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Rebuilt Engine Problems - 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1600

Hello everyone,

I am brand new to this forum and have come here for help.

I recently overhauled a 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto with the 1600cc motor.

The overhaul included new piston rings, main bearings, connected rod bearings, etc. The cylinder head was refaced.

Since I installed the engine it is not running right. The engine is hard to start. After it starts, it sputters and does not achieve anywhere close to full power.

It also will not rev out to full rpm.

The carburators were both removed and cleaned but no carb rebuilt kits were installed as of yet.

I checked the timing. New points and condenser are installed but the engine is not idling very well. It stalls out. I feel a pulsating thru the gas pedal when we took it for a test drive. The gear shifter knob shakes wildly when it idles in neutral.

Can anyone provide some insight and/or advice to get this car running to its true potential.

What problem does this sound like?

Thank you for any and all responses!
 

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Richard Jemison
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They have to be correctly syncronized, and the air bleeds adjusted.
Typically this should cure your shaking issue.

As well check to see that you have the linkage pivot attached to the correct lever position. As well if correct is the linkage opening the carbs fully?
 
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