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08-18-2019 03:06 PM
1750GT I feel I reached a mini milestone on the engine build. About 10 years ago I was disassembling the bottom end of the engine....


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..after today's activities.....good thorough cleaning....and yet more hardware plating....

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.....I am declaring the bottom end as completed!.... But I do need to install the rear main seal and flywheel and complete the torquing of that large pulley nut....(this is where I wish I had build a proper ALFA engine stand that allows full access to the back of the engine)....Instead of going with this cheapo generic one.
08-16-2019 04:59 PM
ossodiseppia Ok, Rossano. I got your email. When I get off my butt, I'll reply and we will get you hooked up.
08-16-2019 01:13 PM
1750GT
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I had two printed and I have one left. ....
I'll take that for sure...sent you email. Thanks
08-16-2019 04:05 AM
ossodiseppia
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COMIT is cast on it. I would assume that depending on which filters are used ...the stickers (or marking in the case of the OE) will be different. Funny that out of all the duplicate stickers I acquired over the years...I have none for this filter.
I had two printed and I have one left. I do not know when I will have some more printed, but hopefully before you finish.

It's a water slide decal which will need to be clear coated.
08-16-2019 03:49 AM
1750GT
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Ive seen this spacer also in a Spider mk2 witk monofarfale spica injection, but in this case was to clear the cranck poely due to having A/C system fitted, the compresor is a Sandem one
That makes sense....I suppose that if I were to not use the aluminum spacer, the fan would still fit on the pulley properly. The spacer does move the fan further forward and into the radiator shroud ...which may be better for cooling when the car is not moving. Either way I'll see how things fit when the engine and radiator are re-installed.
08-15-2019 10:29 PM
quadrifolio
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Why is the water pump pulley so deep?
Ive seen this spacer also in a Spider mk2 witk monofarfale spica injection, but in this case was to clear the cranck poely due to having A/C system fitted, the compresor is a Sandem one
08-15-2019 07:20 PM
1750GT
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Why is the water pump pulley so deep?
That's what was fitted to the engine originally and is used to space out the deeper fan blade that is fitted to the US models. Even though I can't seem to locate it as a seperate part# in the US part catalogue...it maybe part of the fan blade as an assembly?
08-15-2019 07:02 PM
1750GT
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What brand of oil filter is that?
COMIT is cast on it. I would assume that depending on which filters are used ...the stickers (or marking in the case of the OE) will be different. Funny that out of all the duplicate stickers I acquired over the years...I have none for this filter.
08-15-2019 06:14 PM
PSk
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Why is the water pump pulley so deep?
Can't swim ...

Pete
08-15-2019 06:09 PM
PSk
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What brand of oil filter is that?
Cartridge. Screw on came out with the 2000, I believe.

Pete
08-15-2019 02:03 PM
brad fischer Why is the water pump pulley so deep?
08-15-2019 05:10 AM
ossodiseppia
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..and for good measure I threw on the alternator.....I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on this engine build...especially since the cylinder head is all ready to be re-assembled....(pics to follow)...

What brand of oil filter is that?
08-15-2019 04:02 AM
1750GT Well as it turned out...the balancing shop did not have the circlips in their possession....and as so often happens with misplaced items....sometimes you just need to take a break and resume the search...and sure enough a few days later....I find the dang things right there in the corner of my work bench!

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The liner o-rings however were nowhere to be found....so a quick call to Classic Alfa...was needed to order a new set (with a spare for good measure). I believe this time they came in record time..4 days amazingly. That allowed me to finally complete the installation of the liners, pistons, connecting rods and oil pump.

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..and for good measure I threw on the alternator.....I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on this engine build...especially since the cylinder head is all ready to be re-assembled....(pics to follow)...

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08-10-2019 06:23 PM
PSk Clean, and good luck

Pete
08-10-2019 04:40 PM
1750GT Today was a set aside so as to complete the assembly of the bottom end on the engine. I managed to install the main caps, lower timing chain and front cover...and a few of the ancillaries....

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When I got to the pistons and liners....I could not find the liner o rings and wrist pin clips..!!!!....arghhhh!!!!........I always left these in the box that the pistons came in....but they weren't there. I spent over an hour scouring every inch of my garage........and all the boxes...but to no avail!.... Then it dawned on me.....I brought that box with the pistons to the balancing shop didn't I?....yes I did, and this was the first time I opened the box up. So what's the likely hood that the shop didn't just toss them out?

Monday first thing I'm going to give them a call ....I hope lady luck is on my side. Should that not be the case....I see that the o rings are available from most of the suppliers....but no one lists wrist pin circlips. I suppose I could use the original ones.....but I already reassembled all the spare parts into an engine and I'd rather not have to dig that out and take it apart again.

Does anyone know where I can get these? Pistons are Borgos.
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