On the Alfetta, isn't the bolt circle for wheels 4x98mm? Does anyone know how much grief it is to modify the wheels on a 4x108mm car to the smaller circle? I could readily imagine modifying a wheel for the lug bolts as used on a 164, but putting TWO bolt circles to allow use of 4x98 and 4x108 wheels as desired. Seems like a _nice_ option of a fellow had a hankering for the wheels on this Alfetta.
Hi Alfafriends,thankyou for your replies.I'm having trouble with Craigslist-Denver on posting pics of the whole car,they were there,my wife is going to repost on Craigslist today and make sure they show up.Alfetta wheel bolt pattern is different and probably dangerous to modify,they do look very similiar to the Ferrari Dino wheels.Engine doesn't smoke,clutch is tight,no donut rattle,exhaust system is quiet,no cracked windows,generous sound system.I prefer to sell the car as a whole unit.This is my last post for this car only.I will always be a member of AlfaBB,Mark.
I am going to take a shot in the dark and say that, if it is at all possible, it should be pretty easy, with one proviso: you have to have a true Bridgeport artisan to do the work.
I am not talking about drilling new holes in the wheels. I think that would look like s**t, and be dangerous. I am talking about drilling new holes in your hubs so that you can install studs on a 98mm circle and mount the Alfetta wheels. That might be doable, but, if so, could only be done sucessfully by someone who is dead on with a mill.
Unanswered question: Offset?
They are gorgeous wheels - one of Campy's best designs IMO - I have a set on one of my Sport Sedans. (And am always looking for another set at a reasonable price.)
At UC Berkeley's graduate school, prospective experimental physicists were expected to know what was involved in the making of hardware and were required to do a shop class. I learned up from down, a mill from a lathe, and how to spec drawings (at least a bit). If I had a mill, it would be trivial to make the required holes in the axle flange, and even to press in the lug studs. I could thread female holes if I wanted to convert to lug bolts, but knowing whether this would be engineering-wise a Good Thing is altogether a different question. I think it might be possble to make up and market assemblies for just this purpose. Replacement axle shafts and front disks -- easy. But the wisdom of such action is an open question.
Congratulations on the higher learning!! I wish that I had gotten the college bug earlier in life so that I would have had time to go to graduate school.
Now: Offset, what about offset? OK, assuming that is not an issue what engineering point are you questioning? Some theoretical strength difference between the different circle dimensions? I can assure you that 4 boltx98mm circle Alfettas are easily as capable of putting high loads on their wheels as any street car Alfa ever made with a 4x108. The wheels don't fall off in either case.
Of course for racing, Alfettas are usually converted to 5-lug. I certainly would not advise anyone to convert a 5-lug setup to 4-lug, but for what I assume you are intending - street use on a 105/115 that has a 4x108 - 4x98 will work just fine. I guess that possibly some design quirk of the hubs or flanges would somehow make this a bad idea, i.e. they are thinner towards the middle where the new holes would go, but I don't recall seeing anything like that. Quit tripping and go for it. Get those wheels in Colorado!! Hey, if you can't make them work, somebody will buy them from you eventually.
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I’ve been driving and tinkering with this car for about two years, it’s been fun, but I should be playing with other cars. My 164s are mad at me.
The original owner had the car in Hawaii and Canada as a street car for the first 15-ish years. It was sold to a Delta mechanic in...
This is an immaculate example of a 2017 4c with very low miles.
I am the second owner of this 4c and bought it with 5,350 miles in March 2019. Currently has ~7,400 miles. Since then I have only driven it on sunny weekends. It has never been tracked, launched or driven aggressively.
Second owner of this California/Bay area car! Red exterior with camel interior.
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Just been contacted by Mmark giving the e-mail address of [email protected] I know he/she has been barred from the group but they are bound to pop up again and steal money from the unwary. It was so obvious that this person was a scammer but you need to be careful !!
Posting for a lady that owns this car in Greenwich, CT.
1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce
13K original miles (second owner).
Red / Tan.
Car is located in Greenwich, CT.
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