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Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   Today, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Del
It's so clean...

It's so clean...
Forum: Motorsports   Today, 12:21 PM
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Views: 15,239
Posted By Del
Hamilton just might have taken Vettel on the...

Hamilton just might have taken Vettel on the "real" last lap, but the officials screwed the race up by calling it short by one lap. We will never know.

Whatever, he will most likely win the...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By Del
Common occurrence with Alfas, esp of that period....

Common occurrence with Alfas, esp of that period. I think mine was the same, built in 64 (sixth production Sprint Gt, so I was told), titled as a 65. Forget about it.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   Yesterday, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Del
"Pool time coming up after this lament" ...

"Pool time coming up after this lament"

Alas, our lap pool is down for the winter. Costs too much to heat it to the temps we like (we may be Scandinavian in ancestry, however, brushing ice away...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,793
Posted By Del
Amazing. All that stuff in my LS is pretty new...

Amazing. All that stuff in my LS is pretty new looking, so far. Of course, I do spray everything in the bays of our Alfas with Armorall every couple of years, and I think that helps. The...
Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Del
I often get Alfa parts from Jason (Alfissimo...

I often get Alfa parts from Jason (Alfissimo International) and DiFatta.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-11-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14,371
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Posted By Del
"reminded me of trying to get to the crab meat at...

"reminded me of trying to get to the crab meat at the crab feed...also why I hate crab feeds"

You just have to know how to tear them apart and then use the long skinny crab meat extraction rod,...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-11-2019, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Del
Took the 91S out for a nice drive in perfect...

Took the 91S out for a nice drive in perfect weather today. Had to go to our big sailboat marina in town, Shilshole, to close up our little old sailboat for the season. Plugged in the cabin...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-10-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14,371
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Posted By Del
"IF I can do a 24v timing belt change, you can" ...

"IF I can do a 24v timing belt change, you can"

Yeah I could, but I always have a tough time starting. I am always reluctant to start if I haven't done it before, even if as an engineer, I can...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-10-2019, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Del
Yes, gas prices are different, for sure. That is...

Yes, gas prices are different, for sure. That is one thing about the SS in tradeoff for the performance. However, the LS and S, LS esp, don't get that much better gas mileage, esp if one drives them...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-10-2019, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Del
"I'd jump on that SS in a heartbeat" Depends...

"I'd jump on that SS in a heartbeat"

Depends on what his asking price for the SS will be of course. Knowing him, I'm not sure he would give us a decent deal. We decided that we wouldn't be...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-10-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Del
Yes, the default fan speed setting is speed...

Yes, the default fan speed setting is speed number 2, assuming you have a B, L, or S model 164. It sits there unless the hvac computer decides that the cabin temperature is too far away from the...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-09-2019, 07:57 PM
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Views: 866,734
Posted By Del
"Came close to buying a Montreal back when they...

"Came close to buying a Montreal back when they were still reasonable"

Came close myself to buying a Montreal, but Carlo warned me off, saying that some parts were very difficult to get, and some...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   10-07-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Del
I like that pump. Better than the poorly working...

I like that pump. Better than the poorly working plunger style hand pump. Will buy one.

BTW: Veloce Pininfarina
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   10-05-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Del
All I know is that he was successful in competing...

All I know is that he was successful in competing against bigger cars with greater displacement engines. And, the engine never had a problem in the half dozen or so seasons he raced but he did have...
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   10-05-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Del
"I am personally familiar with one Autodelta 1300...

"I am personally familiar with one Autodelta 1300 GTA junior that was regularly shifted at 9,000rpm - not run steady - and it lasted forever"

Same for a friend of mine who years ago raced his 59...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-04-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Del
Yup, quality paint jobs. Had a friend with a...

Yup, quality paint jobs. Had a friend with a van, was going to take it in for a new spray. He made the mistake of taking it camping the weekend before He forgot to wash the rocker panels and...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-04-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Del
Looks pretty darn good, although not quite as...

Looks pretty darn good, although not quite as 'cute' as the regular 500. Should be a whole lot more practical. I like it.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-03-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Del
I have those same Type E wheels on my two 164s...

I have those same Type E wheels on my two 164s and like them, so easy to clean if nothing else. Plus I happen to like the look, not overly fancy.

Too bad they have tires on them, and back in Ct. ...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   10-03-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,279
Posted By Del
"No one on this thread seems to have water...

"No one on this thread seems to have water leaking into the oil. All external leaks including mine"

True. However, it is a common ailment in high mileage Alfa engines, both the four banger and...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   10-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Del
You do want a little slack in cables such as...

You do want a little slack in cables such as these as shown above to allow for engine movement. Do not cut them shorter as to be straight when installed.
Forum: Engine Management   10-01-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By Del
I see replacements for the Bosch 0 227 100 123 on...

I see replacements for the Bosch 0 227 100 123 on eBay for ~$30. Product needn't be Bosch.

At these prices, I have several aftermarket spares for the Bosch units (one of the Bosch has already...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-01-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By Del
Alas, I suspect Steve may be correct.

Alas, I suspect Steve may be correct.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-01-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By Del
Sorry to hear of these troubles. Would be a real...

Sorry to hear of these troubles. Would be a real shame to see such a nice example parted out, as there are many used transmissions available, if that is a problem, although my personal opinion is...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-01-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By Del
The 4500 psi strength value you quote is not the...

The 4500 psi strength value you quote is not the same as adhesion to another surface strength. In many cases, the epoxy just lifts/pops off it's mating surface long before the epoxy matrix itself...
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