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  1. Need Hardware Sizes for Hood, Door and Trunk Latches on 58 Spider

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    I'm finally getting around to installing the hood latch, door catch and trunk latch mechanism on my 58 Spider. My painter lost the original hardware, so I need to know what size/type bolts, nuts, screws, etc... are needed to install these parts. Here are some photos showing the hardware I need...
  2. 164 rear bolt cutting

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, on-going topic, the long rear suspension bolts. One bolt I couldn't remove so removed the rear hub with strut and an arm attached. Angle ground the arm off, pausing to check heat transfer levels. The angle ground the strut off and the removed remaing exposed segements of the bolt. Despite...
  3. 164 rear long bolt removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Had this idea for removing these long bolts a while ago and today finally put it to the test. We are talking the 200mm M10 bolts that run through the bottom of the rear dampers and lateral arms - the ones that tend to sieze solid. The technique was simply as follows: While the car was jacked...
  4. bolt strength/type

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Does anyone know the metal spec for the 20cm bolts at the bottom of the rear suspension on 164s? (non Q4). Is it 8.8 or 10.9? I ask because the 20cm bolts I removed from the inner tie rod ends were grade 10.9 but that subframe had been previously replaced so is this the standard grade? Also...
  5. 164 rear suspension bolts

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have posted on this topic before but had a few thoughts. Need to change the rear shocks on a 1995 164 and the big issue is the 20cm (M10?) lower bolt on each shock. Have talked to Alfa specialists who talk of snapping these as a preferred method of getting them out - faster in pieces than...
  6. 164 waterpump and flywheel bolts

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Am about to change the water pump and flywheel on a manual 1994 3.0 24v 164. Seems a good idea to re-assemble with new bolts but need to order them in advance. Does anyone know the size/spec of these bolts? Stainless bolts a good idea for the waterpump? Thanks, Richard
  7. 164 rear bumper mounting

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Have noticed the exhaust seems to corrode the rear bumper mount/fixings above it. Where these attach to the rear bumper they are embedded in it so how to change them once they get corroded? Is changing them possible? I can't think of any way of removing the old and implanting new bolts into...
  8. M8 13mm siezed subframe bolt

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Am at the final stages of rear subframe removal and, so Alfa, the last of the 4 remaining bolts has siezed hard - so much that the 13mm socket on it turns but the bolt doesn't. Been looking at bolt extractor tools but, as the bodyshell is being scrapped, am considering just drilling the...
  9. 164 rear strut replacement

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, The rear shocks on my 1995 24v 164 are shot and got a replacement pair to put in but how? Undid nuts on the lower shock bolts but the bolts themselves didn't budge. Can apply more force but if the bolts snap I'm stuck with a broken car I can't even drive to a garage. Anyone had any...
  10. Ac Compressor Bolt sizing?

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    I've done a bit of looking around and I can't seem to find the bolt sizing for the two main bolts that attach the AC Compressor to the Engine block. (I bent one taking off the AC Compressor.) From what I can gather, they're M10 1.25 Grade 8.8 but I'm still not exactly sure. Also, I'm unsure of...
  11. 164 mystery exhaust bolt

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, have a 1995 24v 164 and a mystery bolt has dropped off it. Alfa garage can't find any details for it on their system but know it was there as have a hole in its place. The culprit sits near the bottom of the rear exhaust manifold, about an inch above the flange where it connects to the...