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  1. 164 sill construction and access

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, After having a couple of jacking points welded up, one front one rear, have been trying to coat the welds from behind by pumping/spraying anti-corrosion stuff in - without much success. For the rear took out the side carpet in the boot and the sound proofing piece of sponge, fitted into...
  2. 164 climate control pieces

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Took a brand new Bosch 164 climate control apart today, to convert if from LHD to RHD and thought some pics might be helpful to others. Worth nothing is this unit had Torx T6 screw heads, not Philips cross heads as on others. Where you see the thin clear plastic sheets over the PCBs and...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 164 odometer 2.0 and 3.0 differences

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have posted before about disappearing segments on a 1995 164 3.0 24v. Have today pulled out the console with a view to swapping the ribbon cable/LED itself from a 1995 16v twinspark 164. Both UK spec. Surprise, surprise for an Alfa - there are significant differences, despite the view from...
  6. 1600 block salvageable?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    I'm restoring a '67 Duetto with a 1600 and have just about finished tearing it down, but I've hit a road block (another!) and am not sure how I should proceed. My block has is damaged in two places - one cylinder and there's also a hole blown through one side. Is this salvageable and if so...
  7. 164 jacking point repair

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Does anyone know what is involved in patching front and rear 164 (all models) jacking points? Welding heat wise, does the carpet need to come out for the fronts and the rear seats for the rear? I don't weld so going to have to pay someone to do mine but it will reduce costs if I can prep it...
  8. Cert.Alfa Romeo Mech. Phila area

    New Members Introductions - Please Read
    Call us today at (215) 826-9250 to schedule your repair! Full Service Complete Diagnostic Safety Analysis Driving Problems Tune-Ups Oil Changes Tires Brake Repair Specialists Mufflers and Systems Steering and Tune-Ups Alignments Fuel System Services Coolant Systems
  9. 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV - Restoration Begins

    Car Restoration
    1973 Alfa Romeo GTV - Restoration to Street Racer with GTAm Inspiration The good: -I own the car -Suspension is new -It has wheels -It has fender flares GTAm Style -It has brakes -It has window winder hardware inside the doors still -Rear differential is there and is LSD -9/1 - Update, to I...
  10. GTV6 - Early seat patching and crackled paint. Suggestions?

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Hello everyone, I've been working with a very tight budget on my 1981 GTV6 for the past year. When I got it, it was a well maintained car that had been parked in a garage for nearly 14 years due to a burnt out clutch. I have done all the work myself and am proud to say it is in it's final...
  11. Convertible Top - Replace or repair??

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I have a 1987 Graduate, and after replacing the radiator & water pump (during which the top was down for a long time), I pulled the top up only to discover that the plastic window had separated from the canvas top (stitching on bottom & lower sides came out) :-( The canvas is in excellent...
  12. A Spider Veloce Wiper Linkage Econo Fix?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    In that I am neither an engineer nor a mechanic, I'll rely on those better informed to tell if my 'fiddy' cent solution for the wind screen wiper mechanism ball and socket separation will pass muster. The cash outlay for necessary parts was absurdly minimal: a 'to hand' hefty washer and a...
  13. Much Thanks to Racingswim2006 (Rob)

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    A few weeks ago I posted a classified ad wanting new speedo and tach gauges for my newly acquired 81 GTV6. Neither of mine were working. They were yellowed, dingy, cloudy etc. The speedo was stuck at 30 mph and the needle was curved like crazy. The tach needle was half gone and not working...
  14. Repairs- New Alfa Owner in Moreno Valley

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hey all, I just purchased my first Alfa in Dec ('91 Spider) and been having a little trouble. At first the headlights would not work, then the power windows, and now there is smoke coming from the steering column. Unfortunately, it looks like I have an electrical problem and one that is outside...
  15. Inner door handle repair

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Testing tag process to bring up this inner door handle repair easier. http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/792357-post10.html Search by tag handle
  16. Floor and Sills Repair

    GT (1963-1977)
    Hello to everyone, After almost 10 months of a repair that started as a simple replacement of the floor panels of my 2l GTV and ended up as a total rebuild of the chassis of the car, I am starting to see results. The whole thing started when I found a small rot area in the driver's side front...
  17. 79 Alfa new carb?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    ok guys, I have put a few posts out already about me car...now here is another one Being new to the World of Alfa Romeo there are still a few Rocks i cannot leave unturned. My '79 Spider has a side mounted Weber carb (2 pack). Which i believe to need replaced. I live in Ohio and have contacted...
  18. campagnolo Wheel Repair

    Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    Hi Everyone, I have a set of Campy 5 spoke wheels that I purchased online some time ago for my '72 GTV. I just went to get tires mounted and found out that one of the wheels has a hairline crack about an inch long starting at the outside edge and into the bead. Question is; can this be...
  19. '91 Spider repair manual

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi, I just bought an '91 Spider Veloce, and love it. So far it's running great, and I have a good Alfa mechanic in Chicago, but I am wondering if anyone could recommend a good, comprehensive repair manual that I could purchase. Thanks, -Pete
  20. Quad Door Panel Repair Options

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I'm new to the forum and already very impressed by the vast amount of knowledge that members are willing to share. I have an '86 quad that was pretty much abused by its previous owner. Lots of issues to the extent that I'm not always sure it's worth it. But, then, I turn the key... The door...
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