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  1. Alfa 105 1600 Engine Head Identification

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hi, I'm a new member. I have already introduced myself in the specific thread. My car is a GT 1300 Junior, but since i bought it already had a 1600 engine installed. I am trying to understand what type of engine it is. Unfortunately the engine has a blank engine code, both close to the gearbox...
  2. Need Help Removing 74 Head

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I cannot seem to remove the %#&$ing 2 13mm nuts underneath the intake manifolds on my SPICA Spider. I have removed the fuel lines. I have removed just about everything remotely in my way except the starter. I have soaked the nuts (which are slightly rounded) in penetrating oil. I have heated...
  3. Spider Down!

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hey guys, I just posted an introduction post a few days ago. I had planned on starting a thread this week on my new (to me) car and posting some pictures of its current state and my plan of action to clean it up a bit. I bought a 1[974 Silver Alfa Spider that I found here on the BB classifieds...
  4. Suspension/Steering rebuild success and warnings

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Just got my Spider back from the alignment shop! My new front suspension is in and the new (/used ZF box) steering system is in place and aligned! I didn't really torque down the new tie-rods. Just got it 'close' (both wheels kind of straight) and brought it to the shop thats just around the...
  5. Cam Followers Destroyed Quickly

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Bad Cam Followers? I picked up some cam followers from OKP in Germany. They are the after-market no-name brand. My mechanic installed them with a good used set of US Spec 2 liter cams. I drove the car for less than 40 miles and decided to install a 105.48 intake cam. We opened the motor...
  6. Shaving or skimming the head for more compression

    1900, 2000 & 2600 (1950-1968)
    Hi all, In the process of rebuilding the engine for our 102, we had pistons made that are 9 to 1 compression which was the highest Venolia could make for us, but we would really like to get to 9.5 to 1 if we can. Next thought is to shave the head a bit. Does anyone know how much can safely be...
  7. For Sale camshafts giulietta 750

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Unfortunately I have to sell some spares to make some restoration budget available for my beloved Sprint. For the Giulietta 750 / 1300 engine: set of camshafts. It has the circle/cross marking, according to the manual, timings are different from the Normale. I guess ' between' normal and...
  8. Valve guide seal Mystery?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    We have been freshening up a 76 2.0 litre head and after grinding we found this stem seal issue! The guides are not stock, or appear to be Centerline! They are for a 9mm stem! The boss or top is only 10MM OD. Much thinner then the 11.5 stock guides. Therefore the seal fit is loose and...
  9. 2.0 Litre Head?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Gentleman. I cannot seem to find the minimum thickness a 2 litre head can be milled too! It is a 74! I just dropped one off to get checked for flat, and would like to have the reference for the machine shop! Anyone have that handy? Also, question 2! Will an 84 head, be much of a problem going...
  10. Timing chain and pistons question - video and photos

    GT (1963-1977)
    Hello everyone. I am in the process of having my cylinder head rebuilt as the head gasket was blown and I wanted to be sure the head was straight. I brought it to Norman Racing in Berkeley where they suggested to have it completely rebuilt as the components have never been changed in 45 years of...
  11. Mystery Oil Pooling Near Distributor (not distributor) - Pics Included

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    :confused: Okay Friends, So, as you know, I replaced distributor to electronic distributor (runs great) but since I cleaned all the engine bay and surrounding areas I noticed that after just one victory lap around the block there was a significant amount of oil pooled near the distributor. The...
  12. Stainless steel engine studs

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    hi guys, I am quite new to posting here but I have been following this forum for quite a while now. I have a pressing question that I have not found the answer to yet. I am rebuilding a 1600cc 105.26 engine for a Giulia super and its finally in bits after 2 months struggling to pull the head...
  13. Stainless steel engine studs

    GTA (1965-1975) correct thread. can some one remove this please. I apologize for already causing problems ! Neville
  14. Engine Rebuild

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Hi, I am changing the head on my 76 Alfetta. I want to hone the cylinders and replace the rings but I’ve read several warnings in this forum not to disturb the cylinders when changing the head gasket. Can the cylinders be removed and then reinstalled and sealed from the top with out pulling...
  15. Timing chain replacement during a head gasket changeout

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Question.....what is the best practice / common wisdom on replacing or not replacing the timing chain when doing a head gasket replacement? I am definitely encouraged to take this on, with the wonderful post from the Spider Technical FAQ Digest, for my 86 Quad with 107K miles. Included pix...
  16. For Sale mint 156 / gtv / 147 cylinder head 2.0 TS 16v

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    trying to clear out loads of parts from my garage so here is another item. My listing: *Mint* Alfa Romeo 156 / 147 / GTV 2.0 TS Cylinder Head on eBay (end time 29-Aug-10 10:39:59 BST) If you require any Alfa Romeo parts (most exclusively engines, heads, blocks cams, pulleys, rims) drop me a PM...
  17. 1750 vs 2000 Head Difference

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hey guys, I searched and googled but have not had any luck. Is there much difference between a 1750 and 2000 head? If so can you visually see the difference, like you can between a spica and a bosch? And I guess while I am thinking what about the cams can a core 1750 be ground for a 2000 or vice...
  18. 1600 manifold on 1750?

    GT (1963-1977)
    Will a dual weber manifold from a 1600 bolt up to a 1750 head without any changes? The block on my new 67 GT Veloce is trashed (broken conn rod 30 years ago) and I'm looking at available options. anyone with a spare 1600 block? Stan
  19. 1991 Spider Veloce Rebuild??

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    HI all, We just drove our NEW 1991 Spider Veloce home to Vancouver, Canada from the SF Bay area. It ran GREAT - 80 mph the whole way (shhh!)!! We had it inspected prior to buying and felt fairly good with the 118 K mile engine. After getting the shaft - ie, paid alot for nothing - from our...