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  1. Cut rear springs

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, know this is a heathen question, but struggling to find 1" lowered rear springs that are not progressive wound. Know it's not ideal but has anyone ever just cut a coil off their standard springs to achieve this on a 164? I confess to once doing it on a Fiat, front and rear, and it worked...
  2. Rear tracking

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Had 4-wheel tracking done on 164 today and they couldn't correctly adjust the rear tracking as limit reached on the adjustment. Assuming this is down to me not completely balancing the tie rod ends so one has 'bottomed out'; in my defence was trying to keep good clearance of adjustment bolts...
  3. rear spring specs

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have bought a set of adjustable dampers with lowered springs fitted, for a 24v 3.0 1994 164 manual Super. Front end is sitting a bit high as the rear springs are at least 30mm shorter than standard, so back goes down and fron, even though shortened springs, goes up. My idea of a fix is 20cm...
  4. For Sale Duetto Rear End parts

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Partial Duetto rear clip with good condition original left rear wing, tub, tail panel. No gas tank. You pick up/haul. Sherwood, Oregon $600.00 Jeff 503 349-5279
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Wanted 1976 Alfa Spider rear bumper

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    I am looking for a rear bumper for a series 2A Spider. Ideally somewhere on the west coast or in the Pacific Northwest.
  8. 164 brake compensator valve

    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...
  9. Galvanising subframe

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have seen someone galvanise a 164 rear subframe on another site. Has anyone here tried it? Was wondering if the process could distort the shape.
  10. 164 rear seat belt

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, One of the rear seat belts in a 194 164 Super has developed an issue retracting itself. The yank/lock operation remains fine but the recoil spring system seems weak or somehow sort of jammed. Yank on the belt and it will lock but put it on and it will have a lot of slack the spring system is...
  11. 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...
  12. Wanted 69 GTV or Stepnose - Rear Bumper Assembly

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    69 GTV or Stepnose - Rear Bumper Assembly Please direct message me if you'e in the market to sell it or call me 805-241-0250.
  13. 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...
  14. 164 screen removal - front and back

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, After several question posts on this and lots of hours and tool testing, there does seem to be a way of removing these intact. What has worked for me is 'cheese wire' - very thin (sub 1mm steel). Brilliant at cutting through the bonding glue. The breaking issue with this method is the...
  15. 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...
  16. Rear screen clips?

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, About to try removing a 1994 164 rear screen glass and still don't understand what the two black, rectangular plastic clips/boxes are at the bottom of it - visible when the boot lid is open. I am guessing they are clips to secure the glass while the bonding glue sets but no idea how to...
  17. Alfa Romeo 159 TBi rear brake pad and disc replacement guide

    Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    Hi, After frustrating myself trying to find info on the subject task, and fumbling my way through the job, I created a guide to help others. It's attached as a pdf document - no photos, I'm afraid, but it should make sense. If anyone has better info or advice, please post it & I can amend the...
  18. Awful vibration noise coming from rear

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    1993 164L At low speeds on left turns, like parking lot speeds, I get this god awful vibration/rumbling coming from the rear end. Not when I turn to the right. At 5 mph it goes away and all is well Any thoughts? Thanks in advance
  19. Rear window removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, I know I've asked questions about this before but now I'm asking for definitive answers: 1) what tools are the best to use? 2) what trim needs to be cared for? 3) how to stop the glass breaking? 4) can one person do it by themselves without breaking the glass? Thanks :-)
  20. Rear shock mount is BUSTED. 84 SPIDER

    Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    Uh oh, guys. My Spider has been making this creaking noise over every bump and turn. At first I thought it was a muffler problem (I've had to weld my muffler at least 4 times over 6 years) but then I found this. http://imgur.com/e4Wkcp1 The right rear shock has apparently completely busted...
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