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Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   06-13-2019, 11:44 AM
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Posted By B24Spider
Oh, and please don't talk about smoke, holy or...

Oh, and please don't talk about smoke, holy or otherwise, when discussing the generator/regulator.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   06-13-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By B24Spider
We never put the top up or side curtains on, so...

We never put the top up or side curtains on, so air conditioning is full blast, full time. Hot or cold...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   06-13-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By B24Spider
(osso- Thank you for the move.) Thanks all,...

(osso- Thank you for the move.)

Thanks all, panic temporarily averted.

Actually, my primary consideration is originality; as the Spider is a preservation car, even the headlights are the...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   06-11-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By B24Spider
Looking for Dim Bulbs...

....to match the others on my 1955 Lancia.

I am looking for older two filament 12V brake/turn signal bulbs with 20/3 watts rating and "standard" BAY15d base.

Philips 12500 and Osram 7241 are...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Collectibles, Literature & Manuals For Sale & Wanted   06-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By B24Spider
Bump.... Fathers Day is almost here!!

Bump....

Fathers Day is almost here!!
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   04-22-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By B24Spider
I don't like tank liner for all of the above...

I don't like tank liner for all of the above reasons, plus tanks often rust under the liner. Some liners are permanently hardened by exposure to fuel, making further repair nasty and difficult. And...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   04-20-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By B24Spider
Older tanks were made from "terneplate", steel...

Older tanks were made from "terneplate", steel with a layer of terne, a tin/lead alloy similar to solder, on both sides.

Another answer is tinning:

Any soldered flanges, etc. must be marked and...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   04-14-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Nope. No way, no how. (expletive deleted) Zuck.

Nope. No way, no how. (expletive deleted) Zuck.
Forum: Other Italian Cars   04-13-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
That's... rather interesting. I'm sure the story...

That's... rather interesting. I'm sure the story is too. Well made, but why not just source a 3C set, as there's already the manifold? Pertinax? Is that phenolic?

On a related (?) note, have you...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   03-23-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By B24Spider
I've just edited my last post to correct the...

I've just edited my last post to correct the spelling of Giubo, the flex donut. I knew better, but did it anyway....

-Steve

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giubo
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   03-01-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By B24Spider
To add to what Geoff has said about...

To add to what Geoff has said about (Aurelia/Flaminia) driveshaft alignment, to verify that the transaxle and motor are pointed at each other (or are at least reasonably close, as shimming either is...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   01-17-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By B24Spider
Brian, I had enquired about the catalog some...

Brian,
I had enquired about the catalog some years back when it was on offer. For a number of reasons I passed on it, but hadn't forgotten about it. I had recently decided to contact you and ask if...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-14-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
On Aurelia motors, with more drilled water...

On Aurelia motors, with more drilled water passages, it is, in my eye, critical. I remove the plugs and use slightly larger diameter extra long aircraft drills to clean them out, and make new flush...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-14-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Giovanni, I don't have an engine laboratory, I...

Giovanni,
I don't have an engine laboratory, I don't know it's absolute effectiveness, I am just trying to understand the efforts of the designers. I'm also not sure that the water pump provides...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-14-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Here are old shots of a display motor and...

Here are old shots of a display motor and transaxle that were for sale some years ago that I passed on. I had fantasies about what might have been usable off them, but came to realize that they were...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-14-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Hubert, My pictures are embarrassing next to...

Hubert,
My pictures are embarrassing next to your well lit photography, but at least these ones load. I think I can upload the two pics of the complete motor and transaxle in another post.

The...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
With a hot block and chilled liners they drop...

With a hot block and chilled liners they drop right in. I have a puller I use to make sure they stay seated as they cool. You can use a good mallet, and an insert to protect the upper edge of the...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-12-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Pull them cold, insert them into a hot (260-280F)...

Pull them cold, insert them into a hot (260-280F) block. 5/6S Aurelia also.
-Steve
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   01-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 37,527
Posted By B24Spider
Nick/VeloceSA, It's been a while since I was...

Nick/VeloceSA,
It's been a while since I was last on this thread, and am glad to see the Pozzi color wheel. May I ask if it contains a few Lancia colors, both Max Meyer names and numbers,...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Hubert, Sorry to be slow to answer. The hole...

Hubert,
Sorry to be slow to answer. The hole you noticed is indeed a coolant channel. It goes vertically down to the longitudinal front to rear channel, that also ties in to the left to right...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   12-23-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Very, very interesting improvement in...

Very, very interesting improvement in power/weight ratio! So, maybe you should bring it to Bonneville next summer?

And definitely more exciting than dissecting the Spiders' ignition switch to find...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   12-17-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Excellent work as usual, Hubert, but this time I...

Excellent work as usual, Hubert, but this time I admit mixed feelings.

I've struggled with a similar issue on Aurelias. The voltage regulator is delicate, if I can put it that way. Several...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Collectibles, Literature & Manuals For Sale & Wanted   12-05-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By B24Spider
Pocher K73 Alfa 8C 2300 Touring Gran Sport

Just in time for the holidays!!

Open, but all parts bags still sealed, no parts removed from their trees.

Priced to sell at $350 plus shipping. Prefer pick-up. San Francisco Bay Area.
Forum: Other Italian Cars   09-22-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Thanks Danny, wish I could see the picture, but...

Thanks Danny, wish I could see the picture, but as I don't have the latest OS, I can't see many of the pictures posted.

Lancia had one of the better foundries in Italy, if not Europe, and their...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   09-22-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 80,056
Posted By B24Spider
Hubert, If you're making master/booster kits...

Hubert,
If you're making master/booster kits for PF 2.8, put me down for a set too, please. While I don't have another one at the moment, I still have hopes.

As for the corrosion, you have my...
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