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I understand bolting the bottom, but where exactly do you bolt the top of the spring too?
On my 67-68 Duetto, I don't see how to bolt the top piece to the car.
 

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I thought that the top of the spring was held captive by the spring mount. Sorry, I am not familiar with 'adjustable springs' from Alfaholics -sounds like a good question for them.

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Here are Eibach instructions. I do not have an upper portion that looks like that in my spider. I wonder what my springs fit into? Are my springs for a 101?
 

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Simply ask Alfaholics.
 

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These are Eibach springs Gordon which sat on my shelf awaiting my putting them on my car. Too many years ago. Now I am stuck. Since you have the earlier spider, must mean "too, bad, so sad." I was hoping to help others from making the mistake and/or hoping for some brilliant insight.
 

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Eibach part? With the Autodelta springs on 101 Spiders we manufactured spacers and mounts as well as short (very tough aircraft cable) drop limiters to hold everything in place. It's very possible you might need a race suspension fabrication shop to make up the needed parts.
 

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The set up in your picture is adjustable with shims. The upper spring mount is bolted in the center of the stock location. The adjustable set up eliminates the spring pans. If you don't have the install sheet from Alfaholics contact them and they will send it to you.

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These are an Eibach set I have. With the top mount I have, there is no boltup hole in the top mount. Look at picture #5 Eibach. The picture shows it sliding up into the spring well, so I am stumped. Maybe they can supply the missing info. Chrsitian sold them to me and I hope he is still around as the instructions are a liitle confusing.
 

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The following is for the adjustable set up. The first picture in this thread is the small spring conversion that is only adjustable with shims.

ALFAHOLICS FULL RACE 2.25” ADJUSTABLE FRONT SPRING KIT FITTING GUIDE

Overview.

The lower spring mounting cross pin and platform replaces the original spring pan and is bolted to the outer pair of mounting bolts from underneath the wishbone arms. At the top, the offset spring mount is bolted into the upper spring housing on the bodywork. There is an extension pin on the front end of the lower cross pin for the front anti-roll bar mounting. This pin diameter is 12mm to fit the Alfaholics rose jointed drop links. It you are using the original 14mm drop links then turn the cross pin around so that the extension pin is towards the rear to keep it away from the drop link and use the original drop link mounting pin fitted above the wishbone arm using a longer bolt.
Fitting instructions.
It’s a good idea to assemble the parts so that you can see how the system works. You will need to modify the bodywork where the upper spring mount fits so time spent here will be helpful later!
Offer up the top wedged shaped bracket to the top suspension mount. You will need to cut part of the spring mount away to fit this bracket but before you do this you will need to work out the correct position for the mounting wedge.
The correct position of for the mounting bolt hole for the wedge is 13cm from the inside of the chassis where the top arm is fitted, as in the diagram -
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Measuring the upper mounting point-

Drill the hole and use this to position the wedge, then mark up the spring mount and cut away the excess metal until you have something like this-

Refit the wedge making sure that this angles outwards and bolt it up. The kit includes a 5mm spacer in case you run out of upper height adjustment, it’s best if this is left out at this stage and only fitted if you need it later.
Here’s the upper mounting bolt from above to show the position-
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Fit the lower cross pin and spring mount and insert the spring. Depending on how stiff/low you are setting the car up you may find that the spring can be fitted with this mount in place, otherwise, you may need to loosen the bolts a little to get the spring in. It is normal to have some movement in the spring when it is installed and the car is on the jack. The springs will not fall out or rattle in use!
The end result should look like this-
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And finally, here is how the kit looks if fitted with the original type drop link mount fitted above the wishbone to allow use of the standard drop link-

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You will need to cut part of the spring mount away to fit this bracket but before you do this you will need to work out the correct position for the mounting wedge.

There you go, so the bumper stop goes away.
 

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The Eibach top spring cup is different. There is no top bolt, just a large hole.
I see now that the bodywork would need to be cut away to accommodate the spring, but that wasn't mentioned in the instructions. I think on my late Duetto I will just stick with the standard setup in front. Thanks gentlemen.
 

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I needed something to fit in the pan like this part from Formula-GT Munich. They make high quality parts.
This is what I should have received for the fronts. I'm not talking about the bottom portion, just the upper portion. I never would have purchased something that required cutting up my chassis. That is the trust part I did not have time to verify as I was working full time.
 

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The upper part is canted to fit into the spring well. I don't have a machine shop. Not sure why I received those original instructions Figure 5. The top spring adapter did not fit into the OE spring well. That's an "oh well" at this point.
 

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With your car having the old style bump stop design, I would imagine the only way you would be able to have adjustability is via packing the bottom spring pan. You would not even be able to go to a smaller spring design

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Pete, what year was the design changed?

There was an old link that came up as suggested reading. This was it:


I would like to know who I could sell the fronts to with good disclosure to the buyer.
 
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