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09-28-2019 07:51 PM
1750GT I built a modified adapter for my generic engine stand so that it bolts to the side of the block at the engine mount point. With the back of the engine now fully accessible and clear.....I can finally mount a degree wheel to set the camshaft timing, finish installing the oil seal, flywheel and clutch.
09-19-2019 06:30 PM
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... but please shout your self a new fan blade, the old yellow one is done and while your at it get the radiator overflow bottle too....
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....is that a used fan on the water pump? I encourage you to replace it with a new one. It's cheap insurance.
Gents..that blade is in fact a new one bought almost a decade ago...I see why you're pointing it out as the color did yellow a bit already. Then again...it might have been that way even back then....since I think it was a NOS one and not a repro. I'd have to search through my invoices to know for certain...suffice it say that there are no cracks or nicks on it at all...and is still flexible so I'm happy with it as is.

Engine wise...I'm still waiting for those throttle body screws to come in which is holding me up from finishing the TBI's..so I started the refurb of the Marelli distributor.
09-16-2019 06:31 AM
ossodiseppia Rossano, is that a used fan on the water pump? I encourage you to replace it with a new one. It's cheap insurance.
09-16-2019 05:13 AM
exhausted Rossano it is looking like straight out of Arese, but please shout your self a new fan blade, the old yellow one is done and while your at it get the radiator overflow bottle too.
Tim
09-15-2019 08:09 PM
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WOW!
I can tell you really like that!....well me too. Now back to completing the engine.....I finished installation of the cylinder head and a new timing chain. I removed that water pump fan spacer that came with the car after some of you pointed out that it was required only with the aircon installation and sure enough, after I checked some photos of the engine during the teardown phase....I noted that the crankshaft had a double pulley (also the aircon version). I installed the correct single style pulley from a spare engine.


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09-15-2019 06:36 AM
ossodiseppia WOW!
09-15-2019 06:19 AM
1750GT One more detail out the way is the oil filter assembly. With Osso's very nice water slide decal and clear coat applied....it's a shame the filter will be hidden low in the engine bay.

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09-12-2019 06:17 PM
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Those look like Weber M4? butterfly screws
Thanks for that tip. I found these with a torx head and although not 100% correct they have hollowed tails which allows them to be peened or expanded for safety.

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and these as well from the same seller (can't tell if the tails are hollowed though)..

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I ordered a set of both styles from this seller.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DELLORTO-WE...S/261083247463

09-12-2019 04:52 PM
Nakagtv Those look like Weber M4? butterfly screws
09-12-2019 03:51 PM
ossodiseppia Rossano, reach out to @Gordon Raymond. Being a carburetor guy, he might have some suggestions.
09-12-2019 02:04 PM
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The slot in that new screw looks really deep. I would be afraid of breakage if it is torqued too much. Why not polish the original ones and re-use?
The OE ones are also very easy to break off the edges since those not being very deep ...there is less material engaged with the tip of the screw driver....happened to me on a couple of the screws. To remove the screws I had to drill out the end of the screw that was flared out making them all shorter than what I'd like to see. With new screws I was going to flare out the ends....I know some folks are going with Loctite only....so I might have to do the same...unless by some luck I can find the correct ones.
09-12-2019 02:04 PM
braino yeah. I wasn't going to say anything. I'm sure you're sick of hearing compliments from us plebes
09-12-2019 01:40 PM
GTA ALFA As always, great work Rossano. That intake looks like a piece of art!
09-12-2019 05:33 AM
ossodiseppia The slot in that new screw looks really deep. I would be afraid of breakage if it is torqued too much. Why not polish the original ones and re-use?
09-12-2019 03:58 AM
1750GT Here's the McMCarr screw on the right w/90 degree x 7.5mm wide head...compare to the OE screw on the left w/55-60 degree x 6mm wide head. Does anyone know the closest DIN spec for the OE screw? It might be 964 but I'd like to pin it down exactly.....with the hope of sourcing the correct one.
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