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Forum: Australian Forum   02-02-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By evilgidget
Peter... Check your messages please

Peter... Check your messages please
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   03-28-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By evilgidget
Alfetta sedan handbrake lever assembly

Would you believe, I snapped my lever off the other day. Went to repair it, but won't hold together so looking for a replacement... I don't know if there's a difference between LHD & RHD levers, mine...
Forum: Australian Forum   03-17-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By evilgidget
Thanks Andrew, I'm already sorted now and the car...

Thanks Andrew, I'm already sorted now and the car is back on the road. Cheers though :)
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   02-20-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 55,936
Posted By evilgidget
Seiko 5. Love 'em. One small face for everyday...

Seiko 5. Love 'em.
One small face for everyday abusing.
One large face for showing off.
One mid face that I inherited from my Grandfather a few years ago.
Forum: Boxer Engined Alfa Romeos   02-20-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By evilgidget
Absolutely! It's quite possible that coolant is...

Absolutely! It's quite possible that coolant is spraying out under pressure. Start with the obvious issue first, much easier ;)
Forum: Boxer Engined Alfa Romeos   02-12-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By evilgidget
So it's leaking coolant *onto the ground* from...

So it's leaking coolant *onto the ground* from under the engine somewhere, you just can't see where? In that case, it could be the water pump.

If it was the heater core, you'd have wet carpet, but...
Forum: Boxer Engined Alfa Romeos   02-12-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By evilgidget
Best to borrow a cooling system pressure tester &...

Best to borrow a cooling system pressure tester & see where it's going. Coolant will be leaking from around timing covers if it's the water pump. A possibility if you can't see it leaking from the...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   02-12-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By evilgidget
I don't know whether there are similar places in...

I don't know whether there are similar places in the US that might do it, but I had a company called EFI Spares rebuild my late Alfetta vac advance unit here in Australia when the diaphragm failed 12...
Forum: Australian Forum   02-10-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By evilgidget
I use Turin Imports for most of my stuff,...

I use Turin Imports for most of my stuff, sometimes ebay or UK suppliers, depending on what I need or how urgently. But in capital cities there are usually specialist garages who can help too,...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   01-29-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By evilgidget
Been there, done that. 2 weeks of cloud cover in...

Been there, done that. 2 weeks of cloud cover in winter tests even the best independent solar systems. I used to get about a week of cloudy winter days out of mine, then had to resort to early nights...
Forum: AlfaBB Website Support/Help from Autoguide   01-27-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 41,631
Posted By evilgidget
I'm happy to try new things - after a bit of a...

I'm happy to try new things - after a bit of a play, I'm getting used to the new layout & it seems to work much better than the old one. Nice & fast on my poor old laptop now too.

The only thing I...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   01-10-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By evilgidget
Hi Richard, I'm not too familiar on the balancing...

Hi Richard, I'm not too familiar on the balancing arrangement for the Alfetta engines, so I have to ask whether this will be a bolt-on application or whether it will require further balancing of the...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   01-06-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By evilgidget
Thanks Alex, I've sent you a PM. The doors...

Thanks Alex, I've sent you a PM.

The doors themselves are perfect, screw holes and all - It's just that the trims have gotten wet and the backing has gone to mush.
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   01-06-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By evilgidget
I've looked them up, they have a LH rear one...

I've looked them up, they have a LH rear one available. My colour too. I'm awaiting a reply on other trims, but looks like that might be what's left. Thankyou for your help Alex, if you're happy to...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   01-04-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By evilgidget
sedan door trims

Is there anything that can be done to save the cardboard door trims once they go soft? Or is there a way of making a new backing? I'd like to do something with the ones in my sedan before the fabric...
Forum: Engine Conversions   12-28-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By evilgidget
There's no reason why it can't be done, what's...

There's no reason why it can't be done, what's your thoughts on it? Just curious to see if it could be done? Although it'd be a LOT of work, not a cheap exercise and the originality of the car would...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   12-22-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,107
Posted By evilgidget
A bit hard to read some of them, but this is a...

A bit hard to read some of them, but this is a chart of what different cars had and their factory jetting. Should give an idea on where you're starting at....
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   12-19-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,107
Posted By evilgidget
I have stock-jetted DHLA40G's on my Alfetta which...

I have stock-jetted DHLA40G's on my Alfetta which had similar issues to yours not so long ago. I pulled them off & rekitted them, found a HEAP of crud in the jet chamber underneath the body, despite...
Forum: Australian Forum   12-17-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,929
Posted By evilgidget
Sounds good in theory Pete, but legally you're...

Sounds good in theory Pete, but legally you're not allowed to do that for a street car anymore. Not by cutting & rewelding tube over the shaft, anyway. Last time I was talking about something similar...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   12-02-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By evilgidget
Alfetta sedan door trims

Hi, I'm chasing a pair of front door trims (or a full set) for my '80 Alfetta 2000L sedan. Prefer the blue/grey colour & without speaker holes, but will consider trims with speaker holes depending on...
Forum: Australian Forum   12-02-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By evilgidget
valve shims

Hi lads, has anyone got stocks of shims locally they want to part with or share? I need to do a valve adjust shortly on my Alfetta.

Cheers :)
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   11-27-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 95,941
Posted By evilgidget
Keep it up, Midlife. You'll get there eventually....

Keep it up, Midlife. You'll get there eventually. Check & recheck, be sure of measurements & it'll work out. You're close & I don't doubt you've got an audience wanting to see you get through to the...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   11-24-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 95,941
Posted By evilgidget
I know the noise with the stethoscope sounds like...

I know the noise with the stethoscope sounds like it's from number 4 exhaust, but has any consideration been given to additional load from the heavier valvesprings/high lift cams causing chain the...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   11-07-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 921
Posted By evilgidget
Jets in DellOrto DHLA40G's

Hi all,

I'm about to embark on a little performance upgrade on my Alfetta (fitting higher lift/longer duration cams to an otherwise-stock engine), but it needs a bit of carb maintenance first,...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   11-04-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By evilgidget
I would expect that the tyres would cause it to...

I would expect that the tyres would cause it to drift one way under all conditions, not just under acceleration. Give it a few days driving it first, I wonder whether the act of jacking it to change...
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