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  1. Salvage Title Help

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    A few years back I purchased a 87 Spider in Canada with a salvage title. The car had been purchased and brought over from Pennsylvania about 15 years prior and sat. I managed to work on the mechanicals and now am turning to the body to cut out and remove rust but before I go any further I found...
  2. Bottom end refresh strategy

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hello All, Money IS an object and I want to spend it wisely on renewing the most important elements of a 100K mile old rebuild I did to my stock Giulia Spider Veloce in 1975. It is still running perfectly and not yet smoking, but I have in the past spun a rod bearing on a different car's 1750...
  3. Column Switch S4 rebuild

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi, After having my column switch replaced with a used part on my 1991, it is now only working on high beam setting. I have another used part that I purchased from Ebay. Can anybody recommend a shop to rebuild the switch before I have it installed? I want to make certain it will work properly...
  4. 105 gearbox rebuild Auckland

    New Zealand Forum
    Hello, Looking for someone to rebuild a 105 series gearbox with worn syncros in Auckland, I have the gearbox out of the vehicle and the parts to replace (Alfaholics parts). The Italian Auto Centre and Continental Cars don't appear interested in taking to task on any suggestions...? Cheers...
  5. 164 AFM sealant explosive?

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Opened a 1995 164 twinspark AFM, planning to reposition the carbon track, and now need to refix the plastic top. How? It was originally bonded on with a rubber compound and had planned to do the same but surely it would need to be one that doesn't give off volatile fumes when curing? Once...
  6. How do I open the clutch master cylinder?

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    I got it all disconnected and ready to rebuild but I don't see a cir-clip on the end. Do I have to separate the spring and connecting arm off the body and it is actually inside?
  7. Distributor Rebuild

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    It seems the bearings in my distributor have gone bad. My distributor makes quite the racket while the engine is running. I have a second distributor, but it seems it also has bad bearings. There's a lot of play in the shaft and spinning it by hand yields noise, so I can only imagine it would...
  8. Alfa Parts Exchange - Larry Dickman

    Product/Vendor Reviews
    All, I had the pleasure of recently doing business with Larry at APE for a rebuild job on the Burman steering box for my Montreal. Larry not only quoted a fair price, he had the box back to me quickly. While I have bought a handful of parts from APE over the years, this was my first purchase...
  9. White Post Restorations

    Product/Vendor Reviews
    IRONBLOCK turned me on to White Post Restorations to have the clutch m/c rebuilt in my Montreal. They did an amazing job. First of all the unstuck the piston and then cleaned the m/c thoroughly. The put in a brass sleeve so the m/c piston will be very unlikely to be stuck again in the future...
  10. GTV6 Brake Master Cylinder Rebuild Help

    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...
  11. For Sale 87 Alfa Spider Veloce Project

    Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted
    For sale is my 1987 Spider that I started restoring to a weekend racer type project (before kids) and abandoned soon after I spent over $3k on an engine rebuild. Body is straight and rust free. All plastic and stuff has been removed. I still have all the parts taken off, including Quad wheels...
  12. ATE master cylinder, can't take it apart ?

    Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    Hi I'm trying to dismantle an ATE brake master cylinder and getting no where. I've dismantled the "No-Name" master cylinders before and never had a problem, but the ATE ones won't budge. I've being able to remove the snap ring, the metal washer under the snap ring, and the first big seal. The...
  13. gunk removal

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Cracked open our 2.0 spider and found some gunk at the bottom of coolant surrounding the cylinders. Soaked up the coolant but having TROUBLE removing all the gunk. Looking for suggestions on how to most effectively remove it without pulling the block. Thanks for reading.
  14. Bosch Distributor Bushings

    GT (1963-1977)
    Hello Alfisti, I finally took the decision to rebuild my GTV's Bosch distributor that has excessive play on the shaft and I thought to ask a few questions before starting with this project! Has anyone ever tried to fit new bushings in such a distributor (it's the one with a serial number...
  15. Alfa 33 16v Engine/gearbox rebuild

    Boxer Engined Alfa Romeos
    Hey guys, I have spent the past 2 weeks doing an extensive rebuild on a 16v boxer engine, that will go into my Series 1 33 which currently has the 1.5L motor with a single carby :D. Seeing as how much I appreciated threads such as this when I was researching, I thought I should post my...
  16. clean webers - carb support bracket

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Thanks in part to Gordon Raymond, who helped me get the brass throttle shaft of one Weber straight again, my are ready to install! Now I just have to wait until the temperature goes above 0F... here in Minneapolis. Installing new throttle return springs made all the difference in how the...
  17. Veglia Gauges

    GT (1963-1977)
    Hi, I have a 67 GTV with the Veglia gauges, and pulled them out today to sort our a couple of issues. 1. Tacho The needle fell off 6 months ago, and given the car is up on jack stands at the moment, I figured I would take it apart to fix it... After dropping it out of the car I noticed that...
  18. 86 Spider Blowing Oil - Head or Total Rebuild

    Northwest Alfa Romeo Club the state of Washington
    Hi gang My golden spider finally hit oil! Since I've owned her, she has on occasion blown a little oil and leaked some out the front, it's an Alfa after all. A few months back, she really started smoking. Most noticeable on lets say a beer run, engine gets warmed up driving to store, park...
  19. Back on four wheels

    Limited Production (1960-1977)
    After around 18 months on jack stands, my Montreal #1428144 is finally back on all of its wheels after a complete suspension and driveline refreshment/rebuild. A handling kit from Classic Alfa have also been fitted, lowering its stance with around 40 mm. Thanks to everyone who have given good...
  20. Daron's 74 GTV rebuild thread

    GT (1963-1977)
    Well I have finally dug into my 74 after 2 years of thinking about it. I was planning on just fixing and driving but there was just too much wrong and my theory is the "fixing and driving" method becomes much more work than just doing it all once. I had wanted to get to enjoy it a little before...