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post #151 of 197 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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those white inserts are not factory.

People sometimes use things like that to try stiffen up a bad trans mount in situ.
Or sometimes to stiffen a new mount for track purposes (some suppliers offer aluminium inserts)

I'd wouldn't use them on a road car.
Interesting, thanks. I would have assumed they're stock the way they fit in those two holes. I'll toss 'em.
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post #152 of 197 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 07:07 AM
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The engine is looking good! Glad to see you're making progress.

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thanks Kevin. now if i could just stop finding things to make better
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thanks Kevin. now if i could just stop finding things to make better
Exactly! The mission creep is difficult to resist!

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Waiting on a couple of seals, a new battery support tray, and my oil pump, so I knocked out a couple of tasks not related to the engine rebuild: first I installed the new transmission mount; the old one had served it’s time! Next I started in on the nanky old battery tray😝. I drilled it out and started cleaning the area up. Not too bad... nothing more than surface rust on the frame that the tray was mounted to. It’s going to be tough to blend in the new paint without giving in to an engine compartment restoration. Gotta keep on task though.....NO RESTORATIONS!!! Drive the car and be happy Mark.
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Excellent work! I couldn’t agree with you more, stay on task and you’re doing great!
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Excellent work! I couldn’t agree with you more, stay on task and you’re doing great!
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.....NO RESTORATIONS!!! Drive the car and be happy Mark.
Good man! Ever forward!

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All cleaned, rust is killed and ready for primer
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All cleaned, rust is killed and ready for primer
Ah, nice*!

My Duetto dodgy and decomposing battery tray begat a rusty flimsy inner chassis rail and lower rad mount (that a PO had hidden and glued back on with silastic, ffs!)

*So you suck and got away easy


Are you going to replace the battery tray, or delete (like me) and relocate the battery somewhere else?

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I'm going to replace it with one from Classic Alfa. It should be here today so hopefully I can get it welded on this weekend. Yea I got pretty lucky with this car. My uncle owned it before me and maybe put two thousand miles on it in the 20 years he owned it. He bought it from his long time friend who had owned it for the 10 years prior. The engine had been rebuilt before (I just did it again) at some point prior to my uncle owning it and the floor boards have been patched with sheet metal and an acetylene torch. So my guess is that was a while ago. Other than that it runs great, looks pretty good though the 80's era paint re spray needs to come off and be redone correctly; but most people wouldn't even notice or care. I'm just kinda picky about paint and body.
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First of all, anyone needing a quality oil pump rebuild had better get ahold of Gordon Raymond before He retires from that service! Holy cow what fantastic job He does.
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Second, whoever told me to buy Victor Reinz gaskets instead of the ones provided by the “usual suspects” knew what they were talking about. These are just flimsy cutouts compared to the reinz ones that had bonded O rings on them next to the fluid passage holes. I wrecked my front cover gaskets when I changed my mind about rebuilding the engine after I put the front cover on
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