Maybe those blades would work.....not sure. You can try those out when you get to that stage on your car . Yeah I'm afraid in our country the desire for competition in pricing seems to be lagging and a lot of selection is being reduced. For example....if I buy a certain set of wiper refills from NAPA in our country it'll cost me $20.00 ......yet the exact same part from NAPA in the US is only $7.00....this is why I'm convinced that e-commerce is going to shut down 50% of existing retailers in the next decade (if not less).Are these the same type of blades? No problem getting these in New Zealand
Very observant of you.....but no.....it is however temporarily holding up the rear roll bar until I get to the point of finalizing the link positions. I don't recall now if they were a tight fit to the RRB ends or not.....I'll have to do a search of some threads to see what others have done to address the setting up of this. It always puzzled me as to why Alfa did not have a rotatable bushing or joint at these locations.....being pressed on like they currently are intended to be seems to result in never ending alternating shearing forces on the rubber in the bushings themselves.Is the yellow bungee cord also NOS and original spec?
This is an incredible project, I'm constantly amazed.
Indeed it would increase the stiffness some.....but it will also reduce the free length and hence the installed length which will result in a drop of the suspension. I was contemplating performing a static analysis on the suspension to determine exactly how much to cut off from the spring...but I must be getting lazy in my years and am searching for the easy answers at the moment.....I think your car probably looks correct for a new 1969 car. I wouldn't cut the springs, will make them stiffer. Pete
Thank you for the great reply....I was looking for exactly this response for Option 2. I am surprised at the difference in free length of the rears....though it is obvious that the SR is significantly higher with those CA springs. Do you find the ride quality too harsh....or just right? I live in a metropolitan area so road conditions are generally very flat and smooth.
Hi Anthony....that's a good look. I do have a few questions though...1) Which springs did your car have to begin with? The US model springs are different than the Euro ones in that the free length is greater @318mm vs 307mm. 2) How many coils did you cut off from the front? 3) I presume you also cut the rears?...if so, how many did you cut here?...Hi Rossano, Option 3 is worth trying....This is what I did to my GTV. Once the coil was cut, I heated the end just enough to form the coil so that it would sit nicely on the metal spring seat and rubber pad. No issues as all. Has a great firm road feel to my liking.
Small country here. Virtually 200Kmx100Km end to end so driven on highways, byways and badly paved ways with lots of speebumps. Ride quality is quite good without any bottoming out and no teeth rattiling. Ofcourse I have virtually no other experience with a normal suspension 105 GT so take my opinion with lots of salt 😂Thank you for the great reply....I was looking for exactly this response for Option 2. I am surprised at the difference in free length of the rears....though it is obvious that the SR is significantly higher with those CA springs. Do you find the ride quality too harsh....or just right? I live in a metropolitan area so road conditions are generally very flat and smooth.
The only way to be sure is to check the specs against what ALFA published in IS 18.104.22.168. The key parameters to check would be free length and wire diameter....which BTW for both the Euro and the US springs are listed at 16.6 mm (which checks out against mine). And which I might now need to investigate further cause after further scrutiny of my front springs I have one bad looking one where the coil spacings are uneven and overall the spring is warped. How the heck does that even happen...one spring goes amok the other doesn't?.... but how are you going to know for sure you are buying the correct used Euro springs?
..me neither I am happy to stay with OE ones.........don't see the need for overly stiff springs...
Yes your taller tires will fill the space a little more than the 14" CN36 185/70 that I have. Deep pan on PS is what I have fitted yes....I can tell you my wheel arch heights but I have slightly taller diameter tires (205/60/15)........LF 25.4", RF 25.2", LR 24.7", RR 24.6".... Prior to this setup, I cut a coil off my OE Euro springs and they were too low, that is when I decided to get some used springs and try again. Make sure you put the deep pan on the passenger side, and if you have a slight variation in front spring height put the taller on the driver's side.