpieg
    07-01-2016 02:41 PM - permalink
    DSpieg
    Solar Max! I wonder if you knew my friend (and future boss) Mike Miller, he was with Fairchild Space (now Orbital-ATK), was a structural analyst too then, did some NASTRAN modeling back when it was pretty new and gee-whiz stuff. He was my best friend in college at U-Md. and the guy who dragged me into the space business from my previous work (underwater acoustics).

    Small world!

    Ciao,

    Dave Spiegelthal
    Centreville, VA
  5. alfafan61
    01-10-2016 12:26 PM - permalink
    alfafan61
    Del:

    My struggle is I am on the road most days and when I am home I am pulled in many directions. I have been depending on my son to pull the parts but I see now that just is not happening. I have others emailing me for stuff he said he already too care of.


    So I owe you a side marker light, the sensor and what trim parts again? I have determined I will simply need to get out there at night and do it myself.

    Very sorry for this delay.

    Cal
  6. choetboi
    12-04-2015 10:19 PM - permalink
    choetboi
    p và Phát triển nông thôn huyệ bán chuối hột rừng tại hà nội h Sỳ nảy ra ư địn
    p và Phát triển nông thôn h nơi bán cây đinh lăng giống, sau đó làm đơn
    án với giá 500.000/kg như giá củ ba kích mua ở đâu iện tích Tam thấ
    án với giá 500.000/kg như g bán sâu chít t tâm t́m hiểu kỹ cách t
    0 triệu đồng cho gia đ́nh. Anh Sỳ cho biết địa chỉ mua tam thất h Sỳ nảy ra ư định quyết t
    thông báo tới các c địa chỉ bán dứa dại để có biện phá
    kết hợp với việc mua dâm dương hoắc CSGT cũng sẽ kế
  7. alfafan61
    11-16-2015 12:04 PM - permalink
    alfafan61
    Del I have the marker light pulled. It will be a while until I get the other parts. Do you want me to send the light ahead?
  8. ChiapC
    07-29-2015 05:24 PM - permalink
    ChiapC
    Hey Del, I just saw that you sent me a visitor message back in January! Sorry!!

    I'm not sure if I ever responded, being that it was so long ago. I ended up using all of Goats' window regulator's for my car, as mine were all toast. I kept them all in case somebody wanted to try to fix or bring them back to life if you're interested in them still.....

    Again, sorry for the delay.

    Chase
  9. Del
    02-26-2015 10:26 PM - permalink
    Del
    Steven

    Thanks for the info. I had not thought about just installing schrader valves and refilling. Will have to think about that. Doesn't appear to exhibit any gas pressurization extension as the other one does. Maybe that's part of the softness problem.

    I have now noticed that the used low mileage rhs front strut does have some internal corrosion coming through the outer metal wrap (with that thick spacer between the extended flanges) which is at the bottom on each side, in a couple of locations, one each side. That joint evidently had not been properly protected by the factory, and I think these struts were from an east coast car. The driver's side is fine. I have to decide as to whether or not it is structurally sound. Most likely is, but it is irritating to see that. The struts look fine otherwise, with almost no corrosion at the very top of the shafts. Once again, it is the rh strut with the most corrosion at that location. I think that strut is older.

    thanks again,

    Del
  10. pinino
    02-26-2015 10:00 PM - permalink
    pinino
    Hi Del,

    Greetings from Denver where we are attending a music library association convention.

    Although the dyno graphs of the pair of front struts I rebuilt also show a stronger driver's side strut I''m doubtful that this difference is intentional. More likely to me is that they aimed to have identical calibration when they left the factory, but over time the spring tension at the piston valve of one has wandered, it could also be that the calibration of the foot valve has wandered. There are probably other reasons, too, who knows. That's nice you have a set of "young" struts to try out. You know, you could actaully dismantle these struts, clean them, have schrader valves installed, replace the oil and gas them without replacing the oem double lip seals. I'd replace only the top o-rings. Just be very careful that the strut shafts have no sharp edges as you slide off the double seal. --Steven

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  • About Del
    Biography
    retired aero&astro structural engr
    Location
    seattle
    Interests
    Alfas, sailing, astronomy, model railroad, travel
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    Del

    Seattle

    1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
    1991 164S, stock
    1994 164LS (~Q)
    1972 Morgan 27

    previously owned since 1964:

    62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6

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02-07-2019
05:27 PM - ballough510 mentioned Del in post 1959 Giulietta Sprint Zagato
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10-30-2018
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10-04-2018
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09-13-2018
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07-28-2018
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07-17-2018
09:49 AM - Rogue Leader mentioned Del in post New Guy with a 164S
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07-16-2018
08:46 PM - Rogue Leader mentioned Del in post New Guy with a 164S
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06-26-2018
08:30 AM - Rogue Leader mentioned Del in post New Guy with a 164S
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06-25-2018
08:55 PM - Rogue Leader mentioned Del in post New Guy with a 164S
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06-19-2018
12:35 PM - Tom Frasca mentioned Del in post I love my Giulia...but...
Del In 1970-71 there wa...
04-29-2018
12:08 PM - peakay mentioned Del in post Advice: resuscitating Milano that has sat parked
Del - any brake advice?
04-28-2018
06:04 PM - peakay mentioned Del in post Advice: resuscitating Milano that has sat parked
...e the Alfa guy.... Del would love your resp...
04-14-2018
09:12 PM - VeloceRosso mentioned Del in post Buying a 164 QV with electrical faults: costly?
Thanks Del. Sounds like the ai...
03-30-2018
06:11 PM - Giulia2017 mentioned Del in post 3 & 1/2 weeks in the new Giulia
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02-11-2018
11:32 AM - sportbiker mentioned Del in post One rear wheel locked
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12-22-2016
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11-05-2016
05:07 AM - 164 addict mentioned Del in post rough idle
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10-29-2016
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  Quotes

06-18-2018
06:37 PM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
Had a chance to test the...
04-29-2018
04:51 PM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
Went to Lowes to buy som...
03-20-2018
07:44 PM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
The opposite of "youngst...
03-18-2018
06:32 PM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
"What should normal oper...
02-21-2018
05:16 PM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
... No offense taken Del, i understand that y...
02-20-2018
04:53 PM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
Lol, it doesn't like you...
04-04-2017
05:10 PM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
They think they might ma...
04-03-2017
04:56 PM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
Nice family member. Not...
05-02-2016
09:07 AM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
... the background. Del i would agree with y...
05-01-2016
12:20 AM - therealguy419 quoted Del in post Returning to Idle Problem
Plugs are usually the fi...
03-06-2016
09:07 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post 164 with red leather seats?
The optional position me...
08:33 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post 164 with red leather seats?
I'll bet someone put the...
01-25-2016
07:24 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post Post a pic of your aftermarket wheels on your 164
...F. Is that you car del? It's very nice. I l...
01-03-2016
08:46 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post Oil Leak
"I did use compressed ai...
08:27 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post Oil Leak
Oil on the outside of th...
12-10-2015
10:08 AM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post replacing blower motor
Hopefully you bought the...
11-25-2015
11:46 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post Finally picked up a 164 and it runs hot
...t bought a 164S and Del warned me about the ...
11-05-2015
08:24 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post What did you do Alfa related today?
Hah, I just put it in th...
09-23-2015
10:02 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post Just Bought An Alfa 164S, And I Need Help Sorting It Out
The basic drivetrain in ...
09-17-2015
08:48 PM - wmcdonnell quoted Del in post Just Bought An Alfa 164S, And I Need Help Sorting It Out
Check the connection to ...
 
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