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07-17-2019 05:04 PM
horsewidower
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Originally Posted by Del View Post
In comparison, what kinds of problems does your wife's horses have? Is there a horse BB that she can post in, lol? Any Italian horses by any chance, hmmm?
Ohhhhhhh, don't get me started!

You did see my nom de plume...
07-17-2019 08:06 AM
Del In comparison, what kinds of problems does your wife's horses have? Is there a horse BB that she can post in, lol? Any Italian horses by any chance, hmmm?
07-17-2019 07:33 AM
horsewidower Mea culpa, Del.


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07-16-2019 08:52 PM
Del "The 164LS trip home went from absolute heaven to Oh Crap! about 120 mile from home. Some wag suggested that I should have bought a 1,000 mile car instead of one rated for 850 miles. SMH. You can see a thread on dumping bad gas in the 164 production forum"

You still haven't done the 5 minute simple checks? You are badmouthing the car before doing these checks, lol, wink, wink. Do them and let us know what you find. The last guy (Richard Bradford) in the BB with a similar problem found that the multiwire connector to the AFM was loose or dirty. Simple fix.

We all hope that it is indeed a simple problem. Good luck.
07-16-2019 01:04 PM
horsewidower
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Originally Posted by bulletpruf View Post
Shiite. The GTV must be livid...

Do we have details, pictures, and the obligatory build thread on this one?
The GTV is getting testy, kicked out of the workshop two years ago, now having a '73 Berlina and the new to me 164 LS on the property...thought I wouldn't push my luck with any build threads...yet.

The 164LS trip home went from absolute heaven to Oh Crap! about 120 mile from home. Some wag suggested that I should have bought a 1,000 mile car instead of one rated for 850 miles. SMH. You can see a thread on dumping bad gas in the 164 production forum.
07-16-2019 11:47 AM
bulletpruf
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Originally Posted by horsewidower View Post
Taking a train up to Seattle this weekend, to my sister and B-I-L's 60th birthday party. I've always wanted to try the Amtrak Coast Starlight route. Bummer is that I get on at midnight!

The trip back should be fun and (provided that the transaction goes off as planned), bringing back another Alfa...but it should NOT be a fixer. Planning on hugging the Sierra Nevada foothills for about 850 miles, another route I've not tried before. I truly detest Hwy 5, so this should be a welcome change. Adds about two hours to the trip, but I'm planning on taking two days.

Bob
Shiite. The GTV must be livid...

Do we have details, pictures, and the obligatory build thread on this one?
07-16-2019 11:43 AM
bulletpruf "Let's just say that the hubris of easy deconstruction can be balanced by the humility of reconstruction."

Truer words have never been spoken...I often say that my ratchets work much better counterclockwise than they do clockwise...
07-15-2019 10:40 AM
horsewidower Thanks, however, they are no longer out. Next time I pull them I'll get that done.
07-15-2019 06:03 AM
Mark_toro While you have these out, I'd recommend making a notch on the parking brake arms about 1/8" further from the pivot than the current. You can relocate the spring to the new notch. This helps provide a bit addition release torque to minimize sticking of the parking brake. I have not seen any adverse effects from this modification.
07-13-2019 07:08 PM
horsewidower Thanks, guys. This is like most things, the first attempt is fraught with ignorance, its easy after that.


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07-13-2019 06:10 AM
NMMilano Looking very good. Like remanufactured quality.
07-13-2019 03:18 AM
Ranz Looking good horsewidower...very satisfying I’m sure.
07-12-2019 09:29 PM
horsewidower And more:
07-12-2019 09:14 PM
horsewidower
And we're off and running again...

Well, getting back to this after a few days off. Had to deal with some medical things, and finally gave in and decided to take the F350 diesel dually to someone who knows what they are doing. My tools and patience just aren't up to the task.

So, to kick us off again, here are some pictures of rebuilding the calipers, c-clamps are an important tool for the work, as I couldn't get the pistons to retract without some pressure as well as needing them to push the spring down in order to properly install the c-clip. Make certain that you have put the little push rod in correctly or you can't get the assembly back in, you have to measure to make sure it's properly seated. I had to use grease to hold the pushrod in the adjustment screw, dropping it in and hoping you have it properly seated in the adjustment screw failed time after time:
07-01-2019 10:26 PM
horsewidower
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Originally Posted by Alfaboutvegas View Post
I hope it brakes to your liking!
You and me both.
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