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  1. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    My 79 Spider needs suspension bushings replaced. Opinions on what I should expect to pay for the job. I did see the thread on doing this myself but at my age (76) not sure I want to be under my car on jack stands.
  2. Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    I designed these stands to support the rear of the transaxle when the entire assembly is out of the car. The price is $75 for this stand. Includes two lasercut steel side plates, three aluminum stand offs, and six steel socket cap screws. You use the original mounting bolt from your car to...
  3. Alfa Romeo Association of Northern California
    Just acquired an S3 Spider in really good shape, but the suspension needs some work. It's squeaky, creaky and a bit clunky. I'm guessing it could use a full refresh of bushing and ball joints. I have an appointment with Glenn at Oliveria Engineering in Berkley... for the end of September. Which...
  4. Giulia (2017-current)
    Hi there Alfisti ! This is my first post to the forum so be gentle... I’m hoping someone can help me with some sage advice on lowering my Giulia. I’ve just bought it new from McCarrolls in Sydney and love it to bits. But I think it sits a fraction high on its gorgeous wheels. I’ve cruised...
  5. Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    I noticed a pop recently when turning the wheels to full lock/ right turns to the left. I checked and sure enough my outer tie rods seem with. It will have to wait until next payday. I've read some things that seem to indicate the car takes six. How can this be and where are they all located. Is...
  6. 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...
  7. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hello everyone, This forum has been an incredible tool for learning about my Spider. I bought it in March 2019 and drove it nearly everyday until late September. The car wasn't in the best shape, but I still felt great on the road. The only real noticeable problem was the gearbox, grinding in...
  8. 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...
  9. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    My winter project will be replacing the bushings on my 1979 Spider. My question what should I tackle first, front or rear suspension. I have a low frustration threshold, so which would be least frustrating.
  10. 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...
  11. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Has anyone replaced the front bushes of the front suspension A-arm? They are pressed in hard so not sure how best to get them out.
  12. 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...
  13. Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    Building custom upper A arms for my Dio Tipo Alfa project. Need to find a different upper BJ so that it will be adjustable for length. The common trick is to use tie-rod ends. Do NOT want to use Heim ends. But to do that I need to find dimensions for the taper. I've tried to measure but it's...
  14. Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    I'm looking for the parts below for a 59 Giulietta Sprint: - Interior Roof Headliner Bars (4 pieces) - Door Glass Top Chrome Molding (In and Out) - Exterior Roof Molding pair (Left and Right) - Trunk Latch Assembly - Hood Latch Assembly - Brake Shoes (Front and Rear) - Front Top A-Arm...
  15. Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    Hi, I am now out of ideas trying to solve a very heavy metallic "knock" when I press the brakes hard and quick. If the car is rolling (slow or quick) there is the loud "knock" if i press hard and quick, if it's stationary there is no noise at all. The car drives very well and brakes ok...
  16. 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...
  17. Alfa Romeo Montreal
    Friends, What has been the collective experience with the Alfaholics Fast Handling Kit? Alfaholics Montreal Fast Road Handling Kit I think Don had installed it on his Montreal. Was curious if others have and if you feel it was worth it in terms of changing looks and handling. Thanks, JP
  18. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Dear alfa friends, after having my old alfetta in a barn for over 15 years, i finally got to the point of getting her back into shape. One of the tasks is to renew/upgrade the suspension. What type of springs, and dampers are you using? and how do they seem to ride? I would really appreciate...
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