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  1. Tuning The Alfa 147 1.6 2007

    Engine Conversions
    Hello, I recently bought an Alfa 147 with 87000KM on the clock right now and while I am pretty satisfied with the power I'd love to tune it up to 150-170HP (from 120). It's my first car and it's an Alfa that's why I'd love to make it quicker! Some guys told me that since it's a NA car it...
  2. tune-up analyzer&power timing light

    Shop Talk
    Hi, anyone here who can help me out with a manual for a Daytona Power Timing Light model 8150 ( from the 70's) and one for a Sanpet tune-up analyzer (same era)? Bought a box/case on a fleemarket, with meters and cables, tubes and above mentioned gear, but unfortunately no manuals with it. thnx...
  3. Vacuum gauge and wideband O2 sensor for tuning

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    I've read several threads about engines that don't run as expected and what to do to make them run. Usually the discussions center around cam timing, ignition timing, ignition advance curve and carb jetting. That's a lot of variables to juggle. Shade tree mechanics, myself included, can make...
  4. dellorto 40 dhla intake leak ?

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    Hi, I have a 1960 spider veloce with dellorto 40 dhla carbs. The engine was reluctant to start, had very poor progression and needed to be gunned quite a bit. I traced the problem to the acceleration pumps, took off the carbs and got the pumps to work properly (checked everything else as...
  5. Spider tuning with new exhaust

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I have a 76 spider So far I have removed the air pump and revised the intake manifold to take deeper breaths. I also removed the exhaust manifold and pipes up to the center muffler ... Replacing this constricted mess with headers from a 72 spider leading to duel pipes to the center muffler Any...
  6. How to break in and tune a brand new Gtv 2000 Engine?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hi Alfisti, I have just installed my newly rebuilt engine and want to find out what is the best way to break it in from startup an what is the best advance angle for the ignition timing. engine is 100% ready for start up. It has been rebuilt to standard specs. only deviations from standard...
  7. DHLA 40 L running too rich

    Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake
    Bon jour All, With about 1500 miles running in new engine have noticed with 98 Premium fuel that 2HL plugs loaded with soot. Idles quite smooth when cold and even at 6 degrees C or 40F never had to use choke. When Hot the idle becomes lumpy and you get bounced a bit in your seat waiting at...
  8. Allegra- Your time has come.

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    In case you missed it, Allegra is my '84 Veloce's name (meaning spirited and lively in Italian, or mediocre allergy relief in english). I'm "officially" starting my project here, although I have already done a few things as I will list/show. My ultimate goal is to make her a slick looking...
  9. 2 ltr 8v 1980 engine rebuild advice

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    OK folks bear with me this is the first time I have used a forum. I would really appreciate some advice on tuning up the 1980's 2 litre 8v engine. I am recovering from one very expensive mistake on the first attempted rebuild. At present have 45 Delortos fitted, decent tubular manifold...
  10. advice on rebuild of 2ltr 8v engine

    GTA (1965-1975)
    OK folks bear with me this is the first time I have used a forum. I would really appreciate some advice on tuning up the 1980's 2 litre 8v engine. I am recovering from one very expensive mistake on the first attempted rebuild. At present have 45 Delortos fitted, decent tubular manifold...
  11. Dellorto mixture screws loose

    Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake
    I replaced the rubber mounts and installed a support strut in an effort to get the Berlina running better.... but it's never as easy as it seems. It (this engine and carb set-up) has always popped/spit back through the carbs. It's still doing it. I have the mixture screws out 5-7 turns at which...
  12. 155 1993 v6 upgrades....

    New Zealand Forum
    Q1, Any suggestions on how to improve hp form the factory 2.5 v6? Q2, Are 17s overkill or are 16s enough. - I'm interested in performance not oversized boy racer wheels
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