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Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Gordon Raymond
In some cases if members contact a moderator with...

In some cases if members contact a moderator with a request, it is possible for that moderator to forward PM's. However, this is for those that wish to remain BB members, not just post one message.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   Today, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,842
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Pictures of the car have vanished for some BB...

Pictures of the car have vanished for some BB readers including ME. This may be an ongoing BB upgrade, or something else. Vespam5 might repost the photos here if he has time, or we can wait awhile...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   10-10-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Gordon Raymond
I've a late '65 manufactured 101 Giulia Spider...

I've a late '65 manufactured 101 Giulia Spider Veloce with the 105 casting number head, car titled as a '66. No loops on the head.
That said, many of the late 101 Giulia Veloce cars came with...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-09-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 55,047
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Because otherwise the some valves will hang out...

Because otherwise the some valves will hang out below the CC edge so you can bend the stems without much effort. You don't want to do that. Really.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-09-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 969
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Ferrari pre '68 painted all blocks, heads and...

Ferrari pre '68 painted all blocks, heads and transmission / transaxle cases. They used a silver paint, the color which is identical to Harley Davidson case paint that is sold in rattle cans. Partly...
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   10-08-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Gordon Raymond
The best answer is "maybe" as there are other...

The best answer is "maybe" as there are other considerations. Try a regular stepnose stick from the same period. It might be the best fit, if not the same as the original. Race engine variations can...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   10-08-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,961
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Generally, ANY pump with a lower price than OEM...

Generally, ANY pump with a lower price than OEM will be from some unknown maker. Look at it this way. If a seller has one at a high price and one seemingly identical at a low price, HE paid more for...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   10-07-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 43,547
Posted By Gordon Raymond
You have probably read about the Ausca "Normale"...

You have probably read about the Ausca "Normale" manifold made up after-hours, that with a pair of Veloce cams made the 1600 Normale both quicker and faster than the Veloces... Trickery.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   10-07-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Gordon Raymond
I forgot to post these on my return home. First...

I forgot to post these on my return home. First two are the cars right, second two are the left. This is my unrestored, original car owned from new in '65. Both side bumpers are close but do not...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   10-07-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 43,547
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Ausca did run negative camber just like Smokie,...

Ausca did run negative camber just like Smokie, with the GTA solid rear axles ( How DID they do that?)
My own Ausca spider has 3 degrees - in back.... Not hard to notice if you look straight down...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   10-07-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Yes, the screw is "supposed" to regulate...

Yes, the screw is "supposed" to regulate pressure. It does not regulate as much as the after-market "Filter-King" filter / regulator but it does adjust. The screw is often stuck as it corrodes and...
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   10-07-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Gordon Raymond
I suppose you needed a more specific answer....

I suppose you needed a more specific answer. Where is your GTA dipstick TUBE located? Different sumps/ blocks and front cover GTA engine builds had the dipstick TUBE located, 1) on the front cover,...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   10-07-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 25,135
Posted By Gordon Raymond
The Viton tach drive seals I use, come from...

The Viton tach drive seals I use, come from Metric Seals in Noblesville Indiana. Measure an old one or (if you can see it) the size is usually cast in the rubber.
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   10-07-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Depends on which GTA sump you are running....

Depends on which GTA sump you are running. Contact Ok parts and Engineering in Germany as they offer replica GTA sumps of the different depths and materials. They will know and possibly have a source.
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   10-06-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,961
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Here is the procedure for R & R the crank driven...

Here is the procedure for R & R the crank driven bronze gear. Remove the pump bottom and idler gear. Remove the relief valve spring retainer, spring and piston. Place the upper body in the special...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   10-03-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,961
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Tooth profile is clearly different between "new"...

Tooth profile is clearly different between "new" and OEM above. In my rebuilds, I only use OEM gears, as obviously those worked just fine for Alfa for more than 50 years. Is the alloy different? Who...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Collectibles, Literature & Manuals For Sale & Wanted   10-02-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Gordon Raymond
He runs the show here. This picture is titled, "...

He runs the show here. This picture is titled, " Uh, you know there is NO FOOD HERE!"
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   10-02-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,961
Posted By Gordon Raymond
I build Alfa oil pumps to different clearances...

I build Alfa oil pumps to different clearances for use with different engine types and application. Race engines are different (obviously) than those built for street application, and FI engines have...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   10-01-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 25,135
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Here's mine. I've been happily looking at it for...

Here's mine. I've been happily looking at it for 54 years.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   10-01-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Gordon Raymond
I've repaired the manifolds with cracks or broken...

I've repaired the manifolds with cracks or broken necks successfully and undetectably, but it is not inexpensive. If a frozen screw in thermostat MUST be removed, and is electrolytically bonded, it...
Forum: Picture Room   10-01-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 2,718,245
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Last chance. If members DO NOT stop the current...

Last chance. If members DO NOT stop the current activity on this thread, the thread will be closed and disappear. DO YOU ALL UNDERSTAND? The Moderators have been patient with you long enough.
EB...
Forum: Picture Room   09-30-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 2,718,245
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Thanks Brian! Thanks Eric.

Thanks Brian! Thanks Eric.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Collectibles, Literature & Manuals For Sale & Wanted   09-30-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Gordon Raymond
I gave mine to Mike Besic.

I gave mine to Mike Besic.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-29-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Is there a drain under your radiator? If so,...

Is there a drain under your radiator? If so, drain about 1 gallon or a little more of coolant mix (you are NOT using just water, are you?) and open up above to access the thermostat. There will be...
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   09-29-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Gordon Raymond
Many years ago when I saw these engines run on...

Many years ago when I saw these engines run on the "Go-Power" dyno at Ausca, 135/140 corrected Hp was realistic. It varied a bit with cams used at specific RPM. Some preferred the cams that moved the...
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