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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Carburetor support rod (wonít fit)

Iím trying to install the centerline carburetor support rod as depicted in this picture I found on google images..


But the bushing wonít fit inside the engine mount, should I be forcing it in?





Also..


Does the centerline sticker face me or the engine?

In other words does the flush side face me or the engine?

Anyone have any nice pictures of that?
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Grind off excess width of the bushing. The rod only fits 1 way on the Air box.

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Grind off excess width of the bushing. The rod only fits 1 way on the Air box.


I do not have access to a grinder

I do not know how air box bracket is installed either
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File it off. Buy a BIG file at any hardware store.
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carburetor stay

Try not to get heat into the rubber mount when you grind it. Keep a pot of water at hand.
Spica guys might not know these stays came from the factory in a few different lengths so don't assume if you obtain a second hand one it will just fit. 105 caster rod bush can be used as a replacement bush.
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Sorry centerline but what a junk product..


I had to spend over two hours filing both sides hoping I donít damage the bushing.

When purchasing a custom fit product we should expect it to fit, period. I respect that different engine mounts make that a difficult task but figure it out!!!

In addition, include the necessary hardware!

Itís a 10mm and two 7mm..

How much do bolts cost them?!?!


Several trips to the hardware store and busted knuckles for something that should have taken 5 minutes to install.
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Holes/bolts

Actually the holes are for 6mm bolts

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Actually the holes are for 6mm bolts


Perfect example as to why you should provide hardware for a component like this.

Remember I am not replacing an existing part in which case all the hardware would be there.

I am converting from spica to Webers..
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Oil pan nuts and bolts should fit.

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Welcome to the world of, as the Brits call, pattern parts.
Recently tried to install an aftermarket "copy" of a Marelli electronic distributor pickup. I should have known what was ahead as the rubber thru bushing was wrong and required trimming with a razor blade. It went downhill from there. Buy used or original if you can.
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Centerline custom built parts are usually good and in the case of the Weber bellcrank better than the original. I am surprised that the support rod did not fit.
My intake manifold is raised compared with a stock one and I "made" a support by cutting and welding a stock one. It is jobs like that that make wrenching my Alfa's more interesting.
OTOH it is sad that a lot of aftermarket parts are of much lower quality than OEM but that is something we have to live with when we drive old cars that were produced in low numbers. The situation is not helped when many Alfa owners buy the cheapest parts that they can find and kill the market for better parts that would be more expensive to produce,
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Your Picture shows the issue, probably when the bolt for the starter hold down was tightened it slightly tightened the gap at the motor mount. The car would have had a solid spacer that many have been missing there to stop the motor mount from bending there as well. Good luck
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