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Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   08-27-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By ianellisalfa
As Angus knows, (and Greig who has been extremely...

As Angus knows, (and Greig who has been extremely helpful) we have just been through exactly the same process, using parts from the same supplier. 25 hours to remove, strip, rebuild and replace the...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   01-24-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,344
Posted By ianellisalfa
Exactly what I said to Dorian, I've had a Bollino...

Exactly what I said to Dorian, I've had a Bollino d'Oro in the workshop that was an ex-Australian car & it was the same - didn't have the split grille....

Lovely looking car, if I can shift my...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   01-20-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By ianellisalfa
Also make sure your battery is tip top! GTV6s...

Also make sure your battery is tip top! GTV6s don't like anything less than 100% in my experience - they'll crank & crank without firing, put a jump pack on & they fire up straight away...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-04-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By ianellisalfa
Have to ask why the PO changed the head...

Have to ask why the PO changed the head gasket..... If the old one failed, why? Was it just old age or something else? Was the head checked for flatness? If it overheated previously & warped the...
Forum: Engine Conversions   05-01-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,533
Posted By ianellisalfa
I have a twinspark in my road legal track car...

I have a twinspark in my road legal track car running on TBs & stand alone ECU (Emerald) whilst in my daily driver I have a twinspark on Webers with the original Alfa (Bosch) ECU running the ignition...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-01-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By ianellisalfa
Yes, the inch or so closest to the windshield...

Yes, the inch or so closest to the windshield were painted black so that any gap between the rubber & the dash or rear parcel shelf didn't stand out in body colour.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-24-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,233
Posted By ianellisalfa
Firm front, soft rear is the key. My...

Firm front, soft rear is the key.

My preference for a fast but compliant road set up is: handling kit front end, Koni Sports halfway, standard rear springs cut to give a slightly lower rear...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-23-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By ianellisalfa
Steve, I have found the pedal position critical...

Steve, I have found the pedal position critical on RHD cars - if it's not far back enough (you have to lift your foot off the accelerator to apply the brake, not just slide across from one to the...
Forum: Sedan (1962-1977)   02-04-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,401
Posted By ianellisalfa
Cool car. That's a Bollino d'oro isn't it? My...

Cool car. That's a Bollino d'oro isn't it? My favourite Super model.

If you're upgrading to a fast road 2.0 engine I would recommend upgrading the front brakes too! The big brake kits sold by the...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   10-30-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By ianellisalfa
I too, really don't like Bilsteins on road cars...

I too, really don't like Bilsteins on road cars (especially on the rear - I just don't think there's enough weight at the back). The ride on a poor surface reminds me of travelling in an old 60s/ 70s...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   10-30-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By ianellisalfa
My experience with Dunlop-braked cars is often...

My experience with Dunlop-braked cars is often this: the calipers have a self-adjusting mechanism internally which doesn't (self-adjust) so the handbrake gets higher & higher... the mechanic or owner...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-23-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By ianellisalfa
The switch that goes into the union in the engine...

The switch that goes into the union in the engine bay has a tapered thread & therefore no washer. The dual circuit RHD cars have a pressure regulating valve (B in the picture) which also has a switch...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-23-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By ianellisalfa
That is definitely for a kamm-tail.

That is definitely for a kamm-tail.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-04-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By ianellisalfa
Sometimes the pump mechanism itself sticks &...

Sometimes the pump mechanism itself sticks & won't pump the fuel to the jet - if you remove the brass cap covering each pump jet & operate the throttle you should see fuel rise up around the jet. If...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-19-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,180
Posted By ianellisalfa
I always recommend a starting point of 28F and...

I always recommend a starting point of 28F and 25R and play around a bit from there. Never understood why you'd want less pressure in front tyres that carry more weight.....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-14-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By ianellisalfa
Yep, 5 - 5.5 turns sounds about right. Usually...

Yep, 5 - 5.5 turns sounds about right. Usually have to wind them in a turn to get the car through an MOT but the idle goes lumpy so I just wind them out again afterwards....
If it stumbles as soon...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   04-23-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By ianellisalfa
I think Alfastop in the UK also sell them.

I think Alfastop in the UK also sell them.
Forum: Sedan (1962-1977)   03-21-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,266
Posted By ianellisalfa
Lovely car - looks like a Bollino d'Oro? Please...

Lovely car - looks like a Bollino d'Oro? Please don't modify it too much!
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   03-12-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,999
Posted By ianellisalfa
That's what I meant :shifty:

That's what I meant :shifty:
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   03-11-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By ianellisalfa
Spot-on!

Spot-on!
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   03-11-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,999
Posted By ianellisalfa
There are 3 different sizes of rods - if it has a...

There are 3 different sizes of rods - if it has a spin-on oil filter attached to the front timing cover, it is the long fat one, if it has the element filter in the can attached to the block, it has...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   02-14-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By ianellisalfa
There have been a few threads on this on the BB -...

There have been a few threads on this on the BB - it seems 3M do a product similar to the original sticky-back-plastic faux wood. I found a supplier in the UK but never went any further because the...
Forum: Sedan (1962-1977)   02-13-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By ianellisalfa
Are you on stock suspension? I had this...

Are you on stock suspension? I had this discussion with Andrew at Alfaholics when I fitted one of their kits & a set of 15" rims with 195/55 tyres - when the car is on the ramp the tyres rub the...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   02-11-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By ianellisalfa
Sounds like the non-return valve in the servo...

Sounds like the non-return valve in the servo isn't releasing the vacuum after you've lifted off the brake pedal. The other thing that can happen is the rubber elbow on the underside of the servo...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   02-09-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By ianellisalfa
Classic | Glysantin®...

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