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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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Camshaft identification

Hi, I'm in the process of chnging the head gasket on my '72 gtv 2000. The engine has been modified and has cams that are supposed to be Colombo & Bariani. The specs I've been given don't match any in C & B's current list and the only markings on the cams are "PACE 2182". Any ideas?

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They come from Vince Sharp in Melbourne Australia. The business is called from memory Pace Engineering and the products enjoy an excellent reputation. If you need the exact cam specs they will be able to supply them to you as to set up properly you will need them.

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Thanks again Richard, you seem to have all the answers.

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I`ve been playing with these cars for around 30yrs even taking my hobby to an extreme and starting a Euro workshop (Italtune) in Christchurch. I have manuals, brochures and heaps of books and magazines, plus I`ve raced and restored.

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I really must come up to Chc sometime and meet you. I looked Pace up on google in Oz but couldn't find a reference for anything to do with cams. I sent an e-mail anyway so i'll see what happens

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Look up Alfa Romeo Owners Club Victoria. You will see Pace Engineering contact details at the bottom of the sponsor`s page.
Love to make contact will any Alfa owner. Just make sure I`m there as back to work Tuesday and I am all over the country at this stage of the year.

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Thanks Richard, you really are a mine of information. I have another question. I have set the engine to TDC with a dial indicator. The crankshaft pully timing marks don't line up as they should according to the manual. The pointer is on the F mark instead of the P mark. Should I trust the dial indicator and adjust the pointer?

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Absolutely, but do it both ways with dial indicator. Turn over clockwise and note on indicator, then go past and bring up anti clockwise and check dial indicator. Half way between is actually exact TDC which can be rechecked again just to be certain (you will have zeroed at the halfway point).
The pointer is adjustable. I`ve learnt by experience never to assume that things like pointers etc are accurate especially with the idiots who have played with old Alfa engines in the past.

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