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05-02-2018 05:59 PM
peakay Beautiful car! The wheels and stance look absolutely proper. Just followed you on instagram.

Going through a similar build on a rescue milano ourselves - on instagram at alfaddiction. Tagging @Caxny.

Hope to see more of this fine beast soon.
11-06-2017 05:16 AM
Bjornbusen
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Originally Posted by MDmilano88 View Post
I'll get to the drop spindles when I start doing some serious racing. I planned to keep driving the car on the street until I got a lot of the bugs out but you see what happened there...
Drop spindles and castor joints are next on the suspension list for sure.
It´s really a great mod, I did it some years back on my Trackday/Street-Alfetta and it works wonders in the corners! Not that hard a mod to do either!

Great thread and great car, keep it up! :-)
09-17-2017 07:42 AM
eurotechgtv Very nice, Great to see a fairly local Alfa being built.
07-07-2017 06:19 AM
barboncino105 for street driving there is only so much lowering that can occur before the car becomes unusable. lower so control arms parallel to ground or a little lower than that is about all you can do reasonably. any lower and headers and sump become sacrificial bump stops.
07-06-2017 11:21 AM
AlfaTechMD
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Originally Posted by NMMilano View Post
The stance is awesome but yeah if your gonna track it you need spindles. That A arm angle is gonna play havoc with your roll center.
I'll get to the drop spindles when I start doing some serious racing. I planned to keep driving the car on the street until I got a lot of the bugs out but you see what happened there...
Drop spindles and castor joints are next on the suspension list for sure.
07-06-2017 11:18 AM
AlfaTechMD
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Originally Posted by barboncino105 View Post
sorry, missed it, what is offset of those wheels?
17x8
+20? I think. It's been a while. I'm using 6mm spacer in the front / 18mm adapter spacer in the rear
07-05-2017 06:49 PM
NMMilano The stance is awesome but yeah if your gonna track it you need spindles. That A arm angle is gonna play havoc with your roll center.
07-05-2017 01:06 PM
Zinhead
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Originally Posted by MDmilano88 View Post
Nice project. The lower control arm should be as level as possible. Richard Jemison sells dropped spindles that transform the handling on lowered cars.

Scuderia Giallo-for sale
07-05-2017 09:55 AM
barboncino105 sorry, missed it, what is offset of those wheels?
07-05-2017 08:03 AM
GregSef
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Originally Posted by MDmilano88 View Post
Thanks, Greg. I'm the type of person that really just was going to replace them either way. I don't want the smallest thing to be detrimental just because I was being lazy.
Great, added a couple of things to my previous post. Also that area you circled on the gasket, if you lay it on the motor and think about it, there is coolant on both sides of it there. If you've seen the original OEM head gaskets they were separate fire rings and an open design except for the oil galleys. They changed to the current design because they were easy to disturb and things moved around in service.

Greg
07-05-2017 07:48 AM
AlfaTechMD
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If a liner has turned or popped up even a little with liner o-rings that have been in the engine for any length of time you have to replace that O-ring. The O rings harden and take on all the imperfections that they seat on. Change its seating position and they don't seal. Any time they are disturbed its over.

I had to pull a motor and change the O-rings the day before a race weekend to learn this.

Its way to easy to revolve a motor while you are breaking it down. So now the minute a head comes off the hold downs go on. If your not sure which liners moved then they all should be changed.

Greg
Thanks, Greg. I'm the type of person that really just was going to replace them either way. I don't want the smallest thing to be detrimental just because I was being lazy.
07-05-2017 07:44 AM
AlfaTechMD
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Of all people it surprises me the least to see Duk bring up the suspension [arms angled above horizontal]...

What's the purple on the block side?

**** those sound clips make me miss mine!
Can't wait to crank it over again and hear it wide open!
Purple stuff is just degreaser/purple power mix.

Yeah unfortunately I didn't get a chance to get any drIve by or full pull clips.
07-05-2017 07:42 AM
AlfaTechMD
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Originally Posted by Duk View Post
Unfortunate about the coolant leak.

Car sounds nice.

Maybe take the oportunity to lighten the engine (and clutch) flywheel while the engine's out? Would certainly help the acceleration.

How much adjustment was needed to get that wheel/tyre combination to fit?

She needs either simple non-impact type bumpers or Veloce bumpers. With that colour and the white wheels

And sort out that front suspension geometry...............

I was thinking about the flywheel. This maybe a stupid question ....
Is it possible to lighten the engine flywheel and not the trans? I figured it would throw the driveline off balance but I don't plan to take the trans apart. So if it's going to make everything unbalanced I'll probably just skip lightening the flywheel.

As for the wheels, I had a plan going in to it so i just trimmed up the rear quarter panel since I knew I was re painting it. If you look back a couple pages you'll see all I did was cut the rust out, then I welded in a 5/16 brake line in around the edge, also pushed the quarter panel out just a hair bit with a fender roller at some point during the auto body process. The posts I welded in to hold the flares weren't the brightest idea but they work 'ok' for the time being but I really want to do something else with them.
The front fits almost just perfect honestly. I'm running a 215/45 tire in the front because I had 2 good ones sitting around, but I really need a 215/40 for it to be perfect. The 225/45's in the back were given to me and they were brand new. But honestly the 215/45's in the back, and 215/40's in the front, will make this thing sit perfect and clear all angles.

The front bumper has been off the car longer than it's been on the car haha. It's actually a Milano gold bumper and it never did fit right, but the original verde one got smashed up. I feel the bumper has been off so long that it has potentially stretched out or something because it does not fit good at all right now. I'd really like to find a set of euro/twinspark bumpers (whatever you want to call them) and get rid of the stupid accordions.

Suspension has -1.5 camber front
-.5 rear

She hugs and grabs these Western Maryland mountain roads though so it's hard to tell what adjustments it needs and now it's out of commission lol
07-05-2017 06:28 AM
GregSef My 2 cents:

If a liner has turned or popped up even a little with liner o-rings that have been in the engine for any length of time you have to replace that O-ring. The O rings harden and take on all the imperfections that they seat on. Change its seating position and they don't seal. Any time they are disturbed its over.

I had to pull a motor and change the O-rings the day before a race weekend to learn this.

Its way to easy to revolve a motor while you are breaking it down. So now the minute a head comes off the hold downs go on. If your not sure which liners moved then they all should be changed.

Also in my experience most of my head gasket issues on V6 motors were about leaking combustion pressure into the coolant system (3000 PSI) not with coolant (15 PSI ) into the crankcase. When I wound up with the dreaded milkshake in the crankcase it was almost always the liner seals. Of course it can and does happen that a head gasket fails and leaks coolant into the crankcase but that is usually very obvious and not a subtle indication at the fire ring. Coolant laying on top of a piston when you open a motor means nothing since it leaks out when you pull the head. Steam cleaning of a combustion chamber from a leak is an indication of a big enough water leak to get some water in the crankcase.

Greg
07-04-2017 07:37 PM
jazig.k Of all people it surprises me the least to see Duk bring up the suspension [arms angled above horizontal]...

What's the purple on the block side?

**** those sound clips make me miss mine!
Can't wait to crank it over again and hear it wide open!
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