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  1. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    First off, one thing that bothers me about my gtv6 is that when I put the hand brake on I can still move the car forward. ex: I was stopped on a 35-degree hill and had it stoped on its hand brake so it was not rolling back. So I set off and it took me 2 blocks to realize that the hand brake was...
  2. Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    Hi all, I had the brake caliper rebuild from a local shop. I notice that the rear brake piston hasn't the typical cut off design. There is only a slight signs of the cut off. It is possible that after 50 years of usage the piston have worn out so much? I attache some photos. Thanks.
  3. Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Looking for working replacement booster for 71 gtv LHD hanging pedals. Same as this: Brake Booster 115 Cars | Centerline International Thanks!
  4. Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Happy NY! Before I order a piston/plunger from the across the pond, I figured I’d see if anyone has 1 or 2 new 1” girling master cylinder plunger(s), here state side? I’m working on x2 ‘61 101 Giulietta Spiders.
  5. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, I've pulled the brake master cylinder off a 1995 164 car to try and ensure buy the right brake master cylinder for mine. There is a sleeve and extender on the base unit though - how to remove this? I've already undone the circlip but something still holding it in. Might just be tight with...
  6. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Just dropped a new brake balancer cylinder into my replacement rear subframe and pressure on the arm shows no visible movement of the cylinder. Is this normal? I took the cylinder out again and took off the detachable end part and applied a G-clamp to put pressure on one of the two...
  7. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Does anyone know a source or at least the part numbers for the two plastic spacers that go on a 164 brake balancer bar where it mounts to the rear subframe?
  8. 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...
  9. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have taken the brake balance stuff (technical term) off a series 2 164 rear subframe and noticed the plate used to transfer load to the rear balance bar is plastic. Aged and worn in the case of the one taken off. Looking to make a new one, quite possibly from a block of nylon 6 or 6/6...
  10. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, While preparing to pop in a more solid rear subframe have been trying to obtain a new brake compensator/regulator valve unit - without success. I think mine still works OK but makes sense to replace it given the pipes will need replacing anyway and will probably break when trying to remove...
  11. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, the old 164 steel brake pipes are looking exactly that. Am looking to by a brake pipe making tool to construct new ones but what size to buy for a 164?
  12. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Have any other 24v drivers tried to buy front discs and been plastered by adverts for great discs/rotors 284mm diameter and 22mm thick? Don't buy them. 24v cars need 281mm diameter discs/rotors that are 26mm thick. The 24v car is significantly more powerful and a bit heavier than the 12v 164s...
  13. Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Bought this for a previous GTV6 a few years back form International Auto and never used it. Pretty much brand new. Compare here: https://www.centerlinealfa.com/catalog/rear-caliper-116-119-left - $159 + $95 core. It's yours for $80 + shipping. This will be shipped from Brooklyn, NY.
  14. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Am at the stage of replacing the old steel brake pipes on a 1996 164. Does anyone know the correct sized pipe to get the tools for? Is copper pipe OK instead of steel? Thanks.
  15. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Ok, so I have searched high and low for something that is a fairly definitive in terms of being able to state whether the issue I am encountering is caused by a failed brake master or a failed brake booster. I have gambled on what I have been able to find out and figured it to be a master...
  16. Alfa Romeo Montreal
    All, I know I am asking a lot of questions lately....putting back this puzzle of a car and do not have good reference photos to draw from. Can't find anything in the parts manual or Bruce's book. In any case, trying to figure out the connection of the vacuum ports off the back of the engine to...
  17. Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    I'm having an issue with my brakes on my 66 gt jr. it is a simple, but modified, system, with a single master cylinder, no booster and alfaholics 4 pot big brakes in the front with stock brakes in the rear. The problem is, the brakes get spongy, then I bleed them and they are fine, then over...
  18. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Early models (I'm not sure if this will apply to any car sold in the USA) do not use a relay to close pins 7 and 8 on ALFA ROMEO CONTROL N22B. The schematic on Cardisc doesn't apply. *** IDENTIFYING THE WIRING If both wires at brake fluid level switch H17 are orange, that is the early wiring...
  19. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Hello everyone, I am in the process of rebuilding the brake master cylinder for my GTV6, but am having trouble actually getting the piston out. I removed the cir-clip, washer and seal, removed the reservoir and the little screw on top, but can't get the piston out. Behind the U-profile shaped...
  20. GT (1963-1977)
    Help needed! Brake fluid dripping from under rear servo when starting to bleed system. Not coming from brake pipe connections. Brakes had locked up a few months ago, pressure released by loosening the rear servo outlet pipe. Lots more brake problems with front calipers holding on. Decided to...
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