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Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   12-26-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By papajam
Simple test for this really (assuming an intake...

Simple test for this really (assuming an intake manifold vacuum source is available). Just hook up a vacuum gauge and crack open the throttle. If the vacuum drops then comes back up, all is normal....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-26-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By papajam
There are 3 documented VVT types that I found. ...

There are 3 documented VVT types that I found.
1980?-1984 uses centrifugal actuation at engine speeds exceeding 1650 RPM. (1)
1985-1989 have a TPS (Throttle Position Switch) actuated VVT when...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-26-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By papajam
...and expected as written back in post #9. ...

...and expected as written back in post #9.
Please click on this Web Cam link (http://www.webcamshafts.com/pages_misc/degreeing.html) and scroll to the bottom of the page to ‘Varying Lobe Separation...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   12-26-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,391
Posted By papajam
Thanks all. Just trying to perpetuate the...

Thanks all.
Just trying to perpetuate the information, knowledge and the spirit to share it.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   12-24-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By papajam
As an update , I had a very nice chat with Phil...

As an update , I had a very nice chat with Phil today. Some additional info was discussed which included;

and as a result, one of the things that may happen is the rad may come out and get cored,...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-24-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By papajam
Nice explanation Richard but I'm just the...

Nice explanation Richard but I'm just the messenger for the Shankle write up below.

Happy Kringle.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   12-24-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By papajam
Thanks for the info! My initial, short answer...

Thanks for the info!
My initial, short answer thought is to button things up and just drive the car as no real problem exists.

Now for the long answers/thoughts.
The gauge temps reading the same...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   12-23-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By papajam
A potential valuable piece of info is missing;...

A potential valuable piece of info is missing; what was the temp gauge reading during the drive?
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   12-23-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,366
Posted By papajam
I know of one NOS unit that's (still?) available....

I know of one NOS unit that's (still?) available. I'll make a phone call...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-22-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By papajam
Switching off the VVT maintains a retarded timed...

Switching off the VVT maintains a retarded timed intake cam, which decreases valve overlap which can increase high end power (at the expense of low end).
Advancing the intake cam timing via the VVT...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-21-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 820
  Sticky: 105/115 GT Registry
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Posted By papajam
d'Amico & Tabucchi put chassis 1222573 as a...

d'Amico & Tabucchi put chassis 1222573 as a Series 1 (flatdash) GT 1300 Jr manufactured in 1968. Alfa parts manuals put the start of Series 2 Jrs (1750 dash) with chassis 1230001.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,988
Posted By papajam
Normal! It means that the power supply to the...

Normal!
It means that the power supply to the injectors, and the main relay that supplies it, are functioning as designed.
On to the next thing...…
Forum: Alfa Romeo Collectibles, Literature & Manuals For Sale & Wanted   12-21-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By papajam
There are actually a lot more versions than these...

There are actually a lot more versions than these plus many of them have revisions/supplements to each version. So much so it can make your head spin!

After some research, and without the benefit...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-21-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,988
Posted By papajam
Just to confirm, test the injector pin voltage...

Just to confirm, test the injector pin voltage with key on and with one test light lead connected to ground. Testing with the test light pin to pin will show zero voltage since both wires should have...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-21-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,890
Posted By papajam
Of which 1,500 chassis numbers were assigned to...

Of which 1,500 chassis numbers were assigned to 1972 USA market GTVs. The actual number of USA chassis built was probably less.
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   12-21-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By papajam
Parts book says that the threads that screw into...

Parts book says that the threads that screw into the diff housing are 8 x 1.25mm while the axle tube threads are 8 x 1mm. Seven of the eight studs are 32mm long and one stud is 41mm.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-20-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,016
Posted By papajam
I remove the 2 that are on the frame. ...

I remove the 2 that are on the frame.
Completely remove the one on top as it's a bolt while the one the bottom is a nut on a stud so it only need be loosened some half way.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-20-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By papajam
Unfortunately, no additional paper manuals to...

Unfortunately, no additional paper manuals to help out. Lots of microfiche to look at though if need be.

The change from the right side to left side dipstick was partially dependent on the engine...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-20-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By papajam
The plot thickens. For USA cars, the Alfetta...

The plot thickens.
For USA cars, the Alfetta blocks and sumps came in two flavors; dipstick in block or dipstick in sump. In both cases, the dipstick tubes screw in and have an oil return fitting....
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-19-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By papajam
From the USA version parts book...

From the USA version parts book...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   12-19-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By papajam
Putting in the wrong fuse, or jumping it with...

Putting in the wrong fuse, or jumping it with foil, may end in tears. Why not just disconnect the wire connector instead?

EDIT: I wrote the following in another thread not long ago;
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   12-19-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,091
Posted By papajam
Sure, I understand and respect that opinion. I...

Sure, I understand and respect that opinion. I just don't agree with it.
To me, it is physically impossible for that much oil to run down an exhaust guide, flow through a closed exhaust valve,...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-19-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,988
Posted By papajam
The relay numbers I have are; Bosch - 0 332...

The relay numbers I have are;

Bosch - 0 332 014 125
Sepia - 0440 12V
Alfa - 116.00.65135.00
FIAT - 60513939
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   12-19-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,091
Posted By papajam
Yes, that's the objective of the MEK; to dissolve...

Yes, that's the objective of the MEK; to dissolve any gum/carbon that might be in the rings/grooves. It's currently an unknown if there is any.
But the MEK procedure is not doing a thing to fix the...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   12-19-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,091
Posted By papajam
To be honest Murray, I think all this...

To be honest Murray, I think all this cleaning/de-carbonizing is a moot exercise since it is addressing a symptom, not the cause. Descriptions, testing and photographic evidence show oil cascading...
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