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Forum: Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft   Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,586
Posted By crackie
Yeah, my bearing puller has suffered through me...

Yeah, my bearing puller has suffered through me learning how to use a press...so it is pretty beat up.

Fry Daddy is a great idea. I was going to use a toaster oven I got free. Silly question,...
Forum: Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft   10-12-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,586
Posted By crackie
Just to add on to pantera928's endorsement, I...

Just to add on to pantera928's endorsement, I took JimG's method one step further by:

1. Using a bent, cheap Harbor Freight bearing separator. I straightened the tool out enough the get a decent...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-07-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By crackie
Thanks - this is super helpful. I haven't done...

Thanks - this is super helpful. I haven't done this job in 20 years and I was pretty sure that they were press fit, so confirming that helps a lot. And your suggestion above for measurement sounds...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   10-06-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By crackie
So I have decided to go with a new box (repro or...

So I have decided to go with a new box (repro or billet, haven't decided which yet). If you look at various "my Burman box broke" threads, they crack where mine did, they crack where they bolt to...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-05-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By crackie
Thanks for that Andrew. Let me clarify my...

Thanks for that Andrew. Let me clarify my question a little better.

Where I am stumped is what the angle of the drop link needs to be in respect to the sway bar itself. If memory serves, once I...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-04-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By crackie
Front Sway Bar Drop Link Orientation

I have earlier style press-on sway bar drop links like below. I am putting them on a stock sway bar that didn't have drop links installed on it, so I have no reference for the angle at which the new...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-04-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By crackie
That is a Berlina with attitude!

That is a Berlina with attitude!
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-04-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By crackie
Yep - it was the gold one I recall. I thought...

Yep - it was the gold one I recall. I thought about it for about 10 mins...like we all do with any interesting Alfas for sale withing driving distance. ;-)

Flames - that sounds fun!
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-04-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By crackie
Hawthorne. Don't get caught in the rain like I...

Hawthorne. Don't get caught in the rain like I did yesterday! Got suckered into driving the GTV6 by a sunbreak. Only the second time in 7 years I've had it that it has gotten wet. I drive it or...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-04-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By crackie
Welcome to PDX with your new red GTV6. There...

Welcome to PDX with your new red GTV6. There aren't many here (mine gets lonely). I've NEVER seen one on the road. Congrats on your purchase and (mostly) great drive north.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   10-04-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By crackie
There a number of dash covers/pads available out...

There a number of dash covers/pads available out there. I am happy with mine, though I'd have to search to remember what I bought years ago. Happy to, if helpful.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-04-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By crackie
Wow - no one here has ever bought the...

Wow - no one here has ever bought the reproduction Burman box case from one of the Europeam suppliers? No one?
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   10-02-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By crackie
Thanks all - this is really helpful.

Thanks all - this is really helpful.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-01-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By crackie
Can Anyone Vouch for Repro Burman Box?

So I hear great things about the Alfaholics billet Burman box. But can anyone vouch for the standard reproduction made from normal aluminum alloy? They are available from Alfaholics as well, though...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   09-30-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By crackie
Horsewidower - was yours cracked at the same...

Horsewidower - was yours cracked at the same point as mine in the picture?
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   09-30-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By crackie
Burman Box - Micro-Cracks - Options?

I've read all the threads here on the bb and believe that the cracks below are, essentially, the death of my Burman box. And that, really, the only real replacement options are:



...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   09-23-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
  For Sale: 1985 GTV6
Views: 1,535
Posted By crackie
Beautiful GTV6. How does the driver seat side...

Beautiful GTV6. How does the driver seat side bolster look? Wasn’t in the seat picture and figured those looking would like to know.

GLWS!
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   09-17-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By crackie
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   09-16-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By crackie
specracer77 - please post back to thread what you...

specracer77 - please post back to thread what you find out from Classic Alfa. Would be good to know what cars their badge will fit.

Thanks.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   09-13-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By crackie
Here you go: ...

Here you go:
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alfetta-gtv6-1972-1986/445697-before-i-break.html
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   09-06-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
  82 GTV6
Views: 344
Posted By crackie
Do you know where it is now?

Do you know where it is now?
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-29-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,700
Posted By crackie
Bullwrinkle- I just went through same, but...

Bullwrinkle-

I just went through same, but with a rear diff pumpkin. I tried different methods and wrote up results here:
...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-26-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By crackie
Yeah - it’s what would be called a “low...

Yeah - it’s what would be called a “low reputation website” by some anti-malware programs because it is so ancient and uses non-standard web page components. Here’s the Yelp page with contact info...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-24-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By crackie
Since this a relatively non-actionable thread,...

Since this a relatively non-actionable thread, thought I’d put something related and useful out here.

A couple weeks ago there was a brand new Alfetta engine for sale still in the crate from...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   08-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By crackie
Sounds incorrect. So it was likely replaced. If...

Sounds incorrect. So it was likely replaced. If you decide to put a correct one it, they are not hard to come by.
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